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From the FHA documentation you link to, there are specific types of discrimination that are not allowed Who Is Protected? The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of: Race Color National Origin Religion Sex Familial Status Disability You are perfectly free to negotiate harder with someone you ...


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This depends on the taxation laws, but generally: If you have invented a trick to avoid taxes, it may be considered inappropriate by the tax authorities. Where I live, this goes as far as this: if you sell a stock and immediately buy it back to optimize your taxation, they won't accept it. Even still, taxation is typically applied to all gains: income and ...


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I don't think so, but I would check with an accountant to make sure. You will probably also want to consult with an attorney to draw up a proper lease. Some may say that this is totally avoiding taxes, but it isn't. When you go to sell the property, your cost basis will be less and therefore you will potentially have to pay more taxes then if you had ...


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A person buying a house has so many important issues to address. One question that comes up a lot is the age of the roof, and replacing an old roof can make it easier to sell your house. Given the many things a buyer has to address, however, I expect that it would extremely rare for a buyer to even ask about the length of warranty of the roof. Even if ...


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Past returns are past, future returns are future. I have no experience in Indian real estate market, but I should mention that any CAGR should take into account inflation. Stocks yield about 6% above inflation. If inflation has been on average at 14-24%, that explains the origin of the high CAGR in real estate. Also, how much time has your father spent in ...


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WeWork has a residential brand, WeLive, that does not own it's buildings. I guess we'll find out if this is a business model that can grow into single family homes. The New York-based startup does not own any of its WeWork or WeLive properties, but rather leases floors and buildings from landlords, improves the spaces, and then rents them back out. ...


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Real estate listings are designed to convey location, not school district. I once lived in a "town" that had a common name and everyone called it that, "Oh, I live in Foo". However, if you looked on the political map, there was another city 5 miles away called BarBaz, that was shaped like a dog bone. It had a 5 mile long, 100 foot strip of land that ...


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The lowest bid was from a roofing contractor(reputable from a friend who they did their house) for 9k - with a 5 year warranty. The highest bid was from the company for 14k with a 25 year warranty. The company has been in business for 5 years with 5 good ratings on yelp. 5 ratings on yelp in 5 years isn't a lot of ratings. Besides the warranty a ...


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