Real Estate Investing

Found 10 blog entries about Real Estate Investing.

by Cory Nickerson, LRA Associate Broker

Who ever thanks the IRS? Seriously?  Well, as unpopular as the IRS may be to most of us, there are tax deferred programs that can save real estate investors thousands of dollars. It does not matter if you own one rental or a dozen rental units or even more. Whether you are just getting started in real estate investing or are a seasoned investor,  before your consider selling your rental properties, you should learn about and take advantage of what the 1031 Exchange has to offer. 

Thanks to the Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, a properly structured 1031 exchange allows an investor to sell a property, to reinvest the proceeds from that sale into a new property (within a certain timeframe) and to defer all

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by Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker 

Some of you who have known me awhile know that I spend a lot of time "off the grid". I love to hike and get up to the mountains with family and friends or often I just go with my dogs, Baxter and Lilly. Spending a lot of my time lost in the beauty of places like Ward and Nederland inspired me to write a blog bout what it would be like to own a piece of Colorado.  

I am often amazed at some of the listings for land that pop up on real estate websites such as, enticing me to either buy a piece of remarkable acreage or help a client to do so! According to what I see on REColorado,  2017 has shown us remarkable properties for sale. Thanks to REColorado for sharing the following stories,

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By Jennifer Pfeifer, New Direction IRA

As confidence in the stock market continues to vary and people become more eager to take control of their investment strategies, real estate continues to grow as a popular alternative option. From fix-and-flip projects to rental properties, investors are continuing to take advantage of lucrative opportunities in the real estate market.

It’s a little-known fact that real estate may be held in IRA or 401(k) accounts in the same manner as stocks, mutual funds, and other more traditional assets. While personal capital may be limited, one’s retirement account may have larger sums of money available for new investment initiatives. And, yielded income will bear the retirement account’s tax advantage. Today,

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By Cory Nickerson, LRA Associate Broker

I have been reading a lot lately about how our generation of millennials is currently the largest population in our country. By far.

Nationally, the US Census Bureau reports that the number of millennials (born from 1980 to 2000) totals 83.1 million, representing more than a quarter of the nation's population. Baby Boomers represent 75.4 million. Additionally, millennials are more ethnically diverse, with 44.2 percent being part of a minority race or ethnic group.

Since millennials are starting to buy homes, experts believe they will have a significant impact in shaping the future of our housing market.  In case you did not know, this group has values unlike many recent generations, which include things

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By Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker

At the moment, it could be a somewhat frustrating time if you are a first time home buyer in the Boulder County or Denver metro area.  With more stories about record high home prices emerging in the Denver Post again this week, not to mention stories from neighbors and friends about buyers getting beat out against other offers, even when prospective buyers offer thousands of dollars over asking price, are certainly enough to create a bit of a let down.  Since so many stories surfacing today are about this seller's market in our part of Colorado, I thought it would be a good idea to present a few ideas about "creative financing for potential home buyers.  I am writing this blog article with the first time home

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By Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker

Does that title grab your attention?  It sure does for me.  

As many of my friends, family and clients know, I have been fairly active and pretty successful in the real estate investment market in both California and Colorado over the past twenty-five years. While most folks tend to assume that the average person needs to save cash for years upon years in order to afford a down payment on an investment property (think, single family home rental properties in Denver suburbs at around $150,000), there are perfectly legitimate, legal ways to use funds you may already have in your possession. I am talking about using a funded 401K IRA account.  

Simply put, pursuing this course to finance an investment

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By Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker

This week, landlords in Denver were met with some pretty good news.  

According to quarterly research conducted by Seattle-based All Property Management, Denver is the 4th-best city in the entire U.S. for owning rental property.  That is 4th out of A LOT of U.S. cities.  The group, which just released its second-quarter "Rental Ranking Report" tracking rental housing real estate investment in 75 U.S. markets, stated that with Denver's rapidly increasing property values (11.6%), low vacancy rates (4.3%) and good long-term job prospects (2.94%), our home to the Broncos is sitting comfortably in the top tier as a property investor's haven.  

"Denver is once again one of the best housing markets in the

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By Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker

Not only is fall definitely in the air, but the sights and sounds of Halloween are haunting us daily. Whether we are grocery shopping, walking the kids to school, or even going to the gym, we see Jack-O-Lanterns, black cats and the promise of clever costumes on the way! But if you are house hunting this time of year, don't get spooked by the subtle changes in our Colorado real estate market.  Yes, things tend to slow down this time of year as homeowners settle in for the winter all wrapped up like mummies, but that may be a good time to be active in the market.   There are still plenty of options on the market for the first time or repeat home buyer. When I refer to options, I don't just mean types of homes

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By Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker

In this week's blog I am hoping to educate our readers on FHA 203K loans.  Here's why: if you are thinking of getting a mortgage loan for a fixer-upper, then you may want to read about the benefits of a FHA 203K loan to help you save a tidy sum. If you are in the market for a home and have your eye on a home that may need a little more TLC or if a major remodel is likely required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy, you need not necessarily be afraid of the costs to remodel. Nor do you need to fear the possibility that a lender won't give you a loan because the home is considered “uninhabitable”. That is where an FHA 203k loan comes in.

As stated by our friends at Zillow, "An FHA 203k loan is a loan

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By Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker

For this week's blog I would like to share an article by Barbara Ballinger of REALTOR® Magazine entitled, "Investment Allure: Get Buyers on the Gravy Train". As an experienced real estate investor myself, I feel compelled to share my knowledge and experience with my clients and anyone who is interested in learning more about what it takes to purchase investment or rental properties.  Many people prefer to rent rather than own, and that target market represents a sizable niche for residential investment buyers. Help these investors find the best properties for their dollars, so that being a landlord becomes a win-win.

Not everyone dreams of home ownership. Some don't have the funds for a down

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