Passive vs. Active Investments

I don’t know about you, but I love ice cream and gelato. There are so many flavors, and they are all so tasty! In the summer when it’s hot, a mango or lemon gelato is what I want. But as the autumn weather cools things down and the leaves begin to drop, a more savory ice cream flavor such as chocolate caramel swirl is more up my alley.

Investing can be like that, too – there are so many different choices that it can make your head spin, and your mood or station in life matters when making a selection. So, how do you decide?

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Tax Benefits of Multifamily Syndication

In addition to cash flow, capital preservation, and steady growth prospects, many passive investors find themselves gravitating to real estate syndication for another reason – the tax benefits! There are a number of powerful tax benefits that come with investing in real estate; it’s likely the number one benefit that we’ve noticed are the massive deductions.

Some of the most common deductions are:

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Passive Investing in Real Estate: Capital Gains, Cash Flow, and Speculation

As a kid, I used to love balloons. I’d see them at the grocery store or at a fair, marveling at the colors and designs. If my parents bought me one, I’d do my best to hold tight so the balloon wouldn’t get away. (Side note: Is there a more helpless feeling as a kid then when a balloon slips from your hand and floats away?) Once safely inside the house, playtime began! No matter how I batted it down, I couldn’t keep a good balloon from going up, up, up. Many investors think that markets work this way; they blindly place their hard-earned dollars into investments that they don’t truly understand while ignoring the risks because the stock market “always goes up.” But balloons will eventually come down, and even the best markets can run out of energy. Educating yourself on different investment styles and risk evaluation can help you to build a portfolio that doesn’t run out of helium.

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Should you invest in Apartment Syndications or Single-Family Homes?

There are many different ways to invest in real estate, and one of the most common is buying single family houses (SFHs) to hold as rental property. Many people who already have full-time jobs are lured in by the idea of passively owning rental homes and the promise of “mailbox money.” To make it even more passive, you can choose to use using a turnkey provider to handle the transaction from start to finish, complete with a property manager to take care of problems. It’s a win-win, right?

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