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The Ups and Downs of Residential Real Estate Investments

Residential real estate is abundant and leasing terms are straight forward, but heavy maintenance may fall on the investor. Is residential property for you?

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Multi-family apartment buildings like these are eligible for inclusion as REIT investments

The REIT Income for Retirement: 6 Reasons to Invest in REITs

Retirees seek diversified retirement income sources as they continue to age. REIT income may provide the risk-adjusted returns they need.

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The Economic Consequences of 1031 Exchanges: 5 Myths Debunked

1031 exchanges are not cop-outs for the wealthy. Like-kind exchanges actually stimulate the economy. Here are 4 myths about 1031 exchanges, debunked.

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3 Real Estate Investment Types and Cash Flow Potential

Optimizing Returns in Core, Value-Add and Development Real Estate When investing in real estate, there are a variety of factors that can influence the stability of your cash flow, as well as your upside potential and overall projected return.  One such factor is the amount of property improvements necessary in the early stages of your […]

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Farm Crisis of 2019

The Farm Crisis of 2019: History Repeats with Ag Sector Debt

The last major farm crisis is now 40 years in the rear view, but today’s farmers are experiencing a parallel phenomenon, especially where it comes to farm sector debt.

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Investing in Gold

3 Tangible Asset Investments to Delight Your Inner Child

Get high returns by diversifying your portfolio with tangible assets like sports memorabilia, fine art and precious metals. Invest in an existing hobby and diversify with your diversion.

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Qualified Opportunity Zones

So You Want to Invest in Opportunity Zones?: Think Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Qualified Opportunity Investing with LIHTC Transactions There’s a lot of buzz on the subject of investment in Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds. Congressional sponsors were hopeful that this new tax benefit regime, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, could attract new sources of capital to under-developed neighborhoods in need of investment. But […]

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Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds: A New Tool for Real Estate Investors

2017 Tax Cut Created Incentives and Flexibility for QOZ Investment A new tax incentive that has been gaining a lot of attention recently is the Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund. Like existing tax incentives, the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) provisions permit investors to reduce their taxes by investing in certain areas designated as disadvantaged or underdeveloped. […]

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carveout guaranties

Carveout Guaranties to Non-Recourse Loans

The A to Z’s of Carveout Guaranties When utilizing a loan to acquire an investment property, there are two basic types available to the buyer: recourse and non-recourse. Regardless of the type of loan, the borrower may be asked to sign a guaranty, which can range in scope from full recourse against the borrower to […]

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single-tenant v. multitenant investment properties

Advantages and Disadvantages of Single-Tenant v. Multitenant Investment Properties

Is One a Better Investment Than the Other? Some of my investors have recently expressed concern about owning single-tenant properties.  They cite the all-or-nothing risks of occupancy and renewal as the primary objections to these types of investments.  These are valid concerns. However, investing in a multitenant property also involves a degree of risk, as […]

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