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Can I Claim a Loss on Investment Land?

e Internal Revenue Service lets you subtract all your expenses from the gross income you earn on your investment property to find your taxable profit or your loss. With investment land, it's very common to experience a loss, since you have incur expenses in carrying it but you ...

Tax Laws for Rolling Investment Properties Into a Primary Home

ether you want to sell investment properties and use the proceeds to buy a new house for yourself or you'd like to move into a rental property, you will face tax consequences. These vary depending on how you put the transaction together.

Tips on How to Start Out Investing in Rental Property

en you buy rental property, you are buying a business. Just like any business, the property has costs for purchasing and maintenance, and the property provides income. The purpose of all business assets is to provide income. Before you buy rental property, you need to be ...

Is a W-9 a Closing Document in a Real Estate Transaction?

e person responsible for closing a real estate transaction is responsible for reporting it to the IRS. Therefore, many real estate attorneys or closing professionals request the completion of Form W-9 as part of the documents needed to close a real estate transaction. Although ...

Advantages & Disadvantages of Timeshares

e subject of timeshares is a perennial polarizer, and your perspective typically depends upon your timeshare ownership experiences or the experiences of friends and relatives. If you are contemplating buying a timeshare, it’s best to take the advice of people without ...

How to Sell Your Trust Deed Note

you hold a trust deed note and receive a stream of recurring payments, you can sell the note to get a large cash payment now. This can help with current bills and transfers the risk of default to the buyer. The note will be sold at a discounted rate, so you get less than you ...

What Happens if You Are Unable to Pay Your HOA?

you live in a planned housing development managed by a homeowner's association (HOA), you are liable for monthly dues that pay for maintenance and upkeep of the common property. Prospective buyers should be well informed on HOA fees before occupying a townhouse or condominium, ...

Real Estate Investing in Low-Income Neighborhoods

vesting in real estate is a challenging endeavor, requiring upfront planning and ongoing management. Investing in a low-income neighborhood carries special difficulties but also affords opportunities for investors that might not exist in middle-class or upper-class ...

Do Architectural Shingles Add Value to a Home Appraisal?

home appraiser is the authority on what a home's value is on the open market. Generally, the appraisal is based on the size of the home and what homes with similar sizes and features have sold for in the recent past. Items such as roofing materials may have an effect on the ...

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