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How to Buy a Piece of Land

you’re a first-time land shopper, the process of buying property may seem daunting at first, but look at it this way: People have been buying vacant property since the United States was settled hundreds of years ago. Back in the day, a buyer didn’t even have to be ...

Do Rental Property Losses Come off of Your Taxable Income?

ntal property income gets reported on line 17 of your 1040 tax return as taxable income. If you make $10,000 on your rental activities, the Internal Revenue Service requires you to pay your marginal income tax rate on it. If you lose money on a rental, though, your ability to ...

Vacation Home vs. Investment Property

cation homes are often investment properties, because the owner of a vacation home hopes the property proves to be a good long-term investment. When that home is a rental or income-producing property, however, "investment" means something different and has different ...

Type of Property the IRS Considers Residential Rental Property

the Internal Revenue Service, a residential rental property is any property that you own and rent out to other people. It can include a single house that you rent out, a vacation home that you rent on a weekly basis, half of an owner-occupied duplex or even a large apartment ...

The Pros and Cons of Investing in an Apartment to Rent

ether you're buying a single apartment to rent out or a building full of them, you can reap many of the same benefits. You also get the same two key drawbacks -- dealing with tenants and owning an investment where your money is locked up and usually not able to be accessed ...

Long-Term Vs. Short-Term Capital Gains in Real Estate

uot;Capital gains," whether associated with real estate or not, is the term used by the IRS to denote a profit made on an investment. The difference between short- and long-term capital gains is the length of time a taxpayer holds the investment. If there is a loss of ...

Can I Deduct My Labor Expense for Investment Property Repairs?

u can typically deduct the cost of repairs, including labor costs, from your earnings for an investment property, but you cannot typically take an immediate, full deduction for the cost of renovations, upgrades, anything that changes the function or purpose of the structure or ...

How Do I Deduct the Interest on an Equity Line for an Investment Property?

e Internal Revenue Service doesn't limit the amount of interest you can write off against your investment property, so if you paid interest on behalf of your property, it's an allowed expense on Schedule E. You can even write off interest that isn't secured by your rental ...

Tax Deductions for Land Held for Investment

en you purchase investment land, you can profit from the income the property generates or by the land’s appreciation in value. You can take tax deductions for your investment land as long as you do not use the land for personal use. The number of deductions you can take ...

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