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Let’s take a look at two different investors who bought and sold properties over a 25-year span. The investors in both scenarios start with the same amount of money ($50,000), buy the same property (a $250,000 deal, 2nd column below), have the same growth (5% equity growth each year, reflected in the 3rd column below),…


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may have caused some confusion for HNW real estate investors on how to best handle 1031 exchanges. Effective this year, the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act wiped out the 1031 exchange tax deferment benefit for personal property, such as primary residences, vacation homes, artwork, and collectibles. That change might…


Real estate in many areas of the country has finally surpassed the pre-recession pricing, and people find themselves with quite a bit of equity in their homes and rental properties. One of the biggest mistakes I hear about from unsophisticated investors is how much lazy equity is kept in coastal markets such as Seattle and San…


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored enterprises that help lubricate the U.S. mortgage market, will stop backing loans for single-family investment homes in a nod to the growing controversies surrounding that marketplace. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, regulator of Fannie  and Freddie, announced Tuesday that both companies would end pilot programs which were intended to “test and…


As the cliché goes, “cash is king.” It’s true in almost every financial investment and business endeavor. For a turnkey real estate investor, there are some large benefits to using cash for purchases rather than financing. The biggest pro of turnkey real estate investing is cash flow; the single biggest drain on your bottom line…


Apartment building loans are a lot like other residential real estate financing. It all starts with a property, borrower and lender, and it all ends, if all goes well, with a closed loan and newly purchased or refinanced property. Here’s a guide to what borrowers need to know about how to buy and finance apartment…


Freddie Mac, the country’s largest backer of apartment loans, is rolling out a new program that will offer lower-cost financing to owners who agree to cap rent increases for the life of their loans. The initiative acts similar to rent control—which has been gaining traction in many parts of the country—by keeping units in private…


Real estate rentals portfolio: 5 or more properties Real estate investment property has long proved an effective strategy for building wealth. But as your number of rentals increases, so do the challenges. There are several ways to finance more than four properties: Fannie Mae’s 5-10 property mortgage A “blanket” mortgage allows you to finance multiple…


Roofstock CEO Gary Beasley was browsing through his company’s website while on a flight to New York when his neighbor leaned over and asked what he was looking at. Beasley explained that Roofstock is an online investment platform for buying and selling single-family rental properties. After getting an impromptu demo, Beasley’s neighbor registered on the site…


When planning a property investment, a very important aspect that you need to consider is the exit strategy, which is often getting overlooked. You will spend your time comparing different products, researching markets and looking into your options for borrowing, but you may think that the exit strategy of your investment doesn’t require the same…

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