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5 Common Rental Expenses That Will Reduce Your ...

For almost two decades New Direction Trust Company clients have been supercharging their retirement with real estate. By purchasing real estate through their tax-advantaged account, many have also stumbled across UBIT, or Unrelated Business Income Tax. Not a penalty, UBIT is a tax on any earnings from “leveraged” real estate, a common approach to capitalizing … Read More

Finding the Best ROI on Renovations for Rental ...

There are over 43 million rental homes in the US – a very large market, for sure. Most, if not all, of these rental owners have the same goal: generate recurring revenue each month to cover costs and maximize their investment return.  As real estate investors know, this is easier said than done. The physical property, the location, the local demand, … Read More

Crowdfunding with IRAs

It would be an understatement to say the financial landscape has changed in the past decade. Businesses accept payments with Square, investors buy stocks through apps while listening to podcasts, and cryptocurrency went from geek niche to cultural phenomena overnight. Alongside these is another monumental shift: crowdfunding. What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a type of … Read More

A Closer Look at 1031 Exchanges 

Self-directed investing through some IRAs and Health Savings Accounts allows you to defer (or eliminate) tax until withdrawals. However, pairing equity investments with debt financing may incur unrelated business income tax (UBIT), even when the equity is provided by a tax-advantaged account.   The most common instance is leverage-financed real estate. If your account borrows money to purchase property, … Read More

7 Ways You Can Maximize Your Real Estate Return...

Vacation rentals provide a steady stream of revenue for many of its nearly three million hosts, but there’s more to having a successful listing than simply buying a property and posting on the Airbnb platform. A bit of knowledge can go a long way, in this case generating greater revenue by improving your reviews, further enhancing future potential returns.   Here we will explore how you can provide a better experience for your guests by increasing your Airbnb rental value and bolstering your reviews, which … Read More

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