How to release equity from your home

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With money being tight in many households all over the world, due to the cost of living shooting up through the roof, you may feel that it is time to release some of that money that you have tied up in your own personal real estate.

Obviously, you are going to want to make sure that your heirs are not going to miss out on their inheritance where possible, though. However, this guide should help. 

Sell your property 

As you might expect, the easiest way to release equity from your home is to sell it, but in doing this, you will have to pay real estate agent fees, lawyer’s fees, (to mention just a few) as well as find yourself somewhere else to live or rent out of the money that you will gain from your property sale. If you do feel this is the right move, the following advice should help:

Go for a quick sale

This will all take time; however, you can speed up the process and maybe bypass some of these fees by finding a private real estate investor to take the property off of your hands. Of course, you will no doubt have to take a lesser amount of money for your property than if you floated it on the open market, but a real estate investor is not going to worry too much about any outstanding work that needs to be done as they tend to have their own builders and decorators within their real estate business.

Find the right moving company

This will then leave you time to look into hiring the services of moving companies or other businesses, such as what you’ll find at, who would also be able to get your possessions to your new home for you.

Offer your home up for equity sharing

If you would much rather stay in your home and you have paid off your mortgage, you may well think about putting your home up for equity sharing. This could be ideal as it will mean that you get a lump for the percentage of your home you are selling the equity for, especially if you are selling it to a person or organization that is purely looking to invest their money in real estate.

Of course, there are pros and cons to releasing the equity from your home in this way, so it is important that you do your research carefully before stepping on to this path.

Take out a secured loan 

If you want to keep all of your property to yourself and have already paid off your mortgage, you may want to consider taking out a secured loan on it. Although the amount that you may be able to get will be in the hands of the lender, as well as the period of time you have to pay it back and the interest that you will be charged, you may find that this is much cheaper than taking out an unsecured loan, but you must keep in mind that your home will be forfeit if you do not keep up repayments on a loan that is secured upon it.

So, to wrap it all up

There are ways in which you can release the equity from your home, including selling your home either the conventional way or to a private real estate investor, offering your home for equity sharing, or taking out a secured loan on it. There are obviously, pros and cons to each option, and depending on your circumstances, your options also may not be limited to those mentioned above.

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