Summary: Are you wanting to get started in real estate investing but don't have the funds to get started? Maybe you have student debt so it just doesn't seem like the right time? If that's you, you might want to consider house hacking to jump-start your real estate portfolio. Not only does house hacking give you a way to buy a property with little or no money down, it also allows you to live rent-free. And if you REALLY know what you're doing, you can even generate a significant amount of rental income! (more…)
Summary: For seasoned real estate investors, there’s probably nothing more stressful than meeting the 1031 exchange requirements. The timelines are tight and finding a replacement property can pose a significant challenge, especially in a hot market. So what do you do when you’re up against the deadline with zero replacement properties on your list? Do you curl up into a ball, admit defeat and pay the capital gains taxes? No! You have options. One of them is a DST 1031 exchange. (more…)
Summary: This is the first in a series of articles dedicated to H1B visa holders who are looking to invest in real estate. More specifically, cashflowing rental properties. In this article, we answer the question, can H1B visa holders invest in real estate? Be sure to check back for future articles in this series! (more…)
Summary: How do you know if a rental property is a good investment or not? One way is to have the right metric to help you analyze the deal. Problem is, there are so many different metrics out there, it can quickly get overwhelming for the new investor. Part of the issue may be that some investors buy properties without a clear strategy. If you have a clear strategy, then it's easier to identify the metric that will help you achieve your goals. (more…)
Summary: If you haven’t heard, bonus depreciation is being phased-out over the next several years! Whether you’re an experienced investor or a newbie, you’re going to want to know how this is going to impact you as a real estate investor. You might be wondering, does this mean it’s not worth doing a cost segregation study anymore? What about real estate investing in general? In this article we’ll answer these questions and more! (more…)
Summary: What is cost segregation and bonus depreciation? And more importantly, what are the benefits of cost segregation and bonus depreciation? In this article, we will dive into both. When you are a Real Estate Professional or you materially participate in your vacation rental, you gain access to a whole host of tax advantages that are not available to the average tax-paying high-income professional. Cost segregation/bonus depreciation is just one example of that powerful tax advantage. (more…)
Summary: This is part two of our real-estate-in review for 2021. We cover Purchases and Refinances. Each year I put together a real- estate-in-review blog post. Writing this post helps me reflect on the real estate moves we made over the course of the year, the motivations behind them and their results (thus far anyway!). The goal is to give you the opportunity to glean insights from what we are doing, learn from our experiences scaling our real estate portfolio and become better investors yourselves. With that, let’s continue our review of 2021! (more…)
This is the next installment of our Student Spotlight series where we interview students from our Zero to Freedom Course. The goal of this series is to share their real estate journeys with the hopes that their stories will inspire you to take action! (more…)
Summary: If you’re serious about investing in real estate, at some point in your journey, you’ll probably consider using a hard money lender. But what is a hard money loan? Who are these hard money lenders? How do you find a reputable one? In this post, we answer all of these questions and more! (more…)
Summary: Our readers often ask us, “Should I Use a HELOC or Cash-Out Refi to Fund My Next Property?” In this post, we discuss the pros and cons of a HELOC vs. cash-out-refi so that you can decide which is the best option for you to use to fund your next investment. (more…)
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