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Can the Lender Foreclose if There Is a Federal Tax Lien?

If you owe money to the federal or state government for unpaid taxes, the government has the right to place a lien on your home. This encumbrance is recorded on the deed to the house and must be paid off before the house can be sold to a third party. In the case of foreclosure, ...

Tips on How to Start Out Investing in Rental Property

When 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 ...

Tax Laws for Rolling Investment Properties Into a Primary Home

Whether 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.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Timeshares

The 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

The Owner-Occupied Tax Deduction

Owner-occupied rental properties like duplexes receive extremely favorable tax treatment. The Internal Revenue Service treats them as a hybrid of two properties -- a personal residence and an investment real estate property -- and lets you claim both personal and investment ...

Real Estate Investments as a Second Source of Income

Real estate investments frequently produce both cash flow and appreciation. Depending on the type of property you buy, you can change the ratio between the two types of return to find an investment that can produce significant additional income. Given that many real estate ...

Features of a Mortgage Bond

A mortgage bond or mortgage-backed security is a bond that relies on a pool of mortgages for collateral. Government agencies or private companies buy up mortgages, then issue the bonds. The bonds give buyers a claim on the principal and interest payments made by the mortgagees ...

How to Bid on a Tax Lien

The county treasurer usually collects property taxes. If property owners fail to pay the taxes, a lien is placed on the property. The county treasurer may have several options to collect the past due taxes. In some states, the property is sold at a public tax lien auction. In ...

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