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7 Ways to Determine Your Property’s Value

7 Ways to Determine Your Property’s Value

Real estate values estimation has several uses ranging from sale listings of real estate and analysis of investments to property taxes and insurances. However, it’s particularly necessary when it comes to real estate sales and passive investing. After all, the value of a property is not just based on the initial payment made or...
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Top Ten Tax Deductions for Real Estate Investors

Top Ten Tax Deductions for Real Estate Investors

I wanted to take the time to write about the top ten tax deductions available for real estate investors.  Though some of this may seem relatively elementary, I’ve included a few gold nuggets for even our most experienced clients. Real estate investors are always asking what expenses landlords can deduct.  Because the answer to that...
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Top Ten Tax Deductions for Real Estate Investors

Top Ten Tax Deductions for Real Estate Investors

I wanted to take the time to write about the top ten tax deductions available for real estate investors.  Though some of this may seem relatively elementary, I’ve included a few gold nuggets for even our most experienced clients. Real estate investors are always asking what expenses landlords can deduct.  Because the answer to that...
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Inflation, Low Rates, and Home Appreciation

Inflation, Low Rates, and Home Appreciation

The combination of inflation and low mortgage rates usually leads to much higher compounded rates of home appreciation.  For owners of property, high rates of inflation and appreciation are welcomed and appreciated.  For buyers or tenants, however, the skyrocketing purchase and rental prices are not liked much at all. Read the rest of Inflation,...
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Understanding the Checkbook IRA and Its Benefits

Understanding the Checkbook IRA and Its Benefits

When it comes to retirement savings, we all do wish for the same amount of investment freedom that we usually get with our other investments.  Traditionally, most of the financial institutions offer limited investment options, starting with stocks and bonds to mutual funds and CDs only. Read the rest of Understanding the Checkbook IRA...
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Owning Property “Free and Clear”

Owning Property “Free and Clear”

For some investors, the goal is to own properties “free and clear,” that is, with no mortgage debt.  While this is a worthy goal, it does not necessarily make financial sense. For example, consider a $100,000 property that brings in $9,600 per year in net income (net means gross rents collected, less expenses, such...
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1031 Exchange Rules Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

1031 Exchange Rules Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

Taxes rarely make for exciting reading material, but if you own an investment property, there’s at least one set of IRS regulations you absolutely will want to understand: 1031 exchange rules. Why? Because normally when you sell an investment property for more than what you paid for it, you’d have to pay a hefty...
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Are Low Appraisals Back?

Are Low Appraisals Back?

Three things you can take to the bank: Politicians will bend with the wind, Property taxes will never decline, and Rising home prices will increase low appraisals. It’s no surprise that complaints that appraisals are once again killing too many sales are once again on the rise this summer. Read the rest of Are...
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Identifying and Leveraging Hidden Assets

Identifying and Leveraging Hidden Assets

A minister once gave a lecture titled “Acres of Diamonds.”  He related the story of an Arab man who wanted to become rich.  Informed by an old priest that he would find diamonds in “a river that runs through white sands, between high mountains,” the man sold his farm and set off on his...
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How Rising Interest Rates Affect Real Estate Investors

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Real Estate Investors

Home-buyers rejoice when interest rates drop, but rising interest rates can actually be a good thing for investors. Because high rates make homes less affordable, the rental market improves, giving real estate investors a chance to improve cash flow and increase their return on investment. Read the rest of How Rising Interest Rates Affect...
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