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End of Year Tax Considerations

End of Year Tax Considerations

While tax returns aren’t due until April, to minimize your tax burden the strategy of accelerating rental property expenses should be considered now, according to Larry Nelson, CPA and partner at Kerkock Katter & Nelson LLP.  With twenty years of experience assisting rental property owners, Nelson suggests that deducting these expenses this year could...
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How to Buy Real Estate with Your IRA

How to Buy Real Estate with Your IRA

Did you know you can invest your IRA in real estate? Like many people you might have heard about this before but are not quite sure how it can be done.  I’ll walk you through the simple three-step process and how it works. The good news is it’s simple and easy.  Following this process...
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3 Pros of Real Estate Investment

3 Pros of Real Estate Investment

Real estate investments can generate free cash flow and also act as a shoreline defense. Today’s often changing market experiences rising inflation and threats of violent market downswings. Real estate investments can strengthen your portfolio and steadily build more wealth. In other words, real estate investing and property holding influence and bolster a portfolio’s...
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10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing

10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing

I came up with the following rules of successful real estate investing over my many years of successes and failures. These are the same rules I follow today and share with our clients at Norada Real Estate Investments. 1. Educate Yourself Knowledge is the new currency. Without it you are doomed to follow other...
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3 Quick Ways to Add Value to Your Property

3 Quick Ways to Add Value to Your Property

You’ve purchased that quick-flip property. Now it’s time to get the most out of your investment. Real estate players rely on timing, negotiating skills and research to acquire properties that will return a profit. The property you purchase doesn’t have to be the property you sell, however. Minor property upgrades can pay for themselves...
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What is the Ideal “Exit Strategy”?

What is the Ideal “Exit Strategy”?

What exactly is meant by the term “exit strategy?” Is it just cool venture capitalist jargon as they take their billion-dollar start-up profitably public? No, the phrase accurately describes the process of knowing when and how “to cash out” a real estate investment. An exit strategy is the method by which an investor cashes...
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National Economic Outlook (August 2013)

National Economic Outlook (August 2013)

The pace of job growth in July was unchanged from the 1.7 percent annual rate of previous months, but the details suggest an economy that will do modestly better for the rest of the year. Most importantly, jobs in business services were up 3.5 percent from last year. Business services is one of the...
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State of the U.S. Housing Market

State of the U.S. Housing Market

Zillow’s second quarter Market Report, released today, show home values increased 2.4% from the first quarter of 2013 to the second quarter of 2013 to $161,100.  This quarter marks the largest annual gain since August 2006 and largest quarterly gain since the fourth quarter of 2005. On an annual basis, the Zillow Home Value...
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No Housing Bubble

No Housing Bubble

Home prices are up over 12 percent nationally from a year ago, and limited supplies of homes for sale continue to push that number higher. Demand is coming back, home builder sentiment is at a seven-year high and real estate agents are reporting bidding wars. None of this means housing is heading back to...
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255 Real Estate Markets Improve

255 Real Estate Markets Improve

A total of 255 metropolitan areas across 49 states and the District of Columbia qualified to be listed on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for July, released today. This is down slightly from the 263 metros that made the list in June, but is more than triple the...
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