Real Estate Investing Basics

Insights, Inspiration & Strategies for Real Estate Investors

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The Power of Investing in Real Estate

In my experience, no other investment has ever come close to the performance of my rental properties. That's the power of investing in real estate. There are so many quotes about the power of real estate investing that I can't list them all, but here are a few: The major fortunes in America have been

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Insuring A Rental Property – What You Need to Know

Make sure you have everything in order when turning your primary residence into a rental property, especially when it comes to insuring that rental property. Homeowner’s insurance typically covers owner-occupied, single-family residences. You will need a second, more intensive insurance plan when your home no longer meets the definition above because it's being rented out

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Property Management

Questions about managing your rental property

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8 Top Online Tenant Screening Services

When it comes to screening your tenants there are many options out there. Not all tenant screening processes are created equally, which is why I decided to cover some tenant screening reviews. These are all in my experience, and your mileage may vary. At the very least, a thorough tenant screening report should contain their

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9 Sites across the Web for Quality Landlord Forms

If you’re searching for landlord forms online, chances are you’re new to the landlord business. My first suggestion I have for you is that you take an hour or so to sit down and familiarize yourself with your state’s landlord-tenant laws. Landlordology summarizes the most pertinent laws for you. Once you have basic knowledge of

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Real Estate Tax & Legal Strategies

Depreciation, LLCs, Umbrella Insurance Policies, Taking Title

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Defer Taxes Indefinitely through 1031 Exchanges

A 1031 Exchange or Like-Kind Exchange allows you to roll the gain from your old property into your new one. The IRS treats this transaction as a continuation of the original investment. It is not considered a sale of the property and therefore doesn’t trigger capital gain taxes or depreciation recapture taxes. In The Real

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Tax Strategies to Maximize Your Depreciation Deduction

According to a study recently released by the National Association of Realtors, 23% of homes purchased fall into the category of investment property. Most people understand that rental properties can provide monthly income and build wealth through equity pay down and appreciation. However, most people do not completely understand the two things that tip the

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Real Estate & Retirement

Self-Directed IRA, Non-Recourse Loan, Retirement Planning with Real Estate

Personal Finance

Tips and tricks to get your personal finances under control

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Top 10 Amazon Hacks to Save Money Now

These 10 Amazon Hacks can start saving you money TODAY whether “you” consist of a large family household or a single millennial in a studio apartment. There is a tip for everyone in this article. Remember our goal is to get our finances in check to save money for that down payment on your first

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