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Is it Better to Buy a Home with Cash or a Mortgage?

This article was written by Darrow advisor Kristin McKenna, CFP® and originally published by Forbes.

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Prepaying Your Mortgage is Probably a Mistake

It's true: the idea of living without a mortgage payment sounds enticing. On the surface, it may also seem like a no-brainer financially...paying off debts is typically considered a positive thing. […]

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Buying, Selling, or Inheriting a Home

by Kristin McKenna, CFP® on February 21, 2018 in Home buying, Real estate

Real estate is often a big part of an individual’s net worth, whether by accident or design. In the last 10 years, we’ve seen a tremendous comeback in the real estate market across the country. […]

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Should I Sell or Rent My House?

As a result of the strong real estate market, many homeowners are wondering whether they should sell or rent their home after deciding to move on from their former primary residence. Owning an income […]

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5 Do's and Don'ts of Investing in Real Estate

by Kristin McKenna, CFP® on November 07, 2017 in Real estate, Investing

This article was originally published on U.S. News by Kristin McFarland, Wealth Advisor at Darrow Wealth Management.

Owning real property is a goal for many investors. When done properly, investing  […]

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Should I Put My House in a Living Trust?

Why put your home in a trust? There is one main reason: to avoid the probate process. There can sometimes be confusion that a living trust offers asset protection from creditors, or may remove the […]

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Converting Your Home Into a Rental Property

by Kristin McKenna, CFP® on October 19, 2016 in Home buying, Real estate

The IRS defines a primary residence as a living space which you inhabit, but may rent out for up to two weeks per year without paying tax on the rental income. A rental home is primarily used as an […]

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

Even if you can pay off your mortgage early…should you? If you have excess cash burning a hole in your pocket, consider the opportunity cost of paying down your mortgage early instead of using the […]

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Financial Considerations After Inheriting a House

Inheriting a home, such as the family home or a vacation home can be emotional. As you begin to sort through the emotional and practical issues, you may initially be left with more questions than […]

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Ways to Buy a New Home Before Selling Your Current House

Some real estate markets are very competitive. If you're looking to buy a new home and need the proceeds from the sale of your existing property to make a down payment, you may be frustrated with the […]

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