The 4 Stages Of Wealth Building As A Homeowner

The 4 Stages Of Wealth Building As A Homeowner
by Dean Hartman on March 24, 2011 ·

One of the primary objectives of owning a home is to let the home appreciate over time and become a pillar of a family’s financial strength.

But before we can discuss “wealth”, we need to identify the stages to get there.

Stage 1
Having “Emergency Cash” is the first stage. It’s having $5-7,000 liquid for life’s inconveniences (the boiler breaking down, the car needing work, etc). When faced with the inevitable challenges that arise, many people are forced to run to their credit cards to make it through. They become stuck with high interest rate, non-tax deductible borrowing.

Stage 2
The second stage is the elimination of “Bad Debt”. We define “Bad Debt” as any debt whose interest is not tax deductible. Obviously, those high interest rate credit cards must be the first to go. But we also want to divest ourselves of the borrowing associated with car loans, boat loans, student loans, and personal loans because it typically can be done cheaper.

Stage 3
Shockingly, when you arrive at stage three, you will be considered in the Top 5% of Americans in terms of financial security. Stage three is accomplished when you have 3-6 months of your total expenses in reserves. The average homeowner (who is logically financially better off than the non-homeowner) has less than one month’s expenses in reserve! When life shows them more than a minor inconvenience (like a job loss, an illness/disability, or worse), most people are in a panic situation. With 3-6 month’s reserves, you will have time to weigh options and make better choices.

Stage 4
True financial security is attained when you become “Debt Free”. But not without debt. We consider our clients “Debt Free” when they have enough liquid assets to pay off whatever mortgage they have outstanding. Wealth building almost requires utilizing the tax benefits of having a mortgage in combination with strategies that utilize The 3 Miracles of Money…

The 3 Miracles of Money
1.Compound Interest – The impact of money left to grow upon itself can be dramatic. If you had $1 on Monday and you could double it every day ($2 on Tuesday, $4 on Wednesday, etc.), by the end of 20 days, you would have $1,048,576.00!!! Now, you can’t double your cash every day, not even every year, but the concept holds true…..compounding interest is a good thing!
2.Tax Free Growth – The ability to accumulate assets without giving Uncle Sam a third of it (in the form of Federal and State Income Taxes) is how the $1 became $1 million. If the growth was taxed at 33% ($1 on Monday gave you $1.67 on Tuesday – instead of $2- and so on), your $1 would only grow to $28,466.20 after 20 days!!! THAT IS NOT A TYPO! You would have “lost” over $1 million.
3.Leverage and Arbitrage – If you can put up minimum cash and take title to a significant asset (like a down payment on a home….the smaller the down payment the better), you can leverage that cash investment to large returns. At the same time, if you can take the cash that you don’t bury in home equity and effectuate a spread between your “after tax cost of money” (mortgage payment) and your investment options (hopefully, in a tax free environment), you can gain the exponential growth that creates wealth.
Bottom Line
Please take the time to investigate all that is possible, by harnessing the POWER of a mortgage to help you move your family towards wealth. Work with a loan officer who can educate you on the power behind properly leveraged real estate via tax savings and reallocation of equity.

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About erolbayraktar

Erol Bayraktar, BRE 00179251 Manager Coldwell Banker Previews International Irvine Erol Bayraktar brings with him a broad background as branch manager of the Coldwell Banker Quail Hill – Irvine office. Erol is an Orange County native and began his real estate career in 1994. Erol’s success and extensive experience in selling homes in the luxury market proves to be a cherished resource for Coldwell Banker agents. He has earned numerous top-producer awards with the successful completion of more than 100 transactions. Erol has an extensive track record of helping his agents achieve top producer status while utilizing his internet expertise, personal coaching, training and business development. He works constantly with agents to develop marketing materials and advertising programs that differentiate themselves in the marketplace and generate income-producing leads. He values the benefits that technology can provide to agents in order to help them become more efficient and more productive. “I constantly strive to take our sales associates and office to the next level. It is my goal for our customers to continue to be extremely satisfied with the services we provide through our professionalism, market knowledge, personal attention and complete family of services experience. It is my goal to help others enjoy the same levels of success that I have been fortunate to enjoy!” Coldwell Banker Quail Hill – Irvine agents benefit from a manager who is available 24/7 to assist with any situation. Erol provides backup for his agents with various situations in which they need advice or support. Prior Sales Manager Prudential California Realty Yorba Linda Erol Bayraktar brings a broad background to the job of managing an office. His Experience includes a track record of success in real estate as well as helping agents achieve top producer status as sales manager and trainer using his expertise in personal coaching and business development. Having grown up in Yorba Linda, Erol began his Real Estate career in 1994. Since then, he has constantly striven to work in the Luxury markets and higher end price ranges. Erol has been recognized by his former companies for his outstanding production in the luxury market. He has listed and personally sold homes up to $4.4 million dollars and managed listings for his team up to $11 million dollars. Erol’s extensive experience in selling estate homes will prove to be a wonderful resource for Prudential’s agents, who already have a strong presence with Fine Homes in Yorba Linda and across North Orange County. Rich Cosner, owner of Prudential California Realty, is thrilled to welcome such an exciting addition into his Prudential family. “Erol is a knowledgeable and very professional addition to our management team,” says Rich. “His experience in the high end price ranges makes him a perfect fit for our Yorba Linda branch. I am confident that his experience and background will be a tremendous advantage to our agents in our Yorba Linda marketplace!” Top Producer Experience As a native of Orange County, Bayraktar applies his impressive local market knowledge to his practice – which has earned him numerous top-producer awards and has ensured his successful completion of more than 100 real estate transactions. After spending the past two and a half years focusing on Luxury Estate Sales with the McMonigle Group, Bayraktar now brings his unwavering commitment to client service and proven sales talents to Prudential California Realty. Coaching & Training Agents for Success Erol is equally thrilled to work with Prudential California Realty and the Sales Associates in the Yorba Linda office, who have already been recognized as the top ranking real estate office for the area for all of 2009. “I look forward to taking the sales associates and the office production to an even higher level. It is my goal for our customers to continue to be extremely satisfied with the services we provide through our professionalism, market knowledge, personal attention, and complete family of services experience. I have always wanted to be in a leadership position where I can help others enjoy the same success that I have been fortunate to enjoy!” Availability 24/7 Agents in the Yorba Linda Office benefit from a manager who is available 24/7 to assist with any situation. Erol provides back up for his agents with various situations in which they need advice or support. A Passion for Excellence in Business Development, Technology and Marketing Erol works constantly with his agents to develop marketing materials that differentiate themselves in the marketplace and generate income-producing leads.

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