Questions around the use of property that is rented to others.

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Guidelines on when to buy or rent an apartment (in Europe)

I am currently facing an important decision for my life: I finished studies and will soon enter industry to work. Due to the fact that I will likely earn some money on a regular basis, I want to ...
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Mortgage Interest and Property tax for a multi-family rental property I live in

I own a two-family house (duplex) and live on the first floor. Traditionally I've been reporting half the taxes and mortgage interest as expenses against the rental income, and the other half as my ...
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Landlord living in rental unit - tax implications?

I own a 2 family house, and after many years of renting out one half of it (and many travails with tenants), I have moved a family member into the property rent free. I have unused depreciation in ...
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Renting or Buying an House

We are a young couple who are renting apartment near NYC. It has been almost 4 years that we have been renting and after every couple of years we had to move to a newer location and every time our ...
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To sell or to rent the house?

My wife and I currently have a mortgage on one house with a little over $4k left on the loan with 6 or 7 payments left. We are buying a new house (with a mortgage, 80% LTV financed at 2.875%, 15 year ...
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Can I claim home-improvement expenses on a rental I live in but do not own?

My father owns a house that he rents to me. I take care of all the maintenance and upkeep like lawn care, and repairs. He doesn't claim any of these on his taxes. Can I claim these expenses on my ...
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Purchase a home as primary residence but rent it until current lease is up

If I purchase a home as a primary residence, how can I rent it out until my current apartment lease is up (about 1 year)? My intent is to use it as a primary residence, just not within the 60 days ...
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How much CGT due after moving and renting out primary residence in Australia?

I currently live in my primary residence with an outstanding mortgage, but will be moving out and relocating for work in a few months time. The initial post is for 2 years but may be extended ...
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Cost basis of personal home converted to rental

I am helping with a situation where a home was converted from a personal home to a rental. It is owned by a woman and her husband. She got it from her ex-husband in a divorce. He got it from his ...
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Savings on taxes when selling rental property

I have rental property that I want to sell. The house was built in 1950; it needs major improvement that I am not able to afford. What's the best way to sell the house that would be cost effective for ...
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Foreign Tax Deduction vs Credit

As I understand it, the Form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit is intended to allow you to avoid double taxation on foreign income. You are allowed a credit up to the amount of US tax that is due to the ...
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Buying a house to partially rent out - what to consider?

I'm considering buying a house in the next year or so, and my plan is to rent out room(s) to help pay off my mortgage. I have no debt and will have a 20% down payment on the house, and intend on ...
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When buying a duplex are current “cash tenants” a situation to avoid?

I'm looking at duplexes for sale with the intention of buying one (both sides) to rent out. From an income-property buyer or landlord perspective, are properties for sale with cash tenants in place ...
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My tenant wants to pay rent through their company: Should this raise a red flag?

I have a tenant in a residential rental property who wants to pay rent through their company. They are asking for my SSN because they say their CPA needs it. Should this raise any red flags?
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Book keeping setup for real property depreciation

I have a rental property. I'd like to set up my books such that: the cost basis depreciable value of the house is reflected in an account, the annual depreciation is recorded sensibly, the initial ...
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Tax treatment of renovation costs and mortgage interest on a second house

In mid 2015 I purchased a house with the intention of completely renovating it and renting it out. The renovation is now complete with approximately half of the renovation cost incurred in 2015 and ...
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Can you combine multiple rental incomes and expenses for tax purposes in Canada?

I have been reporting my rental properties income and expenses separately using tax filling program called GenuTax. It's rather time involved, to simplify things I am wondering if it is possible to ...
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Repairs to a house in order to rent it that were paid by the beneficiary, but is still owned by a Trust

1. Since my mother's Trust owns her house, & I paid the repairs out of my accts, how do I deduct them - or can I? My mother left her house to me, but it is still in her Trust until the other ...
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Selling property outside the US - gains are taxable, but how do they convert?

Now permanently living in the US (but not a US citizen), I consider to sell (rental) property (a house) outside the US. I understand that I need to pay taxes on a potential gain; but how are the gains ...
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Living in LLC owned rental property

I have an LLC-sole manager- with rental properties in the US. I am considering downsizing and living in one of the rental properties. Should I pay rent to my LLC? What are the legal/tax implications ...
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rental dispute between tenant and landlord

I am a tenant in a single home. My former landlord sold the property. My rent was $1300 monthly. The new landlord wants me to enter a lease agreement to pay first, last and $1500 monthly. The ...
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How can I prove my ownership of government savings bonds?

I am in the process of moving to California from out of state, looking for an apartment to rent. I am currently unemployed and have no monthly income, but I have a decent amount of money in the bank ...
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Retirement Options for Income

I am in the UK and hoping to retire in a few years. I am aware that pension rules have changed recently so an annuity is now not my main option for an income - due to my age annuity would only yield ...
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Rent Increase for Section 8 tenants

We live on a property managed by a non-profit housing cooperation claiming to promote quality affordable housing. We receive Section 8 and when we moved here in 2008, the rent was $1110.00/month, and ...
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Can rent be added to your salary when applying for a mortgage?

I'm interested to know whether mortgages in the UK are ever given by taking into account any rent that the owner may acquire, rather than simply the owner's salary. My understanding of standard ...
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Tax deduct rental property expenses in future

I'm an australian doing postgrad in australia, and my current government awarded income is tax-exempted. I would like to know if in a couple of years when I start working, I can tax-deduct the ...
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Does rental income count towards Roth IRA phase out range?

Let's assume the following scenario: Someone is single Earns a $100k yearly salary from their employer. Collects $35k a year in rental income Will this scenario qualify someone for the phase out ...
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Submitting my property for section 8

I have a tenant who wasn't section 8 qualified when they started renting from me. The main breadwinner however has just passed away and the remaining family members (spouse and kids) now qualify for ...
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What return are you getting on your money from paying down a mortgage on a rental property?

If you bought a $200,000 rental home with 20% down, what is the return on investment you're earning over the full 30 year period from paying down the loan using the rental income? We will assume the ...
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Schedule E: What “Type of Property” do I use when renting out a room?

If I rent 1 out of 4 bedrooms in my house, then 25% is rental and 75% is personal. In filling out Schedule E, I use my house address in Line 1a. Line 1B is for "Type of Property". How do I ...
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UK Income Tax on rental income from property

My wife and I have a buy-to-let property held jointly. My understanding is that the profit from rental of this property should be split 50/50 for the purposes of income tax. If the profit per person ...
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Rental Property Income Tax Calculator

Situation Summary: Last year I simulated doing my own taxes by hand but I missed a ton of deductions. Thankfully I go to a CPA who didn't miss them and things were fine. This year half my annual ...
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Need small buisness ideas with 100k $ budjet in a 3rd world country [closed]

What small projects ideas you propose for me in Algeria (3rd world country in north Africa ) with 100k budget I can establish my business in 2 cities the capital or another city with a lot of oil ...
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Taxes on AirBNB income for renter

I have been living by myself in a large multi-bedroom apartment in a 3-apartment house owned by my landlord, who lives downstairs. We have been renting out the apartment I live in from time to time on ...
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Effect of taxation changes for an employed landlord (£40K) with a rental property that breaks even

What effect do the recent changes to UK taxation have on a landlord with employment income of about £40K and a unfurnished rental property that just about breaks even? (E.g. the rent just about ...
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Renting out rooms in my home, what's the proper way to deal with utilities for tax purposes?

I rent out two rooms in my home. Currently we split the utility bill between 3 people, i.e. the utility bill is in my name, and I pay the utilities and then get reimbursed for the other two thirds by ...
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Renting a flat in the UK with a student

I'm a working professional, and want to rent a privately-owned 2 bed flat in the UK with a master's student. I know some landlords don't want to rent to students. But since I am employed, would they ...
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Capital gains tax when I sell my home if I use a portion of it for an AirBnB

We live in Virginia. We own a nice-sized home and now that the kids are gone we are living on one floor, except for the laundry room. We are considering renting out the downstairs as an AirBnB space. ...
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Why does FlagStar Bank harass you about payments within grace period?

So, I just bought my 4th rental property. I always set up everything for automatic payment after the 1st day and before the 2nd week of the month. The reason being, I get all of my rents by that time. ...
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Tenant wants to pay rent with EFT

I live in Kentucky, USA. I rent out a house in Alabama, USA. My tenant wants to pay rent using electronic funds transfer rather than by mailing a check. This makes it easier for him to get my payment ...
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Buying a building with two flats, can I rent one out and still get a residential mortgage?

I'm looking to buy a house (first time buyer) and I've seen an interesting property that is currently a (empty) retail space on the ground floor, and the above space is a self-contained flat (which is ...
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Visiting vacation rental with immediate family

My family of 5 live in California, have a ton of equity in our home, are heavily invested in the stock market through IRAs and other investments and are considering purchasing a rental property in ...
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Apartment Security Deposit refunds in Maryland

I paid $158.00 security deposit in April 1972. How much should I get back? I moved out on June 30, 2015 with no deductions for damages. I lived in Maryland.
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Using second mortgage on rental property to make down payment on primary residence?

I currently own and occupy a condo with ~75% LTV. My fiancé and I are planning to move to another city and buy a home in 5-7 years. We plan to put 20% down on that home, which will be a significant ...
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Real Estate: Please review my recent investment (with numbers from recent purchase)

I recently bought a brand new home as a rental property in Syracuse, NY: Price: $200,000 Down payment: $40,000 (20%) Monthly payment: $1,500-1,600 a month (~$800 mortgage + ~$700 for taxes) Price ...
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Rental Application Fees

I've been trying to find a new apartment. Each application I've submitted cost between $20-$35 and I've yet to find a new place. A lot of these places have me just write out a check which I never see ...
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Refinance one rental to invest in another?

researching all the implications: Smart to refi rental property? Want to reduce my income tax paid (possibly?) on positive cash flow and use $100k as down payment on my retirement home(7 years to ...
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Should I refi a rental property to reduce income tax from positive cash flow and use the equity pulled out to fund an annuity?

Smart to refi rental property? Want to reduce my taxes and use $200k to to fund an annuity. Statistics: Married filing joint Current rental property appraised value: $400k Income: $190k of which $21k ...
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US Citizen Buying Rental Property in Canada

I currently own a few rentals (town homes / condos) in the United States. I pay on average about 1% higher interest because it's not owner occupied. I have friends in Canada. I've been told there are ...
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What factors to consider for deciding between forming an LLC vs taking insurance on rental properties

My friend and I (both living in California) want to buy a couple of rental properties (one in Texas and other in Florida). Looking through the various websites and forums on the internet, we could ...