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Changing Ownership of Replacement Property After a 1031 Exchange: What You Need to Know

Executing a 1031 exchange can be a useful approach for an investor to defer the payment of taxes on a capital gain when selling real estate investment property. However, a successful 1031 exchange requires diligent attention to the details of the IRS code and the rules and deadlines included. Some of the essential components include these:

Posted by Amr Tenney on Jan 21, 2022

Topic: 1031 Exchange


Annual Depreciation Allowance: What You Need to Know

Owning real estate can provide investors with a host of tax benefits, but none may be more important than your investment property’s annual depreciation allowance.

Posted by Amr Tenney on Jan 17, 2022

What Is the Investment Time Horizon?

One straightforward way to look at the question of an investment time horizon is: when do I need this money? Another way to posit the question is: how long do I expect to hold this investment? The response could be the same or different. In fact, the answer may be different every time you ask yourself the question, depending on the goal you are pursuing, the age when you ask it, and the circumstances at that moment in time. Your portfolio will likely contain investments with various time horizons from short to long.

Posted by Amr Tenney on Jan 12, 2022

What Is the Load Factor in Real Estate and How Does it Work?

What Is the Load Factor?

The load factor is a value that represents space in a building that is not directly rentable. This space is generally known as the common area. Load factor allows each tenant to know the proportion of common area they are paying for. 

Posted by Amr Tenney on Jan 8, 2022

How Does Depreciation Affect Tax Shields?

Tax shields are named so because they help to shield income from taxes. By taking various forms of tax deductions, income can be offset (i.e., reduced), resulting in a lower tax bill. The type of tax shield depends on the individual, business, and country they are living in.

Posted by Amr Tenney on Jan 3, 2022

Topic: Tax


Are Charitable Donations Tax Deductible?

The short answer is yes; charitable donations to qualified organizations can be tax deductible. However, there are some stipulations and reporting requirements. 

Posted by Amr Tenney on Dec 30, 2021

Topic: Tax


Why Consider a Delaware Statutory Trust?

Real estate investors may be looking for ways to keep more money in their pockets at the end of the tax year. Obviously, there are some cases where taxes cannot be avoided, but there can be a legal way to write off some of your earnings or defer some of the taxes you owe until a later date. Obviously, it’s vital that any tax breaks you find are applied within the framework of the law, as failure to comply with state and federal tax laws can result in hefty fines and more serious penalties. However, knowing how to use tools, such as a Delaware Statutory Trust, can help you legally keep your money in your pocket.

Posted by Amr Tenney on Dec 26, 2021

Are Public Benefit Corporations Eligible for Opportunity Zone Investments?

While investment opportunities used to include a limited selection of ways to pursue income, things have changed in the investment market over the years. In addition to various types of stocks and bonds, there are also dozens of different types of real estate investment options that investors can choose from. However, there are some restrictions on some of these options that make it difficult for certain types of entities to invest in specific real estate offerings. Qualified Opportunity Zones are one such example of specialized investment classes, one which many people wonder are open for investing from Public Benefits Corporations.

Posted by Amr Tenney on Dec 22, 2021

Can You Own Rental Property While on Social Security Disability?

The United States created retirement insurance for its workers with the passage of the Social Security Act of 1935, but benefits for disabled individuals took several decades to be included in the program. Finally, in 1956 workers unable to continue with gainful employment became eligible for payments, and Congress added enhancements over the following years.

Posted by Amr Tenney on Dec 18, 2021

Can REITs Be Held In An IRA?

A Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT, is an organization that owns, operates, or finances real estate assets with the intention of earning income for the investors (shareholders). Because REITs use funds from a group of investors, minor participants may have access to investments they would not otherwise. For example, a REIT may own multi-family housing or other commercial real estate sectors like office buildings, retail, industrial, and healthcare.

Posted by Amr Tenney on Dec 14, 2021

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