Question for real estate investors

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  1. Concrete Helmet

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    I own two rental properties at the current time but I've only sold primary residences in the past(homestead). I'm wondering how to figure my net take if I decided to sell one of them in the next year. Here are the numbers as they stand on that property.
    Paid 129K in 2002.
    Started renting in 2007.
    To date I've put roughly 25K into the property for upkeep and improvements, new roof, new AC, paint, appliances and misc. fixtures over the last 12 years.
    Current pay off 117K(took money out to buy another property years ago). Pay off would probably be around 105K in a year.
    Current market value roughly 245-250K.

    My plan was to keep it until it was paid off which would be maybe 7 or 8 years at current mortgage payment, then switch my mailing address(homestead it) back there and let a relative stay there for 2 years until I sold it and claim the complete tax exemption :lol2: ....Well I guess the IRS is smarter than I give them credit for :jerkit:. In other words you're not allowed to do that.

    I know there is a formula for factoring in depreciation, 27.5 years divided by the "Basis point" which is taxed at 25% but how do I find that number to get to my net? I also know that the difference between that number and additional profit is currently taxed at 15% from what I understand?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    You can only hold in a 1031 for what, 45 days or so before reinvesting?....This is more of a long term plan. I want the cash to hold until the market drops, then buy at value pricing and mortgage at a higher rate(Mortgage Deed) maybe 7-8 % to the new buyer..
     
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    45 days to identify a like property but yes, shorter term.
     
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    You’re going to get creamed by capital gains taxes. And for what? To put the proceeds into an overbought stock market?

    NV’s right. 1031 it. You can 1031 into mini-RE funds if you’re an accredited investor.
     
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      Actually live in it over 50% of the time for 2 years of the last 5 years....sell tax free up to $250k profit...stay with wife 49% of the nights....
       
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      Cap is 15
      Nope...not by IRS guidelines...read the OP...
       
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      I don’t see how they can prevent you from living in it 51% of the time as a primary residence or even 70% of the time. You could be doing a trial separation from your wife and be eligible for homestead exemption. Hell, move the wife with you. It only has to be done for 2 years out of the last 5 years of ownership.



      Also.....”Essentially, the IRS does not require the real estate agent who closes the deal to use Form 1099-S to reporta home sale amounting to $250,000 or less ($500,000 or less for married couples filing jointly). ... If you don't receive the form, you don't need to report your home sale at all on your income tax return.”
       
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      Your OP doesn’t clarify this on my iPad. BTW
       
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      The property is ripe. By that I mean it's fully improved. I just put 11K into it and the roof and AC are only 2 years old....It is a great starter home but I can't foresee it's value going up much more than maybe another 10-15 grand.....It's only 1305 sqft. and it's a tiny lot. I could probably fit the entire lot and house inside the house I live in now so there is limiting factors. If I hold until payoff I may end up putting another 12-18K into it and then the market will likely fall in about 3-5 years in all likelihood....When that market bottoms other like homes will likely sell(foreclosure/shortsale) at about 100-125.....

      The cash I get in a year can stew in a retirement CD or Bond at 3-5% in the meantime and I buy another cash, sell for inflated price to credit needly people, Mortgage Deed their ass at 8%.....thing of beauty if you ask me.....oh and without the headache of being a landlord(I also take care of 2 commercial buildings so I have plenty on my plate)….
       
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      Dude it's been an investment property for almost 15 years.....you can't do it...trust me.
       
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      And when the credit needly walk after eviction and trashing the place in a downturn.....?
       
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      I still own the house....and sell it to the next person...rinse and repeat just like a buy here pay here car dealer all the while writing off the improvements...
       
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      Just Do It, den....skrong!
       
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      Cap rate is 15? Then why are we even having this discussion? Keep the property and enjoy the cash flow.

      But if you intend to sell, you should consider a 1031 exchange. All that depreciation has served to put a low floor on your basis
       
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        Bingo. That’s significant cash flow.

        1031 it into a lake house, vacation home or a ski house. That’s a reinvestment that could be sold in a few years as well or you move into it as a retirement home.

        BTW... I’ll defer to @78 but I think you can 1031 2 into 1
         
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        Didn't know that... can you then 1031 the mini-RE funds back into RE if you want? I would assume yes?
         
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        Cap is 15% on the difference after the 25% on the depreciation.....Were having this discussion because some people don't read the OP very well.....there is NO cash flow. In other words the monthly rent covers the monthly mortgage payment although it's on a 15 year fixed around $1500 on both....

        Here's the thought process
        Depreciation increases the tax burden the longer I hold because a higher percentage is taxed at 25% instead of 15% and if the market drops which it likely will in about 3 years or so I could get caught with a higher tax bill plus more likely more up keep expenses and a lower selling price....make sense?

        If I take the proceeds now, after tax of course, I can soak bait in bonds/CD's for about as long as it takes the market to hit bottom and buy a similar house with about what I would have soaking....mark it up to a credit needy buyer without worring about appraisals and such and hold the mortgage at about 8-9%.....all without having my phone ring when something breaks...

        Which leads me to the last reason.....I take care of 5 properties right now, my 2 rentals, my Wife's rental and our 2 commercial buildings....do you know how often sh!t goes wrong??? I'm getting tired of all that needs to be done and work at the same time. I don't like to admit it but at 55 Crete is starting to slow down.
         
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        Crete, I sold a rental last year in April (2018). I sold it for $104K more than I paid for it, owned it since 2001. I lived in it initially then rented it for 15+ years. I depreciated it every year, wrote off any updates/repairs, etc and when I sold it last year I paid $2,997 in taxes. I was fine with that. I know you know this - but a good accountant is worth his weight in gold!
         
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          Did you 1031 to another property, I know from before you have an AIRBNB and other properties?
          I'm looking to eliminate 1 or both of my rentals(over the next 1-3 years) because I just don't see them going more than another 3-5% in value(due to sqft and property size/location)before a downturn in value...One will be needing a roof and electrical/plumbing updates at minimum. The other is in good shape with 2 year old roof/AC and I am just finishing up new flooring, interior/exterior paint and a few other items, about 10K in total....
           

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