There are a lot of reasons to love being a real estate investor. One of the most impressive is the “unfair” tax treatment investors get by the US Government – and we mean that in a good way!
On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with CPA Linda Weygant to learn more about those incredible tax benefits. You’ll also hear how she discovered the power of real estate through her clients, and how that led her to begin her own investing journey.
Linda shares how she navigates the messy world of investing in properties that have HOAs, as well as how she uses her “unfair advantages” to succeed where others fail. Finally, as a CPA, we have a special “tax-focused-Fire-Round” where we talk about LLCs, deductions, and much more!
In This Episode We Cover:How Linda got into real estateWhy the government likes real estate investorsWhat her first deal looked likeWhat to look out for when using credit cards for rehabsShould you be debt free before investing?Debt to income ratioWhy she chose a townhouse as a first investmentHer HOA storyThe landlord vs HOA mentalityHow she got her positions in the HOA boardsRent-By-The-Room apartmentsHow to manage Rent-By-The-RoomInvesting with family and getting an LLCHow one should handle their businessWhere she’s headed in the next 10 yearsAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsSept. 27, 2017 NYC Meetup w/Brandon Turner (Darren’s Event)BiggerPockets CalculatorsPartnerships, Landlording, and Getting Started in Real Estate with Meghan McCallumMeghan McCallum’s BiggerPockets ProfileBiggerPockets Meetup EventsBrandon Hall’s BiggerPockets ProfileBooks Mentioned in this ShowSet for Life by Scott TrenchThe Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon TurnerFinding and Funding Great Deals by Anson YoungThe Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor by Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarlandThe 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy FerrissYou’ve Got This by Will MatthewsFire Round QuestionsWriting off a firearm?Meet 750hrs on a Single Rental Property?Is education cost a tax deductible business expense?Tweetable Topics:“The costs to maintain a property go up every year.” (Tweet This!)“Always be open for something new.” (Tweet This!)“Always treat your tenants with respect.” (Tweet This!)Connect with LindaLinda’s BiggerPockets Profile