25 Items You May Be Able to Write Off for Rental Properties

Note: I am not a licensed accountant. You should consult a professional licensed accountant for all of your tax and investment matters. This article should be used for nothing more than an idea of the kinds of things you can write off on your rental property investments. It is not in any way meant to be an instructional manual for your taxes. It’s tax season! Nothing is more exciting ...

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The Top 5 FAQs About Turnkey Rental Properties — Answered!

It seems that turnkey rental properties have gotten more and more popular over the last few years. It makes sense — they open up the door (great pun!) for people who wouldn’t have gotten involved in real estate investing otherwise. Turnkeys allow people who don’t necessarily have skill or interest in finding motivated sellers, rehabbing, and managing tenants to still own a profitable rental property. How? Someone else does ...

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Common Turnkey Rental Misconceptions & Solutions

I’ve been in and around turnkey rental properties for seven years now. It’s actually unbelievable when I think about it, because it seems like just yesterday I was sitting at my corporate engineering job secretly reading Rich Dad Poor Dad under my desk. I was just like everyone else who started with that book—I had no idea what I was going to get into with real estate ...

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Are Turnkeys as Simple and Profitable as Everyone Claims?

I recently got a really smart question over on BiggerPockets from Matt Van Parys about buying and owning a turnkey rental property. I was really impressed with it and thought it might help some of you out there who want to build passive income through real estate investing. Here is the question: I was just curious about what to expect from a turnkey company. Is it going to be as "...

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The Not-So-Obvious Reason Your Property Management Company is Failing You

Property managers. Oh, how many of us love them? (Secret answer — not many!) Why is property management such an often-hated industry? Well, the answer is easy. Because the majority of property managers out there just aren’t very good! Property managers typically not being the cream of the crop isn’t anything new, and in fact, it is a continuous battle for many real estate investors. I would venture to ...

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BiggerPockets. I Need Your Ideas.

If you have never read the BiggerPockets website, you are missing out as an investor. BiggerPockets is awesome. They have a forum where you can post any question you have and the community can respond, they have awesome blogs that are incredibly educational and cover several aspects of real estate investing, and it's really a great way to explore the world of real estate investing. The best part? I got ...

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How Do You Know Who You Can Trust?

The nice thing about this industry is you actually don’t have to trust anyone! This may be true in other industries as well, I haven’t really put much thought into it, but in real estate investing there is very little that you can’t somehow verify. At least in my opinion. We all know the gurus shouting from the rooftop about their mentoring programs, or their get rich ...

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