Entries by Rob McCarthy

Is Life Insurance Tax Deductible?

  *Article prepared by Northwestern Mutual with the cooperation of Chris Welton, Wealth Management Advisor for Rob McCarthy, 101 Loan LLC.* By Carl Engelking, October 06, 2021 Life insurance can be an important part of your financial planning. With permanent life insurance, in addition to a guaranteed death benefit that is typically tax-free, your policy will […]

Eight Myths About Estate Planning

One of the Most Important Things Every Family Should Have… As your wealth increases or your family expands, its so important to have an estate plan also known as a living trust that not only reduces your tax liability as life events occur but also dictates what is to occur when a life event happens.  […]

Chasing the 2021 Housing Market

Over the last 30 years our office has seen multiple cycles in Real Estate and in the Stock Market.  These cycles consisted of Growth (where the US Equity Markets (Dow and Nasdaq) and housing prices soared), Over-Supply (where the curve flattened due to a lack of economic growth and housing inventory started increasing), Recession (where […]

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

What is a Reverse Mortgage? When you hear the word mortgage the first thing many people think of are traditional mortgages for buying or refinancing a home. Traditional mortgage loans are used to purchase property or to borrow money against the equity in your home. The borrower and lender come to an agreement that the […]

Residential Development Financing

Where to Start with Residential Development Financing? The types of real estate classified as residential developments come in many shapes and sizes. Residential developments can range from a multi-family residence, suburban neighborhoods full of single-family homes, to major apartment buildings with sales prices in the tens or hundreds of millions. There is an important need […]

How to Choose a Home Lender

Obtaining a mortgage in today’s market for a future purchase or refinance can be a complex ordeal. A top financing professional can be critical in getting your offer accepted, or locking in the lowest rates and fees with the most favorable terms. Below are some questions you will want to ask, to make the best […]

Pre-Qualification vs Pre-Approval

The Pre‐Qualification…Your FIRST Step to Financing a Home   Because of the complexities of home financing and the numerous loan programs available to the general public, prequalifying must be done by a qualified loan agent (preferably a mortgage originator) in person, via e-mail or over the phone. The prequalification process is both objective and subjective. […]