What to Expect When You Open Escrow

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Today, Maui real estate buyers and real estate buyers everywhere frequently find themselves impacted by the escrow process during the purchase of a home. In this buoyant national real estate market, both sellers and buyers benefit from learning how to open escrow accounts. The use of escrow furnishes safeguards for parties entering into real estate transactions […]

Saving for College

One of the greatest concerns that comes to mind for many people when thinking of college is, How do I plan to pay for it? As you’;ll discover in the infographic below, the best time to start saving for a college education is right now. The sooner you can begin putting money aside, the better […]

Alternative Investments: Myths & Misconceptions

A lot of misunderstanding surrounds alternative investments. Some investors still think of them as high-risk, exotic funds reserved for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and sophisticated institutions. However, the reality is that alternatives have a place in nearly every portfolio. Myth: Alternative investments are more volatile than stocks and bonds. Reality: While some alternative investments can experience higher levels […]

Alternative Investment Terms: Key Concepts

Investment terms by letter A Accredited Investor – While additional criteria also apply, in general, “Accredited Investors” are individuals with a net worth of $1 million or annual income of $200,000 (or $300,000 joint income with a spouse); or entities with a net worth of $5 million. Alpha – Measures the excess return of a portfolio above […]

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