Real Estate Investing Tax Benefits



Of course, you’re going to want to seek the advice of a real estate tax expert but here is a primer on tax benefits that entice investors to make the decision that the real estate market has substantial advantages over other investment options.

How 1031 Exchanges Work



The title 1031 Exchange comes from the 1031 section of the IRS tax code. The idea behind a 1031 exchange is that an investor does not owe taxes when he or she sells an investment property as long as the money remains in a like-kind investment or business. There are several versions of the 1031 […]

Your Guide To Reverse Mortgage Strategies



People are literally retiring by the hundreds of thousands each year and will continue doing so for the next decade. That means these people will be looking everywhere for retirement funds. One of those places is the equity in their homes. That means reverse mortgages are going to be an attractive option for years to […]

The highest, and the lowest, property tax rates in the U.S.



Home owners who have owned five to 15 years had the highest effective property tax rates while those who have owned more than 20 years had the lowest, according to the U.S. Property Tax Rates Report for 2014, conducted by RealtyTrac.

The Many Real Estate Investing Opportunities



Even serious real estate investors fail to consider the many, many different investment strategies that are out there. We all know that finding desperate sellers is the best way of helping others out of a bad situation while making a profit for you. Some people think it is unethical searching out distressed property owners to […]

Ten Ways to Increase the Value of Commercial Real Estate



Did you know that commercial real estate offers much more potential for investors in terms of creating added value? While the value of residential properties is often tied to the market it’s stuck in, local factors don’t always affect commercial properties in the same way…

Zillow: 28 Percent of U.S. Homeowners Are Now Underwater



The percentage of homeowners with negative equity has increased to 28, according to Zillow, a website listing and property-value estimate website.  Those homeowners, said to be “underwater”, accounted for 22 percent last year, but home values have fallen 8.2 percent over the past 12 months. Zillow says home prices dropped 3 percent in the first […]

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