You can use your home equity to make a down payment for a second mortgage on a cottage. Often, you can get better rates on a second mortgage.
If the net value of your property is high enough, you can remortgage your first home and use the money to buy a cottage. This solution is best for situations when the cottage you are buying is in an area not covered by lenders.
You can use the net value of your property to get a home equity line of credit for a down payment on a cottage, then get a second mortgage for the balance.
If the net value of your property is high enough, you can use your equity to open a home equity line of credit to pay off your cottage, then pay back the line of credit according to the terms you negotiate. This gives you more flexibility for repayment than other options.
To get a clearer picture of the possibilities, talk to us. We can help you figure out what solution works best in your favour, find out the net value of your primary residence and calculate your repayment capacity.