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58-Year-Old Landlord Says Goodbye to Tenants
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58-Year-Old Landlord Says Goodbye to Tenants

How Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) are helping retirees find time and freedom. Here's one couple’s story of gaining their freedom by quitting the la…
July 23, 2021
Red-Hot Housing Market Today Could Burn Real Estate Professionals Tomorrow
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Red-Hot Housing Market Today Could Burn Real Estate Professionals Tomorrow

Yes, real estate is hot right now, and agents and investors are flush with cash. It’s time for real estate professionals to diversify their finances, …
July 21, 2021
Are 1031 Exchanges Right for Me?
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Are 1031 Exchanges Right for Me?

There’s a possibility the tax-deferral benefit of such property exchanges could end for some high-net-worth real estate investors, so that could speed…
July 18, 2021
10 Big U.S. Cities With the Cheapest Apartment Rents
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10 Big U.S. Cities With the Cheapest Apartment Rents

Housing prices are on the rise nationwide, but these big U.S. cities remain affordable thanks to their dirt-cheap rents.
July 16, 2021
How to Disaster-Proof Your Home
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How to Disaster-Proof Your Home

Natural disasters are going to happen. Take steps to prepare—and see if you can get help with the costs.
July 9, 2021

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14 Must-Have Items for Your Home Emergency Kit
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14 Must-Have Items for Your Home Emergency Kit

Now more than ever, you need to be prepared to survive on your own in the case of disaster — days without power, food or water from the tap.
July 3, 2021
9 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Arizona
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9 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Arizona

The Grand Canyon State offers so much more than that gorgeous hole in the ground. Check out whether you'd like to spend your golden years in this sout…
July 2, 2021
Know the Rules for Renting Out Your Vacation Home
Becoming a Homeowner

Know the Rules for Renting Out Your Vacation Home

Make sure you understand when you must pay taxes on rental income you earn and when you can deduct expenses for the upkeep of the property.
June 30, 2021
10 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida
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10 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida

Heading South has always been a key to your retirement plan. If Florida is part of the plan, we offer up a few tips to help you find your way.
June 29, 2021
Looking to Buy a $1 Million Retirement Home, But Need a Short-Term Loan?
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Looking to Buy a $1 Million Retirement Home, But Need a Short-Term Loan?

A unique product called a pledged asset line allows a person to borrow money for just a few months, letting their investments remain intact and saving…
June 28, 2021
7 of the Best Places to Retire
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7 of the Best Places to Retire

These small cities check all the boxes for an affordable, active retirement.
June 24, 2021
Today’s Real Estate Market Requires Extra Vigilance
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Today’s Real Estate Market Requires Extra Vigilance

The market is hot, but don’t get so excited that you go into a deal with blinders on. In particular, you should realize that your real estate broker m…
June 24, 2021
Dream of Working Abroad? Beware of Some Serious Financial Pitfalls
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Dream of Working Abroad? Beware of Some Serious Financial Pitfalls

You can work anywhere now, so why not go wild and try the expat life in some exotic locale you’ve always dreamed of? OK, but first you need to researc…
June 23, 2021
How Biden’s Tax Plan Could Affect Your Real Estate Investments
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How Biden’s Tax Plan Could Affect Your Real Estate Investments

Should you sell your real estate investments before any changes to capital gains taxes or 1031 exchanges get made? That’s what many people are asking.…
June 22, 2021
How a DST Solved One Landlord’s Million-Dollar Problem
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How a DST Solved One Landlord’s Million-Dollar Problem

Considering that 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day in America, 1031 Exchanges and Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) are entering a golden era as more …
June 19, 2021
Keep Moving Costs in Check
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Keep Moving Costs in Check

If I've learned anything, it's that moving is almost always more costly and time-consuming than I anticipate.
June 18, 2021
How to Fail as a Landlord
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How to Fail as a Landlord

If you’re thinking of getting into the rental property business, do it the right way, or be prepared for the consequences. A longtime landlord lists f…
June 7, 2021
Retirement Planning? Don’t Forget About Investment Real Estate
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Retirement Planning? Don’t Forget About Investment Real Estate

Investment properties have the potential to generate monthly income and appreciation as part of a diversified portfolio. But you don’t have to be a ha…
June 7, 2021
Should You Rent or Buy Your Next Home in Retirement?
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Should You Rent or Buy Your Next Home in Retirement?

If you’re thinking about renting your next home instead of buying, consider the pros and cons of the decision.
May 27, 2021
COVID’s Silver Lining: A Calmer Life
Coronavirus and Your Money

COVID’s Silver Lining: A Calmer Life

This family left the West Coast for a simpler lifestyle in a small Cape Cod town.
May 26, 2021
Does It Make Sense to Buy a House Now?
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Does It Make Sense to Buy a House Now?

Yes, mortgage rates are low, but that’s not the only factor to consider. See if you are the type of person who should jump into the housing market now…
May 22, 2021
Is Your Home Insured Against Disaster? Better Check
Becoming a Homeowner

Is Your Home Insured Against Disaster? Better Check

Your insurance policy might leave you high and dry when things get wet (or hot, or shaky). We'll talk about making sure you're fully covered. Also, in…
May 18, 2021
Tap the Money Tied Up in Your Home with Keith Gumbinger
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Tap the Money Tied Up in Your Home with Keith Gumbinger

Housing prices have been on a tear, and that means home equity is up, too. Turning that value into cash in your wallet can be complicated, though. Equ…
May 12, 2021
What Is a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange?
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What Is a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange?

If you have real estate investments, you’ve probably heard of the term, but you may not have a full understanding of what this valuable tax-deferral m…
May 4, 2021
‘Zombie’ Mortgages Come Back to Haunt Property Owners after Great Recession
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‘Zombie’ Mortgages Come Back to Haunt Property Owners after Great Recession

A letter from a law firm arrives out of the blue, warning that you could lose your house over a mortgage you thought was long dead. It’s happening all…
April 30, 2021