Lower Cap Rates for Multifamily


THE CASE FOR LOWER MULTIFAMILY CAP RATES BY BY MARK SCOTT DECEMBER 8TH, 2012 Attend any number of multifamily conferences around the Tri-State region and cap rates are sure to be a topic of discussion….

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Paying Taxes Doesn’t Mean You’re Making Money Anymore.


Remember the adage, “if you’re not paying taxes, you aren’t making money?” These days, it serves as little relief to those facing the ever-approaching Fiscal Cliff. This morning, I saw a post on facebook declaring…

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CONDOMINIUM SALES SOAR IN OCTOBER ACCORDING TO THE HONOLULU BOARD OF REALTORS


http://hicentral.com/property-information/market-press-releases/531-october.html


Today’s Unique Atmosphere to Buy Real Estate


  We’ve never seen anything like today’s real estate market. Interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in our lifetime, prices seem to have hit bottom and are turning around, and inventory is shrinking.Whether you…

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Why Multifamily in Hawaii?


Why Multifamily in Hawaii? A look at why this sector is strong and will continue to thrive.


Exchange terms


Relinquished property: The property you are selling in an exchange. Replacement property: The property you are buying to replace the relinquished property in an exchange.


Who can exchange to whom?


There is a bit of confusion surrounding the 1031 tax exchange when the property is owned by more than one individual, specifically around the time they begin considering an exit strategy. The question sometimes arises…

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What is ‘like kind’ where leasehold is concerned?


Thinking about exchanging your investment property? Knowing what ‘like kind’ means is crucial to successfully deferring your tax burden. As a general rule, real estate for real estate, regardless of zoning, is a fine trade….

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How Borrowed Funds Affect Your Exchange


So you have an investment property you purchased for next-to-nothing and it’s appreciated to two- or three- times your initial investment. But back then when you were just starting out, you could barely afford the…

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Apartment Rents Projected to Rise!


From The American Apartment Owner’s Association website:   Rents Expected to Rise    ShareThis 6% Increases Expected; Markets in the West and Southwest Rising Even Faster A major market report just released shows rents are on their…

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The New Real Estate Tax and How it Affects YOU


Effective January 1, 2013, Uncle Sam may have an extra bill for you to pay. Do you have adjusted gross income (AGI) that exceeds $200,000 ($250,000 as a couple filing a joint return)? If you…

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The Gift of the Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT).


Back when you had the energy and time, being a landlord may have sounded like fun. Then perhaps, you hired a property management company or gave the responsibility of taking care of your property to…

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Can I exchange my vacation home


Interested in exchanging your vacation home for another closer to home?  Well, it may not be as simple as you think. A lot of tax payers are unclear on what the IRS rules are for…

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