Attention Downsizing Baby Boomers – Sell Your House, Protect All Your Equity, and Pay NO Capital Gains Taxes with this Simple Strategy Using Tools Congress Gave Us
Many of my parent’s friends who have fortunately accumulated significant equity in their homes over the last several decades are faced with a dilemma of downsizing into a smaller home because they can no longer conveniently or adequately take care of their properties. Importantly, many of them desire a simpler-smaller property, usually all single-level, accessible…Read More
What Are Hard Money Loans And Why Aren’t They For Everyone?
Importantly, hard money loans are not for first time home buyers. Hard money loans are typically loans of “last resort” for borrowers who can’t find a conventional loan to accomplish the debt bridge between the down payment and the purchase price of real estate. Hard money loans have sharply higher interest rates and usually…Read More
What Are Real Estate Investment Trusts All About – And Why They Might Be For You
Investing In A REIT Is Participating In The Commercial Real Estate Investment World Without Actually Buying Real Estate Investment Trusts or “REITs” are companies or corporations or other entities that owns, and most commonly operates a portfolio or income-producing real estate or real estate-related assets. REITs are designed for individual investors to earn portions or…Read More
How To Grow Your Nest Egg By Thinking Outside The Box
In Your Retirement Quest Put Real Estate Investments In Your IRA And Watch It Grow Over the years I have had many clients ask me if it was possible to put real estate investments inside of their IRAs. The answer is “Yes” but the IRA has to be specific and has to not have certain…Read More
Why Real Estate Investors Continue To Make The Same Mistakes Over & Over Again?
Due Diligence Will Reduce Mistakes For Real Estate Investors Any time of day you turn on your television you can find several infomercials or shows which depict investing in real estate as an easy path to riches and wealth. Every day you get in front of your computer screen you will run across ads and…Read More
Look Carefully At A Home’s Square Footage – It Might Not Be What You Think It Is
If You Are Buying A Home Just For It’s Square Footage Think Again How does the real estate marketplace calculate and represent square footage of listed homes in marketing materials and in the multiple listing services? To be honest there are several common practices and it is quite possible that a home might have two…Read More
To Gift Or Devise, That Is The Question!
Tax and Estate Planning is Critical to Avoid Unnecessary Tax Burdens and Consequences I have clients ask me all the time if it makes sense to give their property to their kids or should they wait to die and let their kids inherit it. The practical answer from a tax planning perspective is to allow…Read More