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Introduction to REITs

A Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT, is a real estate company that offers common shares to the company, thus giving those on the “outside” the opportunity to invest in stock that might otherwise be unavailable to them. While a REIT is similar to any stock that represents ownership in an operating business, there are two features unique to an REIT that similar types of stock do not share. With REITs, its primary function is to manage groups of income-producing properties, and it must distribute most of its profits as dividends.

By |2019-02-19T16:07:15+00:00February 20th, 2019|Real Estate|

1031 Exchanges and Tax Benefits

What if there was a way for you to bypass those taxes and move investment real estate without tax exposure? A Section 1031 Real Estate Exchange can do just that. In order to understand what Section 1031 is, we first explore the term “exchange.” In real estate, an exchange refers to the ability to sell (exchange) property, for property. If you are prepared to put in the effort you may find that the savings your investment property accumulates from Section 1031 are well worth your time and attention.

By |2019-03-06T23:26:08+00:00September 15th, 2014|Real Estate|

Home Equity – Reverse Mortgage Loans

Home equity loans have been, until recently, an easy way for Americans to finance their spending. For seniors with mortgage free homes, one of the most popular ways to do this is by means of the reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage allows you to borrow money against the equity of your house, without having to pay it back in installments. The repayment takes place you die, move house or sell it off. A reverse mortgage requires no income proof and the only eligibility criteria is home ownership by a person aged 62 or more.

By |2019-03-06T23:33:25+00:00May 7th, 2013|Real Estate|

Long Run Investments – Stocks vs. Real Estate

Should a long term investor who started in 1985 have stayed in real estate or the stock market? What should an investor today be doing? People who sold their real estate and invested the proceeds into the stock markets just before 1987 got wiped out. The cycle was repeated in 2001. But in 2007-2008, investors are faced with the dismaying prospect of seeing their gains being wiped out in the real estate market.

By |2019-03-07T19:23:20+00:00May 7th, 2013|Real Estate|

Self Directed Real Estate IRA

Using a self-directed IRA to purchase real estate is a little known trick which is vastly unused by the ordinary investor, if only because few ordinary investors would consider themselves qualified enough to make investment decisions on behalf of their own Individual Retirement Accounts. Most IRAs allow account holders to choose from a bevy of sub-accounts. This selection does not include real estate.

By |2019-03-07T19:35:13+00:00June 7th, 2012|Real Estate|