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Deciding which investments to add to your portfolio can be more challenging than you might anticipate. If you have found yourself interested in alternative investments, real estate is a choice. Because of the many different types of properties at your disposal, you can invest in a property type that aligns with your individual investment objectives.
Mention the words “real estate investment” and what might come to mind is buying a property, finding quality tenants, and generating potential cash flow from rents. There is also the possibility of asset appreciation, meaning you could generate capital gains on the sale of that property.
Managing your exposure to risk is an important aspect of investing. Every type of investment carries some degree of risk, and reducing your exposure to the factors that can negatively impact your investment capital could be the difference between red or black ink on your balance sheet.
On Sept. 2, 1974 (Labor Day), President Gerald Ford signed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 into law. Close to 50 years later, this federal legislation ensures that your voluntarily established defined benefits plan (pension) or defined contribution plan (IRA or 401(k)) is protected from abuses and lack of transparency.
Commercial real estate investors may find the terms of a triple net (NNN) lease agreeable to their goals. This lease agreement can help lower commercial investors’ risk and provide steady income while offering tenants a cost-effective solution.
Mention the term “real estate investment,” and what might come to mind is a direct investment. This means you directly own that physical property. You’re also the landlord, with hands-on duties when it comes to the successful functioning of that physical property (not to mention the satisfaction of your tenants).
As an investor in commercial real estate, you know that ownership is never risk-free or without effort required. There is typically significant effort necessary to manage your properties, even if you engage professional assistance. Still, some assets are more labor-intense than others, and the type of lease you use can make a big difference. Let's look at the difference between a triple net (NNN) lease and a full-service lease and how the choice can affect you.
Is there anything special about owning a rental property in California when it comes to taxation? After all, California is a high tax state and seems to have gotchas around every corner for business owners. There are, in fact, certain scenarios where California’s rental income taxation can be quite different from that of other states.
If you’ve been paying attention to recent business and financial headlines recently, you know that we’re living in inflationary times. The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI), an indicator of inflation. The April 2022 numbers showed that the index increased by 8.5% from the year before. In other words, people are paying 8.5% more these days for baskets of consumer goods and services.
If you have ever bought a commercial property or even a home to live in, you have probably experienced the anxiety of waiting for the appraisal value report. An appraisal estimates a property's fair market value and is made by someone qualified to do so because of their knowledge and expertise. You might need an appraisal for tax purposes, gain mortgage approval, qualify for insurance, or determine a sales price.