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    Real Estate Advice Los Angeles

    Real Estate is major part of many people’s Financial Plans.  Fiduciary Financial Planner David Rae outlines how to make the most of your real estate investments. Topics range from How much how can you afford? To is a bigger down payment better, or would you end up ahead by investing the difference?

    This blog is written for the residents of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and surrounding areas where Real Estate is super expensive.  Finding a great home, and coming up with a down payment and qualifying for a mortgage are bigger challenges in the expensive part of the country.

    Living in LA it is too easy to buy a money pit or end up feeling house poor. Nobody wants to spend 30 years struggling to make their mortgage payments. With some smarter financial decisions a home purchase can be a big part of achieving financial freedom.


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    How Bad is the Tax Reform for Californians? Video

    What does the GOP Tax Reform Mean for Californians?  Many will pay much much more!   Update 11/16/2017  – The House just passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill that seems purposely brutal for poor people. 2/3 of these cuts go …

    How much Money to live Comfortably in Los Angeles? True Cost Of Living Los Angeles

    True Cost Of Living Los Angeles The Standard of Moolah in L.A.  We all know the cost of living Los Angeles is HIGH. How much do you really need to afford the cost of living “comfortably” in Los Angeles? What …

    Flipping Out Baby : Jeff Lewis’s Gaybie is Coming

    Flipping Out Baby: We’re Havin’ a Gaybie Flipping Out Jeff Lewis is having Baby What happens when finances take a front seat for partners Jeff Lewis and Gage Edwards en route to parenthood on Bravo TV’s reality series Flipping Out? …

    Can I afford a House in Los Angeles?

    Can I afford to buy a house in LA?  What Salary to Purchase a Home in LA? It’s no secret that L.A. real estate prices are unreal. How to afford a house in Los Angeles. So how much do you …

    Home Down Payment Is Bigger Better?

    Is a bigger mortgage a better option for the long-run? Together, my wife and I earn close to $300K per year. How much should we put down on our house? Would buying a bigger mortgage home pay off in the …

    Los Angeles Retirement Challenges

    Los Angeles Retirement Challenges, face it LA folk face an uphill battle to retire comfortably. The Four Biggest Disadvantages forL.A. Folks and Retirement Planning. Who knew that residency in the City of Angels could be so tough for your financial …

    Can you imagine saving 50% of your income? It’s Possible Right?

    To be clear I saved 50% of my GROSS income (not take home) and I survived. Heck I think I even enjoyed it. If I can do it, so can you. While I will admit saving 50% of you income …

    Boot Camp for Smart Home Buyers- Get Yourself Ready NOW!

    Smart home buying  takes work.  With interest rates near records lows, and housing prices on the rise, interest in the real estate market seems to be heating up again.  Los Angeles Financial Planner David Rae walks you through the steps …

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