A question that often comes up is whether a rental property can be used by the owner as a vacation home. You may have a rental property at the beach or in some other location that’s popular for vacations. Perhaps you’ve been renting it out and generating some losses out of that. As the owner, you are successfully deducting those losses on your tax return. If you decide you’d now like to use that property personally, you’ll need to be aware of the rules that apply. If you use the property for too many days personally, it’s no longer a rental property, and you can’t deduct those losses.
Closing costs show up when you’re buying a property, and you’ll also notice that you’re responsible for closing costs when you refinance a loan. Today, we’re explaining what they are and why they make a useful tax deduction.
Remodeling your home is a fun and smooth experience thanks to 3D models. With 3D models you can visualize your new space before you begin renovation. In a 3D model you can see flooring, cabinetry, materials, countertops and finishes at every angle. Seeing your renovation before you build it can save lots of time, money and hassle. Below are 5 simple steps you can follow to get you started on your renovation and 3D model.
The impact of passive losses on rental property will depend on how much you earn. The general rule is that if you earn over $150,000 per year, you have to take a passive loss. So, if you have a rental property that incurs a $10,000 rental loss, you aren’t eligible to deduct that loss if your modified adjusted gross income, which is the last line on your tax return, is over $150,000.
Should you sell or rent your home? This is a common question that comes up. The most important thing you need to think about when you’re renting out a property is whether there is any potential for appreciation.
The concept of a 1031 exchange comes up a lot. With this idea, you’re exchanging one property (property number one) for another (property number t...
Renting a property to family members comes with a number of unique challenges, but one thing you might not have considered is the tax implications...
Should you gift your rental property to a family member to remove it from your estate? This is a question we sometimes hear, and the answer is that it depends on a few things, particularly the size of your estate and the tax implications for your heirs.
At Mercer Properties, we have been a trusted San Diego property management and real estate services company for over 25 years. We focus on proper...
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