Episode 010 – Interview w/ Evelyn Alexander
We’ve made it to episode 10 — hurrah!!! In this episode, we delve deep into the all important intersection of schools and real estate with our incredible guest Evelyn Alexander of Magellan College Counseling. Before things get started, though — Ron has the news and he’s got a whopper of a headline. It seems that Wall Street Investment Firms and Hedge Funds, the nation’s largest investors in rental properties, are evicting people at a higher rate than ever before. Taking this into account, we discuss how Millennials who prefer to rent (even if they could buy) could be at the mercy of these corporate landlords and at considerable risk. After that, Evelyn starts off our informative talk with a conversation about what she does as a Certified Education Planner and the services she provides. We then go into detail about the types of schools: Public, Private, Charter, and Magnet. We discuss their pros and cons along with how they are different. There is also a conversation about how much more home purchasing power a buyer can gain by going to a public school, rather than having to pay tuition at a private school. Then, Evelyn has some excellent advice about a little known document that goes along with every transcript when a potential student applies at a college. We then wrap up by going over some various things a potential buyer should look for in a good school and a good school district — as well as some really helpful ideas for how to make up for it if the home you can afford doesn’t belong to one. This is an incredible, informative episode covering one of the most important things people are usually looking for when buying a home. We definitely think it’s worth a listen.