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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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Write_lease_agreement Writing a lease for a self-employed tenant
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Exchange Should I Let A Tenant Exchange Repairs For Rent
Should I exchange rent for repairs on the house? It sounds like an appealing arrangement at first glance: your tenant has offered to perform repairs or improvements to your home in exchange for rent. Your mind may race to all of the needed repairs or desired improvements that your willing laborer could perform. Having your tenant perform the repairs frees you up from the tiresome process of meeting with contractors, obtaining quotes, and having the liquid capital to pay the bill. Read More »
Tenant How to Screen Self-Employed Applicants
Qualifying self-employed tenants may be easier than you think. Are you hesitant to place a tenant who is self-employed? Do you feel paralyzed by what to do next? Can you feel confident approving a tenant who is self-employed? Let’s take a look at how to screen a self-employed tenant, so you can feel confident that you are getting the best possible renter. Read More »
GR105_Square_10-23-18 Writing lease with roommates?
Roommates can improve your bottom line, but they bring their own baggage. Here are some ways to protect yourself when you write roommates into your lease. Read More »
GR104_Square_10-23-18 Writing Leases With a Cosigner?
When your tenant will not qualify financially on his or her own, a cosigner can help. How does a lease with a cosigner work? Read More »
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