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Why Governments Want You to Pay Less Taxes

Why Governments Want You to Pay Less Taxes

How To Lower Property Taxes On Your Home?? There is an entire political discussion around taxes: are they fair or unfair? Are you paying your fair share? During the last election cycle, President Trump received a lot of attention when he said, “I pay no taxes.” But what most people don’t realize is that...
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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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Tax Bill Signals Big Gains For Real Estate Market

Tax Bill Signals Big Gains For Real Estate Market

In the wake of Republican-led tax bill being pushed through the house and senate in rapid-fire fashion, commercial real estate is poised for big gains. Though there are some disparities between the current House and Senate versions of the bill, it looks like the commercial real estate market will fare better than the residential...
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Six Basic Rules of Investing

Six Basic Rules of Investing

One of the things I love most about my work is seeing people move from the left side of the CashFlow Quadrant to the right side of the quadrant. The process of moving from being an employee or self-employed to a business owner or sophisticated investor is a bit like that of a caterpillar...
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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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The Real Estate Professional Tax Loophole

The Real Estate Professional Tax Loophole

The Real Estate Professional status is a designation given by the IRS based on the number of hours that you work in real estate activities versus other activities. It doesn’t mean that you have to become a real estate sales agent or broker.  You don’t need to drive around showing people houses or putting...
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3 Business Structure Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make

3 Business Structure Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make

Let’s start with: Why have an LLC? There are mainly two reasons why you want any kind of business structure: Pay less tax, and protect your assets. Before you jump into creating your LLCs for your real estate holdings, there are a few things to consider.  Do NOT make these three mistakes. Read the...
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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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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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