GOVERNMENT IS TAKING YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY BIT BY BIT

GOVERNMENT IS TAKING YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY BIT BY BIT

If you live in a state that over-regulates rental property owners, whatever onerous requirements you are forced to comply with likely started out as a new rule in Sacramento, the state capital of California. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to California...
INSTALLMENT SALES NO SUBSTITUTE FOR 1031 EXCHANGES

INSTALLMENT SALES NO SUBSTITUTE FOR 1031 EXCHANGES

If you are considering selling your rental property, you may have heard that you can defer your capital-gains taxes by conducting an “installment sale” under §453 of the Internal Revenue Code. For example, if your buyer agrees to pay you in ten equal annual payments,...
THEY CALL IT SHELTER FOR A REASON

THEY CALL IT SHELTER FOR A REASON

As of mid-July this year, 24 major U.S. retailers had filed for bankruptcy, compared to 20 for all of 2019.[i] And 2019 was already a terrible year for retail. Recent casualties include J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus and J.Crew.  Of course, these headlines neglect the...
THREE SIGNS THAT IT’S TIME TO SELL YOUR RENTAL

THREE SIGNS THAT IT’S TIME TO SELL YOUR RENTAL

If you are like many rental property owners today—especially on the West Coast—some part of you may be asking yourself the same question… is it finally time to sell my property? To help you answer that question, try using this basic three-part litmus test.  If at...
SIX PASSIVE STRATEGIES FOR REPLACING YOUR RENTAL BURDEN

SIX PASSIVE STRATEGIES FOR REPLACING YOUR RENTAL BURDEN

There are far more owners who want to sell their rental properties than are currently listing them for sale. Why do they—or perhaps you—continue to hold properties they no longer want to operate? Common reasons include: Unsure or afraid of tax consequences Unwilling...
NOT ALL BIG STATES ARE EQUAL

NOT ALL BIG STATES ARE EQUAL

Nearly 40% of the U.S. population—and most of its real estate value—is located in the top five most populated states, namely: California, New York, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania. Despite their similarities in terms of population, these states provide significantly...