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As our dreams are to retire young, every dollar has to be stretched to the fullest. I evaluate my portfolio every three to six months to make sure I am not missing any opportunities. When conditions change in the housing market, in the municipality, or even in the structure itself, there are times when holding on to a specific property stops making sense.Read More »

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Depreciation is defined by the IRS as “an income tax deduction that allows a taxpayer to recover the cost or other basis of certain property. It is an annual allowance for the wear and tear, deterioration, or obsolescence of the property.”

The annualized deduction is calculated by dividing the house value (not including the land value) by 27.5. That deduction may create a “book loss” that allows you to show a loss onRead More »

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When serving as a landlord for the first time, there are many lessons to be learned along the way. One common mistake comes in preparing your taxes as a landlord for the first time. Two forms that can easily be confused are Schedule A and Schedule E. It is easy to make a mistake in this area if you do not know the difference between the two schedules. First let’s look at how each scheduleRead More »

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Navigating the world of real estate investments can be tricky, to say the least. This is why we have taken your most frequently asked questions and handed them over to the experts. The answers will help you move the needle on building wealth through real estate.

What qualities define a good investment property?

At the risk of stating the obvious, a good investment is one with a low buy-in price, and either high potential rentRead More »

How Useful Are Delaware Series LLCs for Tax- & Asset Protection?

Every serious real estate investor reaches a point where they start to worry about being sued and having all of their hard-earned investments taken away by an ambulance chasing attorney and scheming tenant.

The first step many take is creating a limited liability company (LLC), which are easy and cheap to create, and which once upon a time may have actually, you know, limited someone’s liability in a lawsuit. The theory went that you createdRead More »

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