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What the Housing Market Slowdown Will Mean for...
What the Housing Market Slowdown Will Mean for...

Red hot home sales during the pandemic have cooled and that could have consequences for one of the main revenues local governments rely on. But the outlook varies place to place. As quickly as the housing market heated up during the pandemic, it’s cooling down. At the beginning of this summer, home prices were nearly 16% higher than the previous year and up nearly 9% from the beginning of this year, according to the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index. But in July prices dropped 0.2%—marking the first national decline since 2012. Most experts and local government officials expect the market to slow considerably over the next year. In fact, Fitch Ratings estimates that... Read more

How to Sell Real Estate and Pay Little to No Taxes

By Amanda Han, Author of The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor  Many investors from across the nation are currently sitting on highly...

Buying a second home or investment property? You...

When you own a home, you have the opportunity to build equity, which is the value of your home, minus any loan balances you have against it. You can increase your home...

HUD Permits More Frequent Distributions for...

A topic for many Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) multifamily owners has been the need for more flexibility in declaring and handling profits—also...

Are Repairs on a Rental Property Tax Deductible?

Owners of rental properties are allowed to take many unique deductions on their taxes. One type involves maintenance and repair expenses. If you’re a new landlord or...

Real Estate Funds vs. REITs: What’s the...
Real Estate Funds vs. REITs: What’s the...

Real estate is one of the most popular types of investments available, but because of the start-up costs and active involvement often required, it’s not the right fit for many investors. Real estate funds and REITs both address these roadblocks by allowing individuals to indirectly invest in real estate, but still reap many of the rewards.  What Are the Differences Between Real Estate Funds and REITs? The following table highlights the differences in distributions, taxes, and investment and income requirements between real estate funds and REITs. Distributions Dividends and gains passed along to fund investors 90% of income distributed to shareholders Tax... Read more

45L Tax Credit: Energy-Efficient Credit for...

Multifamily owners and developers are familiar with the substantial upfront costs of building, renovating and upgrading properties, especially when it comes to...

Can You Rent Your House Without Telling Your...

Renting without your lender’s permission can have consequences Many people buy a home and expect to live in it for the foreseeable future. But sometimes, life...

How to Beat the Recession and Inflation Using...

By Brian Sacks, Author of The Real Estate Loophole  We all know that rents are rising and so are interest rates. Home prices, however, seem to be moderating, or even...

To Form an LLC or Not

By Norm Spivey, Author of Collect Rent, Don't Pay It!: A Beginner's Guide to Rental Property Investing  Should the “amateur” real estate investor form a...