Holding Stocks in Retirement Accounts

The stock market goes up and, as we’ve learned, it goes down.  Despite the volatility, stocks have been excellent long-term investments for many decades, and there’s no obvious reason to think that the future will be different.  Regular investing in equities, through bull and bear markets, probably should be part of your strategy for building […]

Renting vs. Buying a Home

Should you buy or rent your home?  This decision can include financial and non-financial factors.  Even if the non-financial aspects are extremely important, you should not overlook the financial side. Crucial Ratio One key to choosing between buying or renting is to determine the annual rent-to-purchase price ratio in the housing market you’re considering.  The […]

Passive Activity Losses from Rental Property

In these times of high stock prices and low bond yields, investors may be looking to rental real estate as alternative investments.  This asset class can pay off, in the right situation.  Before making a final decision, however, you should be aware of the tax implications, especially within the realm of passive activity loss rules. Despite […]

Link: 6 Exit Strategies for Your Rental Real Estate

The Real Estate CPA
November 1, 2018

Are we at the top of the market?

No one knows for certain, but we are on the longest bull market in history. And at The Real Estate CPA, we believe we’re closer to the top of the market than the bottom.

If you built up a large amount of equity over the last several years through appreciation and principal paydown, now might be a good time to offload some of those investments and lock in profits while it’s still a seller’s market. Especially the properties you don’t want to hold for the next 5 years, or through a recession or downcycle.

The Book on Rental Property Investing (Denver, CO: BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC, 2015)

The Book on Rental Property Investing, written by real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast Brandon Turner, contains nearly 400 pages of in-depth advice and strategies for building wealth through rental properties. You’ll learn how to build an achievable plan, find incredible deals, pay for your rentals, and much, more more! Real estate investing will never again be the same!

If you’ve ever thought of using rental properties to build wealth or obtain financial freedom, this book is a “must-read.”

Playing Defense as Stock Prices Soar

Investment Strategies for Aging Bull Markets

As of this writing, major U.S. stock market indexes are at or near record highs.  This bullish run might continue…or it may come to an end with a significant correction.  Below are several strategies to consider. Stay the course Many investors prefer to keep their current stock market positions.  For nearly a century, every stock […]

Real Estate Investing, Accounting, & Tax Issues

Lessons Learned from Investing in Real Estate

My wife, Tiffany, and I started in investing in real estate in 2010.  On November 8, 2012, we formed Wright Holdings of Shreveport, L.L.C. (WHS) to manage several investment properties located in Caddo Parish.  Beginning with a single property, Tiffany and I have steadily grown the company to include two residential properties and a commercial-unit office space.   […]

My third edition of the “Financial Tip of the Month” was published in BIZ.Magazine’s June 2016 issue.  Here is a link to the online copy.


Date: June 1, 2016
Appearance: Rental Tax Advice
Outlet: BIZ.Magazine
Location: Shreveport, LA
Format: Magazine