best realtor in lake forest: Next for Lake Forest Trailblazers: Shipping Container Homes? - 05/15/17 12:30 PM
I don’t know about you, but when I used to hear the term “affordable housing” I’d think of
value-priced Lake Forest condominium listings, some of the nicer area mobile home parks, or
maybe fixer-uppers likely to be snatched up by professional house flippers (ultimately to become
slightly less affordable housing).
When I heard “affordable housing,” I did not think “packing crate.” Nor did I think,
“steamer trunk” or “storage unit.” That turns out to be entirely appropriate; nobody is volunteering
to live in those.
Where I missed the boat was that I did not think, “shipping container.”
But that was then—this, as they say, is now. Those simpler days … (0 comments)

best realtor in lake forest: Lake Forest Home Equity—a Perpetual Salary Machine - 05/15/17 12:11 PM
You might have had a science teacher who explained to the class why perpetual motion
machines aren’t possible. He would have had some common sense to back up his point
(everybody knows nothing lasts forever). But the actual scientific explanation had to do with
physics and Newton’s Laws: in the end, perpetual motion just isn’t in the cards.
When it comes to real estate, however, for a lot of happy residents, their Lake Forest home
equity comes awfully close to being a kind of perpetual income machine.
There may not be a Newton’s Law of Retirement Motion, but for anybody planning their
long-term future security, there should be. … (0 comments)

best realtor in lake forest: Rental Properties in Lake Forest and Some Magic Stagecraft - 04/02/17 08:46 AM
Striving to become a prudent person is a laudable goal—one usually only achieved after
impetuous youthful misadventures have taught the wisdom of prudence. Caution—particularly in
financial matters—may seem to be synonymous with prudence—but they aren’t always the same
thing. Especially when there are magicians at work.
An example of that can be found in the way most people think about Lake Forest rental
properties. There’s no sleight-of-hand from the landlord’s point of view: few would argue with the
proposition that rental properties are a prudent form of investment.
The now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t sorcery happens when the audience (in this case,
renters) view the same proposition: buying a home instead of … (0 comments)

best realtor in lake forest: Rate Hike No Surprise for Lake Forest House Buyers - 04/02/17 08:35 AM
Lake Forest house buyers and sellers were not surprised in the least at last week’s Federal
Reserve decision to notch up the Fed Funds short-term rates. For once, anticipating the move had
been easy. The surrounding factors—the economy, employment, and consumer confidence
measures—were all in unison, pointing to a meaningful improvement now underway.
Already, a day before Wednesday’s announcement, Lake Forest readers could confirm what
was coming: “Mortgage applications rise 3.1% as borrowers rush to lock in rates,” per CNBC
on Tuesday; “Mortgage rates jump as economy revs up,” echoed MarketWatch.
The editors at CNNMoney, well aware that the “news” was not likely to gather much
attention, wisely chose … (0 comments)

best realtor in lake forest: 6 Ways to Zero in on the Lowest Lake Forest Mortgage Rates - 02/27/17 05:48 AM
Without knowing it, many people develop something akin to a split personality when it
comes to buying a home. In the beginning, as they pursue their ideal Lake Forest house, they
automatically assume an unabashedly active role. Nobody has to tell them that they’re the boss in
the process—since they are the customer, they correctly expect to be in total command of the
house hunting process. They develop their unique wish list and ultimately decide which property
best satisfies it.
But then a split can develop. The active, in-charge commander often does an about-face
when it comes to the nuts and bolts of the next step: securing the … (2 comments)

 
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