The real estate market is red hot, and plenty of folks nearing retirement and holding investment property see now as an excellent time to offload their real estate assets and reap the profits. If you’re one of them, then – tempting as it may be – make sure that you talk to your tax advisor before making that move.
Purchasing rental properties has become an extremely popular investment strategy. In fact, experts say that those nearing and past retirement age have accumulated about $6.4 million in net worth tied to those holdings. As attractive as that income is, it can also create responsibilities around rent collection and property management that lose their appeal pretty quickly. It’s no wonder that, between those responsibilities and skyrocketing valuations, many people are looking to get out.Continue reading →