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How can I use my parents equity to pay some of my mortgage?

Discussion in 'Property Finance' started by Allan Lynch, 11th Jun, 2016.

  1. Allan Lynch

    Allan Lynch New Member

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    Can anyone tell me if its possible to use some of the equity from my Mum's mortgage free property to pay off some of my own mortgage? I have a negatively geared investment property with a mortgage of around 400,000 and my Mum owns an investment property outright worth around 500,000. Is Mum able to lend me say 100,000 of her equity to reduce my loan amount and make my property neutrally or positively geared? If so, is it best to gift the money to me or to set up a loan agreement? Would the cost of a line of credit be no less than that of a home loan interest rate? If any one has looked into this or has some info I would much appreciate a discussion to help solve this problem.
     
  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    You are confused.

    Equity is the value less the loan. It is not cash or a loan. Your mum could borrow - but then she would have to pay interest.
     
  3. Simon Moore

    Simon Moore Mortgage Broker - Melbourne Business Member

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    Hi @Allan Lynch, welcome to the forum.

    Your mum could borrow $100,000 from a bank against the investment property to gift/loan to you if she wanted to help you out. But that being said, she could also just give you $100.000 from her bank account.

    The two investmnet properties held by you and your mum are really irrelevant in this scenario.

    Hope that helps.