Retirement

Vlog: How to Prepare For Retirement: The Importance of Financial Education

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In order to prepare for retirement, it all really comes down to one thing… financial education. 401K’s, Pensions, and social security are no longer enough. These tools were never meant to provide you with a happy and healthy retirement. So what can you do to ensure that you will be prepared for your retirement? The answer is financial education. You …

Is Real Estate Risky?

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Investment is all about risk but where does Real Estate investment stand amongst other types of investments?   Regardless of whether you are intent upon creating a lifestyle or securing your retirement, investing is an essential part of the process.  The ability to create passive income streams and to increase your net worth is almost non-existent without doing so.  All …

Retirement Series: Traditional IRA

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Turnkey Rental Investment vs. The Traditional Retirement Plan: The Traditional IRA This article is the second installment in a series on retirement plans. In each post, I compare paper asset options against turnkey real estate investments. My goal is to show you why you may be better off calling your turnkey provider than your stock broker. When it comes to …

Vlog: The Importance of Tenant Turnover

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Hey, this is Erik Hitzelberger with Freedom Property Group, and I’m standing here in one of our latest renovation projects. I want to talk to you today for about five minutes about tenants; specifically about tenant turnover. The reason tenant turnover is so important is that it is probably the number one factor in determining the long-term performance of your …

How to Save for Your Kid’s College

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  According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for 2016-2017 school year was $33,480 for a private school, $9,650 for an in-state public college, and $24,930 for an out-of-state public university. That’s just for tuition! Books, housing, meals and travel are all additional. As if that wasn’t scary enough, the College Board also projects those …

What is a Turn Key Home

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As more and more people look for better ways to create income streams and build wealth, they inevitably ask, “what is a turn key home?” The short answer is that a turn key home is an investment property that has been renovated and leased so that it will produce positive returns for you starting at the time of purchase. The …

Vlog: Understanding Risk

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  Hey, this is Erik Hitzelberger with Freedom Property Group, and today I want to talk to you about to you about risk. Risk is a word that most of us feel like we understand, but it often doesn’t mean what we think it means. By that, let me start with the definition. The best definition of risk that I’ve …

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What Expenses to Expect when Owning a Rental Property

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Buying and holding turnkey investment properties is a great way to build an investment portfolio. Unlike stocks and bonds, a good rental property will increase your income AND your net worth.  Once you have selected a type of property and a market with demographic trends that lead to appreciation, you need to know how to calculate cash flow to make …

Five Steps to Get Started Investing

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Are you wondering how to get started in real estate investing and whether or not you’re financially ready? The sooner you start the higher the likelihood of achieving your goals, but there are a few things you should do first. 1.Set Reasonable Goals Beginning to invest is like starting a long journey. Before you start, you need to know where …