With a family-owned property, the rules can get complicated. Here’s what you need to know. Q: Eight members, cousins and siblings, currently share ownership in a summer cottage in Maine. Our current rules have worked fine for over 80 years but as the family ownership expands, things will ultimately get more difficult. We are considering [...]
Before putting a rental property in an LLC to minimize taxes, be sure you can depreciate the building to reduce your tax liability. Q: I recently inherited a rental property. The property is rented and cash flow is positive, despite the fact that there is a mortgage on the property. Currently, I do not need [...]
Most people prefer an LLC for real estate investing. But some accountants still recommend that their clients use an S Corporation to invest in real estate. LLC, or limited liability companies, have become the method of choice for real estate investors. Most states have laws that permit the use of limited liability companies or some other company structure that is similar to an LLC.
When you're a real estate investor you may decide you want to create a limited liability company to hold your real estate assets and to protect you. When you use an LLC to hold your properties, you're limited in what kind of mortgage lender you can work with to get a mortgage. Mortgage lenders have to specialize in either residential or commercial real estate loans.