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

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 [...]

Orange County Great for Athletes

Consider Orange County. Forbes Magazine recently reported that Orange County is one of the most likely places to raise a world class athlete. The Realtor Association reports that the housing market for 2017 is optimistic for first-time home buyers. Almost half of these buyers are under 35 years old. If you are moving to California, consider Orange County. Not only is it more affordable than the Bay Area,

By | 2018-06-01T13:56:15+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Orange County Real Estate|0 Comments

SRES Designation Certificate 2016

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-26T10:28:45+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Seniors Real Estate Specialists|2 Comments

Tax-Deferred 1031 Exchanges

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, [...]

By | 2016-07-26T07:51:26+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Real Estate Investments|0 Comments