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Real Estate Investing Is Not A Game

By Tobin O’Connor Concino P.C. |

Some people approach investing as a game, as if the uncertainty about whether you will gain or lose money from the investment, and how much you will gain or lose, is part of the fun.  If this is your approach to investing, then buying real estate properties and renovating them in order to generate… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between A Real Estate Agent And A Realtor?

By Tobin O’Connor Concino P.C. |

In many endeavors in life, it is simple and practical to follow the principle that too many cooks spoil the broth.  For example, the fewer people involved in the planning of your wedding, the better.  Likewise, many entrepreneurs look back fondly on their startup days, when two or three friends made their great idea… Read More »

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The Landlord’s Guide To Security Deposits In Maryland

By Tobin O’Connor Concino P.C. |

It is easy to find advice online for tenants about how to spot a landlord who is likely to rip you off or fail to make necessary repairs during your tenancy.  It is also easy to find advice for landlords dealing with the difficult situation of dealing with tenants who are unable to pay… Read More »

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How Landlords Can Cope With Sky High Rents

By Tobin O’Connor Concino P.C. |

The Washington DC area has always been famous for its expensive rents and real estate prices, which makes investing in real estate in the Maryland suburbs of D.C. both a challenge and an opportunity for profits.  Of course, in recent months, unaffordable high price tags are popping up everywhere on everything, not only in… Read More »

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Investors’ Share Of Residential Real Estate Purchases Is Nearing A Record High, But The DC Metro Area Is Not The Center Of The Action

By Tobin O’Connor Concino P.C. |

Investing in real estate is not an easy way to get rich quick, despite how some ads on the Internet might make it sound.  It is, however, a solid business idea; after all, there is always demand for housing.  As house prices rise and the job market continues to reel from pandemic-related uncertainty, more… Read More »

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Can You Give Real Estate Property As A Gift?

By Tobin O’Connor Concino P.C. |

If you own a real estate property, it is probably the most valuable thing you own, and if you own more than one real estate property, your wealth is substantial.  By this logic, it would seem that giving someone a real estate property would be a great way to help them be financially secure,… Read More »

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The Least Risky Ways To Get Started Investing In Real Estate

By Tobin O’Connor Concino P.C. |

Some cynical articles have gone as far as to say that getting paid to do nothing is the new American dream.  In fact, the quest for passive income is nothing new; Americans have been searching for it for at least as long as jobs where you could earn a reliable income and build up… Read More »

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The Real Estate Business Could Soon Be Under Increased Scrutiny For Money Laundering

By Tobin O’Connor Concino P.C. |

The real estate business is constantly changing.  Tax deductions that were a boon to real estate investors one year disappear the next, and new tax breaks take their place, meaning that you must relearn how to qualify for them.  Cryptocurrency and blockchain tokenization have also started to play a major role in the real… Read More »

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Commercial Real Estate Investing Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

By Tobin O’Connor Concino P.C. |

The COVID-19 pandemic made almost everyone rethink the nature of work and realize how fragile the routines around which we build our activities are.  In no year besides 2020 did so many people express gratitude to delivery drivers or to supermarket employees who restock the shelves, and the list of occupations that could become… Read More »

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Section 1031 Is Changing: What Is Next For Tax Deferred Real Estate Exchanges?

By Tobin O’Connor Concino P.C. |

Depending on which factors you pay attention to, investing in real estate is either one of the riskiest or one of the least risky investments you can make.  On the one hand, there is always demand for real estate, and the real estate market always recovers after setbacks.  It is unlikely to tank irreversibly,… Read More »

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