A personal residence became a rental property and was put into an LLC. How do you calculate the cost basis and taxes owed now and in the future on the property? Q: I read your Real Estate Matters article every Sunday in the Columbus Dispatch, and they have been very helpful in understanding many of [...]
Purchasing an investment property as an individual that you plan to transfer to your LLC later can have a ripple effect on your liability and property taxes. Q: I own a limited liability company (LLC) that holds some rental properties free and clear. The commercial lenders I speak with aren’t interested in a loan smaller [...]
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 [...]
Many times when I’m helping new small business owners, they ask me questions about what kind of business entity they should form. Many have heard about a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and want to know more about personal asset protection and the potential to save on taxes. Here’s the real scoop: While you may certainly [...]
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.