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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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The Importance of Anonymity for Your LLC

The Limited Liability Company (LLC) has more than fairly earned its reputation as an excellent foundation for asset protection i. But even the trusty LLC isn’t the be-all and end-all of your asset protection strategy….

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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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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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How to Make a Lien Friendly and Protect Your Real Estate

Yes, there is such a thing as a “Friendly Lien”. This is a lien against your property held by a party who is friendly to you. Ideally the “friendly party” is an LLC or corporation…

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Real Estate Joint Venture Liabilities Likely to Get You Sued

Freddy Stein is an active real estate flipper making big moves in the Atlanta market. He currently has four properties he’s rehabilitating, all held under his corporation.  Bad idea! We always recommend that our clients…

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Three Reasons to Title Your Investment Property in a Land Trust and Not and LLC

In previous articles, we’ve discussed the main benefits of holding title to real estate investment property in a land trust. A land trust is just like a standard trust, except as the name implies, this…

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Does the Manager of a 401(k) LLC Need a Real Estate License?

LLCs are magnificent legal creatures with a number of fantastic uses. One potential use is that they can act as an investment vehicle for your 401(k). They can also hold other LLCs. It is by…

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Land Trusts and Limited Liability Companies

If you want to protect your privacy and real estate assets, a land trust is a great way to do so. Why? A land trust inherently provides anonymity on public records related to the ownership…

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Lawsuits Against a Series LLC Vs. A Traditional LLC

Lawsuits Against a Series LLC Vs. A Traditional LLC The more money you have located inside of any individual LLC, the more attractive it’s going to be for someone to sue you. It makes sense,…

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Series LLC Record Keeping Rules

Everything should be kept on record when doing business. It is always a smart idea to have everything in writing to ensure it is all done right. The same goes for a series LLC and…

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Funding Your Series LLC

When you are ready to start your own business and place it under a series LLC, you do need to put money into it to make it a profitable one. When funding your series LLC,…

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How to Distribute Assets to Remaining Owners When You Close Your Business

When you decide to close your business, it is not as easy as simply pinning a “Closed for Business” sign on the front door. From settling debts to distributing assets, there are many things you…

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The Basics of Traditional LLC Articles of Organization

There are two main documents to establish when forming an LLC. First is the articles of organization. Next, is the operations agreement. While the operations agreement is a critical document that outlines the LLC’s processes,…

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How Traditional LLC Members Are Taxed

Today, we’ll be discussing how members of traditional LLCs are treated when it comes to taxes. One of the most important terms to understand in order to grasp how taxes work with an LLC is…

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How to Manage Special Allocations in Your Traditional LLC

Special allocations are often the trickiest things to deal with when it comes to a traditional LLC. However, by not understanding the intricacies of special allocations, you are missing out on one of the most…

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LLCs Can Function as Pass-Through Entities

LLCs Can Function as Pass-Through Entities The LLC, or Series LLC, has the easiest tax returns for a single member. It’s known as a pass through-entity. This means that all of the income from your…

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The Basics of a Traditional LLC

Since the 1970’s the traditional LLC has been the business entity of…

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Professional LLC Record Keeping Rules

Record keeping for LLCs is significantly less demanding than corporations. Nonetheless, certain rules must be followed in order to keep IRS happy and maintain LLC status. While laws will vary from state to state on…

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The Privacy of a Land Trust Owned by a Limited Liability Company

Having a land trust is a good idea for property owners and real estate investors. Land trusts are especially a good idea in case you own more than one property and don’t want everyone to know you own so many properties. You can choose whoever you want for your land…

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How LLC Managers are Not Liable for Fraudulent Statements on Behalf of the LLC

LLC stands for limited liability corporation and it is a business structure that combines that of a sole proprietor with…

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Advantages of Having an LLC Over Insurance For Asset Protection

Advantages of Having an LLC Over Insurance For Asset Protection Insurance will not protect you from most lawsuits that will happen regarding the transaction of your buying and selling of real estate. Every time that…

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One Property Per LLC Asset Protection Strategy

One Property Per LLC Asset Protection Strategy [00:08] A common asset protection strategy for a real estate investor as to have one property per LLC. And that makes sense because if you have a lawsuit…

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Property, LLC, and Company Structure

Property, LLC, and Company Structure As a real estate investor, you have…

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