Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management)

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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    First and foremost is owning my home free and clear.   

Feb 18, 2018 06:15 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

All of the above. My favorite, of course, is real estate but, you need all 3 to round out your portfolio (in my opinion).

Feb 18, 2018 06:22 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

The rule of thumb is to take your age and subtract it from 100. That is the % you should be in stocks and the rest in bonds. But for me, I am in mutual funds and index funds. With interest rates on the rise, I don't like bonds, and the stock market has always done well with returns, over time. I am in mutual funds focused on technology and healthcare along with an S & P 500 index fund. Then I would take out 4% per year to live on.

Feb 18, 2018 05:35 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

My husband. 

Feb 18, 2018 08:15 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Boxes of twinkies... boxes and boxes of sweet, delicious, not-found-in-nature, twinkies.

(now, where did I put my diabetes medication?)

Feb 18, 2018 07:58 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

All of the above 

Feb 18, 2018 06:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Stocks, bonds, annuity.

Feb 18, 2018 05:55 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Right now stocks, but the accumulation was through real estate. Flexibility is key!

Feb 18, 2018 05:50 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

For the last  six years, STOCKS!

Feb 18, 2018 05:16 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yeah, all the above are good, and more. We all need a decent financial guy to take the lead on that stuff. I personally would rather hold notes secured by property than own rental property. But that's just me.

Feb 18, 2018 05:00 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

This is a personal private matter which I do not discuss online or offline with anyone other than my financial advisor. 

Feb 18, 2018 10:52 AM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

No Real Estate yet, but Stocks, Mutual Funds, 401k,,...i do like Candice A. Donofrio concept of holding paper..will have to invesitgate

Feb 18, 2018 10:39 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

All that and more

Feb 18, 2018 07:38 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I'm drawing a retirement check from my former profession and social security.  This is for my third retirement

Feb 18, 2018 05:49 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I feel this is a bit like I'm being asked what I earn each year.

Feb 18, 2018 05:15 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

mutual fund ira and real estate. 

Feb 18, 2018 04:54 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Stock Market...

Feb 18, 2018 04:48 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I would like to travel the world!  

Feb 18, 2018 05:03 PM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

ETF's, Roth, real estate

Feb 18, 2018 02:28 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Use a professional asset manager in addition to your real estate investments.

Feb 18, 2018 02:00 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Right now, I'm reaping the rewards. 

Feb 18, 2018 12:51 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Rental property for the income.  Key thing is get the primary residence out of debt.

Feb 18, 2018 12:35 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

All of the above! 

Hey, wait a minute!  I was told that REALTORS don't retire!  What's that all about???

Feb 18, 2018 11:05 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I'm working to get my house paid off, so I can get some rental propeties. Hopefully at that point I can divest into more investment ventures.

Feb 18, 2018 10:08 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

All of them.

Feb 18, 2018 09:41 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Lots of equity in my home and a variety of other stuff. 

Feb 18, 2018 08:23 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

mostly rental property, a little bit of retirement account from a prior job.

Rental property gives you cash flow and appreciation over time.  Luckily we are in the right job to be able to handle these efficiently. :) 

Feb 18, 2018 08:23 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Most realtors put too much of their saving in real estate. When the market tanked they must have to work a few more years longer. Majority live in poverty since they have no pension and did not manage savings properly.

A few women spent their savings on cosmetic surgery and law suits on surgeons. 

 

Feb 18, 2018 07:27 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Author....adventurist....prop mgt for select clients...consultations

Feb 18, 2018 06:21 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

What else but what I know best. Real Estate investment

Feb 18, 2018 05:06 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

All of the above. Real estate has great returns but at 70.5 you start taking out of tax deferred investments that have built up.

Feb 18, 2018 04:55 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dennis,

We don't discuss this item on line. 

Feb 18, 2018 07:36 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

over the decades, I've bought and sold many properties.... and I continue to have one rental property that I keep for family use only....and I have my home free and clear.... I continue to have significant income from marketing and receiving referral fees.... I'm 71... the name is branded and I like the extra income without having to deal with people or go into a home.

Feb 18, 2018 07:35 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Rental Properties

Feb 18, 2018 05:55 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My house is almost paid off, and have a bit of a few things.

Feb 21, 2018 08:16 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Diversify! -K

Feb 19, 2018 11:02 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Luckily my husband has a good pension plan.

Feb 19, 2018 06:09 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck

Feb 19, 2018 03:30 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Who wants to retire, Dennis Swartz?

(That means I have nothing.)

Feb 18, 2018 08:26 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Retirement?  Probably wont do that.

but have been investing in various types of properties for a very long time, hopefully I can liquidate them when I need to.

Feb 18, 2018 08:24 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Yes, yes, yes and more.

Feb 18, 2018 07:33 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Most of all of the above

Feb 18, 2018 04:54 PM