Top 10 benefits of a 1031 exchange

Section 1031 exchange is a tax benefit that offers major advantages to real estate investors. This strategy not only helps investors to defer paying capital gains taxes but also scales, optimizes, and diversifies an investment portfolio and increases cash flow among others. This article by Lilypads focuses on the top 10 benefits of a 1031… Continue reading Top 10 benefits of a 1031 exchange

What are some of the Opportunity Zone tax benefits?

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created the Opportunity Zones program to generate long-term investments in low-income neighborhoods. With qualified opportunity zone tax benefits, the federal government aims to encourage investors to take advantage of the investment vehicle and help the disadvantaged census tracts. Here, Lilypads discusses some of the qualified opportunity zones that… Continue reading What are some of the Opportunity Zone tax benefits?

Using a self-directed IRA to invest in real estate

In the commercial real estate market, investors are constantly looking for creative funding ideas to earn maximum returns. The ability to utilize retirement funds for diversifying their investments with commercial real estate has made it easier for financiers and builders to acquire a commercial property with the fees and costs being directly paid from their… Continue reading Using a self-directed IRA to invest in real estate

Why are Opportunity Zones Investments better than 1031 exchanges?

For a long time, 1031 exchanges have continued to allow real estate investors to defer capital gains tax. With 1031, the investors roll their investment deals forward to another ‘like kind’ exchange for an indefinite period while deferring taxes on the way. However, the advent of opportunity zones has proven to be a viable alternative… Continue reading Why are Opportunity Zones Investments better than 1031 exchanges?

How can you use rental property depreciation for tax deductions?

Before we jump into how to maximize rental property tax deductions, let’s take a quick sneak through how real estate depreciation actually works. Simply put, Depreciation refers to the process of subtracting the deductible expenses of buying, modifying, or renovating a rental property. Instead of taking away a lump sum amount in the current year… Continue reading How can you use rental property depreciation for tax deductions?

Top 5 tax benefits of apartment investing in 2021

An apartment investor can benefit from several tax incentives. Unlike stocks and bonds, commercial real estate and rental property investments offer several tax benefits. These often outpace the property’s cash flow and Net Operating Income (NOI). The current income tax laws allow apartment investors a host of benefits. These include depreciation, opportunity zone tax incentives,… Continue reading Top 5 tax benefits of apartment investing in 2021