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Category Archives: Real Estate Taxes & Insurance


March 2nd, 2012 by Property Investor

If you’ve been investing in rental property for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about something called a 1031 exchange. Although 1031 exchanges can only be used in specific situations, if and when you do need to use it, you can save thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in tax expense. Read on for an overview.

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September 2nd, 2011 by Property Investor

Owning investment property offers a plethora of tax benefits, such as the ability to deduct all of your business expenses, even “phantom expenses” like depreciation. The better prepared you are, the more likely you’ll be able to maximize your tax benefits.

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September 1st, 2011 by Property Investor

As an investment property owner, your top 3 costs are probably the mortgage, property taxes, and insurance. Obviously you need adequate landlord insurance consisting of building insurance, liability coverage, and ideally umbrella insurance. That said, there are some things you can do in order to reduce your overall insurance expense.

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July 6th, 2011 by Property Investor

The 3 most expensive operating costs for income property investors are typically the investment property mortgage, property taxes, and landlord insurance. The purpose of today’s post is to provide some advice on how to lower your insurance costs.

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June 23rd, 2011 by Property Investor

If you’ve purchased an investment property with anything less than 20% down, you are likely paying PMI or private mortgage insurance. This can run $100 a month or more. Here is how to get rid of it.

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May 26th, 2011 by Property Investor

One of the great things about investment property is that you can deduct your legitimate business expenses. Another excellent tax deduction is the concept of depreciation. Here’s an overview.

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April 13th, 2011 by Property Investor

Many investors (me included) procrastinate or make common filing errors that delay the receipt of their tax refund. With the deadline only a few short days away, here are some common sense tips to help you get it done on time and receive your refund check as quickly as possible.

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March 22nd, 2011 by Property Investor

If you invest in income property, your taxes can be a little tricky. What follows are some simple tips to keep in mind. This information came directly from the IRS on 3/4/11.

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March 18th, 2011 by Property Investor

There are 3 primary types of insurance any landlord needs: building / property insurance, liability insurance, and umbrella insurance. The purpose of this article is to summarize each.

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March 17th, 2011 by Property Investor

Property taxes are one of the largest ongoing property costs you will have to deal with when engaging in rental property investing. Luckily, it is possible to appeal the assessed value of an income property to obtain a tax adjustment. Here’s how.

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