Warren Buffett’s Advice: Invest in Real Estate

In his annual letter to shareholders this year – one of the most read and quoted documents in business – Warren Buffett talked real estate. He used two properties he purchased – a Nebraska farm and a property in New York City – to demonstrate some of his key investment principles. “In...
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Four Million Renters Hoping to Buy — But Can They?

A recent survey by Zillow found that 10 percent of US renters say they would like to buy a home this year. “If all the renters who said they wanted to buy a home in the next year actually did,” writes CNBC’s Diana Olick, that would represent more than 4.2 million first-time home buyer sales,...
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When Do You Plan to Retire?

How do you decide which age would be best for retirement? According to Kenn Tacchino (professor of taxation and financial planning at Widener University) and Patricia Tacchino, co-authors of “25 Factors Influencing the Choice of a Client’s Optimal Retirement Age,” choosing a retirement age...
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3 Things You Might Not Know about Lasaii

Lasaii’s IRA real estate program helps people use their retirement accounts to support the purchase of real estate they can occupy – vacation home, primary residence, rental property, investment property, land . . . The choice is yours! But here are three things you might not yet know about our...
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10 Ideas for Planning for Retirement

Guess what came in as number 13 on CNN Money’s “Money 101: A Step by Step Guide for Gaining Control of Your Financial Life”? Planning for retirement. And CNN’s “Guide” offers ten helpful hints for doing just that: Save as much as you can as early as you can Set realistic goals Get a...
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5 Reasons a Vacation Home is a Great Investment

The recent market volatility might have you thinking about investing in real estate by purchasing a vacation home or an investment property you will move to when you retire. Buying a second home can be an excellent financial decision – and Lasaii can help. With Lasaii’s IRA real estate program,...
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5 Real Estate Trends to Watch for in 2014

Is 2014 the year you plan to buy a new house? An investment property? A piece of land? The second home you’ve always wanted? Here are five real estate trends to watch for in 2014: Inventory is coming back: According to Jeff Collins of the Orange County Register, “You can expect to see more...
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6 Things That Will Cost More in 2014

According to “Money,” the US News and World Report personal finance blog, six things will cost more in 2014 than they did in 2013: food, clothing, houses, automobiles, pay TV, and stamps. At Lasaii, we help people use their retirement accounts to support the purchase of real estate, so we paid...
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Tighter Mortgage Lending Rules? Lasaii Can Help

Ready to buy a house? Do you know about the new regulations that may affect your ability to get the loan you need? According to The Washington Post, if you’re planning to buy a house this year, “chances are you’ll be affected by some significant changes occurring in the mortgage application...
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