real estate business taxesMost of the tax planning advice that financial advisors give you really doesn’t help lower your adjusted gross income, which is what you have to lower if you are really serious about tax planning.  There are basically three techniques that can be used in serious tax planning.  I think it’s important for real estate investors to know how to:

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Homeowners Insurance vs. Landlord Insurance

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email _example_wholesalingSo you’re sick of your job and you’re ready to put your stake in the ground as an entrepreneur in real estate….

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01-20-15 - 401k-Real-Estate-InvestmentHow do you feel about staking your entire future on the stock market? Risky, right! Who would do that? Surprisingly enough, a lot of investors are putting their money in the stock market directly or indirectly. If you rather invested in bonds to minimize the risk, you’re unlikely to gain the returns necessary to fund your retirement. That along with the changing federal interest rates makes bonds an unattractive investment option. So, how do you invest for retirement while minimizing your risk and still pocketing handsome returns? Investing in alternative assets with a self-directed IRA is an option to look into.

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AfterAre you a real estate investor who is seeking commercial real estate for your new acquisitions this year? Or are you one of many cash flow rental property owners that are starting to have issues with tenants or massive property repairs? Tired of dealing with Tenants, Toilets, and Late Payments?

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flipping properties rehabbingInvesting in a run-down, abandoned home and fixing it up so that it can be sold for a profit is a popular way to get involved in the real estate industry. There are plenty of television shows that make it seem like a fast, easy way to make big money. While profits can certainly be made, you first should make the time and money investment to get there. Unless you have a large amount of cash lying around, you will most likely have to obtain a loan for the purchase and rehab. Here are some things you need to know before getting your first fix and flip loan.

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Is it too much of a romantic idea that your significant other should be your best friend? Confidant? Business partner? Part of your support system?

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It’s time to start planning on ways to cope with the challenges of tomorrow. Start with your own goals. Set a time frame and financial framework within which you intend to implement action to achieve them. Understand the rules. Learn what to do and what not to do. Like the cop said to the man who asked him: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” – PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

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04-16-13 - rental property1Most investors look at cash flow real estate, aka rental properties, for its cash flow potential. Each house or unit pays a few hundred dollars per month toward living expenses, savings, investment, etc. If you’re very lucky and very good, you can build a portfolio that allows you to retire and live off the income. That is definitely a plan.

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