Alternative investments are those that fall outside of the traditional set of investment asset classes, which include stocks, bonds, and cash. Unlike traditional asset classes, most alternative investments do not trade on stock exchanges. This is because they lack many of the regulations found with stocks and bonds.
Not all states have income taxes, but the same can’t be said for property taxes. Every state and the District of Columbia have property taxes.
When selling or purchasing an investment property in a 1031 exchange, certain expenses paid from 1031 proceeds will result in a taxable event for the investor. Routine selling expenses do not create taxable boot. Operating expenses and financing fees paid out of sales proceeds will result in taxable boot. A close examination of the closing statements for both properties (relinquished and acquired) can reveal what might be considered boot. In this article, we’ll navigate the taxability of selling expenses in a 1031 exchange.
April and May’s rents are down compared to the previous year but not by a wide margin. However, with uncertainty about the economy due to the pandemic, it’s unclear what to expect in the coming months. Unemployment benefits can’t sustain out-of-work residents indefinitely. The path forward isn’t entirely clear at this point.
With the shutting down of the economy due to COVID-19, many tenants are without a job, which means they also can’t pay their rent. For landlords, this means a significant cut in property cash flow. However, because cash flows have been reduced doesn’t mean expenses have also been reduced. With active tenants on the property, expenses are likely to remain at previous levels. How do landlords survive in this type of situation?
As a real estate investor, you’re very keen on working out cash flows and appreciation of a property. But what about the various risks inherent in all properties? Are you managing your exposure to different risks? Are you aware of the specific risks that come with each property?
Coronavirus has rattled real estate property types of all kinds, with student housing being no exception. Forced closures of universities around the United States has been a major cause of concern, with most, if not all, classes being transferred to an online setting. With a lack of need to stay in college towns, students are heading home. But what exactly does this mean for private student housing?
Multi-family housing has established itself as one of the most active after investment classes for private and institutional buyers, with an estimated 35 million residents driving the industry.1 Rising tenant demand, coupled with ease of financing, has historically created a strong argument for the sector, which in turn has created significant demand from both institutions and individuals looking to develop and invest. In light of recent events surrounding COVID-19 and an impending recession, how will multi-family fare? Is the property type still as defensible as it once was, or is there cause for concern?
Retail real estate has traditionally been an attractive asset for the cash flow oriented investor. Long-term leases with minimal operating expenses are designed to provide steady, predictable cash flow over a long-term horizon, while providing a layer of diversification on one’s real estate portfolio.
Lease arrangements can be complex, but there is a specific group of well-known lease types that provide a few options for tenants without too much complexity. These are called net leases. In this article, we’ll discuss what a double net lease is and how it compares to other net lease types.