Investing in Property
You’ve worked hard to own your home. Now it could take your life to the next level.
If you’re a few years into your home loan, financial independence may feel like a long road ahead.
But there’s another way to look at things.
If you’ve been making progress with your home loan repayments, you probably have substantial equity in your home now. And that equity could be used as a foundation for other investments – that could help fund the life you want.
It’s a strategy that some investors use to begin building their portfolio, often in the property or share market. There are many ways to begin your property investment journey and many benefits of doing so.
Some people believe they are better off to pay their home down first before investing, but did you know, investing in property can actually help you pay your home off faster whilst building your wealth? If you’ve built up some equity in your home over the years, it may be time to look at the options your property may give you.
Here are four possibilities that we can help you with using your home to invest in property:
You could buy an investment sooner
Borrowing against the value of your home—which is one way you can access your equity—may enable you to buy an investment sooner than if you had to save the money. Owning additional assets could help you build wealth more quickly although borrowing and investing involves risks. You will need to ensure you can maintain all loan repayments now and into the future.
Of course, you need to consider the risks involved first. For example, it’s important to understand that when you borrow against the equity in your property your overall level of debt increases. That means you’d have more financial responsibility and may also risk losing your property if you were unable to meet loan repayments.
Potential tax advantages
In addition to your investment potentially increasing in value over time, certain expenses related to owning the investment, including loan interest charges, are generally tax deductible. Plus, if you choose to invest in property, you may be able to claim depreciation on certain items against your taxable income.
A possible extra source of income in the future
Owning an investment gives you the opportunity to generate an extra source of income down the track. And certain strategies can help you pay off your home loan sooner using the income from your investments but you need to find out more to see if these are right for you.
Take the first step to get the right advice
While we all get tips from friends and neighbours, when a plan is this big, it’s worth talking to a financial adviser or property investment adviser. Using property equity to invest with can be risky, but with personalised advice Profolio can develop a strategy to help you meet your financial goals.
Could you take your life to the next level using the equity in your property?
Take the first step by contacting us today.