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Feb
07

What is commercial real estate?

There is a distinction between residential and commercial real estate. Residential real estate is used primarily for residences. It is land and buildings zoned for single family homes, multifamily apartments, townhomes, condominiums and cooperatives. Commercial real estate is any real estate used for commerce. Commerce being defined as the interchange of goods, products, services or…

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Nov
13

WHAT IMPACT WILL THE “TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT” HAVE ON INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES?

The 429-page GOP tax plan called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act amends the 1986 Tax Reform Act and proposes many significant changes to the tax code. The Trump tax team, includes the following individuals: House Speaker Paul Ryan Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin Senate…

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Sep
17

BREAKING NEWS! A Group 401(k) Can Be Self-Directed and its Plan Participants Can Invest Directly in Real Estate and other Assets

Financial planners and stock brokers have convinced companies that the way to insure their employees have a decent retirement nest egg when they retire is to require them to invest their retirement savings in publicly-traded stocks such as mutual funds and index funds. Nothing could be further from the truth. When employees are limited to…

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May
04

DENTIST PREFERS REAL ESTATE OVER STOCKS FOR RETIREMENT ACCOUNT

The other day, I had a dentist call me and request assistance in converting his existing 401(k) retirement plan to a Self-Directed 401(k) retirement plan. He said he was tired of receiving the abysmal returns his retirement plan was generating and wanted to be able to retire early with sufficient passive income to support his…

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Dec
21

JOIN THE THREE-PERCENT CLUB AND LIVE FINANCIALLY SECURE

Baby boomers, Americans born between the years 1946 and 1964, are reaching age 50 at a rate of more than 12,000 a day. That’s one person turning 50 every 8 seconds! Yet, reports show that 70 percent of all adults are living paycheck-to-paycheck. In fact, out of 100 people age 65, 97 of them can’t…

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Sep
20

HOW TO ADD VALUE TO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

When it comes to adding value to commercial real estate, the concept can be confusing. What does it really mean to add value? To add value means to increase the value of the asset beyond what it costs you to build or to improve the asset. If you spend ten thousand dollars making an improvement…

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Jul
06

TWELVE QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN MAKING A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

1.  What is your overall investment strategy? An investment strategy is a plan developed to accomplish specific investment objectives. It ties into an overall goal for developing personal net worth. It relates to the amount of discretionary income one needs to maintain a certain lifestyle. A good investment strategy will assess how much capital is…

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May
25

Why Is Income-Producing Real Estate a Better Investment in Turbulent Times?

Over the past three months, we have witnessed the Dow Jones Industrial Average fall nearly 10 percent while the S&P 500 has fallen nearly 12 percent over the same period of time. If you had $500,000 in your retirement account and had it invested in these two relatively safe indexes, your retirement wealth would have…

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