Mortgages have proven very useful to many Canadians by allowing them to invest in personal use properties, rental properties, recreational properties and commercial properties. Significant wealth has been built up especially over the last 20 years in Canada by investing in real estate.
As with other debt there are strategies and methods that can be utilized to assist in paying down mortgage debt in a more efficient manner and these should be explored in this part of the financial plan.
As equity is built up many people have used this equity to allow them to purchase additional real estate. Therefore, it is advantageous from many perspectives to try to build up the equity in real estate as efficiently as possible.