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Top 6 Ways to Build Wealth as a Real Estate Investor

  • June 24, 2024
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If you’ve been thinking about dipping your toe into long-term or short-term real estate investing, start here.

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Financial Fitness: June 2024

  • June 10, 2024
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Financial fitness is more than just the amount in your bank account—it’s having the knowledge you need to make sound financial decisions all around.

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5 Things to Know About Investing in Short-Term Rentals

  • June 3, 2024
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Investing in short-term rental properties via platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo can be lucrative in high-demand areas, but requires market research and expert guidance.

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How to Build Wealth with Real Estate

  • May 31, 2024
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What do you think of when you picture a real estate investor? Is it a Donald Trump type in a snazzy suit sitting high up in…

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Financial Fitness: May 2024

  • May 21, 2024
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Summer’s right around the corner, and so is the time of year when more of us think of buying or selling a home. However, inflation is…

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Down Payment Assistance Options For First-Time Homebuyers

  • April 17, 2024
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One of the biggest hurdles for many first-time homebuyers is getting that down payment together. We get it and we're here to help.

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Financial Fitness: April 2024

  • April 11, 2024
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The Preferred Rate Financial Fitness April edition is here, with new opportunities, trends, and events shaping markets and the economy.

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Who Qualifies as a First-Time Homebuyer?

  • April 10, 2024
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Don’t let the “first-time” fool you. Qualifying as a first-time homebuyer doesn’t mean you can’t have ever owned a home.

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Don’t Miss These Top 5 Tax Breaks for Homeowners

  • April 3, 2024
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We’re completely aware that taxes can get complicated, but that’s why we’re here to help! 

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8 Questions Homebuyers Should Ask About Mortgages

  • March 11, 2024
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Don't worry if you're feeling overwhelmed because you're unsure about all the ins and outs of securing a home loan. We've got your back!

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Preferred Rate Financial Fitness: March 2024

  • March 6, 2024
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Your Financial Fitness for March 2024

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Interest Rate Buydowns: Permanent vs. Temporary Buydowns

  • March 4, 2024
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Preferred Rate has buydown options to help you reduce your mortgage interest rate and get you the lowest monthly payments possible. 

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