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Is It Time for Your Next 1031 Exchange?

Written by Rusty Tweed   Savvy real estate investors have long used periodic 1031 exchanges to maintain leverage, increase income and equity, and eventually divest themselves of “tenants, toilets, and termites” by exchanging into professionally managed properties.  What Does 1031 Refer To? 1031 refers to Section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, which allows real estate owners to exchange…

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Interest Rates and Cap Rates

Written by Rusty Tweed   The overall interest rate environment definitely affects Cap Rates as well as the type of property, the credit standing of the tenant and the geographical area of your income property. In other articles, I’ve discussed most of these issues, but the one we haven’t looked at is how interest rates affect Cap Rates. First of…

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Cap Rates and Risk

Written by Rusty Tweed   Once an investor understands what a Cap Rate is and how to calculate it, he can then use it to compare properties and the risks involved. Generally, the higher the risk, the higher the return, in this case, the higher the Cap Rate. We see many investors “chasing income” and going for the highest cash…

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