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Think You Missed The Best Interest Rates?

Think You Missed The Best Interest Rates?

The recent negative moment in the Mortgage Backed Securities has evidenced a 1% (at times higher) jump in rates. A move such as this can force a pause for many investors who believe they may have gotten into the game too late and missed the best rate options, losing out on best possible cash...
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5 Housing Trends That Are Changing The Market

5 Housing Trends That Are Changing The Market

Is 2018 a good time to buy a home, sell a home, move up, or invest in real estate — or will you be better off parking your money elsewhere, whether that means buying a house in a different location or an investment in an entirely different industry? While no one knows exactly what...
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4 Types of Mortgage Loans

4 Types of Mortgage Loans

Conventional Loans Conventional lending is the most popular source for mortgage lending in today’s 1 to 4 unit properties. Conventional lending can be either conforming or non-conforming. If it’s conforming, it will be for an amount under a specified maximum. In most areas, this is $417,000 for a single family home, but the amount...
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New 2018 Tax Law Impact on Real Estate Owners

New 2018 Tax Law Impact on Real Estate Owners

Congress has approved sweeping tax cuts and tax reform that have not been tackled by the federal government in over 30 years (since the Tax Reform Act of 1986.). The new tax law, formally referred to as “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” will go into effect on January 1, 2018. This article has...
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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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