By: Betty Durocher

Your Property's Potential

Tags: mortgage, cash flow, upsizing, downsizing, condo

Assuming that at each renewal, a home owner's mortgage would be less than it was in the previous term, homeowners can look forward to eventually improving their monthly cash flow. In addition to a smaller mortgage, some may also enjoy the benefit of additional home equity if the property's market value has increased since it was first purchased. If these factors are working in your favour, it could be a good time to think about your options. For example, you could consider increasing your monthly payments and shortening the amortization period for your remaining mortgage. Alternatively, you might consider upsizing to a more accomodating home, or downsizing and benefitting from more affordable monthly costs (e.g. mortgage, condo fees, etc.) and fewer responsibilities. If you're looking for financial opportunities, another option might be to examine the income-earning potential of a second property that could provide you with a stable monthly return on your investment. If now is the time to consider how you may capitalize on your property's potential, let's meet to discuss the best options for you.  We can start with a candid evalution of today's market and your property, and then consider the factors that might affect values in the short and long term.