Rent or Buy? FHB (First Home Buyer)

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 For the past few years, housing market has been flat mainly because of credit loss of many potential home buyers being stuck with high monthly mortgage payment. Constrained to financial contraction and unable for new financing had many of household to become renter. Insurgency of many renter prompted demand of rental apartment building. Responses to this new wave of migration had many developers choose to build more rental project than condominium and townhouse.

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1031 Exchange Program

First, what is 1031 like-kind exchange program?
 
When a property owner( or tax payer which I will use them interchangeably, in fact, this topic can be handled by tax accounts in much better way), anyway when he/she accumulated preferably large equity from an investment property and he/she is trying to sell the property, the owner is facing to pay a substantial capital gain tax.  In other words, federal government will impose the tax on the gain between the purchase price while back and current selling price of the property.  However, by IRC( Internal Revenue Code) section 1031, so called “1031 like-kind exchange program”  the property owner can defer this capital gain tax if the property owner is willing to buy other like-kind property right after the subject property has been sold.  In fact, this deferral program works indefinitely because the program can be used repeatedly.  And also it serves as Estate planning opportunities because heirs receive the assets at a stepped-up basis.  

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Landlord and Tenant - Landlord's Responsibility 2

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 The old who are close to their retirement face financial decision about the real estate asset they own. That is as important as they facing investment decision. In order to be eligible for government benefit, the retiree can choose not to own real estate asset at all. Often the retiree weighs the benefit of not having asset. Of course, it all depend personal circumstance. Other can choose living off from the rental income they receive. We will briefly touch upon Landlord’s responsibility of having Tenant this time.

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Landlord and Tenant - Landlord's Responsibility 1

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The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 63.4 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to the U.S. Census. That is down from 63.7 percent in the first quarter and from 64.7 percent in the same quarter of 2014. It marks the lowest homeownership rate since 1967. Household formation, however, is rising. The number of occupied housing units grew, but all on the renter side. The number of owner-occupied units fell from a year ago. No wonder both rents and occupancies continue to soar. And the rental income contribute to more on personal income. It accounts 4.4% of personal income which is highest since 1947.

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