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Accounting Technologies We’re Using at The Real Estate CPA – Part 2: Tech on the Radar

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the accounting technologies we’re currently using at The Real Estate CPA. In this part, we’ll discuss accounting technologies that are currently on our

23. The Tax Benefits of Investing in Mobile Home Parks and More with Brad Johnson

In this episode, we’re joined by Brad Johnson, a professional mobile home park and manufactured housing investor, to discuss the tax benefits of investing in mobile home parks, his new

Tax Strategies

How Land Conservation Easements Can Save High-Income Earners Thousands in Taxes

Tax strategies come in all shapes and sizes. Some strategies are simply best practices that every real estate investor should use. Other strategies are hard-hitting and have the potential to

6 Exit Strategies For Your Rental Real Estate

Are we at the top of the market? No one knows for certain, but we are on the longest bull market in history. And at The Real Estate CPA, we believe
Proposed Regulations - Opportunity Funds

Real Estate Investors Finally Gain Clarity on Opportunity Funds with New Proposed Regulations

There has been a lot of excitement from real estate investors around Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF) over the last year. But many investors have been cautious to move forward due
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

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

Accounting Technologies We’re Using at The Real Estate CPA – Part 2: Tech on the Radar

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the accounting technologies we’re currently using at The Real Estate CPA. In this part, we’ll discuss accounting technologies that are currently on our
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?

Tools and Technology

Accounting Technologies We’re Using at The Real Estate CPA – Part 2: Tech on the Radar

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the accounting technologies we’re currently using at The Real Estate CPA. In this part, we’ll discuss accounting technologies that are currently on our

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

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