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Which is the better investment: real estate or stocks? [closed]

I get a better ROI with real estate but it is time intensive. Stocks take very little time but the ROI can vary wildly. Also, during a recession, the value of stocks can plummet but with real estate ...
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Partial 1031 exchange from home sale

My uncle and I are looking at selling a home we own in a trust. He would like to withdraw his portion of the net proceeds via a K1 and I would like to do a 1031 exchange with my portion. Is this ...
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Sibling Disagreement on Property for Mother

my sister would like to purchase a property for my ageing mother to live in. The property is $168K, she is putting $80K down (30 year fixed) leaving us with a $1K monthly payment (P&I, HOA, Taxes,...
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Is an American waterfall (distribution) ever preferable to a European waterfall for an LP?

Waterfalls outline how cashflow will be distributed between general partners and limited partners. In the European version, the GP (sponsors) do not receive carry until the LPs original investment is ...
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Can Bonus Depreciation offset my W2 income in the year I invest?

I am considering investing through a REIT/apartment syndication. The fund managers are saying that they are able to pass on the bonus depreciation to investors. I did a basic study on what this bonus ...
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After paying off your home, could you sell it to a confidant for $1, then buy it back for $1 in order to get lower property taxes in CA?

In California, property taxes are based upon the price that you paid for your home. Would it be legal, or even feasible, that when you finally pay off your mortgage, that you sell your home to a ...
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Do house prices increase faster in HOA or non-HOA neighborhoods?

I’m trying to decide if buying a house with a homeowner's association (HOA) is worth the headaches. A lot of websites mention that HOAs maintain housing prices better but I couldn’t find any specific ...
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Selling apartment, what taxes do I have to pay?

If I understand the tax laws in Germany correctly, it is as follows: Case 1: If I owned the apartment at least 10 years I don't have to pay taxes if I sell at a higher price than I bought it. Case 2: ...
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Percentage of homes bought in London for living in [closed]

I am investigating a possibility of buying a flat in London to live in. On Rightmove it is possible to see flats/homes that were recently sold, and often it looks like the price per number of square ...
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Capital Gains tax for Rental House

I have a rental house in Seattle that has been rented for 12 years and is values about $485K. We bought a house in North Carolina last September and didn't know about being able to roll the proceeds ...
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does the seller to a cash buyer in a real estate transaction need a Closing Protection Letter?

A Closing Protection Letter is apparently an insurance product costing between $25 and $100 which is supposed to protect the lender, buyer, and selling against mistakes and illegal actions such as ...
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What are the correct terms for a fixed payment with variable rate mortgage vs variable payment with variable rate mortgage?

What are the correct terms for a fixed payment with variable rate mortgage and variable payment with variable rate mortgage? I've read on some articles that a variable rate mortgage and adjustable ...
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Depreciation Basis on Purchased Commercial Foreclosure

I've hit a roadblock in my research on the use/abuse of TIFs. I've asked some professionals the below question, however, none were willing to answer or gave me conflicting answers. The question: What ...
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In a fixed mortgage, is the term the same as the amortization period?

From what I understand, the term is the length of time the mortgage agreement and interest rate will be in effect and the amortization period is the length of time it’d take to fully pay off the loan. ...
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What is a land loan, is it different than a mortgage, and how?

From what I understand, a mortgage is a loan secured by real estate. Thus under this definition you should also be able to buy land (secured by the land). Is this true? If it is how come there are ...
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How are assets stripped before bankruptcy? [closed]

This New Yorker article says ...hedge funds and private equity have used leveraged buyouts to purchase chains like Sears and Toys R Us, and then stripped their assets, including real estate, en route ...
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Utah, USA - Best Option to Minimize Capital Gains on Real Estate Sale(s)

Scenario I bought a primary residence in Utah on 06/2020 RE in UT boomed (21% for my residence) and I'd like to sell Additionally I have property I've owned since 2007 I'd like to sell while the ...
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Trying to understand the difference in 2 scenarios of gifting property

I'm in the US. I have 2 different scenarios related to gifting of a property and I'm trying to understand why scenario 1 feels legal and scenario 2 feels illegal. I can't put my finger on the ...
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Questions about capital gains on real estate

Let's say I sold my house in California and I estimate the amount that capital gains will be taxed (basis + costs + exemption of 250,000/500,000 if it was your primary residence) and there's an amount ...
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Buying a condo for 3 years and renting afterwards

This has been asked a couple of times, but I'm still having trouble with the numbers. I'm a grad student and will be in my area for another 3 years. I'd like to buy instead of rent, but given the ...
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Are there any expenses related to managing renovations on a remote property that can be applied to increasing its cost basis?

I purchased a home in another state that has needed major rehab and renovation. I have been traveling to the location to organize, design, and monitor the numerous jobs performed by contractors (all ...
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Can the buyer's salesperson receive commission directly from a private seller?

Imagine a private seller wants to save money by not hiring an agent, but is willing to pay some amount to a potential buyer's agent to seal the deal. In the described situation can the buyer's ...
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Where can I find my home’s square footage?

Pretty straightforward. I’d like to know what my homes exact listed square footage is, without having an appraiser come in and physically measure it or doing that myself. Is there a document from ...
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Index or fund that closely tracks residential properties in the UK

Rather than buying property in the UK, are there indices or funds that closely follow house price growth/loss in the UK? Property developers tend to have their own growth patterns. My problem is I won'...
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Is property with a transfer-on-death deed on it part of “the estate”?

My parents, in Colorado, would like my sister and I to be able to avoid probate when they pass away. They have a home (mortgage still in the process of being paid off) but not much in the way of other ...
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Condominium Reviews [closed]

I am looking to buy a condo, but I am having trouble finding out information about the condominium complexes I am looking at, and knowing what information to trust. Several of the places I am looking ...
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Canadian citizen living in Canada wants to gift a US property to a Canadian living in the US. What do I all need to know?

My uncle wants to gift a piece of property in the USA that apparently is worth about $8,000 to my sister and I. We are both Canadian citizens living in the US as permanent residents. Just curious ...
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How can I determine how much improvement (dollar value wise) I can put on an urban lot?

So, I'm in the position of considering where (within a given city/real-estate-market) I and my family want to build our next house (which will also be our first experience as homeowners -- we've lived ...
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Can I buy an overseas property using the bonus from a Lifetime ISA?

I have a Lifetime ISA but am looking to move overseas in the next few months. I am yet to buy any property and thus my first property purchase will most likely be overseas, can I use my Lifetime ISA ...
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How will my 1031 boot be taxed?

In the USA I'm working on a 1031 exchange. I'm having trouble finding information on how a boot (if I take one) will be taxed. I'm closing on my sale for $700k. I will have a capital gain of $550k. I ...
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Sell a property vs taking a mortgage

I have a property that is rented out, and generating monthly income. I would like to invest in another property, and I have 2 ways to finance it: sell property A take a mortgage on property A as ...
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Can unmarried Tenants in Common report investment property income/expenses on their Schedule E's or do they need a partnership entity?

Thank you in advance to whoever decides to read this and offer their insight. A friend and I own residential rental properties as Tenants in Common, 50/50 split under our TIC agreement. We have a ...
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Why would a bank not “buy a house for me” if they own the house until I've paid it anyway? [duplicate]

I find myself in a situation where I'm trying to buy a house, but don't have the money readily available. And my bank won't give me a loan, in spite of not having any problems with loans/money in the ...
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If I sell two rental properties in same tax year with one at a loss and the other a gain do they partially cancel each other?

I will have a profit on one rental property and a somewhat smaller loss on another one. Will the loss on the second be deducted from the gain on the first before determining capital gains? Do they ...
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Can my sibling double his portion of our inherited property by buying us out and then selling?

I have 2 siblings for a total of 3 of us. My father lived in a home worth $300,000. However, we inherited 2 million split 3 ways. My brother wants the property, and buy us out. When thinking it ...
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What is a fair way to split the profits for a co-owned property?

Seeking out some financial guidance... My partner and I recently purchased a home with my sister and brother-in-law. All spaces will be shared with the exception of bedrooms. We will be meeting with ...
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Two siblings own home with mortgage. What is fair for both parties? [closed]

Two siblings own a home with mortgage. What is fair for both parties? Should the sibling in the home pay the entire mortgage including HOA, property taxes, and insurance? Or should there a be a % ...
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Stamp Duty for EU citizens (UK residents)

I am about to purchase as house which costs less than 400k in the UK under a leasehold over 110 years. Currently, they say there are no stamp duty rates applying until the end of June 2021. The house ...
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Which institutions will hold a real estate “trust deed”?

Pardon me if my question is stupid. I was Googling what a Trust deed is and in one of the websites, there is the following phrase. A trust deed—also known as a deed of trust—is a document sometimes ...
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Home sale payment

My questions refer to real estate in the US. When the buyer pays cash (i.e. without taking a loan), would it usually mean that the buyer will have to pay the whole amount in a single payment? Or is ...
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Offering $75k (~15%) over asking in a top-20 U.S. city – are we insane?

Persona/income details: we make ~$230k/year in a medium-COL Midwestern U.S. city. Looking to spend no more than $550k on our first home. House details: listed for $450k in a sought-after neighborhood. ...
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Is it customary to pay a share of property taxes in a Tenancy-in-Common (TIC) agreement according to the amount paid for your share?

I'm looking at buying a Tenancy-in-Common (TIC) property in San Francisco for which the TIC agreement states the following about how property taxes are divided among co-tenants: The thing is that ...
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Using capital gains to start a business?

Lets say I make 100k profit in selling some stocks. Can I use that 100k to start a Business without paying Capitol gains? The Business would be used to buy and sell properties. Maybe a bar.
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Why aren't raising rents fixed by building more skyscrapers? [closed]

In most cities around the world rent is skyrocketing. More and more people want to live in cities and real estate is a limited resource. So why aren't more skyscrapers built to provide more living ...
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Loan to partnership or equity contribution?

I'm trying to understand how to account for the following scenario. Three partners purchase a somewhat dilapidated income property for $600K, each partner contributing one third. It requires ...
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Purchase of a bnb property and transfer of online accounts and pre-bookings

An LLC that I'm a member of, purchased a property from a Trust. The trustee is also a member of the new LLC (we already have the Trust attorney involved to avoid conflict of interests issues). The ...
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Cost of retaining right-of-way lawyer [closed]

I am currently discussing to purchase a lot at Prince George's County, MD. The original deed refers to a right-of-way deed with the state of Maryland for a small piece of that lot. I have a copy of ...
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Previous home owner wants to buy back the house

The previous home owner showed up after 3.5 years and wants to buy back the house. We've done a few minor improvements but no major updates/upgrades, so what should we ask price wise? Like $5,000 more ...
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Can I remove commissions from my 1031?

In California, let's say I sell a property for $100,000, paying a $6000 commission. Is my 1031 exchange amount $100,000 or $94,000?
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Right of way (per deed)

Following image is from the plat of a lot I am interested to buy. What does it mean buy 30' right of way (per deed)? Does it mean that I will not be able to do anything with that part of lot although ...

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