What is equity
Equity is the difference between a property’s value and the amount you owe on it. If you sold your property and repaid your mortgage, your equity would be the amount left over. For example if you have a house worth $400,000 with a $100,000 mortgage, you have $300,000 of equity in the property.
Using the equity in your home for an investment
You can use that equity to purchase an investment property, rather than having to provide the deposit from your own money. For example, if you have $200,000 of equity in your existing home, and you want buy an investment property worth $160,000; you may be able to use your equity to get a mortgage for the entire purchase price, without the Bank needing to take security over the investment property.
If the purchase price of the investment property is more than the equity in your home, you can still apply for a mortgage. However, the Bank will need to take security over both your home and the investment property.
For more information on how ANZ can help you invest in property
Contact a Mobile Mortgage Manager
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Visit your nearest ANZ branch
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