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Luke has 38 years experience in real estate transactions with a background in Construction, Property Management, Real Estate Brokerage, Mortgage Banking and Corporate Finance.

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Step Up Your Retirement Investing Strategy with Private Debt

  For those who are looking for alternatives to the traditional stock and bond investments held in most IRA accounts, private debt can be a good option. This can be an option for investors who are looking to diversify their retirement plan holdings and who are knowledgeable about purchasing debt.         Types […]

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Corporate Finance Executive Joins Sol Mar REI

Corporate Finance Executive Joins Sol Mar REI   Marcus Stallings is Sol Mar REI, LLC’s Managing Director of the South Region   Woodland Hills, CA. May 13, 2019 (News Wires) Sol Mar REI, LLC., of Woodland Hills announced today that Marcus Stallings is officially its Managing Director of the South Region. “We are delighted to […]

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This is the best week to sell your house

If you are thinking about listing your home, this is the best week to sell your house. Homes listed in the first week of April receive 14 percent more views and sell six days faster compared to the rest of the year, according to In addition, during this time sellers also see about 6 percent higher prices – […]

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There’s Still Time to Get a Tax Boost by Contributing to an IRA

You can make a contribution for the 2018 tax year until the date you file your taxes—and if you didn’t, you probably should. There’s Still Time to Get a Tax Boost by Contributing to an IRA Tax time is often a reminder that we could have done things a little differently the prior year. When […]

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Strategies to Lower Taxable Income

Tax reform might reduce your tax bill this year, but these Strategies to Lower Taxable Income, could be helpful too. Thanks to tax reform, many Americans will see their tax bills go down in 2018. The marginal tax rates have gone down, and the Child Tax Credit has doubled, just to name a couple of […]

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3 Unusual Retirement Risks You Can’t Ignore

The stock market and personal health are two common things people tend to worry about during their retirement years. Visions of being forced to move in with their children, a lack of savings and real estate prices can also cause anxiety. While those may be top of mind for some, they may not really be […]

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Americans Are Ramping Up Their Retirement Savings Efforts

We hear a lot about the importance of saving for retirement, especially given the fact that Social Security can’t sustain seniors by itself. And while new data from Bankrate reveals that many Americans are doing a better job of saving this year than in years past, most workers haven’t managed to ramp up their savings rates in 2018. Americans Are […]

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How to Save for Retirement and Pay Down Debt at the Same Time

It’s not easy, but it can — and should — be done. If you’re among the 80% of Americans currently carrying some form of debt, it may seem like an impossible challenge to pay that down while also saving for retirement. Some people say it’s important to pay down your debt before you start stashing away money […]

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3 Expenses That Will Probably Increase Once You Retire

If you’re not planning for these expenses ahead of time, you could be in for a rude awakening.   In general, people tend to spend less during retirement than they did before they left their jobs. In fact, according to a 2015 study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, median household spending dropped by about […]

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3 Questions To Ask Before You Retire

Millions of people are getting ready to retire but unfortunately most people do not have enough money to retire comfortably. To help solve this problem, here are three questions people should ask before they retire:   1. How much money do I need at retirement to generate the income I need? Most people need to […]

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