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5 Actionable Tips on Building a Real Estate Personal Brand

I got into the mortgage business in 2008, possibly the worst year for the financial markets. I was armed with three people in my sphere of influence and $1,900 in capital. Five years later, I was named among the top 200 loan officers in the country. While most successes can’t be attributed to just one […]

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Home-Price Growth Expected in Year Ahead

Home prices have been appreciating rapidly since the housing market’s recovery, but they’ve stepped off the fast track in recent months, displaying a notable slowdown in appreciation. Learn more…

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Stock Investments, Retirement Savings at Risk

Americans are more financially prepared for retirement than they were just a few years ago, recent researchh found. One of the reasons for that good news might be bad. Many people approaching retirement age today are heavily invested in stocks, potentially leaving their savings vulnerable to the next recession. Check it out…

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Driving the Home Improvement Market

Armed with record amountss of home equity and an expressed desire to remain in their homes as they age, older homeowners are driving the home improvement market. Check out the study…

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Reverse Mortgage Safety vs. New Alternatives

As more alternative home equity tapping tools like sale leasebacks and shared equity products begin to enter conversations about retirement, more traditional reverse mortgage products are finding themselves in a more competitive environment. Read more…

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Wendy Oshiro Joins AAG as Hawaii Area Sales Manager

ORANGE, Calif. (April 10, 2019) – American Advisors Group (AAG), the leading provider of home equity solutions for retirement, announced that Wendy Oshiro has been named Hawaii Area Sales Manager. Proudly serving families from Kauai to the Big Island since 2007, Oshiro has a passion for educating the senior community about how financial tools can […]

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Another Sign the Housing Market now Favors Homebuyers

As the housing market continues to slow, it’s becoming more evident that the nation’s homebuyers are benefiting from the cool down. In fact, according to a recent report from Redfin, the share of winning offers written by Redfin agents that included a sale contingency climbed to 7.1% in February. February not only marks a five-month […]

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How Financial Advisors are Evolving on Reverse Mortgages

Evidence continues to mount concerning an evolving relationship between the reverse mortgage industry and fiduciarily responsible financial advisors. While there is still a stigma surrounding reverse mortgage products for a lot of those offering financial advice to their clients, RMD has seen evidence of forward momentum on the part of some organizations becoming increasingly willing […]

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Financial Wellness High on Boomer Bucket Lists

Ninety-five percent of surveyed Americans revealed that they have some kind of list of financial goals and other experiences they wish to have before passing on, otherwise known as a “bucket list.” 66 percent of respondents have something on that list that they plan to accomplish within the next year of their lives, and 21 […]

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Going Broke Remains a Top Concern in Retirement

Running out of money in retirement remains a primary concern for those planning their transition out of work, with other major concerns being maintaining their lifestyle and the rising costs of healthcare expenses. This is according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and its Personal Financial Planning Trends Survey. Check it out…

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