Ask Brian: What Are Good Tips for Having My Property Tax Assessment Lowered?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Ronald in FL: Hi Brian, Several months ago, I got my property tax assessment. The assessed value of my 3-bedroom,

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Property Tax Appeal Tips to Reduce Your Property Tax Bill

Property taxes are calculated by multiplying your municipality’s millage rate by it’s most recent assessed value. That means, unfortunately, that high property taxes are directly proportionate to two metrics: the value of your home and the tax rates of the city where it’s located. You may be able to lobby your city for lower taxes,

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Tax Season – Hiring a CPA

You’re probably fully aware of the major tax code changes that congress enacted in 2017 that took effect in 2018. As a real estate investor, you should have made changes to your tax strategy at the beginning of last year but if you didn’t now is the time to take action. This may be the

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The hidden costs of homeownership add up to $9K a year, study finds

Homeowners will pay around $9,390 per year on the hidden costs associated with homeownership, according to a new analysis by Thumbtack and Zillow.

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

More middle income Americans will be hit with the change in limited SALT tax deductions on federal income tax returns than realize it. SALT – State and Local Taxes is a federal tax

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

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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

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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

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