Depreciation of real estate is a tax concept designed to promote investment in real estate, thereby increasing the supply of housing. Bottom line, real estate depreciation can save you money at tax time, increasing the velocity of your real estate investment.(Photo: Pexels). In the U.S., real estate is known for appreciating over the long […]
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Increasing the velocity of your money with home equity management
Home prices have increased across the country since the end of the recession in 2012, through the COVID-19 pandemic, and now continuing in 2023. Colorado and the Front Range have seen even more appreciation than the national average. Huge increases in home equity and low-interest rates make it very tempting to pull equity out of […]
More on increasing the velocity of your money by using Your IRA to Invest in Real Estate
(Photo: Pexels). Retirement plans such as IRAs, SEPs, and 401ks are often thought of as limited to investments in stocks or mutual funds. However, if you open a self-directed IRA account (SDIRA), your retirement plan can hold real estate as well as real-estate related investments, such as notes. Anyone can use their retirement plan to […]
Increasing the velocity of real estate wealth through leverage
When investing in real estate, it makes the most sense to get a loan for a good portion of the purchase price. The concept of leverage is what is known as using “other people’s money” or OPM. When investing in real estate, it makes the most sense to get a loan for a good portion of […]
1031 Exchange: Increasing the velocity of your money through real estate
The following article is the first of a series of articles about how to increase the velocity of your investment dollar through real estate. 1031 real estate exchanges A 1031 exchange is a tax-deferred real estate transaction that “swaps” one investment property with another investment property under very strict IRS rules for the timeline and […]
Is the Real Estate Market Shifting?
After 10 years of boom, can we say the real estate market has shifted — and will it bust? (Photo: Pexels). BOULDER – The Boulder County real estate market has been robust since the end of the recession in 2012. None of the boom markets since the 1980s have lasted as long as this one. […]
Homeowners Insurance Checkup
The one year anniversary of the Marshall Fire in Louisville, Superior and Boulder County has just passed. The events of the last decade in Colorado, including fire, flood, wind and hail, have shown that most homeowners were under insured or lacked coverage in some areas at all. As homeowners, the responsible thing to do is […]
Why Invest in Real Estate in 2023?
Most people consider their single-family home they live in as an investment in real estate. In fact, when they fill out a financial statement, it is even listed as an asset. It’s true that the home will likely go up in value over the years, and as the loan is paid off, it could represent […]