Capital gains tax, in short, is the tax paid on profits made from the sale of an asset. This asset can be anything, for example, a piece of art, a classic car, or in this scenario a property. There are, however, several ways to minimize this tax.
Winter for many reasons can take a toll on a property and some of the most important preparations need be made around a home if you want it to weather the winter months. Here are our key maintenance tasks to complete on your rental property this winter.
An age old question and a hard one to answer. Is investing in buy-to-let properties better or worse than investing in the stock market? The answer as always with these types of things isn’t a simple yes or no, there isan array of contributing factors which means it’s different for everyone. One thing though, that seems to be universally suggested by the ‘experts’ is that...
Mold isn't uncommon, but it can be a serious point of tension between landlords and tenants and a large part of the problem is that the rules regarding who is responsible for mold aren't as clear cut as they could be.
A recent survey we conducted showed us that one of the key methods landlords use to learn is through video. To this end we thought we would share 10 of our favourite real estate and investing Youtube channels. These cover pretty much every aspect of real estate investing and various wealth building strategies.
For the right property and the right landlord student rentals are a great idea. They aren't, however, for everyone. In this article, we detail the pros and cons, as well as key things to consider when renting to students.
If you want to expand it and grow your wealth through real estate you may well want to consider building a brand identity. People react differently to a brand as they do to a person and you can utilise and capitalize on this.
When it comes to rentals, knowing what your tenants actually want, will not only help you secure the best tenants and fast, it will also help you retain your tenants and as with any service, offer more, give more value and you can charge more.
Should you invest in real estate now, or wait until the next housing market crash? This question makes some assumptions, and there are good arguments for both sides which makes it very hard to answer. We've done our research and explore both sides of the argument in this article.
No matter what strategy you adopt when investing in real estate, whether that’s flipping houses or buy-to-let, if you work a 40 hour week it can be hard to find the time to manage these investments properly. We explore four ways in which you can optimize your time to reach financial freedom through Real Estate Investing.
When it comes to investing in property it makes sense to start with properties at home so that you can have a hands on approach and ensure the success of your investment. However, in various parts of the world, the purchase price of property is fractional compared to in places in the US. Plus, there are often less regulations and friendlier taxes.
There are big gains to be made with commercial real estate. However, getting into commercial real estate can be a bit harder that residential, especially if your new to the game and don’t already have the right contacts.
Tenant screening is vitally important to ensure you get great tenants. Capitalizing on this most tenant screening services charge. There are a couple of problems with this. Which is why we've partnered with a new service to provide truly - actually free tenant screening for everyone!
When it comes to investing in your perfect investment property there are occasions when the banks aren’t as eager to give you money as you might want them to be. Enter the hard money loan. Learn what a hard money loan is and the benefits and risks for a property investor.
When it comes to acquiring investment properties that will generate high cash flow and growth equity, it pays to look at cities that have a booming population, high levels of job growth and are affordable.