Investment Property

When you want to start buying investment property you want to assemble an expert team. Look at your first home as investment property. And always have an exit strategy when buying investment property. Look here for more advice for handling investment property and information about laws and regulations for investment property.

Getting Started in Real Estate Investing: Good vs. Bad Debt

When getting started in real estate investing, knowing the difference between good vs. bad debt is crucial. More tips for real estate beginners. By: Ilyce Glink and Sam Tamkin Q: I enjoy Ilyce’s radio show very much. Thank you for …

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Fix and Flip Loans with Hard Money Lenders

Considering a fix and flip loan with a hard money lender? Think carefully about the double-digit interest rate before signing on. By: Ilyce Glink and Sam Tamkin Q: I enjoyed reading your story about on how distressed property REO investments …

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Using a Self-Directed IRA to Invest in Real Estate

Using a self-directed IRA to invest in real estate will allow you to lend yourself the money to buy real estate. By: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin Q: My partner and I are considering rolling over his 401k into a …

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Should I Sell My Investment Property at a Loss?

Should I sell my investment property at a loss?  If your rental property will continue to appreciate, hold onto the home. By: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin Q: We live in Illinois but own property in Las Vegas. We are …

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Putting a Rental Property in an LLC to Minimize Taxes

Before putting a rental property in an LLC to minimize taxes, be sure you can depreciate the building to reduce your tax liability.  By: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin Q: I recently inherited a rental property. The property is rented …

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Drug Activity in Rental Property: Report the Issue

Drug activity in rental property will affect the neighborhood. You need to report the issue. Tenant illegal activity can lead to eviction.  By: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin Q: If you are thinking of investing as part of a slumlord …

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Tax-Free Exchange on Rental Property: What Taxes Do I Owe When Selling?

Tax-free exchange on rental property, what taxes do I owe when selling? Did you purchase the home as an investment or as a primary residence? Q: We purchased our present home in 2005 for $225,000. It was a tax-free exchange on …

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Buying a Vacation Rental Home: Issues to Consider

Thinking of buying a vacation rental home? Does it make financial sense for your family to use the home, or to use it as an investment? Q: I am trying to figure out if the numbers would make sense for …

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Want to Buy a Building? 5 Ways to Successfully Invest in Real Estate

If want to buy a building, then you should check out these five ways to successfully invest in real estate. Home buyers and real estate investors have been in a good mood for years, since around 2007, when the housing …

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Becoming a Landlord: Renting Out Home with VA Loan

Thinking about becoming a landlord? Renting out your home with a small VA loan has its benefits, but think hard about becoming a landlord. Q: I am 51 years old and married without kids. Together, we earn around $100,000. I …

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