Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate

This is one of the articles that inspired me to start investing into real estate. J. Massey along with Mark Kohler are 2 heaver hitters to have on your side when investing into to real estate. Read blog below.

Author, Attorney, and CPAAs entrepreneurs find success with their primary business ventures, many search for the proper investments for their profits.

Of course, we can and should all start traditional tax preferred vehicles like an IRA and 401k. These are the bedrock of good ‘benefit’ planning for ourselves and our employees. I’m also convinced more entrepreneurs should consider rental real estate as an important part of their portfolio.

I realize many business owners shrug off this concept after the recent downturn in real estate values, but let me list a few reasons that may change your mind:

1. Gain more leverage. Real estate is one of the few investment vehicles where using the bank’s money couldn’t be easier. The ability to make a down payment, leverage your capital, and thus increase your overall return on investment is incredible.

2. Grow, tax-free. Buying rental property based on speculation of its value is a dangerous tactic since cash flow is the key. However, appreciation over the long-run is certainly realistic and at the least you should be considering a tax-deferred strategy. In the future, you may even consider a 1031 exchange, charitable trust, or an installment sale to lesson your tax liability further.

3. Tax free cash flow. It’s no secret that because of depreciation and mortgage interest deductions (if you leverage your capital), your cash flow should be tax-free. That’s right! The far majority of the time an investor will never pay taxes on their cash flow and can wait for capital gains on the sale of the property in the future.

4. The tax write-offs against your other income. Depending on your classification as an Active Investor or Real Estate Professional and your income level, there is a good chance your rental property will not only give you tax-free cash flow, but an overage of tax deductions you can use against your other income. With that said, this is something you want to discuss with your tax professional before investing so your expectations are realistic.

5. Increased tax deduction strategies. Rental property affords investors with another incredible opportunity to convert personal expenses to potentially valid business deductions. Don’t forget that rental real estate is a business. This means that travel expenses to check on your properties and payments to family members who manage your properties (such as students away at college) can be deductible and increase the tax benefits when it comes to cash flow and the future sale of the property.

6. Rental real estate is a forced retirement plan. Americans are terrible savers. We lack the self-discipline to put a monthly deposit into our IRA, SEP or 401k as small-business owners. However, buying a rental property is a significant commitment that you are required to commit to and maintain. You will always be grateful in the long-run when you don’t give up on it and build future cash flow and wealth.

I meet with a lot of successful entrepreneurs, and almost every one of them has taken profits from their businesses over the years to invest in rental property. Based on this fact and the list above, I have consistently urged my clients to buy one rental property a year and already have clients with rental properties earning them money they never imagined they’d have.

The far majority of us will never get rich overnight. It takes long-term investing and a diverse portfolio to build true wealth. Don’t forget real estate as an important part of the equation.

Danny Ramirez

949 204 5076 (Inquiry about real estate investing)

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Metal stud Framing and Drywall Bids, Los Angeles CA.

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1.Measure the Square Footage

Measure the total square footage of the area where the drywall will be installed. When drywall is going to be installed in walls, multiply the width times the height of each wall or ceiling where drywall will be installed. Prepare a spreadsheet identifying all walls or ceiling sections and add all the quantities.

2. Estimate Drywall Boards

Calculate how many drywall boards you will need. After all areas have been totaled, divide those areas by 32, if a 4 by 8 board will be used, or 48 if a 4 by 12 , depending on the size of drywall that is going to be installed. This division will get you the numbers of boards required to be installed. If you want to get the cost, just multiply the total amount of boards required by the price of each drywall sheet. Remember to add local taxes and delivery charges.

3.  Metal Stud Framing

* Roughly $1.50 – $2.50 per sq ft LABOR only, varies do to workforce wages
* MATERIALS range from $0.40 – $0.50 per sq ft depending on geographic location, quantity ordered, fluctuating steel costs, and fasteners.
* $2.50 – $3.00 per square foot LABOR and MATERIALS.
* 40% – 50% Profit Margin, Before Taxes and Overhead.
* Calculations reflect 3 5/8″ Steel Studs, 20 Gauge, &
16″ Spacing for Common Non Bearing Walls.

* Example : Commercial Fit-Out : Interior Walls – 200′ Lineal Feet – 10′ foot High
* Materials : 50 Track Runners – 180 Studs – 220 Track Fasteners – 800 Screws
* Labor : 4 Man Experienced Crew – 10 Hours Construction and Clean Up
* 1 Foreman – $40 Hr Rate – Project Planning, Lay-Out, Set Elevations, & Details
* 1 Mechanic – $25 Hr Rate – Track-Out, Level & Plum Walls, & Rough Openings
* 2 Helpers – $15 Hr Rate – Stud-Out, Cut Materials, Square Studs & Screw-Off

* Contract : 2,000 Square Feet Commercial Framing @ $2.50 per sq ft = $5,000
* Labor : $40 + $25 + $15 + $15 = $95 Dollars x 10 Hours = $950
* Materials : Track = $200 + Studs = $600 + Fasteners & Screws = $150= $950
* Total Earnings = $5000 – Total Costs = $1,900 = $3,100 Gross
* 62% Profit Margin – Excluding Taxes, Insurance, & Overhead
* $3,100 Gross Earning – 28% Income Tax = $868 = $2,232 Net

Danny Ramirez
Construction Superintendent, Project Manager,Consultant. 
dan@dgrconstructionco.com 

Family Lost Home, Horrific Fire, 1/2715 on the 2900 Block of Arden Drive in El Monte CA.

Last night the Barba  family awoke to a loud explosion, and the sounds of flames. Their home of 22  years was lost in a horrific fire that started in the carport.They lost everything they own, and nearly escaped the fire that ended up destroying a total of three homes.  Five kids have been affected by this fire, and not only are they traumatized and emotionally exhausted, but they are in need of clothes, school supplies, basic necessities and a home.  Red Cross has provided a place for them for 2-3 days, but after that they are on their own. Please if you can donate any amount during this time of need, it would help them get back on their feet.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Thirty-Displaced-Fire-El-Monte-290045521.html

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Home price increases accelerate in L.A. area,

Home prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties climbed 5.1% in November from a year earlier, according to a leading gauge of the housing market.

The 12-month gain, as registered by the widely followed Standard & Poor’s/ Case-Shiller index, was larger than in October, when L.A.-area prices increased 4.9%.

The pickup in L.A. and Orange counties’ prices bucked a trend seen in many big U.S. cities. The index of prices for 20 major metro areas increased 4.3% in November, the smallest gain since October 2012.

Those national numbers reflect a housing market that slowed in 2014 after home prices rose far faster than incomes in recent years. Home sales fell over the year and home price appreciation slowed. It’s unclear if Los Angeles and Orange counties’ faster appreciation in November foreshadows a return to more robust gains.

Falling mortgage rates and an improving economy have raised hopes that the pace of the housing recovery will pick up this year. On Tuesday, the Commerce Department said that newly built homes last month sold at the fastest rate in 6 1/2 years.

In the six-county Southland, sales of new and previously owned homes rose 4.3% in December from a year earlier, according to a recent report from Core-Logic DataQuick. However, the increase in demand didn’t translate into more robust price appreciation, at least according to that measure.

The region’s median price rose 5.1% from December 2013, the smallest gain since April 2012, CoreLogic DataQuick said.

The upcoming spring home-buying season should provide better insight into the market’s prospects for the year.

The Case-Shiller numbers out Tuesday lag behind other indicators such as CoreLogic’s, but they are widely considered the most reliable reading on home values.

The index, created by economists Karl E. Case and Robert J. Shiller, compares the latest sales of detached houses with previous sales and accounts for factors such as remodeling.

Home prices in San Diego increased 4.9% compared to November 2013 and rose 8.9% in San Francisco, according to the index.

By: The Los Angeles Times

Danny Ramirez

949 204 0576

Conquest Credit gets Bankruptcy’s, Collections, Civil Judgments & Late Late payments Deleted from Credit Reports.

As we settle in on this new year, we here at Conquest Credit have been extremely busy, we have the same goal in mind as our clients “To get incorrect items deleted from their Credit Report” We take pride in helping our clients get back on track. So far this new year we have got 4 bankruptcy’s, 25 collections, 6 civil judgments, 18 debt write offs and 22 late payments corrected. We are excited to help many individuals and families this year take control of their Finances and Credit. Feel free to call us anytime for advice on how to build Credit or if you would like us do a free credit Analysis for you.

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Federal Study Reviews Credit Report Accuracy

Federal Study Reviews Credit Report Accuracy

BY DARREN WAGGONER JAN 22, 2015 11:04am

The congressionally mandated Federal Trade Commission study is the sixth and final review of credit report accuracy. It follows a studyissued by the FTC in 2013, which examined how many consumers had errors on one of the three credit reports.

The 2013 study found, among other things, that one in five consumers had an error that was corrected by a credit reporting agency after it was disputed on at least one of the three credit reports. The study also found about 20% of consumers who identified errors on one of the three credit reports experienced an increase in their score that resulted in a lower credit risk tier, making them more likely to be offered a lower auto loan interest rate.

The new study announced Wednesday focuses on 121 consumers who had at least one unresolved dispute from the 2012 study and participated in a follow-up survey. It found that 37 of the consumers (31%) stated that they now accepted the original disputed information on their reports as correct.
However, 84 of these consumers (nearly 70%) continue to believe that at least some of the disputed information is inaccurate. Of those 84 consumers, 38 of them (45%) said they plan to continue their dispute, and 42 (50%) plan to abandon their dispute, while four consumers are undecided.

The study also examined whether consumers from the 2013 study, who had their credit reports modified after disputing information on their credit reports, had any of the negative information that had been removed subsequently reappear on their reports. The study found two instances of this, representing about 1% of these consumers.

The study recommends that credit reporting agencies review and improve the process they use to notify consumers about the results of dispute investigations, and that credit reporting agencies continue to explore efforts to educate consumers regarding their rights to review their credit reports and dispute inaccurate information.

Other study results can be found in the executive summary of the report.

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Access to FICO Scores Expected to Soar

BY DARREN WAGGONER

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JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America plan to start offering FICO scores they have on customers to them for free, according to a statement released Monday by the White House.

The moves likely will make a score once known in many cases only by lenders more readily available to millions of consumers. FICO scores, created by Fair Isaac Corp., are used in about 90% of consumer-lending decisions.

Consumers have dozens of FICO scores but in many cases the scores they can purchase aren’t the exact FICO scores a lender has on them.

Along with the two banks, auto-lending giant Ally Financial is expected to start offering FICO scores to its loan customers.

Lenders commonly review credit score and credit report changes for borrowers. This includes information such as how much credit card debt they owe compared to spending limits and whether they’ve fallen behind on payments to other lenders that would point to increased risk.

Lenders are feeling more pressure from federal regulators and the news about the expanded credit score availability likely was influenced by the pressure.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau called on large credit card lenders in February 2014 to make credit scores available to consumers.

FICO launched the “Open Access” partnership program in November 2013 and has added Discover Financial Services, Barclaycard, First National Bank of Omaha and Sallie Mae, among other lenders, to the program. The program shows consumers the two most important factors impacting their credit scores. Consumers can only access the program if their financial institution subscribes to it. The program is available to all servicers that use FICO scores to evaluate credit risk.

Bank of America will start providing credit card users with their FICO score later this year. Ally Financial will begin to offer car-loan customers their score next month in a pilot phase, according to a spokeswoman. Ally customers will be eligible to see their score, though they will need an account online, where the score will be made available.

Chase expects in the coming months to offer FICO scores free to its credit card users who use its “Slate” card. Chase has approximately 10 million Slate card holders.

Fair Isaac officials told The Wall Street Journal last month that it expects nearly 60 million consumers in the U.S. to soon have access to their FICO scores, up from an estimated 32 million in December and 8 million when the program first launched. The figures don’t include Bank of America, Chase or Ally.

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