Laura Worn

About L Worn

MBA, Investment Professional with university teaching and financial planning experience. Asset and Property Management / Business Consultant / Trainer

13 05, 2017

Why a Buyer Should Never Pay More than Appraised Value on Leveraged Property

By | 2017-08-13T18:28:47+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Real Estate Investments, Seniors Real Estate Specialists|

Recently a friend asked me to explain why a buyer should never pay more than appraised value on leveraged property.  Since she had taken a few classes I began by explaining the opportunity costs associated with this strategy and I could see her eyes "glass-over" and I knew I had lost her. When I shifted

18 10, 2016

Millennials are Fueling California’s Real Estate Growth

By | 2016-10-18T17:56:47+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Orange County Real Estate|

This is the California real estate update for October 20th and the first in a series of posts that looks at some of the interesting trends, stats, and opportunities in real estate in California and Orange County. The format includes about 3-4 interesting notes and the entire podcast will last about 6o seconds. I am

8 09, 2016

Property Management Certification for Real Estate Investments

By | 2016-09-08T17:20:06+00:00 September 8th, 2016|News|

Yesterday I completed the requirements to earn a certificate in property management by the California Association of Realtors®. I decided to add this designation to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing today's investors and property owners.

15 08, 2016

This Laguna Woods Woman Worksout, Swims, and Goes to Work

By | 2016-08-15T12:48:24+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Seniors Real Estate Specialists|

Laguna Woods Dynamic Red Head Moving to an age restricted community is not what I thought it would be, it's better. Part of what I find exciting are the people. Everyday since I moved to Laguna Woods, I meet interesting people and the first day I moved in was no exception. I remember distinctly meeting this

26 07, 2016

SRES Designation Certificate 2016

By | 2016-07-26T10:28:45+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Seniors Real Estate Specialists|

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation This week I successfully completed the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation course and was awarded the appropriate certification. I decided to complete the course to demonstrate a commitment to helping everyone, including people over the age of 50. As a seasoned financial planner and educator, I found the designation would

26 07, 2016

Tax-Deferred 1031 Exchanges

By | 2016-07-26T07:51:26+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Real Estate Investments|

A 1031 exchange involves a swap of like-kind real estate for like-kind real estate. Tax-deferred 1031 Exchanges are important for investors of commercial and income properties. Federal tax law allows taxpayers to defer capital gains tax on the exchange of property used in trade or business or held for investment. A 1031 exchange postpones taxes,