Real Estate Investors: Are you ready for taxes?

There was a great article in Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine this month: Are you prepared for Year-End Tax Tasks? Don’t Leave Money on the Table! Real estate investors don’t get stuck looking in the rear-view mirror and wishing they had done something different. Please don’t wait till April to meet with your tax accountant because by then you can NOT change your tax liability for 2013. But… if you take the time to meet with your tax accountant NOW you may discover you can make a difference on what you will need to pay Uncle Sam next year....

Is Landlording All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

No one said being a real estate investor or landlord of a rental property is easy. Our moms are right, there are no single fast and easy ways to make it rich. In the past, play-it-big-investors put all their money into buying up homes and renting them out, but we all know that such a risky strategy doesn’t work for the every day, leisurely investor. This Forbes article talks about several nightmare landlording experiences. Here are some we found to be all-too-true for the fast and loose real estate investor: Getting the Right Tenants. Most landlords put so much...