Building Your Real Estate Empire: Putting Your Equity to Work

Building Your Real Estate Empire: Putting Your Equity to Work

You may have heard that a buyer’s market is the PERFECT market to purchase real estate for investment purposes. But have you ever wondered, and thought you should know, but have been too shy to ask…..who has a half a million dollars sitting around just waiting to be invested?! If you are like millions of Canadians, you don’t. So how are so many people able to invest in property and take advantage of this market and the low cost of lending that we are currently enjoying? Tapping into a Home Equity Line of Credit is the answer to building your real estate empire, and ultimately building your personal wealth.

KEY POINTS TO CONSIDER:

  • A HELOC uses the equity in a home to provide investors with extra cash for a down payment and the purchase of an investment property.

  • Ask us to refer you to one of our preferred Mortgage Brokers to guide you on your HELOC journey.

  • Accumulated a bit of higher interest credit card debt along the way? A home equity line of credit can also be utilized to consolidate debt.

Using a Home Equity Line of Credit  (often referred to as a HELOC), to purchase an investment property will allow investors to tap into assets, such as the homes that they are living in, that have managed to build up equity over a period of time. Rather than leave this equity untouched, homeowners can use a HELOC to do things such as upgrade their home, purchase a second or third investment property, or even consolidating debt. Understanding how to use a Home Equity Line of credit is crucial for anyone looking to build wealth through real estate investing.

WHAT IS A HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT (HELOC)?

A home equity line of credit is a homeowner line of credit that is advanced based on the value of the property that is being used as security and typically is separate from your traditional mortgage. It is different than a regular mortgage in that the borrower is required to make an interest-only payment on the amount actually utilized rather than on the entire amount of the Line of Credit extended.

HOW TO PURCHASE AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY WITH A HELOC

In order to use a HELOC to purchase (investment) property, investors must first have an asset with enough equity to tap into - ie. you have a $300,000 mortgage on an $800,000 dollar home. When this kind of scenario exists, a HELOC becomes an excellent source of financing. This means you can tap into a percentage of your $500,000 equity to borrow for either a down payment on another home, debt consolidation etc.

- Investors can borrow money against the equity in one rental property to fund the purchase of another.
- Investors can use a HELOC to fund home improvements for their rental properties, just as a homeowner would for their primary residence.
- Investors can also use HELOCs to pay off other high-interest debt if necessary.
- Consider that rental property mortgages generally carry a higher interest rate, smart investors can get a HELOC on their primary residences to pay off the mortgages on their investment properties.

When speaking to a mortgage broker, a lender will look at your debt-to-income ratio, your credit score, other open accounts, and a homeowner’s overall financial health.

If utilizing the equity in your home to purchase additional properties and build real estate wealth is a new concept to you, and one that you are potentially interested in finding out more about today, please do not hesitate to contact Ranj, Dave or Jenn. We work with excellent mortgage brokers that will help guide you in discovering the amount of equity that you can put to work.


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Ranj

Ranj Takhar
Realtor
ranj@ranjtakhar.com (Email)

Born in Abbotsford and having spent most of my childhood here, my roots are firmly planted in this community. My wife and I are the proud parents of three young kids who we’ve chosen to raise in Abbotsford as well. We’re also avid property investors. My passion for real estate is only exceeded by my love of my family.


Professional excellence drives my every decision. Starting out in real estate, I mentored under industry leaders to learn best practices. After nearly a decade in the business, I hired one of the top coaches in North America to work with me every week to ensure I excel even further. And I’m applying all my knowledge and client dedication toward building one of the best real estate businesses in the Fraser Valley, founded on my high standards of service.


Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned investor, you deserve the highest level of service. My team and I will ensure you get it. No matter your problem, if it’s real estate related, I’ve been there and can solve it.

Chrissy

Chrissy Nicholson
Administrative assistant
chrissy@ranjtakhar.com (Email)

It brings me so much joy when I can have a direct impact on helping create a positive experience for others. Before joining the fast paced and exciting real estate world as an administrative assistant, I worked for many years in hospitality. My role in both positions have given me the opportunity to be there for our clients and ensure their comfort and peace of mind. Having grown up in Abbotsford and now raising my own family here, I have such a strong sense of pride for where I live. I am an active volunteer in the community as well which gives me the feeling of connection and a way to give back for all I am grateful for. My husband and I, with our two sons, live in a wonderful neighborhood with lots of family and friends close by, whom we love spending time with. If we are not at the rink for hockey, or the ball field for baseball with our kids, you’ll likely find us on our back deck having a glass of wine by the fire - join us!

Brian

Brian Deol
Realtor
deolbrian@gmail.com (Email)

Integrity, honesty and determination are philosophies that I strive for in all aspects of my life. I have been an Abbotsford resident and community member for the past 30 years with no plans of living anywhere else! I have a background in Human Resources management and corporate sales management for a top 10 corporation in Canada which allows me to empathize, understand the needs of my clients and guide them in the right direction. When I’m not buying or selling homes for my clients, you can find me enjoying walks on my family farm with my dog Rupert, enjoying ice cream with my nieces, and visiting any and all farmers markets in the Fraser Valley! At the heart of my business is my unrelenting loyalty, transparency and dedication to my clients!

Curtis

Curtis Paulson
Realtor

Growing up in Fraser Valley, I strive to provide real estate services with a passion built on seeing the success in others. I am well connected with the people and the communities leaning on my background in Professional Communications. With detailed knowledge of the surrounding areas it allows me to provide a tailored service to your specific needs making me your area expert. I set a high standard for the level of service I provide, and am driven to go over and above all expectations. Whether you are looking at selling your home, buying an investment property or buying your dream home, I am ready to work hard for you. Let’s have a conversation today!

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