Your One Stop Shop for the low-down on homes & cars

We are here to give you some interesting takeaways from the real estate and automotive market that is constantly evolving.
Freddie Pascall
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When you need to save up for your dreams.

We all know how tough it can be to save up for a significant expense in the future. With prices rising every day, our expenditures are also following suit. So how can you possibly buy that dream car or the home you’ve always wanted? Let’s learn how!

Searching for the perfect property.

Which cities have the best cost of living? Where are property prices rising, and where are they falling? How much down payment will you need to make on that house you badly want to own? These are some questions that you will hopefully get the answer to, in this section.

When on the hunt for a solo car or a family vehicle.

There are so many new cars that come out every year. And so many stellar companies, too! Whether you’re looking for a family SUV or minivan that can fit all your little ones; or you want to impress the ladies with a cool new ride—know all about them here.

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F.A.Q.

Real Estate

When is the best time to buy a home?

Whenever you’ve saved enough for a down payment on the house; have found a good mortgage broker; and found the city you want to live in, of course! The market keeps fluctuating now and then, so if you wait, you’ll have to keep waiting. Our suggestion usually is to start planning a few years in advance, so that by the time you have enough saved up, you’re ready to start hunting for homes in whichever city you prefer. By this time, you would also have enough market knowledge and (hopefully) a trusted agent by your side who can guide you through it all. Get started today by reading some home buying tips on our blog.

Personal FInance

Should I really start saving up for retirement from my 20s?

Believe it or not, many people often spend their entire income in 2-3weeks of having received it. While it’s true that daily expenses can take a toll on our money, it’s important to understand the power of saving up—the compounding effect, if you will. You can start out by saving a little (say $100 or less) a month, and then move up to bigger investments like an IRA. How much money to save also depends a lot on what you’re saving for. You can learn more with our blog posts!

Automotive

How much of a car's repairs can I DIY?

The answer really depends on how much car knowledge you have. If you’re a professional mechanic, well, you might not prefer to take your car to the shop at all. Otherwise, small fixes like tire changes or engine oil checks can be DIYed. If you’re more skilled, then you may even be able to do some major fixes on your own! Check out some of our automotive blog posts to learn some handy DIY tricks.

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About

Who are we?

We're excited to bring you everything we know and learn in our fields of interest.

My name is Freddie Pascall, and I’m a mechanic. I started off in this line of business about 15 years ago, and now I run a garage of my own. I love exploring how cars are built and fixing them up; I enjoy making modifications too. I know you’re thinking, “How come you’ll talk about real estate if you’re a mechanic?”

Well, lucky for me, my best friend of 20 years is a successful real estate agent in Austin, TX. He’s the one I go to for property advice, and guess who’s his number one car advisor? Me, of course. Both him and I enjoy talking about what we do, and we also love discussing finance—both personal and general. Which is how the idea for this blog was born, by the way.