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The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In
places to live Take a look at our list of American cities with the lowest costs of living. Is one of the cheapest cities in the U.S. right for you?
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The 11 Most Expensive Cities in the U.S.
real estate From metro areas on both coasts to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, these are the priciest cities in the U.S. to call home.
Drop and Swap 1031 Exchange: A Guide for Real Estate Investors
real estate investing The tax benefits of real estate investing are attractive, and one way to keep the good times rolling for partnerships is through a drop and swap 1031 exchange.
By Daniel Goodwin • Published
Looking to Relocate? Plan for Climate Change
buying a home Extreme weather events are on the rise. If you’re moving, make sure your new home is protected from climate change disasters.
By Rivan V. Stinson • Published
Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate
capital gains tax Selling your home or a rental property at a gain? Here are important capital gains tax rules to keep in mind.
By Joy Taylor • Last updated
A Healthy Condo Has a Flush Reserve Fund
Smart Buying Reserve funds for a third of homeowner and condo associations have insufficient cash, experts say. Here are some cautionary steps you should take.
By Patricia Mertz Esswein • Published
Protecting Your Home from Lawsuits with a Dynasty Trust
real estate An irrevocable dynasty trust can play a valuable role in keeping the valuable equity in your home safe from personal and business-related lawsuits.
By Jeffrey M. Verdon, Esq. • Published
What to Do When Your Tenant is a Hoarder!
real estate investing Landlords must be very careful how they approach this tricky situation. Handled incorrectly, you could be in for a lawsuit.
By H. Dennis Beaver, Esq. • Published
A 3-Phase Plan to Get into (and Out of) Real Estate Investing
real estate investing How one Atlanta couple turned a $62,000 rental property into a $3.5 million real estate portfolio and then used a Delaware Statutory Trust 1031 Exchange to exit the business while paying $0 in taxes.
By Dwight Kay • Published
How to Grow Your Wealth Like the Real Estate Moguls Do
real estate investing The secret is to boost your wealth through generating both internal and external returns. Here’s how to do that. And, surprise: You don’t even have to own real estate to take advantage.
By Brian Skrobonja, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) • Published
The Myth of Passive Real Estate Investing
real estate investing Owning income-producing rental property may sound like an easy way to earn returns to many investors, but the reality can be very different from the dream.
By Eric Roberge, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Investment Adviser • Published