Posts Tagged ‘equity’

untapped equity

How to make untapped equity work for you

Equity is the difference between what you own and what you owe on a property. For instance, if your property is worth $1 million and you owe $300,000, then you have equity of $700,000. As investors or property owners make their way through their mortgage repayments, the advantages of equity are often forgotten. Smart investors should capitalise off their lazy equity to maximise their portfolio’s worth. Here’s what you need … Read more »

The power of leveraging property

It could be argued that the main reason people invest in property is to build wealth, right? It might seem like you need to already have huge amounts of savings before you can start investing in property, but that isn’t necessarily the case. While it is a good idea to have cash flow and money to fall back on, there are ways to use your money wisely to … Read more »

Positively geared investments vs. Negatively geared investments

If you’re in the property investment market, or hoping to be, you’ve very likely heard the terms ‘positive and negative gearing’. The two terms relate to different investment strategies, with different outcomes. What works for one investor may not work for another, so it’s important to look at your options based on your own individual needs or financial constraints.

So, what’s the difference between positive and negative … Read more »

Using equity to buy an investment property

Looking to build your investment property portfolio without blowing out the budget or putting stress on cash flow? It is possible. If you already own your own home or another investment property, you may have untapped equity which you can use to buy an investment property.
What is ‘equity’?
Equity is the difference between your property’s market value and the amount owing on the mortgage. For example if your property is worth … Read more »

How to build a multi property portfolio

72 per cent of investors only own one property in Australia. This represents a lost opportunity considering the best way to unlock the financial benefits of investing in property is to own multiple assets. The key to building a strong portfolio is tapping into your equity, which can be converted into cash for deposits for future investments. But starting this process can be overwhelming, often discouraging investors to … Read more »

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Tapping into your hidden wealth

Equity offers investors a golden opportunity to leverage profits from one property into a deposit for a new purchase. As the value of your property increases, the equity you build becomes a resource to help you create long-term wealth and security through investment.

The amount of equity you have in your property is the difference between its market value and the amount of any mortgage finance secured against the property.

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Australians are using home equity wisely

Over the last four years the number of investment property loans in Australia has grown by 37% compared to an increase of only 4% in the number of owner occupied loans.

Check out the latest findings from the Roy Morgan Research Consumer Single Source survey of approximately 45,000 people per annum thanks to Announcer.


The survey reported that the 35 to 64 age group accounted for 78% of the … Read more »

Fact or fiction: all investment properties double in value in seven years?

When it comes to investment myths, one of the main ones we hear is that all investment properties double in value every seven to 10 years. This is simply untrue. Although in some instances it may play out for some investors, it is by no means a rule on which you should base your investment decisions. RBA chairman, Glenn Stevens, says that ‘property today won’t deliver the same capital growth … Read more »

How to best leverage the equity in your property

The equity homeowners have in their property is likely the biggest untapped source of available capital for property investment. The real estate market in cities like Sydney, where prices rose nearly 16 per cent last year, is well and truly booming. Yet many homeowners who have benefitted from rising sale prices face the question of leveraging equity with deep trepidation.

Have idle equity? Here’s what to do.

With sound financial planning … Read more »

How to find suburbs with sustainable capital growth potential

One of the key pillars to smart property investment is finding suburbs likely to experience capital growth. Savvy investors have been lucky enough to invest in suburbs on the cusp of a boom and have reaped the rewards of rising property values.

When looking for suburbs with capital growth potential, it is critical to ensure that that growth will be sustainable. Some suburbs present short-term capital growth opportunities which don’t always … Read more »