Travel

 

All too often, I see people taking trips and vacations for the wrong reasons. They are escaping their life instead of building it. They ignore the facts and neglect to confront what's right in front of them. When I travel, I do so for four main reasons - all of which help build a bigger life for me and my wife, Alecia.


1. Travel to Change your Environment

I’m guilty of getting stuck in a routine -- day in and day out -- without taking a “bird’s-eye” view of my life. Not that routines are bad, they actually help control your life and make it more efficient. However, by breaking the routine and taking a minute to step back can show you numerous ways to improve.


2. Travel to Network

You should become known in your space, your…

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Moving to Alaska

 

You have decided to, or researching about, move to Alaska! Many people are drawn the vast wilderness, Aurora Borealis (A.K.A Northern Lights), fishing and hunting, wildlife, and raw beauty that is Alaska. Whether it's to escape the city life, business or recreation, Alaska has many things to offer, but it is definitely a big task to move to a state that is 2000 miles from its closest neighboring state. There are several things that set Alaska apart from Hawaii and the Lower 48, that's what we call the continental United States. Below we will cover some of the big things to be aware of.

 

Dark vs. Light

Whenever I travel out of state, people always ask me one of two questions: “How do you deal with the darkness all the time?” And,…

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The Belief that Business helps Create Community

Precision Home Group has teamed up with three local businesses to provide a solution to our cities growing at-risk communities. Precision Home Group -- with the help of Alaska Management Group, Hair Science Barber Shop, and Wealth DynamX -- came together to form the non profit, Operation Reborn.

In fall of 2017, the four business owners were talking about the current situation in Anchorage --  where the city was recently labeled as one of the “most dangerous cities” America, with the highest crime rate per capita alongside the highest rates of homeless. A lot of business owners complained about lack of good workers, crime in the area, and local government not providing any solutions.

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There are many differences between owning a condo and owning a single-family home. People who live in condos tend to do so because they enjoy the convenience and benefits that come from condo living. These include but aren't limited to: lawn care, snow removal (for those here in Alaska), some utilities, exterior maintenance such as roof and siding, and community amenities like pools, playgrounds and patios. They offer a community lifestyle where much of the property maintenance isn’t the owner’s responsibility. If you are thinking about purchasing a condo, consider these five concepts.

 

 

1. Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions

First, you must understand what CC&Rs are. CC&R stands for Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, and…

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There are many choices when it comes to selecting and hiring a property manager. With so many options, it can be difficult to know how to select the right one from the beginning. Below we will cover the four main responsibilities your property management company should offer.

 

The Four Responsibilities of a Property Manager

 

1. Set the Rent Logically

Setting rent may seem like a easy task, but is often times done incorrectly. Many of the do-it-yourself landlords look to Zillow or Craigslist when setting their rent, which is like going to a car dealership to price your 2000 Honda Accord based on the current year’s model; it is not accurate and won’t sell. These websites can be good resources, but when used alone will not give you all of the information you need. That is because it…

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Financing Myths Debunked

 

It can be difficult to get financing for a residential loan, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many common myths that people believe that just aren’t true. Because of these misconceptions, many people don’t even apply for a loan because they have doubts that they would qualify.  We will address the most common myths and the only true method to secure financing.

 

“I still have student loans so I won’t qualify.”

The amount of college debt today measures in the trillions and grows every day.  In today’s world, almost every college student has a loan. If this myth was true, then there would be millions of people not able to buy a home in America. This misconception is very common and grossly inaccurate.

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There is a lot of mystery surrounding the mortgage financing world. With many different loan types and mortgage providers, it becomes difficult to know where to start. We are going to analyze, and break down, one of the most common loan types available, the FHA loan.

 

 

Before we talk about specifics, including pros and cons of using the FHA loan, lets explain the history behind it. FHA is the acronym for the Federal Housing Authority. The FHA was formed in 1934 during the Great Depression. This was done to spur home construction, reduce unemployment and increase the availability of loans to people.

Over the years the FHA has taken on many roles but at its core has kept the mission to keep housing affordable and achievable by all.…

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Five Beginner Investor Mistakes to Avoid

 

It has been said by many people that investing in real estate is the key to building wealth. Andrew Carnegie, billionaire industrialist, stated it best, “Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” However, how do you start, what are the mistakes to avoid, and where should you get your information from? This article will focus on the top five mistakes people make when beginning to invest in real estate.


1. Starting Too Soon

All too often, I see people who get too eager to invest in real estate and don’t quite understand what they are getting into or how to invest properly. They want to tell others, and themselves, that they are an “investor.” This title is not more important than the ability to purchase…

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There is a lot of mystery surrounding the sale of a home. Many people don't know what happens after they accept an offer and before the transaction closes. Some are only concerned with what it is going to cost. Here we are going to lay out the timeline and explain exactly what happens. Keep in mind, there are going to be some slight changes depending where you are located and other transaction specifics. Ask a local realtor for the specifics, or contact Precision Home Group and we will make sure you get set up with the best Realtors in your area.

 

Accept an Offer

In order to start the process, we need to have an Accepted Purchase and Sale Agreement between you and the buyer. This can be stressful and take some time. I've seen…

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Buying a home can bring out a slough of emotions. It is a big decision, and there are many moving parts that must come together to make it happen. It’s both stressful and rewarding. You have looked forward to this for a long time and dreamed about it since you were a kid. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and make big decisions based on emotion, not logic. Here are several ways to keep your mind on track and keep things in check, so you make the most informed decision possible.

 Home Buying: Don’t Let Your Emotions Control You


1. Choose the Right Realtor

Picking a Realtor because they are your friend, they are nice or will give you a discount, is not the best choice. Ensure that the agent you choose to work with has the knowledge necessary to protect you and get the job done efficiently and…

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