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What is a Mortgage REIT?

A mortgage Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a trust that buys mortgages or offers real estate financing in the form of mortgages and mortgage-backed securities. The mortgages a REIT focuses on can be residential or commercial, or a mixture of both. 

Posted by Jacob Adams on Dec 24, 2021

Can I Deduct Supplemental Property Tax?

Whether you own your own home (and use it as a primary residence) or have possession of investment properties, you understand one thing. Namely, state and local property taxes can generally be deducted from your federal income taxes. While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 caps those deductions at $10,000 (or $5,000 if you are married and filing separately), the deductions can be used to help offset income. The result is a potentially lower tax burden.

Posted by Brett Kimbro on Dec 23, 2021

Topic: Tax

What Is a Non-Recourse Loan and How Does it Work

A non-recourse loan is a loan where the borrower is not personally liable for the debt beyond what the collateral named in the loan covers. If the borrower defaults on payments, the lender can not go after assets, income, or other methods of repayment even if the collateral does not cover the remaining balance of the loan. 

Posted by David Funes on Dec 23, 2021

Section 1031 Property Rollover Rules and Examples

Real estate investors often swap one property for another through 1031 exchanges. By completing exchanges, investors avoid generating a taxable event from the sale of their original properties.

Posted by Robert Cobean on Dec 22, 2021

Topic: 1031 Exchange

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 I Claim Interest on My Rental Property?

One aspect of being a real estate investor is to figure out how to operate within the framework of the law while seeking as many tax breaks as possible. For instance, investors can claim the depreciation (the gradual loss of value over time due to natural wear and tear) of a property on their taxes, which can offset some of the profits generated by the property. While there are multiple tax breaks and tax deferral options available to real estate investors, there are still questions that surround the legality of taking advantage of some of these breaks. For instance, investors often wonder if they can claim the interest owed on their investment properties in the same way that they claim interest on the mortgage associated with their primary residence. The answer to that question will come as a great comfort to real estate investors who want to use every allowable tax break to their advantage.

Posted by Clay Schmidt on Dec 21, 2021

What Is a Retail REIT?

A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a company or trust that invests or finances income-producing real estate. Investors buy shares and can benefit from regular dividends if the REIT is profitable as well as from a potential price appreciation. 

Posted by Colton Hoisager on Dec 21, 2021

What Is a 1031 Exchange Company?

Real estate investors have long turned to 1031 exchanges to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of investment properties.

Posted by Jacob Adams on Dec 20, 2021

Topic: 1031 Exchange

What Is Improvement Value in Commercial Real Estate?

A property’s assessed value is calculated for tax purposes and is comprised of improvement value and land value. When speaking of improvement value in commercial real estate, improvements include all accessible buildings and structures on that land, not necessarily that there have been recent improvements made to that property. 

Posted by Brett Kimbro on Dec 20, 2021

How Do Tax Deductions Work?

Tax deductions are important for individual taxpayers because they can reduce your overall taxable income, which in turn can lower your tax liability, or the amount of money you’ll owe to the Internal Revenue Service when you complete your annual tax return.

Posted by David Funes on Dec 19, 2021

Topic: Tax

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