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Selling A Rental Will Give You A Tax Headache

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Whew, I’m really struggling with our taxes this year. It’s ridiculously complicated and I probably will need a professional to look over it before I send in my forms. The main reason why it’s so difficult is because we sold our 4-plex and rental home in 2014. The 4-plex sale was a taxable event, but [...]

Am I Crazy for Not Wanting a House?

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The following article is from Melanie Lockert, our staff writer. Melanie is in the beginning phase of her journey to Financial Freedom and she’ll offer a refreshing point of view for us. Homeownership has always been a huge part of the American Dream. People dream of having their own homes, raising a family, and having some [...]

How to Find a Rental Property in an Expensive Market

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A while back, Zillow contacted me to see if they could write a guest article for Retire By 40. At the time, I was searching for a new rental property and I used Zillow almost every day. I also own Zillow stocks so you can see that I’m a big fan of the company. Anyway, I [...]

Can We Defer A Big Tax Bill With A 1031 Exchange?

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As our regular readers know, we just sold our 4-plex and a rental home. The good news is we made a profit on both these transactions, but the bad news is we’re going to have a hefty tax bill next April. The rental home in particular has quite a bit of gain because we had [...]