Category: Real Estate Investment

Can you still deduct your home-equity loan interest?

Interest on home equity loans is still deductible, but with a big caveat  Many feared that the new tax law — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, enacted in December — was a death knell for deducting interest from home equity loans and lines of credit. These loans are based on the equity in your home …

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The Absolute Insanity of Not Buying a Home When You’re Young

Below is part of the article published by Tyler Tervooren from his website www.riskology.com. What do you think about his opinions? Or, are they merely opinions if based on numbers…? If you’re young—under 40 or so— …and have been heeding all the personal finance advice spewing forth from some of the most popular columnists and …

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3 (of 6) Important Things You Should Consider Before Buying An Income Property

3 Important Things You Should Consider Before Buying An Income Property Over the past few years, an increasing number of buyers have become interested in purchasing real estate specifically as a way to help make money. Last year, investment-home sales reached an estimated 1.09 million, a 7% jump over 2014 figures, according to a survey from the …

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8 Rental Kitchen Makeovers Under $100

Spice up bland decor with budget-friendly kitchen makeover ideas that solve common rental eyesores. A bland or outdated kitchen can present a steep challenge to any renter who craves a little more style in the heart of their home. That’s because the things that make the most impact in a kitchen — namely, appliances, cabinets, …

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So You Think You Can Be a Landlord? 7 Things to Consider

Learn how to avoid common mistakes of first-time landlords First-time homebuyers are a declining group. Historically, 40 percent of homebuyers have been first-time buyers, calculated yearly from July to June. But that percentage continues to shrink, even if the true homeownership rate among millennials climbed ever so slightly last year. If you’re already a homeowner, …

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8 Ways Real Estate Is Your Smartest Investment Ever

Are you scared to have your money in the stock market, but also experiencing almost no return on investment with your money at the bank? Do you instinctively like the idea of being invested in income producing real estate with results you can see? Set your mind right about earning money. More cash = more …

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Real Estate Best Investment

Last decade’s housing bubble is becoming a distant memory. Mortgage rates are near historic lows, interest-only loans are back and everyone loves real estate as an investment again. More than 1 in 4 Americans (27 percent) said real estate was the best investment for money they would not need for at least a decade, according …

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What is the Best Long Term Investment? Real Estate!

New York Times: Homeownership is Best Way To Build Wealth

The New York Times recently published an editorial entitled, “Homeownership and Wealth Creation.” The housing market has made a strong recovery, not only in sales and prices, but also in the confidence of consumers and experts as an investment. The article explains: “Homeownership long has been central to Americans’ ability to amass wealth; even with …

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Nine documents for your real estate tax breaks

Technically speaking, April 15th is tax day. But for Americans who expect a refund – including many homeowners who want to cash in on real estate-related tax perks – filing sooner holds the promise of getting that check in hand, stat. If you count yourself in that number, here’s a handy guide for 9 pieces …

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