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Earnest Money Deposit

How To Account For Earnest Money Deposits

If you buy real estate, odds are you have paid an Earnest Money Deposit at some point in time. And if you haven’t yet, then you will eventually. What is

19. Multifamily Underwriting and More with Ben Leybovich & Sam Grooms

In this episode, we’re joined by Ben Leybovich and Sam Grooms, two successful multifamily real estate investors and syndicators. Listen as we discuss multifamily underwriting, real estate syndication, and how

Tax Strategies

Solo 401(k)

When Should You Use A Solo 401(k) or Self-Directed IRA?

As you may already know, The Real Estate CPA is not the biggest fan of retirement accounts, and frankly, neither am I. Why would you want to tie up your
Ask Your CPA

5 Questions to Ask Your CPA Before Investing in a Syndication

Its common to ask for opinions before investing in a real estate syndication. You might speak to your spouse, members of your real estate circle, previous investors of the management team,
Combining Tax Strategies

How Real Estate Investors Combine These Two Tax Strategies to Minimize Their Tax Liability

Back from that Caribbean vacation already? Great, hope you had fun because they’ll be plenty more if you combine these strategies. In previous posts, we discussed cost segregation, depreciation recapture,
cost segregation

Cost Segregation: The Strategy Real Estate Investors Use to Pay Little to No Taxes On Their Investments

Have you ever been caught in the middle of a conversation about how ridiculous it is that wealthy people end up paying so little in taxes? I know I have.

Business Advice

How to Set Rent Payments and Improve Cashflow

The following is a guest post from our friends at Avail. Read more articles like this and how they serve real estate investors at https://www.avail.co/ Owning a rental property can be
Ask Your CPA

5 Questions to Ask Your CPA Before Investing in a Syndication

Its common to ask for opinions before investing in a real estate syndication. You might speak to your spouse, members of your real estate circle, previous investors of the management team,
Schedule K-1

What is a Schedule K-1 Form?

What is a Schedule K-1 Form? Schedule K-1 is a tax form you receive from entities such as Partnerships, S corporations, Trusts and Estates. Schedule K-1 reports income, deductions, and

The Checkboxes You Should Review When Considering a Trust Versus LLC For Holding Rental Property

Investors who hold property in their own name risk losing everything in court. But Trusts and Limited Liability Company (LLC) structures can give you some much-needed protection in an industry

Accounting

Earnest Money Deposit

How To Account For Earnest Money Deposits

If you buy real estate, odds are you have paid an Earnest Money Deposit at some point in time. And if you haven’t yet, then you will eventually. What is

Accounting Technologies We’re Using at The Real Estate CPA – Part 1

The entire landscape of the accounting industry is changing due to the rapid emergence of new technology. This is great for us as accountants, but it is also greatly beneficial

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

Tools and Technology

Accounting Technologies We’re Using at The Real Estate CPA – Part 1

The entire landscape of the accounting industry is changing due to the rapid emergence of new technology. This is great for us as accountants, but it is also greatly beneficial
Google Suite

How To Use Google Suite To Optimize Your Business!

Google, one of the tech giants leading in innovation for decades, has a long history of working with businesses to stay up-to-date on the latest tools out there, but what

How Landlords Are Using Smartphone Technology to Save Time, Increase Profit, and Reduce Turnover.

This guest post is brought to you by Ed Barone, Co-Founder RentRedi Inc. The Rise of Smartphones Taking advantage of the rise in smartphones and utilizing mobile app technology is helping

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?

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