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This week we’re covering three recent news articles that have popped up. Listen in for a wild landlord story, the importance of the L-train, and some tax breaks all the way from Ireland.
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00:00 – 0:48 Eric and Steve introduce the episode.
0:49 – 3:24 Daily Mash article. Landlord won’t allow pets, shoes on the carpet, or toasters. However, he refuses to fix a hole in the roof, because it would cost so much more than the “bucket-solution” that’s currently working.
3:25 – 6:03 The same landlord goes on to tell the tenant that the shower won’t be getting fixed because the tenancy agreement states that the tenant should get a gym membership.
6:04 – 6:35 Be a good landlord. Fix your home up especially if your tenants are paying you good money to do so.
6:36 – 8:54 Story from therealdeal.com. Landlords lower their rent prices as the L-train closes down for updates until 2020.
8:55 – 12:16 As rent prices drop this is an excellent investment opportunity. Buy Low and Sell High. “Opportunity Zones” areas where there is a good chance for investors to get in on the ground floor of neighborhoods going through revitalization. Stay tuned for a future project that will go more in-depth on the subject on the RentPrep for Landlords Facebook.
12:17 – 13:07 If you are going to buy property, make sure you are aware of any looming projects. These can dip into any profits. Set aside a 15% safety net in case of any projects that could affect your cash flow.
13:08 – 14:27 A short Connor McGregor fight recap. (Sorry to his fans)
14:28 – 15:26 Irish Examiner story. Landlords will be given a 100% mortgage interest relief on any loan that is used to pay for a rental property for next year. It allows landlords to write off 100% of their mortgage interest repayments on loans used to buy the property. 4% annual capital gains tax relief capped at 5 years for landlords who buy and retain a rental property where people are already living. Part of a huge Affordable Housing scheme.
15:27 – 19:14 This is a shift to privatized low income program, it moves away from government ran projects. The government gives huge incentives to landlords. The U.S. has been doing something similar. A great opportunity to get some guaranteed rent payment and tax benefits.
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21:01 Eric and Steve close out the show. Thanks for listening and tune in next week!
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Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
Landlord Waterfall Story
Ireland’s New Housing Program