Robert Cobean

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Tenants in Common for Married & Unmarried Couples

Buying a home is a significant commitment for both married and unmarried couples. Homeownership with a significant other brings newfound happiness and pride into the relationship -- the two of you are planting roots together and building shared memories.

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jul 22, 2021

How Does Owning an Investment Property Affect Taxes?

Investment property taxes are complex, and you should always seek the advice of a competent professional. The application of taxes related to investment real estate is different from taxes on your personal residence or ordinary income. For example, consider the limitation on the SALT deduction created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). SALT (state and local taxes) was previously one of the most widely claimed deductions on itemized federal tax returns in the U.S. The TCJA limited SALT deductions to $10,000 for either single or married filers. This new limit precluded many taxpayers from deducting the property taxes on their primary residences from their federal income taxes, at least to some degree.

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jul 17, 2021

What Is a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) Certificate of Cancellation and How Does it Work?

A DST certificate of cancellation is a normal process of dissolving a DST. This is not something DST investors need to worry about. The sponsor or management will take care of the dissolution mechanics. But as a DST investor, it is still worth knowing what goes on when a DST is dissolved, which we'll find in this article.

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jul 16, 2021

Tenant in Common and Divorce: What You Need to Know

Divorce can bring about some profound impacts on many aspects of your life, from living arrangements to financial and legal issues that need to be sorted out.

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jul 12, 2021

How Do You Value Property With Significant Entitlement Risk?

Entitlement risks can present special problems when acquiring and developing land. It’s difficult to know what curveballs city council members and other local government agencies may throw at developers. However, they aren’t the only ones involved when it comes to entitlement risk.

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jul 7, 2021

What is a Disregarded Entity in a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)?

A disregarded entity may sound like a complex term, but if you're familiar with pass-through entities, you're already familiar with disregarded entities. There's a little more to know about a disregarded entity, though, which is what we'll go over in this article.

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jun 29, 2021

Ways to Invest in Self-Storage

Self-storage can be an intriguing sector in commercial real estate and one that investors may want to consider. The U.S. currently offers approximately 1.9 billion square feet of personal storage space1, and the market continues to grow since occupancy is at record levels in many metropolitan areas, according to recent remarks by Aaron Swerdlin, vice chairman of Newmark.

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jun 25, 2021

How to Calculate the Percentage Ownership of a Tenant in Common (TIC)

A Tenant in Common (TIC) agreement is when there is shared ownership in a property between two or more owners. The percentage ownership is calculated differently in every circumstance and depends on the type of property and the terms of the agreement. 

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jun 22, 2021

What is the Annual Fee of a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)?

Investors who purchase interests in Delaware Statutory Trusts receive fractional shares of pre-packaged investments they likely wouldn’t be able to access as solo investors.

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jun 18, 2021

When Should I Buy an Investment Property?

There’s no perfect time to buy an investment property. It’s important for investors to recognize market conditions that have the potential to create favorable opportunities. While there are seasonality factors and economic triggers, there’s a lot that impacts your investment property potential.

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jun 15, 2021

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