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Lower rental amount found on an ad

I paid a deposit on an apartment and a day later I found an ad for my same apartment with a lower monthly rent amount. Can I use a screenshot of that ad to get my monthly rental amount to match the ...
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Able to pool funds for a downpayment and co-ownership of a home?

I want to buy a house but I do not have quite enough for the 20% down payment I'd ideally like to post for the mortgage. My wife and I are thinking of chatting with our family and getting together ...
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Is it better for a couple to buy a house together?

Is it better for a couple to buy a house together; forfeiting (I believe) one of their First home buyer's grant. This way both put into the loan and it gets paid off much sooner resulting in less ...
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Expenses prior to selling a rental property

I have a rental property that needs a new HVAC system. If I have this done just prior to selling, my understanding is I would add the cost of that improvement to the basis. But what about ongoing ...
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Establish rental property expertise with American Apartment Owners Association

"Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide" by Stephen Fishman includes many things to prove profit motive when not turning a profit, including: Establish your expertise: If you lack a solid background ...
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Is it a wise decision to buy a home in the current market in a coastal market where prices are at a premium [closed]

I am looking at the possibility of purchasing a property in the San Diego costal area, however I wanted to get some feedback from people that know the economic outlook better than I would. Is it a ...
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Should I move out from my current apartment before the contract ends to save more money?

I'm renting a room at $800 per month. I've lived here 2 months and I have a contract of 12 months. So, I have 10 more months before the contract ends. I have deposited $1300 as a security deposit. ...
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Can I use a property I own as a permanent mailing address even if I'm renting it to someone else?

This SE is the most applicable I think because it is in the context of business (renting) and personal finance (permanent address) logistics, even if mainly about mail. A friend bought a property in ...
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Can I do a 1031 exchange and later get Section 121 tax free gain

My wife owns a condo from before. We plan on doing a 1031 exchange and getting one instead in our city partly b/c it will be easy to manage rental rather than having to fly cross country. Down the ...
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When leasing/renting out an owned property, is there a standard ratio between monthly rent and the mortgage? [duplicate]

I'm leaving the country for work for roughly a year, and would like to sublease my home to a friend of mine living in the area. I have no experience as a landlord, and I've had a tough time figuring ...
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Should I rent out a home I own outright or one with a mortgage?

If I have two homes of equal value ($300K each) and one is paid off and other has a mortgage balance of $235K. I'd like to rent one of those out. Which one should give me the most advantages with ...
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Break even for renting house in California

Hi am trying to figure out what our break even would be for renting out my house in California. All the options with taxes can be a bit confusing so i wanted to ask if have calculated it correctly ...
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Status of unused depreciation on improvements to rental property, at death of owner

How is "unused" depreciation for improvements handled, on real property at time of death? Imagine my uncle purchased residential rental property for $10,000 in 1950. In 2005 he added an enclosed ...
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Claiming depreciation on a Real estate rental

Say Joe began renting out a rental property in 2015 and he has been claiming a reasonable depreciation annually for the tax years till now. For 2018 taxes, Joe wishes to stop claiming a depreciation. ...
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Schedule C vs. Schedule E for rental income

I own a few residential rental properties in the United States. I actively manage all of them, although this is not my full-time job. The properties are owned by an LLC of which I am the sole member. ...
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Can you claim past unclaimed expenses from previous years on a rental property?

My question is the following: Let's say I have some repair renovations that were performed in 2016 that I never claimed in the 2017 tax year (because I had enough expenses to fully balance out the ...
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Managed rental property: income from late fees. How to report on Schedule E?

We have a rental property that is managed by a property management company. This year, our tenants have paid late fees in addition to the rent. The management company filed these fees under Box 3, '...
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Buy 2nd house vs investing?

I've an interesting dilemma that will occur in a few years. My wife and I are currently overpaying our mortgage and will be mortgage free by the age of 35. We are also already putting away some money ...
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The formula to calculate the Net Present Value of monthly rental payment, adjusted for rental annual increase?

I am renting my apartment out, and for that I need to calculate the Net Present Value of the rental payment, after deducting the management fees (f) and adjusted for rental increased. Assuming that ...
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Splitting rental expenses between friends

I am moving in to a rented apartment in London with 2 other friends. Our contract is for 1 year, and we all intend to stay in the property for at least that long. We are trying to work out a good way ...
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Financing mother-in-law suite to rent out

Context: My wife & I just bought a home for $175,000 with 10% down. We pay $1,020 per month on our mortgage, which includes property taxes and insurance. The home has a very large, finished ...
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Are people with bad finances likelier to pay using money orders?

I manage rental properties and have noticed a trend among various tenants with a history of paying late or bad credit: They often pay rent using money orders. They do this even though I also accept ...
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Renting a property with a golf cart under a separate LLC

I am considering listing my property with VRBO / AirBNB. My property is a lake property, where other comparable houses are making a nice profit. One of my buddies is doing this, and he also has a ...
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How to know if negative cash flow rental property is a good investment?

I am completely new to the concept of investments and investment property. I've done research on rental properties and negative cash flow but am unclear how to actually measure if something is a good ...
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Trying to rent an apartment, processing fee $1000?

I am a student and soon to be tenant who is looking to rent a place for about 4 months between January and May. I have to relocate near Atlantic City, NJ and I have come across many winter rentals ...
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New York, Rental Apartment in Chinatown has issues with Gas Connection. Can I get rent abatement

I live in a rental apartment in Chinatown, New York area. My building had its gas turned off by ConEd because of a faulty pipe. Talking to the super, it seems the landlord as no immediate plans to fix ...
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Looking to calculate expected profit from sale of house

I'm trying to calculate the money I will see as profit from the sale of my house. I'm tallying the various expenses associated with selling and would like input on any costs I'm missing. I'm in ...
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Can I claim management fee as business expense?

Location is New Zealand. I have an agency that looks after a rental property for me, and they charge me management fee every two weeks. The tenants pay the agency rent, the agency deducts their ...
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Apartment rent possible fraud

I permanently moved to Spain in September and rented a one apartment through a Russian agency. I never met the Russian owner who I was told lives in Canada. A woman from the agency signed in his name ...
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Optimizing property insurance payments for tax purposes

I own a residential rental property in the United States. I recently received the bill to pay the property insurance on it. The bill can be paid in full this month, or I can pay it in monthly ...
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Capital Gains Tax allowance sharing for married couples

A husband owns a flat (mortgaged). He is selling it after marrying earlier in the year. Some capital gains tax will be payable as he no longer lives there - the couple moved into a larger place ...
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Capital gains when selling property

My parents bought a condo in 2005 for $75,000 and rented it out through 2015. I got married in March 2016 and moved in. I paid the HOA and property taxes to my parents. My parents gifted this ...
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Can I have a dual-purposed limited company

I am an IT Consultant and have a limited company which I use to invoice my clients a daily rate for my consulting work. Can I use this same limited company to buy property and then offset the gains ...
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Buying a flat abroad through British LTD company

I'm an IT contractor in the UK, I'm considering buying a flat in Poland, rent it on Airbnb or work remotely from there. I'm thinking if it's worth buying it through LTD company in my case. Would it ...
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Writing off purchases to improve rental property when partner made the purchases

I bought my split-level house from my mother and moved in. I rented the upstairs to a couple of tenants. They use the upstairs while my girlfriend and I use the downstairs (except for two shared ...
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Buying a vacation home

My wife and I are thinking to buy a house in upstate NY. We live in Brooklyn, NY (US) and rent AirB&B houses for weekends year round for a few days there. Our thought is that we would like to buy ...
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I applied to an apartment without paying fees, now I want to cancel but they still want deposits

I was recently on the hunt for a new apartment. I was worried about some apartments going missing so I applied to more than one. Now I have moved into an apartment and signed a lease but one of the ...
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How hard is it to rent an apartment with high assets, but little income?

Let's say someone has high assets (say, over a million), but currently has no salary, but do have passive (interest and dividends) income. How difficult would it be to rent an apartment? I've heard ...
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Rental Property Detroit; profitability

I am considering buying a property in Detroit, renovating it and renting it out. I was wondering if I have a good chance of renting the property out in this part of Detroit, what vacancy I should ...
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Will an international student owe capital gain taxes upon selling the property if they didn't live there for 4 years?

I am trying to figure out the Capital Gain taxes on a property in Toronto. I am very new to this, so sorry if I say something weird. I live in a condo, which I own, and I am thinking of renting it. ...
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23 Years Old, With No Debt. Invest into Rental Properties or 401K?

I am 23 years old and selling my Sports Car/Winter Car to gain economic freedom faster (Don't really need to do this, but I want to). Currently I make around 65K a year and bought a very cheap trailer ...
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Issued a W9 for Rental Property (Computer Hardware)?

As I understand, a W9 is typically issued for employment of a person. If a person from another company (for multiple company events) agrees to pay a rental fee of a hardware item owned by a person/...
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How can I claim a tax deduction for home improvements made to my rental property?

Scenario I need to do 5k worth of home improvement in the form of replacing an A/C and a furnace. The property is a rental and I'm probably going to break even this year. On the other hand, I have ...
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Would renters insurance cover this scenario?

This is US based. I have renters insurance and the coverage overview is as follows: Personal Property Loss of Use Personal Liability Medical. I have read my policy, but I do not believe the ...
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How do I calculate the ROI for a rental property I've owned (mortgaged) for about 15 years?

We own a two family house and both parts are being rented. We moved out years ago and now live with extended family... "temporarily." Trying to figure out the best financial route while getting into ...
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As a landlord Moving into as lodger of the tenant, in UK [complicated scenario] [closed]

I would like to check on one scenario. We've rented out a flat that we own (and we have a residential mortgage on) through an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, via an agent. Now as our situation has ...
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Wait for the perfect tenant or lower the price?

I bought a two-family investment property. Each apartment has four large bedrooms and contains more than 2000 square feet. That makes it about twice as large (in terms of number of bedrooms as well as ...
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Would a commercially-owned personal rental property be considered commercial property?

If a property rental company, essentially a corporate landlord, is looking to acquire homes to rent out on mortgage, would the company take out a personal mortgage or a commercial mortgage, or is ...
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Trust issues with rental security deposit

I'm in a situation where I will need to rent an apartment without the ability to see it or meet the landlord/sublessor first. This creates a trust issue that I'm not sure how to address. Most ...
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Single vs. multi-family investment properties

I own a few rental properties in my town and am looking to purchase more. All of my current rentals are two- or three-family detached houses. The cost of multi-family houses locally has shot up ...