Category: Real estate investing

Posts that cover the various nuances of real estate investing, including some basic knowledge that every wannabe real estate investor should know.

Tax Reform Hacks For Real Estate A Bit More Complicated

Tax Reform Hacks For Real Estate A Bit More Complicated
On Thursday I posted some ideas on how to retain the benefits of the mortgage interest and property tax deductions under the new tax law. But I think I oversimplified it a bit so I wanted to backtrack for a few minutes. Let me clarify a few things. First, I want to make sure that... Read more »

Renting A Home Suddenly Looks Better Under Tax Reform

Renting A Home Suddenly Looks Better Under Tax Reform
As people are working on their tax returns I suspect the reality of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is starting to kick in – and I’m not talking about the withholding/ refund drivel that the media is obsessed with. The bigger issue is the $10,000 SALT (state and local tax) deduction limitation that... Read more »

How Chicago Real Estate Investors Can Benefit From Opportunity Zones

How Chicago Real Estate Investors Can Benefit From Opportunity Zones
As part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act congress created tax advantaged Opportunity Zone investments in order to encourage investment in economically distressed communities. Basic information on how this program works is readily available but if you want to get down to specifics – e.g. what kind of Chicago real estate investments would... Read more »
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Chicago Voter Support For Rent Control A Huge Mistake

Chicago Voter Support For Rent Control A Huge Mistake
Last week 75% of Chicago voters who were given the chance to weigh in on Illinois’ current ban on rent control supported lifting the ban. I guess technically they didn’t actually support rent control – i.e. lifting the ban would merely give local governments the option of imposing rent control. However, I have a strong... Read more »

Chicago Real Estate Investment Market Unfazed By Higher Interest Rates

Chicago Real Estate Investment Market Unfazed By Higher Interest Rates
In theory a real estate investment can be valued like a bond. It produces a stream of cash flows so its value should be based on the discounted cash flows. Even though they may not know how to calculate a net present value most real estate investors get the general concept. A higher cash flow... Read more »

Chicago Real Estate Investing: How One Investor Just Bought Price Protection

Chicago Real Estate Investing: How One Investor Just Bought Price Protection
Any investment you make is subject to market risk – the risk that the entire market for assets like the one you hold will go down in value – and real estate investing is no exception. The other truism is that anyone who owns a home is a bit of a real estate investor themselves... Read more »
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3 Tips To Mitigate Capital Gains on Real Estate Sales

3 Tips To Mitigate Capital Gains on Real Estate Sales
This guest post was written by Jackson Cooper, an investment real estate & finance enthusiast, involved with the experts at  American Society For Asset Protection.  The average long-term capital gains tax rate in the United States is 28.6%, when you combine federal, state and local taxes, according to the Tax Foundation. That’s sixth highest among... Read more »

Chicago Real Estate Investing 103: Don't Be Fooled By Comps

Chicago Real Estate Investing 103: Don't Be Fooled By Comps
Everyone knows that when you want to determine the value of a property you “run the comps”, which basically means you look for similar properties that have sold or are for sale as the basis for putting a value on another property that you are interested in either buying or selling. It’s a very appealing... Read more »

Does Your Real Estate Investment LLC Give You Bullet Proof Asset Protection?

 Does Your Real Estate Investment LLC Give You Bullet Proof Asset Protection?
This guest post was written by Jackson Cooper, a writer and real estate enthusiast, involved in the outreach team at  Jensen and Company. Follow them on Twitter Or Facebook. The United States is by far the most litigious country on the planet. The Pacific Research Institute estimates about 15 million civil lawsuits are filed in... Read more »
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Pilsen Real Estate Investment Properties - Sellers Beware

Pilsen Real Estate Investment Properties - Sellers Beware
Apparently sellers of Pilsen real estate investment properties have no idea what real estate agents are doing to them – or in the case of banks selling their repossessed buildings maybe they don’t care. We show (or try to show) a lot of investment properties in Pilsen for our investor clients and we’ve seen it... Read more »