The single best investment for the next decade

  Real estate is powerful- just check out this recent article on Marketwatch.com. In a recent Bankrate survey, 3 out of 5 investors said real estate is the best way to invest money you wouldn’t need for the next 10 years. A couple observations: 1) It is interesting that the article was published on Marketwatch.com, a … Continued

Trading Up: How a 1031 Exchange Can Defer Capital Gains

Employing smart strategies to the sale of your investment property has huge benefits for the growth of a real estate portfolio. A 1031 exchange is one tool to leverage in building wealth by deferring capital gains.   What Is a 1031 Exchange? A “1031 exchange” is how investors refer to a special provision in Section … Continued

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Selling your home requires more than just sticking a sign in your front yard and waiting for someone to call or knock on your door. There are a number of things you can do to prepare your home and ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time. Here are four big ones: … Continued

How My House Paid Off My Student Loans

Student loans: the bane of so many college grads’ financial existence! Americans owe over $1.48 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 44 million borrowers. Crazy! My wife and I were in the same predicament not too long ago, owing over $100,000 in student loan debt. After moving to wonderful Washington (yay for … Continued

Book Recommendation: Rich Dad Poor Dad

Clients often ask me questions such as: How do I develop the mindset of a real estate investor? Or how do I educate myself/ my child/ my family about money and investing? Topics like money and investing are taboo in some families, but in the age of credit cards, self-directed retirement savings and six-figure student … Continued

4 Things You Need to Expect When Selling With an Agent

Are you working with a local Tacoma agent to sell your house? Or maybe you’re thinking about it? If so, we’ve collected the top 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent — to help you navigate this process easily! There are many ways to sell your house and many people choose … Continued