Real Estate Investment Planning and Taxation
Buying and Selling your Personal Residence
Buying Rental Real Estate: residential and commercial
Real Estate ownership and taxation
Assuming average levels of growth, landlords get the same high rates of return as homeowners, but different tax advantages. They can deduct repairs, cleaning, HOA fees, and management expenses; most importantly, they can depreciate the entire cost of their home and not just the down payment. Landlords frequently can have positive cash flow but slight losses on their income tax return. Small landlords (earning under $100-150k) may be able to deduct up to $25,000 of losses—a privilege denied to others. Larger landlords must save their passive losses until they are ready to sell.