How to Deduct 100% of Your Meal and Entertainment Expenses

Posted by Julian Montoya // November 26, 2017 // Blog / Featured

Many investors are bothered by the fact that they can’t deduct their full expenses for meals. You take your client out to lunch or buy yourself dinner when traveling, but at the end of the day you can only write off 50% of the cost. It’s a legitimate business expense, so why is it only […]

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5 Eye-Opening TED Talks Every Budding Investor (or Entrepreneur) Should Watch

Posted by Julian Montoya // November 19, 2017 // Blog / Featured

If you’re reading this sentence, odds are you’re the hungry, ambitious type who will see a million dollars in the next few years (if you haven’t already.) And if you are (you are), then you’ve probably heard of TED Talks, the inspirational—and insanely popular—short-form conference-style videos that range across all sorts of topics and all fall […]

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Key Changes in the Trump Tax Plan That Will Affect Real Estate Investors

Posted by Julian Montoya // November 12, 2017 // Blog / Featured

On November 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives released its proposal for tax reform called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1). Though lacking a creative title, the 429 page bill proposes sweeping changes that will affect how you invest in the future. Our firm tediously analyzed each page of the bill to compile […]

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Airbnb Horror Stories (& How You Can Prevent Your Own)

Posted by Julian Montoya // November 5, 2017 // Blog / Featured

October is the perfect time for snack-size candy, questionable costumes, and entertaining your own worst fears. And for those of you (my mother) who love a good horror story, this month’s Airbnb news may definitely feed those fears (more on that later). But for those of you who want to try Airbnbing—aren’t sure—but would like to hear […]

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Jeff Bezos, Likely to Be the World’s First Trillionaire, Sums Up His Business Philosophy in 3 Words

Posted by Julian Montoya // October 29, 2017 // Blog / Featured

Very interesting article on the success of one the biggest companies today. For Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the last year’s been a gravy train like no other, including pocketing $6.6 billion in one day alone. And the growth seems to have no end in sight: Valued at over $528.87 billion as of Oct. 27, Amazon’s value is up […]

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13 Cities That Will Scare You Silly This Halloween

Posted by Julian Montoya // October 22, 2017 // Blog / Featured

In case you haven’t noticed, people have a crazy obsession with fall. From partaking in pumpkin-spiced everything to busting out beloved cableknit sweaters, many people believe there’s no better time of year than when the leaves turn rich shades of red and orange and the air becomes crisp. One of the best reasons to rejoice […]

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4 Home Improvement Jobs You Should ALWAYS Hire Out

Posted by Julian Montoya // October 15, 2017 // Blog / Featured

I am a huge fan of doing it yourself. My husband and I have flipped numerous houses, but on a fairly small scale, one home at a time and doing almost all of the work ourselves. YouTube is a great source of information—there are videos for just about any task on that site. But just because you […]

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3 Reasons So Many Real Estate Investors Fail

Posted by Julian Montoya // October 8, 2017 // Blog / Featured

They started investing in real estate 30 years ago, with so much hope for their future. A rental house here, a duplex there, and soon they had a rental portfolio that would make anyone proud. They actively managed their properties and worked to make sure they were operating at peak efficiency. Then, several years ago, […]

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How to Actually Afford to Buy A Home in America

Posted by Julian Montoya // October 1, 2017 // Blog / Buy A House / Featured

Home buyers today face tough challenges—housing prices have soared, a dollar doesn’t go as far as it once did and rent is more expensive than the past. How are people today making such a large purchase in spite of these hurdles? With more flexibility and a bit of creativity when it comes to financing, today’s […]

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House Hacking? Consider These Factors First

Posted by Julian Montoya // September 17, 2017 // Blog / Featured

House hacking can be a great means for getting into a home. Yet, whether it is a small duplex, a house with a mother-in-law suite, or a condo with a spare room, there are things you need to think about before you dive in. Management There are great cases to be made for house hacking […]

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