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Monthly Archives: April 2017

    Would-be to Should-be

    By Carla Higgins | April 25, 2017

    Some would-be buyers have emotional reasons to own a home like having a place of their own where they can raise a family, feel safe and secure and enjoy their friends’ company. Other buyers’ dominant reasons might be financial in nature such as building equity or lowering their cost of housing. Regardless of what might … Continue reading Would-be to Should-be → Read More

    An Alternative to Paying Tax Today

    By Carla Higgins | April 18, 2017

    The cartoon character Wimpy would say that he’d gladly repay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. Some real estate investors say a similar thing to Uncle Sam to be able to hold on to their proceeds from the sale of an investment and agree to pay the tax later. The benefit of a 1031 exchange … Continue reading An Alternative to Paying Tax Today → Read More

    Lower the Rate – Deduct the Interest

    By Carla Higgins | April 11, 2017

    Credit card debt in America is back to levels prior to the recession. The average credit card APR is just under 16% according to CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Report. Homeowners have an advantage over renters when it comes to getting their arms around debt issues. Basic money management suggests that higher rate debt be replaced … Continue reading Lower the Rate – Deduct the Interest → Read More

    Rentals are IDEAL

    By Carla Higgins | April 4, 2017

    Rental homes are the IDEAL investment because they offer a higher rate of return than other investments without the volatility of the stock market. With certificates of deposit and bonds at less than 2%, people need an alternative investment that they understand and with a reasonable amount of control. In this case, IDEAL is an … Continue reading Rentals are IDEAL → Read More

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