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Benefits of Forming an LLC

By reading this article you are either a real estate investor, or an aspiring real estate investor. You have surely talked with people discussing LLCs (Limited Liability Companies.) One of the struggles investors run into…

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How to Protect Yourself as a Real Estate Money Partner

One of the more elegant features of the real estate world is the way the whole ecosystem encourages symbiosis. Investors often are stronger together, especially in the face of an obstacle. For most investors, start-up…

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5 Strategies For Protecting The Equity in Your Personal Residence

Equity stripping is something of a varsity-level real estate move, but it’s also an asset protection classic for a reason. The whole idea is to make your property look extremely undesirable on paper, even if…

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Using Corporations to Manage Real Estate LLCs: The REI’s Basic Guide

It’s important to set up your real estate LLCs appropriately. Not just for obvious business reasons, but because improperly established, noncompliant or mismanaged LLCs are pointless at best and costly at worst. Your entire asset…

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How the SECURE Act Weakens 401(k) Protections (& What You Can Do)

It’s hard to deny that one in five Americans not having put a single cent towards retirement is a social problem. But the policy solution Congress is enacting to address this issue may affect your…

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Selecting the Appropriate Entity for Flipping Real Estate

Flipping is just different than other investing strategies. In terms of both the financial aspects and legalities of running this type of business, there are a few things flippers should know about organizing and defending…

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Manager-Managed LLCs vs. Member-Managed LLCs: What’s Best for Real Estate Investors?

When you establish an LLC, you must plan for its management. LLCs may divide decision-making powers among members or select a manager. If your LLC is single-member, you assume managerial powers, but multi-member LLCs must…

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An Investor Profile: An Inside Look At Real Estate Investor Dmitriy Fomichenko

Dmitriy Fomichenko’s area of expertise is a little different than the more traditional real estate investors we’ve covered before. He’s a man of many talents, but his truly remarkable expertise is in using self-directed accounts,…

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Why Millennials Are Record Low Home Buyers: What Real Estate Investors Should Know

Let’s face it, blaming the Millennials for life’s laments has become a national pastime for some. One problem with cultural assumptions about entire demographics of people is these assumptions can water down or outright mislead…

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How to Control Property Without Owning It: 3 Simple Methods

We often emphasize that fabulously wealthy folks don’t own assets, they control them. It’s something we point out often at Royal Legal Solutions, because you don’t have to be rich (yet) to borrow a few…

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An Investor Profile: An Inside Look At Real Estate Investor Rod Khleif

Rod Khlief was floating in one of his indoor pools in one of many elegant properties in his multimillion dollar pool when a crushing, sinking, realization set in: “I’m miserable.” How could this be? Who…

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How Creating Your Own Mortgage Company Can Help Your Investment Portfolio

It may seem too good to be true, but did you know you can create your own mortgage company? It’s a great tactic for real estate investors who want unlimited equity stripping powers, as well…

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How Do I Collect Rent From Renters That Have Moved Out?

This shouldn’t be hard to imagine. You get in a disagreement with…

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Tax Consequences For Section 280A and Airbnb Vacation Rental Assets

Do you have properties you’re using as vacation rentals, short-term, or mid-term…

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Details On Capital Gains For Real Estate Assets

Capital gains taxes are the lament of investors everywhere. And no wonder they stoke a little resentment among real estate investors: Uncle Sam likely had little to do with the profitability of your property. But…

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Crowdfunding Real Estate: Is it A Safe Investment Strategy?

As with anything new that breaks from tradition, crowdfunding real estate investments stokes fear in some. We find many of the more irrational fears to be iterations of Internet-phobia backed by little evidence. Some people…

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Is a 1031 Exchange Right for Your Real Estate Investments?

1031 Exchanges offer real estate investors tax benefits and access to unique deals. Making the decision about whether using this strategy is the right move for you can be difficult. It’s important to understand the…

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An Investor Profile: An Inside Look At Real Estate Investor Kathy Fettke

There’s no question that California investor Kathy Fettke is a woman of many talents. You may have already heard of this active investor, author, mentor, and coach through her business and educational efforts. Kathy is…

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Tax Responsibilities for Airbnb Hosts & Vacation Real Estate Investors

The vacation rental industry has been booming for some time now, with no signs of slowing down. In fact, it’s how some people get into real estate: by realizing the income from renting a room…

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Intelligent Ways to Work With A Real Estate Investment Sponsor

In the world of crowdfunded real estate, many investors feel lucky to…

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Understanding 1031 Exchanges and Asset Protection Entities

Anyone keeping up with real estate market trends or news will inevitably…

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Providing Your Apartment Manager “Free Rent” – Here Are The Drawbacks To Consider

Many investors would love to manage their own property, but simply can’t….

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An Investor Profile: An Inside Look at Investor Josh Bauerle

Some of you may already be familiar with Josh Bauerle, also known…

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Stigmatized Property: True Crime, Real Estate, and Why Psychic Damage Can Create Great Deals

It’s always sad to see stories of cult and popular figures alike…

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