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What does tax reform mean for real estate investors?

January 16, 2018

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the tax reform bill, will impact investment-property owners, including those who count on mortgage-interest deductions and pass-through taxation.

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7 essential steps to success for new real estate investors
January 16, 2018

Are you a beginner to the world of real estate investment? If you’re wondering where to get started, check out these seven essential tips for real estate success.

What to consider when investing in elder homes
December 15, 2017

Senior care facilities located in converted homes have grown in popularity. The business is lucrative, but potential owners first need to clear several hurdles.

Investing in raw land: Is it worth it?
December 13, 2017

Investing in raw, unimproved land can be an attractive option for investors, with low acquisition costs and easy maintenance. But in the long run, is it worth it to invest in land?

Lighten your tax burden with a 1031 exchange
November 20, 2017

A 1031 exchange lets you defer capital gains taxes when selling a property by using the proceeds to purchase like-kind property. But the process isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Consider these options for selling your timeshare
November 15, 2017   |   Updated: November 17, 2017

Timeshare properties may be financed with unsecured loans. If they can’t be sold, ownership may change hands using a quit-claim deed, short sale or bankruptcy.

Refinancing a timeshare: What are the options?
November 13, 2017   |   Updated: November 14, 2017

Timeshare loans often include high interest rates, so refinancing or paying them off with a home equity loan or personal loan could be a smart financial plan.

The basics of timeshare ownership and loan financing
November 8, 2017   |   Updated: November 10, 2017

Timeshares differ from investment properties, but are good vacation homes for borrowers willing to take more risk and possibly pay higher interest rates.

When buying investment properties, cash reserves may be required
August 11, 2017   |   Updated: September 20, 2017

Some popular programs, like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, offer home loans on multi-unit investment properties, but they often require significant cash reserves.

Fix-and-flips often rely on nontraditional financing
August 11, 2017   |   Updated: September 6, 2017

Investors seeking funds for fix and flip properties often seek out nontraditional financing sources, such as hard money lenders or private investors. Here are some options to consider.

Invest in history with an adaptive reuse project
July 26, 2017   |   Updated: September 6, 2017

Federal and local governments offer several incentives to encourage adaptive reuse projects — the renovation of old properties for new purposes.