4 Tax Strategies to Get the Most Long-Term Value From Real Estate

These are simple and perfectly legal ways to structure your investments and cash flow to take advantage of the many built-in advantages that the tax code offers real estate investors.


The bottom line is that the more you can move away from ordinary income and start earning passive or investment income, the lower your tax liability will be — even as you earn more money.

Change Your Income


The 1031 exchange is a semi-obscure provision in the tax code that essentially allows real estate investors to “trade” one property for another and defer the capital gains taxes on the sale. 

Unleash the Power of the 1031 Exchange


These deductions include: - Property management fees - Property repairs and capital improvements - Marketing and advertising expenses - Legal or professional fees  - Travel - Mortgage interest

Business Deductions


If you decide to use a property management company to look after your rentals, make sure you follow the same playbook: Find out exactly what they charge and how much you’re going to pay.

Manage Properly

Tax strategizing doesn’t sound nearly as exciting as a new investment strategy, but it can have a huge impact on your returns.

Use Taxes to Your Advantage When Investing

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