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Having a System for Life

Having a System for Life

The reason for writing this is that I recently went to visit my mother. The visit really made me reflect on how important it is to have a system for life. What I mean by that is having a system for organization and productivity. My mother is so disorganized that clutter has began to fill her home. Bills weren’t getting paid on time, she has numerous subscriptions that are completely unnecessary, and she has so much stuff that she feels overwhelmed. This disorganization has cost her so much money and time.

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How To Achieve Success as a Real Estate Agent with Jen Gendece and Marc King

How to Achieve Success as a Real Estate Agent with Jen Gendece and Marc King

Getting a real estate license is a relatively easy thing to do. Anyone with $500 and a few weeks to spend studying can get licensed. However, it’s estimated that about 87% of real estate agents fail within the first 5 years. While there is no one easy path, we do believe there are a few keys to achieve success as a real estate agent in this highly competitive field.

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What’s a Diamond Worth?

A Diamond Approval That Is..

There are typically two ways to figure out how much you can get a home loan for: pre-qualification and then on to pre-approval. With the Diamond Approval we take it a step further to eliminate the unknowns and give you the utmost confidence when house shopping. A Diamond Approval could be worth its weight in gold, or well, diamonds when you’re buying a home. So, what is a Diamond Approval? And, how does it differ from the traditional approval methods?

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Market Update: The Fed Hikes Rates and How a New Credit Reporting Rule Could Boost Your Score

Fed Rate Hike

As we anticipated, the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised interest rates a quarter of a percent on Wednesday, March 15th. This is the second hike  since December and a sign that the central bank plans to raise rates faster this year.

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Self-Directed IRAs: How to Invest in Real Estate…Tax Free with Patrick Hagen & John Donati

How to Invest in Real Estate…Tax Free

Patrick Hagen from “The Entrust Group” has over 12 years of experience working specifically with self-directed IRAs. As well, John Donati has been working with Patrick since July 2016. The Donati Group has over 45 years of experience in the real estate industry. This is exactly why we asked them to come on the show to share their expert knowledge on investing in real estate to fund retirement with all the tax benefits of an IRA.

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Rising Rate Refinancing: 5 Ways to Save

Rising Rate Refinancing : 5 Ways to Save

With interest rates trending higher we typically see refinances go down. However, there are several reasons to refinance other than lowering your rate. Let’s take a look at five reasons why you might want to consider a refinance even with rising rates.

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The Doug Haldeman Show Welcomes Ryan Raphael: The Medicare Man

Ryan Raphael: The Medicare Man

We are pleased to introduce Ryan Raphael, The Medicare Man, from Senior Insurance Benefits as a new expert on our show. Ryan is the owner/broker of Senior Insurance Benefits and has been dedicated to helping seniors with their insurance needs since 2003.

Navigating the maze that is Medicare can be a very confusing process. That’s why we asked Ryan to join us so he can educate you on the ins and outs of Medicare coverage and insurance.

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Top 10 Mortgage Delays When Purchasing a Home

Top 10 Mortgage Delays when Purchasing a Home

Having a delay in your home purchase closing can be extremely frustrating. However, most mortgage delays are preventable and avoidable. By studying the top 10 causes of mortgage delays, you’ll be sure you will have the smoothest closing possible.

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Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2016

Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2016

We just received the report from the National Association of Realtors for the real estate profile for 2016. Check it out below! There are some really interesting statistics that I think you may find useful.

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Dave Ramsey’s Bad Advice

Dave Ramsey’s Bad Advice

Many of you are familiar with the financial guru Dave Ramsey. His most popular book, “The Total Money Makeover”, has sold over 5 million copies. While I agree with most of what Dave has to say there are a few key areas where I entirely disagree with him.

Dave’s approach of one-size-fits-all  financial advice just doesn’t work.  Each person has their own unique situation and the path to their financial goals will vary. There are two main areas where I differ from Dave’s advice. Let’s take a look.

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