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How to Harvest Equity in California Real Estate Through 1031 Exchange

A 1031 exchange offers investors the opportunity to defer their capital gains tax obligations when they sell properties for a profit, under certain conditions. In essence, a 1031 exchange allows real estate owners to swap one investment property for another in order to defer any taxes which come due as […]

Real Estate Investment Vs. Reverse Mortgages: Choosing An Investment Vehicle

Reverse mortgages are billed as one of the most reliable and least risky retirement income solutions. While they allow homeowners of retirement age to access the equity they have built up in their homes over the years, they are also complicated and expensive, and they come with hidden risks that […]

Why Real Esate Investment Companies Save Money You Won’t

With shows like Flipping San Diego and Flip This House, turning real estate “fixer-uppers” into a lucrative profit can seem easy. The plan looks simple: buy a nice home in a nice neighborhood, renovate it, and sell it to the highest bidder.

But for most first time real estate investors, simple […]

Financially Strapped Seniors Reconsider Traditional Retirement Investment Options

A recent Gallup Poll found that “nearly half (49%) of baby boomers still working say they don’t expect to retire until they are 66 or older.” Of those, one in 10 expects they will never retire. For many, the decision to delay retirement is not by choice.

In a follow up poll by […]

Are We in a Second Housing Bubble?

Recently, many potential investors have voiced their suspicion that real estate prices are not recovering but rather a second bubble— potentially as bad as the first.

Some have expressed fears that the investors have created a false high in real estate values— one that will eventually collapse when homeowners return. Although people […]