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Strategic Tax Write-Offs

Filed in General by on February 24, 2015 0 Comments
Strategic Tax Write-Offs

Do you want to eliminate taxes or invest in real estate? (I am not a CPA and I am not giving tax advice. You should consult with your CPA AND loan originator before making any tax planning decisions) Does it really have to be a choice? We have all been taught to do the best […]

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Invest In Main Street: The Steady and Secure Portfolio

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Invest In Main Street: The Steady and Secure Portfolio

As we spoke on the phone, I could hear the pain in her voice.  It was not long before I sensed the tears rolling down her cheeks.  Barb had lost half the portfolio she worked so hard and long to accumulate. Many of us are like Barb.  We rely on customary investment strategies and purchase […]

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Market Update

Filed in General by on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Market Update

Good economic news continued this month.  The economy, overall, has really performed well, bringing housing along for the ride.  Jobs, income levels and oil prices played major roles in the consumer sentiment index, reaching its highest level in a decade.  Another piece that has really helped our strong economy is the Government competing with itself.  […]

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The Worst Goal You Can Make: A Lesson from a Professional Investor

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The Worst Goal You Can Make: A Lesson from a Professional Investor

Stephanie and I were having the time of our lives.  We were young, recently dating and had similar interests.  She and I went into business together and quickly became what others saw as “successful real estate investors.”  Other investors in our community looked up to us because we were buying a lot of houses.   This […]

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Buy a House and Leave Closing with a Check

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Buy a House and Leave Closing with a Check

The first time I did this I purchased a rental and left the closing with a check for $21,000. Things have changed a lot since I did this, and frankly the way I did it was reckless and not recommended.  With that said, there are a handful of savvy and safe ways to buy a […]

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