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Definition of investment property

What is an investment property? An investment property is real estate purchased with the intention of obtaining a return on the investment either through rental income or the future resale of the property, or both. Ownership can be held by an individual investor, a group of investors, or a corporation. An investment property can be […]

The complete guide to financing an inves...

There are many reasons and ways to invest in real estate. It can be a hedge against market volatility when stocks fall, and there are many benefits associated with owning investment property. Whether you are buying and holding land for future development, flipping a property, buying a property for an elderly relative to live in […]

Avoid capital gains tax on the sale of y...

With appreciated shares, you can sell your shares over several years to spread the appreciation. Unfortunately, investment property does not enjoy the same luxury; the full amount of the gain must be claimed on your taxes in the year the property is sold, unless certain steps are taken to minimize this risk. If an investor […]

Can FHA loans be used for investment pro...

Low down payments and low credit score requirements make Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans an attractive option for homebuyers who might not qualify for a traditional mortgage. While this may be good news for some homeowners, real estate investors looking to take advantage of the benefits of an FHA loan may need to look elsewhere. […]