18 Jun 2021

How Do I Unlock the Cash From My Home?

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Did you know that you can use the equity in your home to make renovations, pay for holidays, purchase a car or for other purposes? Here is a step-by-step guide to help you “unlock the cash” from your home.


Determine how much equity is available

To calculate the equity available in your home, subtract your outstanding mortgage amount from your estimated property value. 


Calculate how much equity you can afford to access

You may not be able to afford the loan repayments if you access all your equity. It is essential to understand how much money you need and how much money you can afford to pay back. If you can only afford to pay back $25,000, you should only borrow $25,000 even if you have more equity available.


Compare loan options

Once you know how much equity you can access, you should start comparing lenders and their loan options. To make this process easier, we suggest consulting one of our expert mortgage brokers to help you find a loan with the best features. Your broker can also help you determine if you will have to pay additional fees such as Lender’s Mortgage Insurance or breaking fees when you access your equity. Once you and your loan broker have found the right lender for you, they can help you fill out your loan application, strengthening it to help you secure approval. 


If you want to access the equity in your home, the brokers at Mortgage House can help you every step of the way. We will help you choose the loan that fits your budget and your needs from the beginning to the end of the loan process.

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