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How to Give Your 1031 Exchange Boot the Boot!

Let’s first explain what boot is and why you don’t want it. Ideally a 1031 exchange is a tax-deferred financial investment strategy that involves reinvesting into a like-kind property to defer capital gains. But if the replacement property isn’t the same value of your...

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What you Need to Know About Opportunity Zones

In December 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and a new section of the Tax Code was formed resulting in the creation of Opportunity Zones – a national tax incentive for real estate investors. An Opportunity Zone is a community area that has been...

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Three Tax Shelters for Real Estate Investors

When we think of a shelter – as in one for inclement weather – it musters thoughts of being protected or taking refuge. While it’s not a place to evade a storm forever, it’s a spot to ride the weather out safely reducing your exposure. A tax shelter basically falls...

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How A Diversified Portfolio Can Help Protect Your Investments

Deciding to pool all your investments into one place is akin to putting all your eggs into the same basket. And this isn’t always the best strategy. Ideally you want to balance out the weight and scope of your portfolio avoiding favoring one opportunity over another....

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Evaluating Your Risk Tolerance

The entire reason for investing, reinvesting or preserving an initial investment is to earn more money than you started with – otherwise why do it? But along with external factors such as the real estate market, market stability, economics, politics, current events,...

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How Do I Transition My Rental/Investment Property into a REIT

There are many ways to earn a passive income, but some believe one of the most effective passive investments is real estate. Although real estate is always subject to fluctuations, over the longer term it tends to generate returns to the investor. One such investment...

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Pros and Cons of a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)

A Delaware Statutory Trust – DST– is an option for a 1031 exchange. They are fit for investors who are seeking out replacement properties, and they have the potential for monthly income without the day-to-day of landlord responsibilities. A DST allows a number of...

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Seven Deadly Sins of DSTs

While this sounds somewhat dramatic and ominous, there are some definite no-no’s and rules that have been developed by the IRS when it comes to Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs). The reason for these rules is not to challenge the investor. Instead, they are in place to...

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Real Estate Investment Options During Pandemic

As the impact of the pandemic continues to affect real estate investment opportunities, our team at Diversified Investment Strategies is here to offer you some insight. While some real estate sectors are hurting, others are thriving. This is a great time to consider...

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