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Understanding the Checkbook IRA and Its Benefits

Understanding the Checkbook IRA and Its Benefits

When it comes to retirement savings, we all do wish for the same amount of investment freedom that we usually get with our other investments.  Traditionally, most of the financial institutions offer limited investment options, starting with stocks and bonds to mutual funds and CDs only. Read the rest of Understanding the Checkbook IRA...
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Owning Property “Free and Clear”

Owning Property “Free and Clear”

For some investors, the goal is to own properties “free and clear,” that is, with no mortgage debt.  While this is a worthy goal, it does not necessarily make financial sense. For example, consider a $100,000 property that brings in $9,600 per year in net income (net means gross rents collected, less expenses, such...
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1031 Exchange Rules Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

1031 Exchange Rules Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

Taxes rarely make for exciting reading material, but if you own an investment property, there’s at least one set of IRS regulations you absolutely will want to understand: 1031 exchange rules. Why? Because normally when you sell an investment property for more than what you paid for it, you’d have to pay a hefty...
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Are Low Appraisals Back?

Are Low Appraisals Back?

Three things you can take to the bank: Politicians will bend with the wind, Property taxes will never decline, and Rising home prices will increase low appraisals. It’s no surprise that complaints that appraisals are once again killing too many sales are once again on the rise this summer. Read the rest of Are...
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The Secret to Investing That Most People Miss

The Secret to Investing That Most People Miss

Surprisingly, most of us chronically overlook our most valuable asset, which is our own self! So how do you invest in yourself? The first often ignored step is taking the time to figure out what your ideal life looks like, financially, occupationally and otherwise, so that you can design your investing, and you finances...
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21 Ways to Escape the Rat Race Faster

21 Ways to Escape the Rat Race Faster

Here are 21 ways to compress the distance from where you are now to financial freedom: Earn more, and save more. Spend less – thus reducing the amount of passive income you need to become financially free. Leverage other people’s time, other people’s knowledge, other people’s relationships, other people’s money, other people’s deal flow. Use...
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How to Boost Your Real Estate Returns with a Self-Directed IRA

How to Boost Your Real Estate Returns with a Self-Directed IRA

Robert Kiyosaki coined a timeless piece of wisdom in the form of this quote: “Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki It is quite often the case when people make a lot of money but find it...
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Why Invest in Kansas City, Missouri

Why Invest in Kansas City, Missouri

There are many reasons to invest in Kansas City, MO – one of our client’s favorite markets. Well known for its contributions to the musical styles of blues and jazz, the city is also well known for its Kansas City-style barbecue.  And with over 200 fountains the city has been dubbed the “City of...
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How Real Estate Investors Get Paid

How Real Estate Investors Get Paid

With real estate, people often don’t understand how an investor is paid.  I mean, stocks historically provide an annual rate of return of about 10% and are low hassle.  Comparatively, real estate values historically only return about 5% annual appreciation…and with more hassle!  Right?  So then how can real estate be a good investment? ...
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Hillary or Donald: Who’s Better For Housing?

Hillary or Donald: Who’s Better For Housing?

Trump has a 10-point lead on Clinton when Americans are asked about which candidate will spur higher home prices.  Primary results also suggest candidates weren’t popular in places where housing prices had a strong recovery. So of the two presumptive major-party nominees for U.S. presidency, whom do you think will be best for housing...
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