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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Real Estate CPA
November 1, 2018
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.”
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 […]
In April 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final rules on conflicts of interest among investment advisors of retirement accounts. Under the new rules, investment advisors must adhere to a stricter standard (i.e., the “fiduciary standard”) of performance with respect to assets held in qualified retirement plans. The “fiduciary standard” requires advisors who are registered with the SEC […]
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.
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||Rental Tax Advice