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What Are Opportunity Funds and How Do They Benefit Real Estate Investors?

Opportunity Funds were introduced by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and are designed to revitalize select low-income communities, called Opportunity Zones, through tax advantaged private sector investments. In this

Basics of Real Estate Depreciation Recapture Taxation

Real estate is a popular investment vehicle among those with disposable funds, and for good reason: though not without its risks, real estate can provide investors with steady rents or

Tax Strategies

What is the De Minimis Safe Harbor?

How You Can Save Thousands of Dollars in Taxes with The De Minimus Safe Harbor

The de minimis safe harbor allows you to save thousands in taxes by immediately deducting tangible property under $2,500 that would normally be capitalized and depreciated over many years. As

How Real Estate Agents Can Reduce the 15.3% Self-Employment Tax

If you are a real estate agent or broker, you are most likely subject to the self-employment tax. Read this to discover how you can potentially save thousands on your

If you’re already a real estate investor, then you probably heard about investing in real estate with self-directed retirement accounts such as Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) and Solo 401(k)s. – but

How Many Properties Do I need to Own Before I Can Elect the Real Estate Professional Status?

The Real Estate Professional (REP) status is coveted in the world of real estate investors as it allows taxpayers to deduct an unlimited amount of passive losses against all other

Business Advice

Rental Property LLC

The Cons To Consider When Moving Your Rental Property Into An LLC

This is a guest post is brought to you by: Scott Smith, Esq., lead attorney and founder of Royal Legal Solutions. I’ll admit upfront that as an asset protection attorney, I’m

Top 3 Lethal Real Estate Investment Mistakes

Has there ever been a better time to invest in real estate? That’s debatable. As property values skyrocket all across the country, many are wondering if we’ll see another bubble

How to Pass Your Wealth to the Next Generation Like a Boss!

So you spent your entire life building your business and real estate empire. It has afforded you and your family a world class lifestyle. Vacations to the Caribbean, a beach

Qualities To Demand For In A Professional Real Estate Attorney

Those looking for the best real estate attorney they can find are looking for someone who is going to help protect their assets in a number of different ways. That

Accounting

Should Real Estate Investors Be Using Accounting Software?

A lot goes into managing investment properties, from finding those perfect tenants to finding that receipt from Home Depot. But have you found the best way to manage your finances?

The Low-Hanging Fruit: The “Easy” Tax Deductions

There are several “it-would-be-a-crime-to-miss-‘em,” easy tax deductions that every real estate investor should know about. What are they? I’ve got them all right here for you, all your tried-and-true real

Simplify Your Accounting by Using Separate Bank Accounts

I know I talk about the value of utilizing separate bank accounts quite often, and I may seem like a broken record, but it is only because it is still

Why Recordkeeping is Essential for Landlords

While important for most industries, record keeping for landlords is absolutely critical—among other things, it can keep you out of a major legal snafu! Here, on behalf of The Real

Tools and Technology

Should Real Estate Investors Be Using Accounting Software?

A lot goes into managing investment properties, from finding those perfect tenants to finding that receipt from Home Depot. But have you found the best way to manage your finances?

Introducing Our New Deliverable Management System

If you work with us, you know we’re a tech heavy firm. Actually, we’re a tech only firm. We don’t believe in paper based workflows. As Kevin Smith, an Accounting Wizard

How to Analyze a New Market for Your Rental Property Investing

The best perk about being comfortable with investing in rental properties at a distance is that you can easily analyze new markets without ever leaving your seat. Or beach chair

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