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Are Low Interest Rates Good for REITs?

While low interest rates are typically thought to be an advantage for buying real estate, more than one factor plays a role in the success of any investment, including REITs, or Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Posted by Clay Schmidt on Jan 12, 2022

What Is a Depreciation Schedule for Rental Property and How Are They Determined?

Real estate investing can provide a number of benefits to investors. One of these potential benefits is annual depreciation. The IRS allows investors to deduct depreciation as an expense once a property is placed into service. Because no asset lasts forever, depreciation is meant to capture the wear and tear of the property on an annual basis.

Posted by Colton Hoisager on Jan 11, 2022

Can an LLC Be a Qualified Opportunity Fund?

Here are a few basic facts about the Opportunity Zone program, which came into being as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Posted by Jacob Adams on Jan 11, 2022

Can You Purchase a 1031 Exchange Property with Seller Refinancing?

Seller Refinancing and 1031 Exchanges

The 26 U.S. Code § 1031 is relatively straightforward. Identified as “Exchange of Real Property Held for Productive Use or Investment,” the process focuses on disposing of an owned piece of real estate (i.e., the "relinquished property) and swapping the proceeds into another real estate asset (i.e., the “replacement” property). 

Posted by Brett Kimbro on Jan 10, 2022

Topic: 1031 Exchange

How to Analyze REIT Financial Statements

There are many reasons to consider adding real estate investment trusts (REITs) to your portfolio – but it helps to know how to analyze REIT financial statements to ensure any potential investments match up with your investment strategies and tolerance for risk.

Posted by David Funes on Jan 10, 2022

Tender Offer Funds: What You Need to Know

Investors looking to venture into financial markets have choices, including, among others, individual securities, bonds, and mutual funds. A mutual fund pools money invested by many participants to buy stocks, bonds, and other investments. Mutual funds offer both advantages and disadvantages compared to traditional investing. Some benefits could include:

Posted by Robert Cobean on Jan 9, 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

What Happens to Your Tax Liability with Proper Financial Planning?

Proper financial planning can help reduce your tax liability. But what exactly is proper financial planning? It looks at the buying and selling of assets with an eye towards tax liability reduction. This involves the timing of selling and buying, and the types of accounts assets may be held in. Let's dig into the details.

Posted by Clay Schmidt on Jan 7, 2022

Topic: Tax

Closed-End Real Estate Funds: What You Need to Know

Investors have numerous options for owning real estate. Direct investment is one, and various forms of shared ownership offer others. In addition, real estate funds may be public or private and can be formed as corporate entities or investment trusts. In either example, the fund is often created for an indeterminate period but may have a specific lifespan in some cases.

Posted by Colton Hoisager on Jan 6, 2022

How to Calculate Capital Appreciation in Real Estate

If you buy, hold, and sell real estate for trade or investment, you already know that returns are an important factor in determining an effective investment strategy. Also important? Knowing your asset’s capital appreciation and how to calculate it. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a math whiz to determine the numbers. You only need to know the basic formulas.

Posted by Jacob Adams on Jan 6, 2022

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