Money Savings

Cost Segregation Studies Generate Savings for Real Estate Investors By Cliff Hockley, CPM, CCIM

Cost segregation studies are a very effective way to generate savings when buying investment property. They should be considered by every real estate investor on every transaction. When optimized, they can increase cash flows, reduce tax liability, and uncover missed deductions. What is a Cost Segregation Study? A cost segregation study (CSS) is an engineering/accounting…

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Booming Housing Market

Houston’s Booming Housing Market is Economics 101 By Timothy Snowball, Attorney

Houston, Texas is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the entire United States.  With its continually developing industrial bases in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation, including being home to the headquarters of more than 25 Fortune 500 companies, the city attracts more than 100,000 new residents annually. What Makes Houston Different? What makes…

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Gas Prices

Working Californians Hit Hard by Gasoline Prices By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

A recent column was headlined “Inflation, The Cruelest Tax.” Well, if inflation is the cruelest tax, then inflation’s impact on gasoline, combined with the nation’s highest tax, can only be characterized as “cruel and unusual punishment.” In addition to inflation and taxes, other government policies related to petroleum are counterproductive. These include regulatory burdens and…

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Letters

Letters to the Editor …

Dear Dan: I read your excellent article in a previous AOA issue about statewide protests.  Thank you for representing landlords who are the most hated and victimized people in the world!  You wrote that people who are damaged can write to you. For about two years, I have kept my house vacant because I am…

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