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Where To Buy An Investment Property 2017

Below are the 13 best places to buy a rental property right now. Based on the median investment home price, we've also included the average mortgage payment, assuming a 30-year fixed mortgage with a 20% down payment and a 5% interest rate.

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You should always consider property taxes when buying an investment property. High taxes will eat into your profits, while low taxes will allow you to keep a larger amount of your rental income each month.

The first step is to decide what kind of coverage you want for the investment property. Do you want to pay a smaller premium each month but be faced with a higher deductible when you make a claim? Do you want to provide coverage for tenants' personal property?

Normally, the rental property home buyer would need to wait 6 months to get reimbursed per standard cash-out rules. That ties up a lot of cash for a long time -- not the ideal situation for a savvy investor that wants to put that money to work elsewhere.

Minimum reserves are determined based on the proposed payment on the property, and whether other properties are owned. Expect to have anywhere from zero to 12 months of the property's future payment in a verifiable asset account.

Businesses may take 100% bonus depreciation on qualified property both acquired and placed in service after Sept. 27, 2017, and before Jan. 1, 2023. The acquisition date for property acquired pursuant to a written binding contract is the date of such contract and may have extended bonus periods. Full bonus depreciation is phased down by 20% each year for property placed in service after Dec. 31, 2022, and before Jan. 1, 2027.

The Act increased the maximum amount a taxpayer may expense under section 179 to $1 million with annual increases indexed for inflation. The current 2022 section 179 limit is $1.08 million. The investment limit (also referred to as the total amount of equipment purchased or phase-out threshold) was also increased to $2.5 million with the indexed 2022 limit is $2.7 million. The current $1.08 million limitation is reduced (but not below zero) by the amount by which the cost of qualifying property placed in service during the taxable year exceeds $2.7 million. Expect and review for annual inflation adjustments.

Qualified real property under section 179. The increase in both the section 179 expense and investment limitations as well as the expansion of the definition of qualified real property would also provide immediate expensing to taxpayers that invest in certain qualified real property (especially for property that is not eligible for bonus depreciation). The expanded definition of real property under section 179 may also be able to offset situations in which certain building replacement property would have otherwise been capitalized under the repair regulations (if on a repairs method). For example, if under the repairs analysis, it is determined that one of two HVAC units requires capitalization under the restoration rules, the unit may be qualified real property and deducted as a section 179 expense, assuming within the expensing and investment limitations.

Cost segregation studies. Consideration of a cost segregation study is now more important than ever. A cost segregation study is an in-depth analysis of the costs associated with the construction, acquisition or renovation of owned or leased buildings for proper tax classification and identification of assets that may be eligible for shorter tax recovery periods resulting in accelerated depreciation deductions. The reclassification of assets from longer to shorter tax recovery periods also make these assets eligible for bonus depreciation resulting in even more substantial present value tax savings, especially with 100% bonus depreciation for qualified property placed in service from Sept. 28, 2017 through the end of 2022. Tangible personal property and land improvements identified in the cost segregations of acquired property placed in service after Sept. 27, 2017, are now qualified property for bonus depreciation purposes since the definition of qualified property was expanded to include used property.

Cost segregation is especially critical to real property trade or businesses that may not claim bonus depreciation on QIP because of the election out of the interest deduction limitation. These entities may desire the tax benefit from the reclassification of personal property to shorter tax recovery periods resulting in accelerated depreciation deductions. The modification to the recovery period under ADS (to 30 years from 40 for property placed in service after Dec. 31, 2017) for residential rental property, as well as the 20-year ADS recovery period for QIP, also provides these real estate taxpayers with the ability to recover real property over shorter recovery periods.

To defer a capital gain (including net 1231 gains), a taxpayer has 180 days from the date of the sale or exchange of appreciated property to invest the realized capital gain dollars into a Qualified Opportunity Fund, an investment vehicle that files either a partnership or corporate federal income tax return and is organized for the purpose of investing in Qualified Opportunity. The fund then invests in Qualified Opportunity Zone property.

The taxpayer may invest the return of principal as well as the recognized capital gain, but only the portion of the investment attributable to the capital gain will be eligible for the exemption from tax on further appreciation of the Opportunity Zone investment, as explained below. The Opportunity Zone program allows for the sale of any appreciated assets, such as stocks, with a reinvestment of the gain into a Qualified Opportunity Fund. There is no requirement to invest in a like-kind property to defer the gain.

A Qualified Opportunity Fund is any investment vehicle that is organized as a corporation or a partnership for the purpose of investing in Qualified Opportunity Zone property (other than another Qualified Opportunity Fund) that holds at least 90% of its assets in Qualified Opportunity Zone property.

Similar to other investments, an investment in a Qualified Opportunity Fund may increase or decrease in value over the holding period. In addition, income may be paid on this investment. Given that the purpose of the program is to improve particular areas, it is expected that the fund will continue to invest in the improvement of the property in which it is invested. Cash flow may occur once the property improvements are complete and the property is leased or sold to third parties.

Qualified Opportunity Zone property is used to refer to property that is a Qualified Opportunity Zone stock, a Qualified Opportunity Zone partnership interest, or a Qualified Opportunity Zone business property acquired after December 31, 2017, used in a trade or business conducted in a Qualified Opportunity Zone or ownership interest in an entity (stock and partnership interests) operating with such tangible property.

For instance, if a Qualified Opportunity Fund acquires existing real property in an Opportunity Zone for $1 million, the fund has 30 months to invest an amount greater than the $1 million purchase price for improvements to the property in order to qualify for this program. Certain businesses, such as golf courses, country clubs, massage parlors, hot tub facilities, suntan facilities, race tracks or other facilities used for gambling, and liquor stores, are prohibited for Qualified Opportunity Fund investments.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, an Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Localities qualify as Opportunity Zones if they have been nominated for that designation by the state and that nomination has been certified by the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury via his/her delegation authority to the Internal Revenue Service.

The regulations provide a safe harbor by which a qualifying real estate professional with nonpassive rental income may meet the requirement that the rental income is derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business. To satisfy the safe harbor, the taxpayer, in addition to qualifying as a real estate professional and materially participating in his or her rental activities, must spend 500 hours in the rental activity either for the year or in any five years (whether or not consecutive) of the immediately previous 10 years.60 The effect of satisfying the safe harbor is not only to remove any rental income from the definition of net investment income but also to remove from net investment income any gain from the sale of the rental property.61

62Note, however, that Regs. Sec. 1.1411-4(g)(7)(iii) provides that the inability of a real estate professional to satisfy the safe harbor does not preclude the taxpayer from establishing that rental income and gain or loss from the disposition of property, as applicable, are not included in net investment income under any other provision of Sec. 1411.

We know our Istanbul investment property. In fact, we know the Istanbul property market better than anyone. Here are our picks for next year's Istanbul property hotspots, areas where it's still possible to take advantage of low prices of villas and apartments in Istanbul before property value inevitably heads skywards.

In fact, median San Diego home prices have currently soared to $515,000 on average, as of February 2017, while home rental prices have hovered at $2,750/month. As you can see in the chart here, which covers the time range from 2015-2005 and includes condo and apartment rentals, too. Home rental prices are where the biggest increases occur, slightly skewing the data.

San Diego County is the third most-expensive county for renters in the state. This is an excellent factor for folks like you who own an investment property, and especially lucrative for those thinking of purchasing one.

Located close to La Jolla on the coast, northwest of San Diego proper, lies the beautiful seaside hamlet of Torrey Pines. With merely 3,000 residents, investment property-seekers and rental home owners in the area may find that this locale is perfect for single family AND multi-family home rentals. Prices for the average rental unit in the area is $2,309, and this includes studios, single family homes and condos. 041b061a72

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