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Concept #3 – Rate of Return

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Did You Know that Appraisers are Monitored?

Did you know that appraisers are monitored by FNMA? Today, I’d like to highlight the plight of the appraisal world.  An appraisal is used to judge the property’s acceptability for the mortgage loan requested in view of its value and marketability. … Continue reading

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We Live Lives of Cash Flow

If there’s one thing I say nearly every day of my life, it is this:  “We live lives of cash flow.” When it comes to providing expert mortgage advice for clients, this is typically what it boils down to for … Continue reading

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Liquidity versus Home Equity

When learning how to apply financial planning concepts to the world of real estate and mortgages, there can be a bit of a learning curve.  But once grasped, a homeowner can feel extremely empowered and confident in the decisions they … Continue reading

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The House versus Home Conversation

One of our favorite discussions to have with new clients is what we call “House versus Home”. It goes like this: “When you hear the word ‘home’, what words comes to mind?” Clients typically pause for a minute before beginning … Continue reading

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Buy Now or Wait – A Tale of Two Families

Summer is here and the temperatures are hot. And so is the housing market! Summer is historically the busiest home buying season of the year, tapering off in September once school starts again. One of the big questions that continues … Continue reading

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Investing in Assets vs Debt

  A couple of weeks ago we discussed investing in debt both in personal debts (auto loans, credit cards) and in investment debt (mortgage for a house). The alternative to this is investing in assets. This is typically done by selecting … Continue reading

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Should You Buy a New House Now or Wait?

This is a question we hear a lot these days as the New Year gets under way and families are looking ahead.  Watch this video to see the impact of waiting or preparing to buy now. The result might surprise … Continue reading

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The BorrowSMART Strategy #2 – Managing Your Cash Flow (Over Time)

How might our managing your mortgage and liabilities help increase your assets over time?  Let’s look at how most families spend their hard earned money. Lifestyle Today vs. Lifestyle Tomorrow Looking at the picture to the right, representing the average … Continue reading

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Stop Digging – The First Step to More Money in 2014

It is a New Year, and that also means there are new opportunities to make significant progress toward your goals!  But take this to heart:  famous investment guru and billionaire Warren Buffett once said that if you find yourself in … Continue reading

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