Monthly Archives: May 2009

Top six tax deductions for landlords

Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Often, these benefits make the difference between losing money and earning a profit on a rental property. But tax deductions are worthless if you don’t take advantage of them. Here are the top six tax deductions for owners of rental property.

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Auctioned Property List Monthly Update

Do you know that REIJB.com now updates all subscribers every month with the latest auctioned property listings from more than 10 banks? We have sent the first update with more than 80 auctioned properties in Johor to subscribers last week. We then followed up with a recommendation of auction unit at Sri Wangi apartment. We are going to start sending updates of auctioned properties for June by end of this week. Also, we will continue to recommend good auctioned properties to you if we have encountered any.

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What risk you may face if you borrow too much and how to manage it?

The power of leverage can help you to magnify your return on real estate investment through financing. However, it can also magnify your repayment cost even with a slight increase in interest rate, if you borrow too much for your investment property. In order to have a “robust” cash flow from your investment regardless of economy condition, we encourage for each investment property, monthly installment should not exceed 60% of the income generated from the property. This is to provide some room to maintain a positive cash flow should your bank revises interest rate to even double of the existing rate.

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Is it possible to have an infinite return on investment (or free money)?

If you have read Robert Kiyosaki’s books about financial education, you must be familiar with the term “infinite return on investment” mentioned in many of his books. If you have not heard about him, an investment with “infinite return” actually means an investment that doesn’t require any money from you but you receive return in term of money from the investment. In this article, we will discuss a real case of such investment in real estate.

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