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.
How to Avoid Paying Taxes When Selling a Rental Property to a Child
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 [...]
What to Look For When Buying an Investment Property
There’s nothing new about buying a house and renting it out to make some extra income, but the flood of foreclosures that began in 2007 sparked fresh interest in purchasing rental real estate for investment. Today, millions of individual investors, as well as huge Wall Street hedge funds, have invested billions of dollars into purchasing [...]
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. 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 [...]
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 a rental property we owned previously. We rented the current home for two years right [...]
Prepayment Penalty | Do Lenders Allow Mortgage Prepayment?
Wondering if your lender allows mortgage prepayment? Most lenders today have stopped carrying out mortgage prepayment penalties. Q: You recently answered a question about a rental property owner deciding whether to refinance into a 15-year vs. a 30-year loan. I bought my house in 1976 for $70,000 with a 30-year loan where the mortgage payment [...]
Gifting a House to a Relative
Gifting a house to a relative will affect your income tax and real estate property tax. Know the consequences of gifting vs. inheriting. Q: I thought you might have said on your radio show that you didn't advise giving a home away. My uncle is thinking of giving me an old house, but I didn't [...]
Selling a Rental Home: What Are the Tax Implications?
When selling a rental home, understand the tax implications of selling the rental home and the 1031 exchange rules if you buy a new home. Q: I was wondering if you would be so kind and clarify something for me. I have a rental home that I have rented out for the past 18 months. [...]