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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 ...

Can I Claim a Loss on Investment Land?

The 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 ...

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.

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 Acquisition of Real Property & Capital Expenditures

When you buy real property, whether you're buying it to live in or as an investment, you're buying a tangible capital asset. To the Internal Revenue Service, this is a different process than buying a toaster or paying your cable television bill. When you undergo a capital ...

How to Evaluate the Worth of Farm Land Acreage

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture points out, farm real estate values are critical for farmer-landholders to ascertain for a variety of reasons. Farm land is the principal source of collateral for loans, in addition to being the basis of farmers' retirement funds. Changes in ...

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 ...

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