Billings Makes Top 10 in America’s Best Affordable Places 2011

31 05 2011

America’s Best Affordable Places, 2011 | LinkedIn.





What’s the Most Popular Price Range in Billings, Montana?

3 05 2011

What is your guess?





Bi-weekly Real Estate Market Update | Early May 2011

26 04 2011

I know it’s hard to read, but if you click on it, and then click on it again, it’ll zoom in for you ūüôā

You can compare this to the older stats post from Late January, Early February, Late February, Early March, Late March, Early & Late April for Part 1 & Late January, Early February, Late February, Early March, Late March, Early & Late April for part 2.

AND, just now realizing I missed Early April, so here’s that one for ya ūüėČ





Calling All Landlords | $600 1099 Landlord Reporting Law Repealed

17 04 2011

Yay!

$600 1099 Landlord Reporting Law Repealed : Speaking of Real Estate.





The IDEAL Formula for assessing Investment Property

15 04 2011
  • Income from Cash Flow – This is is fairly obvious why it’s good, right?
  • Depreciation Deductions – You depreciate real property (not land, but a building) to help reduce your taxable income (not on your primary¬†residence)
  • Equity Buildup – As you pay down your mortgage, you gain equity you can leverage for other properties!
  • Appreciation – The market is not always stable, but generally speaking, Real Estate appreciates. ¬†See The Rule of 72 blog post here….
  • Leverage – If you buy $100,000 worth of stocks, you need $100,000 & you get appreciation on $100,000. ¬†If you buy $100,000 worth of real estate, you need $20,000, but still get appreciation on $100,000. ¬†Nice. ¬†ūüôā ¬†Yep….that spells IDEAL.




Buy Real Estate in Your IRA | Traditional, Roth, and SEP-IRA

13 04 2011

Online Exclusive: Buy Real Estate in Your IRA.





Second Home Owners | You HAFTA Read This

11 04 2011

If you have a second home, the chances are high that you’ve considered selling it at some point. ¬†Maybe the¬†maintenance¬†has gotten to be too much of a pain, or the taxes you have to pay are ridiculous??

Did you know if you rent your home out for two weeks a year, for two consecutive years (total of four weeks), you’ll qualify for a 1031 exchange and be able to invest in something that might make more sense for you….like perhaps a multi-plex or commercial building??

Now…I’m a Realtor, not an accountant. ¬†Take this info & go ask your Trusted Tax person about it. ¬†It might do wonderful things for your life.








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