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In light of Fed's recent hike, will the mortgage rates (especially 10- and 15-year ones) go up or down in February-March 2023? [duplicate]

Given current market, inflation trend, and Fed's recent 0.25% hike, are the mortgage rates (especially 10- and 15-year ones) most likely to go up or down in February-March 2023? UPD: This is not a ...
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Selling real estate with rent credited as down payment (USA)

My wife and I do not live in a community property state, but we treat everything as jointly owned/spent/taxed. (In case it matters for the question) She inherited a house appraised as (Value) We are ...
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Potential ways to mitigate realtor's seemingly massive conflicts of interest, when buying a home

I recently tried to make an offer on a home in Pennsylvania, and after reading the contract, I noticed what seem to be several massive glaring conflict of interests for the buyer's realtor. Realtors ...
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How to recoup the renovations to home inherited with my two siblings

In 2016 I along with my two siblings inherited the parental home. In Aug. 2017 I paid remaining balance of mortgage and invested 30k in renovations to the exterior of the home. My brother who my mom ...
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Finding multi-family homes in Atlanta, GA [closed]

How would you all suggest looking for this home type in Atlanta, GA Inside the perimeter (ITP) and not too far south? Using a Realtor, a modern website (Zillow, Redfin etc.), browsing bank ...
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Rough and ready value for cash offer on a house?

I am thinking about making a cash offer for a house, below the current asking price. I would like to make (at least) a rough calculation of a sensible offer amount. First what I have read already: ...
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Best way to set up a rental income stream for property I already own - checkbook IRA?

Here's my situation: I'm 41. We bought a home in Dayton, OH in 2018 for $140k, with about 4k to 6k sq ft of livable space (depending on how you count it). There is an old two-story servant's quarters ...
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How do I get exempted from property taxes in India for lack of basic civic facilities?

My property comes under panchayat administration and I have been paying my property taxes for the past 5 years but since time immemorial no basic facilities like road, drainage and street light at ...
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What rules and regulation do I need to keep in mind when purchasing property in India while on H1B

I am currently in the US on an H1B visa. I want to buy a flat in India for my parents. But I am not aware of any rules and regulations regarding taxes or any restrictions if there are any. I will be ...
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Am I up for a $100K tax bill when I sell my investment property?

Australia Only... I purchased a property but never actually moved into it; it has been rented since purchased I paid $200K originally (1999) and could sell for over $600K today (2023) So, if I sold ...
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What is the difference between Capitalization Rate and Return on Assets?

In real estate, the capitalization rate (cap rate) is one of the metrics used to assess the rental profitability of a property. The formula for capitalization rate is net operating income divided by ...
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Can I save capital gains taxes by purchasing stock/crypto as part of LLC?

Suppose I register an LLC in the US and purchase stock or crypto as part of the LLC. When I sell the stock or crypto later on, I would like to use the money to buy real estate. In that case, does the ...
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Will we owe capital gains on selling an inherited house?

A certain house is inherited by a brother and sister. At the time, they inherited the home it was worth $1,600,000. They lived in it together for several years ( at least 3 ) and then sold it for $2,...
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Born 1959 in Ireland, immigrated to US In 1981. Purchased a property in Co Meath 2002 for K100. Property consisting of three acres with old uninhabited house structure with many stone outbuildings. ...
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Strategy to Negotiate a House Purchase in an Uncertain Economy [closed]

My wife and I are interested in buying a house here in our town (near Chicago), which is usually a strong real estate market. We have a decent income and good credit. We are living in a two-unit ...
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Buying real estate with an LLC

I am planning to buy a real estate property (rental) as a investment. There was a listing with the following comment: Property was purchased 17 years ago on a stock purchase - suggest Buyer do the ...
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Local Crime Data (Drug) for Property Buying or Leasing [closed]

Folks, I am looking for online data sources that have historical data on crime incidents. I have looked at a few sources simply by googling: crimemapping.com local police department - incident ...
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Bought a house, a/c not working, contract specifies a/c service, who is at fault? [closed]

I bought a house in New Mexico that closed about 2 months ago. According to the contract, the sellers agreed to have the a/c unit serviced. Exact words "seller agrees to have the a/c unit ...
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Is it possible to swap homes without refinancing (without changing interest rate)?

I'm curious to know if it is possible to trade homes with someone, and assuming the homes are approximately the same value, if the swap can be completed without refinancing (namely, without the ...
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Mortgage ETFs going down while inflation is going up?

So I'm looking at these popular mortgage ETFs, MORT and BKLN, and they have been going down over the past year, while inflation has been going up. Any idea as to why? Real estate is often regarded as ...
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Central Bank Interest Rate Hikes in Canada impact on Fixed/Variable Rates

Note: This is my first property purchase so forgive the n00b question I plan to sign at the notary for the purchase of a condo in the upcoming months. The condo was under construction for the past ...
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I pay 45k EMI on my investment property with 45lakh loan. My income is 90k and i get rent 15k. Is this profitable investment?

I pay 45k EMI on my investment property with 45lakh loan. My income is 90k and I get rent 15k. Is this profitable investment? I also get tax benefit of 2lakhs as negative income.
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If a home has increased in value, why would an essential component of the home depreciate?

My parents bought a new home a few decades ago, and since then the value of the home has increased significantly. They just told me there is some damage to the roof (which is the original roof) and ...
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(US real estate) What factors would lead to differences in returns between public REITs and crowdfunding platforms?

I was poking through this paper (yep, one source only!). As I understand it, it says that publicly traded US REITs in general don't seem to track US housing prices, once you control for some basic ...
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Itemizing property tax deduction on California state taxes?

I'm trying to understand if in California you are limited to the same $10k federal limit on property tax deduction. The only CA government info I can find is here Line 5e The federal deduction for ...
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Can first time home buyer loan apply for second house if not utilized on first?

Somewhat self-explanatory. If you (for whatever reason) fail to utilize a first time home buyer loan (typically with more-favorable-than-normal conditions) on your first home, can you utilize it on ...
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What type of accounting practice is this and is it good, bad or depends on other circumstances?

QUESTION - I'm looking for a name I can associate with this specific type of accounting practice and whether this would be considered good accounting, bad accounting, doesn't matter, depends, etc? ...
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Why do homes lose 50% of their value every decade in Turkey?

Homes lose about 50% of their value every decade in this country. Why is that? Source: 2014 - present https://www.zingat.com/ankara-bolge-raporu 2005 - 2015 https://www.zingat.com/blog/istanbulda-10-...
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When are capital gains realized if I sell a house and do owner financing?

I am selling an investment property without doing a 1031 exchange and would like to minimize, or at least spread out the tax burden of the capital gains. Especially given that I expect to be in a ...
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Sibling wants to buyout inherited property with 4 total siblings. Should we remove sellers fees from value?

Four siblings have inherited a home/property. The appraised value is around $480k, but in the current market it would sell for much more. One sibling was already living in the house rent free and ...
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CAP rates, risk, and interest rates

I'm doing some basic reading about real estate, and I've come across two principles that articles tend to reiterate, but I don't understand why these principles are necessarily the case: "A ...
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As a limited partner in an LLC, can my role be considered active?

I want to stay as a passive investor in an LLC for short term rental of Real Estate Is there anything in the schedule k-1 that might make me an active member instead ? What kind of income is ok for ...
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Can house expenses be part of downpayment if buyer pays them?

Don't know exact numbers, so I'll just make up some that seem plausible. Purchase price of house $200,000. Work house needs might cost $10,000 Person able to do that work wants to buy house. If "...
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Should we sell our current primary residence to payoff a rental we also own in favor of no mortgages? [closed]

Townhouse: About 10 years ago we bought a nice townhouse for about 300K. Single family: About 4 years ago we decided to buy a single family house for about 400K and we kept the townhouse and it is a ...
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How do I calculate Private Residence Relief for a house I've sold where there was a loss, not a gain?

This question is likely specific to UK rules. I've sold a flat which I lived in for part of the time I owned it. I'm trying to fill out the Inland Revenue's 'report my Capital Gains Tax' form. I've ...
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Capital gains exemption on home sale

I am under the understanding that the capital gains exemption on a primary residence applies to gains only and not the total sale price of the house however I am in the process of signing paperwork ...
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1031 Exchange versus Accelerated Deprecation on New Property

On the surface a 1031 exchange seems like a no brainer if someone is selling property and buying a qualified property. However, it seems that if I use a 1031 exchange my accelerated depreciation on ...
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How to split equity fairly when contributions differ?

I understand there are a few similar questions here but for this I'm going purely by numbers for a fair equity split of residential property. I've rounded the numbers for ease. I'm interested in ...
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What type of market is most advantageous to downsizing or upsizing a house?

I'm mainly curious about this from the context of primary residence, but it might make more sense to view it at least partially as a real estate investor. This question is really about when the price ...
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Cell Tower Rental Fees Transfer to New Home Community

I am about to move into a new home community that has a cell tower placed prior to the land being acquired for homebuilding. In its previous life, this piece of land was owned by a non-profit. ...
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Is there no way of getting the inspection report before placing a bid?

I am looking to buy my first home and I am confused as to how to avoid the lengthy process without knowing what is negotiable and what isn't when it comes to the inspection step. If there's an ...
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Can I invest in real estate through an LLC being on an H1B visa in the US?

I understand that I allowed to make passive income being on an visa and not be actively employed / working for another company. I am not trying to work for another company, but I just want to pool ...
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How should I split the profit on sales of a house?

Is there a formula to split profit after sale of a house, two people put in 15000 each and one parent put in 35000 to help offset mortgage.
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How do I obtain a cost basis for gifted real estate in Russia?

Approximately ten years ago, we received some long-held real estate in Moscow. Last year, we sold it. My understanding is that we owe capital gains tax based on the difference between the value at the ...
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Real Estate vs Stablecoin Yield

My liquid (stocks, crypto, cash) net worth is $350K and Illiquid (startup stock) is around $1M. I'm 29, have no debt and live in a tax-free country, and have no taxes on income or cap gains. I make ...
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Is a property assessment created using a property compared with itself valid? Also, is it worth appealing?

I bought a house in 2020. It had been remodeled ("flipped"), and the value of the house is higher than other, older, homes in the area because of this. This area isn't a well-to-do suburb, ...
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Should I file state tax return for a rental property in another state?

I lived full-time in Massachusetts in 2021. I have a rental property in another state (Michigan) and in 2021 I had rental income. This is reported on my federal tax return for 2021. Do I still need to ...
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To buy or rent when interest rates and rents are rising? [duplicate]

I have heard that people use real estate as a hedge against inflation but what's the rational thing to do when, the stock market is dropping, housing is getting expensive (to buy and to rent) and ...
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Special Assessment as capital improvement while selling condo

I'm selling my primary residence (which I previously rented for two years) and I'm trying to avoid unnecessary recapture on the depreciation. The exact details of my situation are as follows (numbers ...
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What could prevent a bank from lending to me to buy commercial real estate?

If I want to take out loans to buy real estate with the intention of renting it to cover the interest on the loans, what are the red flags that might prevent a bank from extending a loan to me? ...
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