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Be the neighbor who knowsMost home owners are interested in what their property is worth.  Some take that curiosity to the next level.  My brother is the guy who pulls flyer's from FOR SALE signs anytime a property is for sale on his street.  He loves to inform me on what houses are going for in ...
08/29/2016
Advantages of Gated CommunitiesHomes for sale in a Kennedale Gated CommunityGated communities are often sought after for their amenities.  They offer security and privacy.  gated communities offer other advantages: Safer and quieter streets by restricting through traffic You are free from pesky s...
08/29/2016
Cast Iron and Clay Pipes DecomposeCast Iron and clay pipes are a hidden time bomb.  They say the best mistakes to learn from are someone Else's. I will give you two examples of when ignorance cost me thousands.  You can avoid the risk of buying and older home in DFW.Home Construction BackgroundIn...
08/29/2016
Homes for Sale in the Kennedale School DistrictWhy Do People Live here?Kennedale is a small bedroom community on the major cross-roads of Arlington and Fort Worth. Located just South of I-20 and along Hwy 287, Kennedale has easy access to the metroplex.  However once you are off the freeway, smal...
08/28/2016
Combining Section 121 and 1031 ExchangeYour Uncle Sam really favors home owners.  Not only does he allow you some tax free gains on your principle residence.  He also gives you more tax free and deferred cash if you use the home as your office or rental.  To realize the gifts US as given, you mus...
08/28/2016
Section 179 Deduction OverviewPeople complain about our tax system.   I actually like our system.  It favors those who know the rules.  My favorite tax rule can be found in IRC Section 179.  This section of tax code defines the accelerated deductions available for tangible personal property used ...
08/27/2016
Can you deduct 100% of business entertainment?The real estate business is a people business.  You can’t sit in your office and expect to meet clients, tenants, prospects, bankers, adjusters, appraisers and investors.  You are going to be out and about and you are going to eat.  The question is “C...
08/27/2016
Home Office Deductions Defray Some Living ExpensesHome office deductions offer so many tax advantages it makes me wonder why more people do not start their own business.  One of the rewards of being a business owner is cutting back on the daily commute grind.  The home office is a way to transfer...
08/27/2016
Real Estate Professional Passive Loss ExemptionPassive Loss LimitsIf you are invested in multiple residential properties and an active buy/fix/ hold investor, then you will come up against the $25,000 passive loss limit imposed by the tax code in section  IRC § 469(g).  It is imperative that you ...
08/26/2016
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