[Editor’s Note: Today’s WCI Network post is from Passive Income, MD and raises the cautions you should take before jumping into a foreclosed property. Enjoy!] For the average real estate investor, foreclosed properties are a mixed bag. If you’ve spent any time searching for an investment property, you’ve likely noticed a few foreclosures for sale. You’ve also likely noticed that ...

Real estate can be a risky, time-consuming, illiquid investment. However, one of the best parts of being an investor in equity real estate (at least outside of a retirement account or a REIT structure) is that you can depreciate the buildings on the property. Under current law, bonus depreciation can be over 60% of your investment in the first year. ...

[Editor’s Note: Today’s WCI Network post is from Passive Income, MD. If you want to add private real estate to your portfolio, consider investing alongside me with DLP Capital Partners. They have one equity and three debt funds with lowered $100k minimums (normally $250K minimum) for the White Coat Investor family. Check out our YouTube Channel for my recent interview ...

[Editor’s Note: Today’s WCI Network post is from Passive Income, MD, and discusses his preference for real estate over stocks. Those who came to WCICON21 will recall that Peter’s portfolio is 80%+ real estate. Mine, of course, is almost the opposite at 20% real estate. I’ve discussed the “real estate versus stocks” dilemma before. In this post, Peter gives his ...

There are many, many ways to invest in real estate, and the decision of how exactly to invest is based on many factors. Some people, for example, make real estate a full-time job and dedicate many hours a day. Others work a handful of hours every quarter and still bring in a decent chunk of monthly income. If you’ve been interested ...

[Editor’s Note: Last week’s Physician Financial Literacy and Wellness Conference was a huge success! Special thanks to Chrislyn and Katie for creating such an extraordinary event. And, of course, thank you to Christine Benz, Mike Piper, Allan Roth and Leif Dahleen for their fantastic keynote and/or live panel presentations, and to our amazing lineup of speakers and panelists. Most importantly, ...

[Editor’s Note: Today’s post is from Passive Income MD. You’ve heard of people making a killing with AirBNBs and VRBOs, but it’s also entirely possible to have a bad return on your time and money with short term rentals. With short term rentals you’re not in the landlording business, you’re in the hotel business. As many people discovered during the ...

Learning how to screen a tenant properly will boost your returns, reduce your hassle, preserve the value of your property, and allow you to reach your investing goals sooner with less risk.   Tenants Matter When investing in real estate, you are not just investing in a property. You are also investing in tenants, those who either live or work ...

Podcast #198 Show Notes: Where to Save $100K for Private Real Estate The better real estate investments, at least the passive ones, are the private real estate funds. Unfortunately, they generally have higher minimum investments ranging from $50K to a million dollars. Obviously, if you have to spend time saving up for those investments you want to have a decent ...

[Editor’s Note: Today’s WCI Network post from Passive Income, MD discusses leverage in a different way than you might be used to when we’re discussing real estate investing. Check it out!] The phrase “passive income” gets used a lot on the Passive Income MD Blog; it’s right there in the title. I’ve talked about how to generate it, how to ...

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