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How to Find a Rental Property in an Expensive Market

{ 8 comments } How to Find a Rental Property in an Expensive Market

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?

{ 15 comments } defer big tax bill 1031 exchange rental property primary residence

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 [...]

Should your home be a big part of your net worth?

{ 46 comments } Should your home be a big part of your net worth?

A few days ago, I got a question from one of our readers. "My biggest question, as I’m retired in my 40's but my husband still works, is how much can I spend on a house. What % of my assets is wise to invest in a house that we hope to live in . [...]

{ 65 comments } Selling a rental can have big impact on your tax liability

Sorry to write about the rentals again today. It’s just consuming all my attention and I’m having a hard time thinking about anything else. We decided to put our rental home and 4-plex up for sale to take advantage of the HOT real estate market. I know we’d have to pay tax on the gain, [...]