What Role Should a Trust Play in Business and Investing?

2022-04-01T11:12:02-07:00April 1st, 2022|Asset Protection, Business Planning, Estate Planning, Investing, Newsletter, Phocus Law|

By: Michael J. “Mick” McGirr, Esq. Phocus Law Typically, I write in this space about topics affecting transactions, contracts, or the nuts and bolts of different aspects of your deals. That is because I spend 90% or more of my time working on the business end of things. However, one of the services Phocus Law provides [...]

Holding Rental Property in an LLC

2022-04-01T11:11:49-07:00April 1st, 2022|Executive Director Message, Newsletter|

With the market on a relentless rise, investors have been pounding the pavement looking for the next deal. However, often in the race to find the best deal, investors lose sight of focusing on important issues. Whether you are a seasoned investor or a beginner, it is imperative that you give strong consideration into how [...]

Enter the Real Estate Game Through Land Investing

2022-04-01T11:11:35-07:00April 1st, 2022|IRA's, Newsletter, Self-Directed IRA, Vantage Self-Directed IRA|

By: Daniel Ortega, Head of Retail Sales Currently, stock market investors aren’t too thrilled about the volatility they are experiencing in their portfolios. The Federal Reserve has signaled its continued plan to raise interest rates, which has many Americans looming with concerns of higher and higher inflation. I’ve spoken with some market experts who are [...]

Does it Make Sense to Buy an Investment Property with an IRA?

2022-04-01T11:11:23-07:00April 1st, 2022|David J. Hawks Tax & Accounting, Investing, IRA's, Newsletter, Tax Law|

The use of self-directed IRAs for real estate investing has grown in popularity as investors seek to reduce their tax burdens and increase their rate of return on their investments. The benefits of owning property in an IRA include appreciation in value and tax-deferred growth on rental income and capital gains. Although there are benefits [...]

City of Phoenix offers $2,000 Landlord Incentive to Participate in Housing Choice Voucher Program

2022-04-01T11:11:12-07:00April 1st, 2022|Incentive, Landlord, Newsletter|

by Gina Montes, Deputy Phoenix City Manager City of Phoenix offers $2,000 Landlord Incentive to Participate in Housing Choice Voucher Program In February 2022, the Phoenix City Council approved an increase to the Housing Department’s Landlord Incentive Program payment amount from $500 to $2,000 per incentive for landlords who lease to tenants in the Housing [...]

Q&A with Escrow

2022-04-01T11:10:43-07:00April 1st, 2022|Chicago Title Agency, Escrow, Newsletter, Title|

Want to take the guesswork out of your next closing? This article reflects some of the most common questions that our National Escrow Administration answers from the hundreds of emails they receive daily. We hope sharing these questions and answers will provide insight when closing your next transaction. Some of these are scenarios in other [...]