Tag Archives: Real Estate

The New Location, Location, Location

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What is the real cost of a mortgage?

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Baseball and Financial Independence

How you borrow money will dictate your ability to retire how and when you want. Use this baseball analogy to learn the path to financial independence.    

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Five Reasons You Might Want to Consider Refinancing

Owning a home and building equity opens up many opportunities. As a homeowner, there will be times you wonder if refinancing your mortgage makes sense. Rightly so, as there are quite a few reasons getting a new mortgage can improve … Continue reading

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The Number ONE Mistake Home buyers Make

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What a Year for Real Estate!

According to Zillow.com, the median house price in Portland, Oregon is $406,200. Home values rose 12.9% over the past year! Imagine buying your very first home a year ago for $300,000. While you’ve enjoyed all of the personal rewards that … 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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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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