Home Equity - How to use it to your advantage

Canadians purchase homes for a variety of reasons. Some want the stability of owning their own home, while others also look at homeownership as an investment vehicle. No matter what the reason, the truth is that homeownership has proven itself to be a good stable investment over time, and one which many Canadians are profiting from.

While many people have chosen to purchase their first home during these times of lower interest rates, there has also been a large movement to refinance home loans and pull out equity for home improvements, investments, college expenses, and even high-interest debt consolidation. Canadians have been borrowing against their home’s equity in record numbers, taking out billions of dollars in cash each year.

In years past, many saw their homes as a shelter of safety, yet today, they are more than ever before, willing to borrow against the equity owned in their homes to further their investment portfolios, get out of debt, send their children to university, make improvements to their home, or even boost their RRSP contributions. Where home equity was once sat upon, today it is often used to one’s advantage.

While removing equity from your home can be a good idea, you should do so with caution and fully understand the benefits and possible risks. The best thing you can do is to consult a licensed mortgage professional and financial planner to discuss opportunities to make your home’s equity work for you.

At Price Team Mortgages, we make sure to educate our clients and always guarantee quality services. We helped many Canadians use their equity to purchase their next home.

We would love to help you with your home equity. Call us anytime at 1-866-244-3289 or email at tracy@priceteammortgages.ca.

Tracy Luciani Price - Price Team Mortgages | Dominion Lending Centres