The Happy Landlord

Top 6 Landlord Guide – Basics for the Real Estate Investor

Posted by: rohanrealty | on January 18, 2013

Source: About.Com | Real Estate Business

Compared to flipping properties, landlording is a long-term commitment with demanding requirements of your time. Before you take the steps toward the job of landlord, examine your capabilities and desires, and make sure that you’re up to it. If you are, it can be a wonderful and profitable experience. <More>

Best Ways to Invest in Real Estate

Posted by: rohanrealty | on January 18, 2013

Wall Street Journal | WEALTH MANAGEMENT JOURNAL | October 29, 2012

A Real-Estate Primer

Direct ownership offers income, but REITs might be better for some

Q: What’s the best way to invest in real estate today? “Hard” real-estate investments or “soft” shares and ETFs?

A: As housing finally rebounds, investors are searching for the best ways to take advantage. Tim Courtney, chief investment officer at Exencial Wealth Advisors, says an investment portfolio of more than $10 million could benefit by including both “hard” real estate, meaning direct ownership—either full or partial—of commercial, residential or other properties, as well as “soft” real estate, such as shares of real-estate investment trusts or other securities. <More>

Simple Ways To Invest In Real Estate

Posted by: rohanrealty | on January 18, 2013

Source: Investopedia ( | October 25 2009

Buying real estate is about more than just finding a place to call home. Investing in real estate has become increasingly popular over the last fifty years and has become a common investment vehicle. Although the real estate market has plenty of opportunities for making big gains, buying and owning real estate is a lot more complicated than investing in stocks and bonds. In this article, we’ll go beyond buying a home and introduce you to real estate as an investment. <More>

Short Sale of Property

Posted by: rohanrealty | on January 18, 2013

What to Expect When You Invest in a Short Sale Property

July 25, 2012 By

If you want to invest in short sales, then you need to learn about them first.

Want to invest in a short sale property? You need to learn what to expect before you get involved. Read the following article to learn all about the short sale process and what to expect.

Many potential investors are curious in regards to the short sale process when contemplating real estate investment. Concentrating on short sales and foreclosures is an excellent way to be a champion investor, but the procedure can be baffling to the unpracticed. The most desirable way to manage the beginning bumps is to find a knowledgable guide who can anticipate what to expect and what to do in order to endure the things that can hamper a smooth deal. <More>

Short Sale Rules May Curb Foreclosures

Posted by: rohanrealty | on January 18, 2013

By Marilyn Much
Investor’s Business Daily

After five years of sitting on the sidelines, Augie Byllott is ready to throw his hat in the ring and make some offers on short-sale properties. He’d bought several before the housing bubble burst. “But when the market changes, I stopped”, said Byllott, a managing member of Homeowner Resource, A Champions Gate, Fla., real  estate investment firm that buys mostly foreclosed properties. <More>


1031 Exchange Explained

Posted by: rohanrealty | on January 18, 2013

1031 Exchange Explained

By Wilhelm Schnotz
For real estate speculators and families who live in areas with an expensive real estate market, capital gains can pose a significant tax burden, particularly if real estate was held for a long time or through a volatile time in the market. Although it’s impossible to completely avoid capital gains assessments, a 1031 like-kind exchange allows property owners to sell one property and purchase another with the proceeds, and, if handled correctly, shields investors from immediate gains taxes. <More>

1031 Exchange – Information from the IRS

Posted by: rohanrealty | on January 18, 2013

Like-Kind Exchanges – Real Estate Tax Tips

Generally, if you exchange business or investment property solely for business or investment property of a like-kind, no gain or loss is recognized under Internal Revenue Code Section 1031. If, as part of the exchange, you also receive other (not like-kind) property or money, gain is recognized to the extent of the other property and money received, but a loss is not recognized. <More>


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Tenants in Common Defined

Posted by: rohanrealty | on January 18, 2013

What Is Tenants in Common?

One way for more than one person to hold property

By Moshe Pollock of Realtor.Com

There are various forms of property ownership. Tenants in common (or tenancy in common) is one of these. While the term “tenants” might imply renting, tenants in common are the owners of the property. There is no maximum number of persons who can be tenants in common, and the tenants do not have to hold equal shares. For example, one tenant in common can own 75 percent of the property and the other tenant can own 25 percent. Such an arrangement frequently reflects the portion of the purchase cost the respective tenants paid. <More>


IRS Provides Guidance on Using Tenancy-in-Common Interests in 1031 Exchanges

Posted by: rohanrealty | on January 18, 2013

IRS Provides Guidance on Using Tenancy-in-Common Interests in 1031 Exchanges

by Ronald L. Raitz, CCIM

On March 19, the Internal Revenue Service released Revenue Procedure 2002-22, which addresses the use of real property fractional ownership interests as replacement property in Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Commercial real estate professionals commonly refer to these fractional ownership opportunities as tenancy-in-common interests. <More>

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