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

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List of countries that allow foreigners to own property [on hold]

One of common investments is buying property and then renting it out, one of risks of such investment is to have all your properties in same country and when bubble bursts due to high leverage loose ...
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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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Paying rent and then some

I have a roommate that is not keeping to the lease agreement. Both of our names are on the lease however I am the only one who signed the lease agreement. She has allowed for others to "move in" with ...
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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 ...
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Should I sell my apartment for 112% of buying cost or rent it out for 8% annually?

I currently own the following apartment: Cost when I bought it: 40K Mortgage left: 30K Annual Interest: 2% (fixed) Current estimated value: 45K (I believe I can sell it ...
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Downside to large deposit instead of insurance policy?

On VRBO (and perhaps others) there is an option to either pay $79 for an insurance policy covering $3000 in damage to the property or place a deposit for the same amount: Assuming that... The ...
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Do I owe a finders fee to my tenant's broker if they didn't bring me the referral?

I am currently using a broker to help me find new tenants for my rental home. Currently, she has only advertised the home on Craig's list. However, at an open house that she was hosting for another ...
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Best way to refi home and investment property

I have a mortgage on my primary residence and a mortgage on a rental house. Both have interest rates of around 4.5%, and the rental has FHA MIP that I would like to get rid of. Both loans are around ...
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Should I claim my rental property was not rented at fair rental value?

So for all of last year my ex-girlfriend rented out my upstairs apartment. When we first broke up she talked me into giving her a discounted rent since she was only going to stay "for a couple ...
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Is renting out a house still a lot of trouble if you rent through a real estate agency?

I often hear people speak about the difficulties of renting out a house, such as dealing with damage to the property, delinquent tenants, occupancy, etc. Where I live (the US), real estate companies ...
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What are the pros and cons of buying a house just to rent it out?

My situation is that I'm 23 and have about $4k a month of spare income after everything. I'm considering buying a house in the area I come from, a relatively cheap area where I have friends who bought ...
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Value of personal house turned rental

We bought a house in 2004 for about 150K. We moved for work in 2011 and converted the house to a rental in 2012. The realtor guessed its value at the time was about 70K. We sold it in 2014 for 118K. ...
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Am I calculating depreciation correctly?

I'm confused with a number that H&R Block online is giving me with regard to depreciation. I put a dishwasher, which cost $629, in service in June 2010. On my 2010 taxes I took a 50% bonus ...
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Apartment lease renewal - is this rate increase normal?

It's time for me to renew my apartment lease and the landlords are suggesting an increase of 5.8% over the "current" rent price and ~15% over the "effective rental rate" (because I got a free month ...
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Where to park money from the sale of a rental property?

If I sell my investment property to raise cash for the purchase of a new home, I am required to pay capital gains tax (i.e. income tax on 50% of the gain amount.) Is there a way to park this money ...
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Buying a house 50/50

I'm thinking on buying a house with my Business Partner. I would be living on it. We are thinking on going 50/50 on the loan and down payment and hoa and repairs . Since I would be living there we ...
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Buy to Let - Daughter-in-Law

My son and daughter-in-law are currently separated. They have 2 kids, and I have a great relationship with my daughter-in-law. I have had a relative die, and she is paying over the odds for rent, so I ...
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Is laminate flooring an “Improvement” or “Depreciable Property”?

My question assumes MACRS GDS depreciation, in the United States. I converted my primary residence to a rental property last year. While I still lived there, I installed laminate flooring in some of ...
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Tax Implications - First 2-Family Rental Property

My brother and I have opened up an LLC and have put an offer on our first 2-family for a rental. We have some questions on loans/tax implications for the business that we're hoping to get some ...