Susan Ormont - RISK VERSUS REWARD: A SIMPLE GUIDE FOR INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

• travel • meals (50% aslong as you're having a business meeting while eating) • mortrage,unsecured loan, and credit card interest • loan origination fees or points (they're considered kinds of interest) • utilities • property taxes • licensing fees • occupancy taxes • insurance, including liability, hazard, fire, sewer backup, flood, and loss of income(talk to a tax professional if you have an umbrella liability policy or a landlord liability policy) • maintenance, repairs, improvements, and cleaning • advertising • commissions to real estate agents or property managers who find tenants and renew leases (this is considered part of marketing, not management) • propety management fees, salaries, and benefits (if you manage your self and your business is an LLC or corporation, you may be able to be employed and have your salary be deductible) • homeowners' association fees (HOAs), as well as whatever HOA requires, such as specific "For Rent" signs • professional and legal fees, including bookkepping, filing taxes, and all legal work • any losses incurred up to $25,000 per year; anything over that can be carried over to the next year.Note that your tax savings will be less than you lost

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