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  • From our August 2020 newsletter: Have home expenses? Keep good records.

    Real estate investors are generally very good at keeping records of income and expenses, including improvements, for their annual tax returns. However, homeowners can be less diligent when it comes to recordkeeping. Homeowners cannot deduct the expenses of home ownership while they are living in the home. When they sell the home and move all the improvements and capital expenses, such as a new roof, can be added to the original purchase price of the home which increases their cost basis. Keeping…

  • From our June 2020 Newsletter: Growth vs Value

    Low-interest rates and slow economic growth make growth stocks very attractive. Contrary to common thought, value stocks have outperformed growth stocks over long periods of time. Currently growth stocks are priced similiarly to where they were during other over-valued periods, such as the "dot.com" bubble of the late 1990s and the end of the "Nifty Fifty" in the early 1970s. Current valuations are similiar to these previous valuation ranges. Growth stocks should be more highlhy valued during pe…