Financial Advisor Insights

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

by Darrow 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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Converting Your Home Into a Rental Property

by Darrow 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

by Darrow on August 31, 2016 in Financial Planning, Real estate, Inheritance

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

by Darrow on August 17, 2016 in Financial Planning, Home buying, Real estate

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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How Much Money Can You Make From Your Home?

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

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Should You Use Your Home’s Equity?

by Darrow on May 10, 2016 in Financial Planning, Real estate

Updated for 2018. A home equity loan and a home equity line of credit (HELOC) provide access to a home’s equity. Although similar, a home equity loan is not the same as a line of credit. A home […]

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What's the Return on Investment on Your Home?

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

Do you see your home as aninvestment, or as a living expense? There is no right […]

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Is Airbnb Rental Income Tax-free?

by Darrow on February 17, 2016 in tax planning, Tax & Estate Planning, Real estate

Some Airbnb income may be exempt from federal tax, but that may not apply to state and local taxes. Although tempting, hosts looking to subsidize a vacation by renting a home while traveling need to […]

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6 Things to Consider Before Paying Off a Mortgage Early

by Darrow on December 07, 2015 in Financial Planning, Real estate

This article was originally published on U.S. News by Kristin McFarland, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Darrow Wealth Management. Directing excess cash towards paying down a mortgage means […]

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