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Real Estate Taxes: A Brief Guide

To understand real estate taxes, you need to understand ad valorem taxes. Ad valorem is Latin for “according to value.” And ad valorem taxes are a series of taxes levied based on the value of an item.

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Safe Haven Assets To Consider During Economic Downturns

2022 was a terrible year economically; one of the few bright spots was the safe haven asset multifamily real estate. But otherwise, inflation skyrocketed to a 40+ year high; gas prices hit record highs, the S&P 500 was down -18.11% percent and the bond market had its worst year ever.

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Real Estate Tax Deductions Guide

It’s that time of year again… taxes. But let’s make it more interesting and focus on tax reduction, and more specifically, real estate deductions. As a real estate professional, I have to know about this subject. But that doesn’t make me a tax professional. So here is my disclaimer.

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Quick Guide to Real Estate Correlation

Believe it or not, real estate correlation is an important topic. And you should pay attention to it if you want to understand diversification. We all know that diversification is good advice. It’s right up there with some of these pieces of advice.

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Recession Proof Investments

Everybody is looking for recession proof investments. Why is this? Depending on who you talk to, we’re either already in a recession or soon to be in one. important to have some recession proof investments in your portfolio.

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Long Distance Real Estate Investing Guide

Mention long distance real estate investing in your local investor’s club and you’re likely to get some very strange looks. Keep it up and it won’t be long until you’re branded as someone who likes to buck conventional wisdom.

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Fundamentals of Real Estate Markets

The fundamentals of real estate span across three broad categories, acquisitions, operations, and dispositions. When you own a property, manage that property, and ultimately sell it, you’ve gone full cycle.

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Income Investing is Making a Comeback

Income investing is when one invests to generate recurring long-term income while preserving one's capital. As a strategy, income investors tend to be on the lower-risk side of the investment spectrum. Investors who covet this investing strategy accept lower rates of return in exchange for higher safety and stability. Income investing is commonly incorporated into the portfolios of middle-aged and older investors. 

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Growth vs. Income Investing 

If you took a survey and asked multiple people what kind of investor they are, you’d likely get a wide range of answers. You might hear things like, "I buy mutual funds, stocks, bonds, real estate, private placements, venture capital," etc. Others might identify as active or passive, risk-averse, or involved with high-risk asset classes. There is almost no end to how someone might recognize. 

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A Guide to Real Estate Investment Funds

Funds are standard investment vehicles in the United States and around the world. Mutual funds, money market funds, exchange-traded funds (ETF), and real estate investment funds are just a few. CNBC reports that in 2020 alone, an estimated 120 million American investors held almost $24 trillion in mutual funds. 

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Real Estate Equity and Ownership Guide

Regarding equity and ownership in real estate, knowing how investors make money is essential. If you’ve followed our articles, you know real estate investors can make money in four ways: Cash Flow, Appreciation, Tax Benefits, and Principal Paydown / Amortization. Of the four, appreciation and amortization are sources of equity growth. This article will focus on how to get the most out of real estate ownership by increasing your equity and putting that equity to work for you.

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