Loopholes of Real Estate by Garrett Sutton

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Loopholes of Real Estate reveals the legal and tax strategies used by the rich for generations to acquire and benefit from real estate investments. The book clearly identifies how these loopholes can be used together to maximize your income and protect your investments.

Written in easy to understand language, this book de-mystifies the legal and tax aspects of investing with easy-to-follow, real-life examples. Read the Pacific Book Review.

Loopholes of Real Estate will teach you to:

  • Open up the tax loopholes available only to real estate investors
  • Close the legal loopholes of unlimited personal liability
  • Pay less in taxes, while using the bank’s money
  • Determine the right way to hold title to your real estate
  • Protect your real estate — including your home — from predators and creditors
  • Want more detail? See the Table of Contents

Loopholes of Real Estate clearly reveals the tax and legal loopholes you need to know to be a successful real estate investor. Knowledge is power; this book is a must read for the strategic investor.” – Geraldine Barry, President SJREI Association & Publisher of REI Voice Magazine

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…Sutton (Run Your Own Corporation, 2012, etc.), an attorney, expert in business law and one of … Robert T. Kiyosaki’s stable of Rich Dad Advisors, offers clever, if complicated, new ploys to grow and safeguard a fortune. He begins with a motivational sketch of the cash-flow investment doctrine popularized in Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad—buy rental properties with borrowed money; rake in cash from tenants; leverage the equity to buy new properties; repeat until rich—but focuses on the labyrinthine “loopholes” that make the formula tenable. The first kind involves subtle tax dodges that add greatly to the profitability of property investments—everything from “cost segregation” depreciation to “passive loss” allowances to the “1031 exchange.” The flip side of amassing real estate wealth, the author continues, is protecting it against lawsuits, especially those filed by tenants. Sutton therefore explores another suite of legal loopholes for sheltering assets from court judgments, including insurance, limited liability corporations that distance owners from their wealth, and the tactic of loading properties with debt so they are less tempting targets for plaintiffs. There is plenty of arcane tax, legal and corporate-structuring lore here, but Sutton explains it in admirably lucid, straightforward prose supplemented with entertaining fictional case studies, including a picaresque involving an alpaca ranch, a moonshine still and whiplash payouts. Readers will learn a lot from the book, though not quite enough to master the subject; Sutton stresses that a team of expert “advisors”—a lawyer, broker, accountant, insurer, property manager—is indispensable for guiding investors profitably through the legal/financial minefield….Novice investors will find it an excellent road map for getting started. Readers looking for easy money may be discouraged by Sutton’s demonstration of just how complex real estate money can be, but others will find helpful guidelines, tips and tricks presented in a clear, engaging style.- Kirkus Reviews

Loopholes of Real Estate Table of Contents

  • Part One: Real Estate Advantages
    • Chapter One: Understanding the “Why” of Real Estate
    • Chapter Two: More About Loopholes
    • Chapter Three: The Benefits of Leverage
  • Part Two: Get in the Game
    • Chapter Four: Creating Your Real Estate Plan
    • Chapter Five: Getting Your Financial House in Order
    • Chapter Six: Assembling Your Team of Advisors
    • Chapter Seven: Time to Jump In
  • Part Three: Tax Strategies
    • Chapter Eight: Analyzing the Numbers
    • Chapter Nine: Real Estate as a Business
    • Chapter Ten: Tax-Free Exchanges
    • Chapter Eleven: Your Principal Residence
    • Chapter Twelve: Vacation Homes
    • Chapter Thirteen: Real Estate and Retirement Plans
    • Chapter Fourteen: Using Pre Tax Dollars to Buy Real Estate
    • Chapter Fifteen: Three Extra Tax Strategies
  • Part Four: Legal Strategies
    • Chapter Sixteen: Personal Residence Protection
    • Chapter Seventeen: Land Ownership and Notice Requirements
    • Chapter Eighteen: Landlord Liability
    • Chapter Nineteen: Insurance
    • Chapter Twenty: Taking Title
    • Chapter Twenty-One: Joint Tenancies / Tenancies in Common / How NOT to Hold Real Estate
    • Chapter Twenty-Two: Land Trusts
    • Chapter Twenty-Three: How to Hold Real Estate
    • Chapter Twenty-Four: Asset Protection Lessons
    • Chapter Twenty-Five: Protecting Your Home and Related Asset Protection Strategies
    • Chapter Twenty-Six: Protecting Your Equity
    • Chapter Twenty-Seven: Seven Steps for Success
  • Part Five: Selection Strategies
    • Chapter Twenty-Eight: Property Analysis & Investing for Cash Flow
    • Chapter Twenty-Nine: Duties Owed by Real Estate Brokers and Agents
    • Chapter Thirty: Legal Due Diligence / How to Prepare the Offer
    • Chapter Thirty-One: Real-Life Selection Stories
    • Chapter Thirty-Two: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Real Estate Resources
  • Appendix B:
    • Buyers Disclosure Checklist
    • Seller Disclosure Checklist
    • Commercial Property Due Diligence Checklist
    • Environmental Due Diligence Checklist
  • Appendix C: Duties of a Real Estate Licensee
  • Index
  • About the Author

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A Recent Seminar Review:

As a Real Estate Broker/Owner of a large Coldwell Banker Office in San Jose, one would assume I would be aware of many of the topics that you covered in your informative seminar. Assuming gets many of us in trouble. The information made me aware of how vulnerable we are, no matter what our business is. I am a real estate professional, not an asset protection professional. Now I know where to go and how to cover my assets. I am thankful your seminar finally got me to see the light.

When you gave examples of where “attack #1” will come from, followed by where “attack #2” will take place, I finally got the picture loud and clear.

I highly recommend your seminar to all business professionals, especially those in real estate because we tend to think we don’t need protection. After all, we have E&O protection. How scary is that thought? I am going to recommend to the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors to invite you every year to educate our members on the importance of asset protection from ‘attacks’. – With Warm Regards – Jerry Sato, Broker Coldwell Banker The Professional Group Member: Broker Outreach Committee Santa Clara Association Of Realtors.”

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