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Property Investment Basics, Part 4.

Property Investment Basics, Part 4.

Tax Impacts. Real estate as an investment class benefits from certain tax characteristics, primarily from the fact that real estate can be depreciated. Depreciation provides a tax shield for income at ordinary income rates, and then when the real estate is sold, the...
IRS Announces Opportunity Zone Designations.

IRS Announces Opportunity Zone Designations.

Want to pay less tax on your real estate investments? A new community redevelopment program for economically distressed communities called Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) offers significant tax benefits. One of the incentives works like a 1031 exchange, allowing a...
The Basics of 1031 Exchanges, Part Two.

The Basics of 1031 Exchanges, Part Two.

There are limits as to the type of properties that qualify for a 1031 Exchange. First, a seller must hold both the relinquished property and the replacement property “in a trade or business” or “for investment purposes.” The purpose of this rule is to ensure that...