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Inheriting Property in a Trust
Inheriting property in a trust is far easier than going through probate. Q: My dad owns a duplex. He lives upstairs and rents the downstairs unit. He wants me to inherit the property after he dies. Should we transfer ownership of the property by will or by adding me to the deed? I understand all [...]
How Do I Take Property Out of an LLC?
How do I take property out of an LLC? This reader wants to know how to take their house out of an LLC that’s in administrative dissolution. Q: I hope you can help me with this mess. I have an ex-partner who talked me into putting my house into a limited liability company (LLC) with [...]
1031 Exchange Deadlines During COVID-19 Pandemic
1031 exchange deadlines during COVID-19 pandemic. This reader wants to know about extensions available to those who completed a 1031 exchange in 2019. Q: We completed our 1031 exchange in September 2019. Our renter has fallen on hardship due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and cannot afford the rent. Similarly, we are in a rental that [...]
Will Banks Lend to an LLC?
Will banks lend to an LLC? How the commercial lending process, interest rates and costs differ from residential real estate loans. Q: Are there any lenders that will loan money to a limited liability company that wishes to put up free and unencumbered land as collateral at less than 50 percent loan to value? I [...]
How Much Tax Do You Pay When You Sell a Rental Property?
How much tax do you pay when you sell a rental property? How home valuation and depreciation factor into taxes when selling investment property. Q: My father in law is selling a duplex he rented out for about 10 years. The sale price is going to be around $300,000. His accountant says that he should [...]
How Are Capital Losses Deducted?
How are capital losses deducted? This reader wants to know how to go about claiming long-term capital losses on income taxes. Q: My wife and I sold two adjacent properties via quit claim deeds this year. We originally bought the properties in 1994 for $20,000, ($10,000 each) as an investment. We thought we’d build rentals [...]
How Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of a Property Held in a Trust Works
How capital gains tax on the sale of a property held in a trust works. This reader wants to know if they can claim a capital loss on the sale. Q: I enjoyed your column in the Washington Post. I am trustee of my father's trust. Upon his death, his 50 percent interest in the [...]
How Do I Get Rid of PMI on My Mortgage?
How do I get rid of PMI on my mortgage? What can you do if you don’t want to pay private mortgage insurance on your mortgage loan? Q: I appreciate your articles and landed on your site after reading your article on prepaying your mortgage. I have a question for you about mortgage loans, private [...]
Using an LLC to Transfer Property from Parent to Child
Using an LLC to transfer property from parent to child. This reader wants to know how to avoid future gift taxes transferring property to their son’s LLC. Q: We are subscribers to Ilyce’s Expert Real Estate Tips YouTube channel. Thanks so much for sharing such good advice and tips. We jointly bought a rental property [...]
What Are the Property Tax Implications of Dissolving an LLC?
What are the property tax implications of dissolving an LLC? How will taxes be affected if this reader dissolves the LLC the rental property is held in? What Are the Property Tax Implications of Dissolving an LLC Q: I own a rental property that I put into a limited liability company (LLC). Now, I’m planning [...]