The refinance discussion has happened so many times over the past decade that it’s become something of a financial cliché. Yet here we are again, raising the notion of whether you should consider refinancing. That’s because interest rates have declined dramatically since the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) announced a halt in rate increases. Long-term bond yields have fallen precipitously, lowering mortgage rates just in time for the Spring real estate market. Whether you’re buying a home or not, consider these four good reasons to refinance now.Read More
Reviewing your finances regularly helps to ensure that all your money decisions remain aligned, both with each other and with your broader life and wealth goals. If you have finance-related questions, SageVest Wealth Management is a valuable resource. Our menu of services is extensive and we can help with a wide range of wealth considerations for you and your loved ones.Read More
SageVest Wealth Management is consistently ranked as a top wealth manager in the Washington, DC area. Our clients recognize the benefits of working with a financial advisor firm that blends customized investment management and comprehensive financial planning into a cohesive approach towards personal financial success. We’re pleased to announce that our commitment to our clients has again been recognized with a DC Top Wealth Manager award for 2018.Read More
SageVest Wealth Management is an independent, fee only financial advisor. We work with individuals, families, business owners and others, helping each of our clients to make smart financial decisions in support of their unique wealth objectives. As a fiduciary advisor, our clients know that their best interests always remain central to our recommendations.
We’re thrilled that this commitment to excellence in wealth management has again been recognized with a Northern Virginia Top Financial Professional award for 2018.Read More
The decision to rent or buy a home has always been a significant financial consideration. However, whether to rent or buy is a particularly hot topic right now, given a booming real estate market, new mortgage interest deduction limits, and a rising mortgage interest rate environment.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Millennial thinking of buying your first home, a professional relocating for work, or a retiree downsizing to a condo or apartment: The own-or-rent decision is a complex one, influenced by a host of factors. SageVest Wealth Management offers tips and insights about renting versus buying.Read More
When you’re on vacation, the allure of securing a place in paradise year-round can be intoxicating. How can you bottle that vacation bliss? Buying a second home is the most commonly contemplated answer.
Vacation home ownership offers distinct perks. However, it also entails a significant investment of money, time, and other resources. Like any major financial decision, it’s worthy of careful consideration. Ask yourself the following questions before you purchase a vacation home.Read More
When it comes to your financial stability, planning ahead is essential. A Home Equity Line Of Credit (or HELOC) can gain you an added level of financial security for the future, and is best considered while you’re in a healthy financial position.
Having an open line of credit on your house can be a valuable tool. It serves as a cash insurance policy, giving you financial flexibility when and should you need it, at nominal costs of securing capital. A HELOC gives you the ability to draw upon the value of your home, but you’re never obligated to do so. You can simply pay an annual fee to know that you have access, if needed, without incurring debt. When might a HELOC be of use?Read More
For decades, home sizes have been increasing. The average American home today is about 1,000 square feet bigger than it was in the 1970s. Now, however, a competing trend is emerging. Led by the ‘Tiny House’ movement, there’s a shift towards enjoying a more minimalist lifestyle and downsizing to more sustainable living spaces.
There are a host of reasons why you might be considering downsizing your home. It may be in preparation for aging, to reduce living expenses, to simplify your lifestyle, for eco-friendly principles, or more. Whatever the reason, downsizing involves serious consideration. There are a lot of decisions to make as you embark on your downsizing journey.Read More
Papers, mementos, clothes, and more: there are many reasons why we amass an abundance of things that can end up making our homes look and feel messy. Keeping clutter under control enhances your home’s attractiveness, function, and value, and numerous studies prove that it can improve your overall outlook on life.
Your desire to declutter may be a response to a life event, like inheriting belongings from a family member, deciding to downsize your home, the end of a relationship, or the start of a new one. Regardless of the impetus, there’s a process to calming your clutter.Read More
For many of us, our home is our largest asset. It also represents one of the biggest decisions to be made in retirement. Choosing whether to stay in your home or to move is a common consideration, as you enter retirement or at a later date. There are a multitude of things to contemplate, including location, family and friends, memories, climate, home maintenance, finances, and your health, just to name a few.
If you, a family member or a friend are deliberating on this topic, SageVest Wealth Management offers some insights into the most important aspects of this decision, to help you evaluate your housing options, now and longer-term.Read More