Rental property can be easier than owning a home, but it requires its own special set of circumstances. Whether you’re the renter or the landlord, look at the articles, columns, blog posts, radio shows and videos for more information about rental property.
Is now the right time to sell your rental property? We may be in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get the most bang for your rental property buck. Q: As always, you give us a lot of good real estate information in your columns. Here's a question regarding my rental home in [...]
Will a 1031 Exchange help avoid capital gains tax on an inherited home. When you inherit a home and use it as a rental property, you could face major tax implications when it comes time to sell unless you use a 1031 exchange. Q: My mother who was very ill and on Social Security sold [...]
With all the hard work that goes into being a landlord, it’s sometimes smarter to outsource that work to a property management company. Q: I am planning to buy a four-plex and I was planning on using an on-call handyman instead of property management which is typically expensive. Since this is my first project I [...]
When you sell a rental property and want to avoid high capital gains taxes, a 1031 exchange could help you limit your tax liability. Q: We are going to sell a townhouse in a desirable area of town that we have owned for about 25 years. We rented it to tenants during that entire time [...]
Is there a good way to define a rental unit as long-term or temporary? As this correspondent finds, there can be several different definitions. Q: This question may seem odd, it has been hard for me to research it and I hope you can help. I am trying to determine a realistic and reasonable definition [...]
When transferring rental property to your child, is it better to sell it to them or leave it to them in a will? Both ways have their advantages and disadvantages. Q: First, I always enjoy reading your advice column in the Torrance CA Daily Breeze home guide magazine. Your article today, "Selling a rental property [...]
How can you avoid paying taxes when selling a rental property to a child? You could try an installment sale. Q: We have a rental property that we would like to sell to our son and his wife. The problem is that we have not lived in the house as our primary residence for the [...]