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How to make more money in your 20s #1


So you're in your 20s, and you're looking for ways to make more money. It's a good idea to focus on that—and not so much on cutting costs.


In fact, I would encourage you to buy a home.


You might think: "Why would I want my own place? It's just going to be more expensive." But when you do this, you are investing in yourself. You're building equity in something that will appreciate over time and can help you out later down the road when it comes time for retirement.


Plus, if you own a home, then it's yours—you don't have to worry about renting or paying rent (which can go up). And with a mortgage payment, your monthly bills are lower because they include the interest too!


So what are YOU waiting for? Start saving up and get ready to own your first home!


How to make more money in your 20s #2

In your 20s, there are many ways to grow your income. For example, if you want to own a home and build equity, you could take on a side hustle or a second job to help cover the cost of a down payment.


Another option? Consider starting a side hustle or finding a second job while you're still working full time at your 9-5 job. You can also use some of that money as part of your down payment on a home.


And even once you have the house, don't stop there: continue earning more by starting another business! After all, if you're not growing… you're dying!


Don’t finalize your realtor in 2023 until you see this!

If you're looking for a realtor in 2023, don't finalize your choice until you've seen this.

  1. Look for realtors who are responsive: Responsiveness is essential for all parties involved in the transaction!

  2. You need someone who will answer your questions and respond to your calls when you need them. A good realtor can help guide you through the process of buying or selling a home with confidence. 

  3. You should also look for someone who is trustworthy and honest. If there are problems along the way, make sure that your realtor can follow up with everyone involved and handhold you through any issues that arise.

  4. In this market especially, it's important to find a realtor who can understand mortgage options and guide you through them—you don't want to pay more than necessary on financing because no one wants their home purchase to go out of their budget!


The biggest mistake in real estate!

I just wanted to give you a quick tip about what I think is the biggest mistake people make when they're looking to buy a home.

You know how when you're looking for a realtor, you always hear about "discounted" or "low-cost" real estate agents? They're everywhere! The problem is that these agents aren't really actually cheaper—they just cost less upfront. What ends up happening is that these agents try to get you into homes that aren't right for your needs, and they don't want to work with you over the long term.

So what's the alternative? Well, it's simple: pick an agent who actually has your best interest at heart, who can help you find the right home for your needs and create long-term relationships with clients through trust and transparency. In other words: don't finalize your realtor until 2023! Do your research and then come to me!


Best fixer home in San Jose | How to make $1M in 1 year

If you're looking for the best fixer-upper in the Bay Area, look no further than San Jose.

Recently, a home at 4148 Pepper Tree Lane in San Jose was listed for $1.57M and sold for $1.76M in less than a week! The homeowner had purchased the property for $600 K in Jan 2021 and completely renovated it by adding an additional 1000 sq. ft.

This is just one example of how there is still demand for good homes and good construction. There is a shortage of good homes in this area because builders are building so many bad ones, or they just have no space to build.

The market has changed dramatically since the housing crash of 2008 and 2009, but there are still opportunities out there if you know where to look, and if you're willing to do some work. Get a good realtor first. I am only a call away.


FIFA World Cup 2026 to be hosted by Bay Area 

In 2026, the Bay Area will be home to one of the 16 host cities for the FIFA World Cup. That's right—the biggest international soccer competition is coming to California. That means you'll get to see some of the best soccer players in the world playing right here at Levi's Stadium.

In addition to other cities in Canada and Mexico, we'll be one of the sites where games will be played during this international soccer competition. It's not just about what happens on the field; there are also off-field events like concerts and cultural exhibitions that make this tournament so special.

We couldn't be more excited to welcome all of you fans from around the world to our city. We think it's going to be an amazing time! And I'm thrilled to join the 49ers in welcoming the world to California at the 2026 World Cup! 

The games will be staged across Canada, Mexico and the United States. Levi's Stadium will be the venue used for the games.

We are thrilled to join the @49ers in welcoming the world to California at the 2026 World Cup!