New tax legislation is bringing many complicated changes that could both positively and negatively affect your investments. The best way to prepare for these changes, those that took effect on January 1, 2018, with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, is to seek the information you need to become an educated and savvy accredited investor or real estate professional.
Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia (DC) have enacted laws that make the use of marijuana legal. Seven of those states, and DC, have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Several more have legalized medical marijuana.
Every location has some element of inclement weather that the residents of that area must deal with on an ongoing basis. There may be very pleasant days at some times. When the dirge of the specific weather condition comes, everyone must contend with it.
Storm damaged residential real estate seems like the perfect fix and flip opportunity. The premise of repairing the storm damage and flipping the house may seem straightforward. As anyone experienced in renovations can testify there is nothing straightforward about this aspect of the real estate investment business.
Weather affects home sales. This is a very straightforward conclusion that can be drawn by anyone trying to sell a home during a blizzard, hurricane or other severe weather event. If potential buyers cannot get to the house, they cannot make a decision to buy it.
Curb appeal is a critical part of marketing real estate investment properties, and each season brings its own unique challenges and opportunities. The need to make a great first impression in the fall is just as great as any other time of year, but the distinct quality of fall presents some fantastic opportunities that are just not available in the winter, spring or summer.
For the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the thought of a hurricane is a fact of life. Recently, the fact is that violent storms have made life unbearable for millions of coastal residents. In spite of this recurring devastation, there are increasing numbers of Americans living in coastal areas prone to hurricanes.
While it’s difficult to know for sure what will be included in a final draft of a proposed tax reform plan, let alone one that is passed by Congress and approved by the president, we do have some clues about what may be included in the plan.
A real estate loan borrower’s profile plays a salient role in the lender’s due diligence process and analysis. The mortgagee reviews the mortgagor, in a comprehensive manner, in order to deem any lending activity a prudent risk to the loan portfolio.
Changes in the interest rate environment and changes in financial circumstances have made refinancing a fact of life for the active real estate investor. Individual homeowners may be able to stick their head in the sand and steadfastly pay off a 30 year fully amortized mortgage.