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Asset Lifetime

Depreciation Explained…With Comics

I’m always shocked when I’m chatting with an established real estate investor and the conversation takes an unexpected turn.

Bonus Depreciation

Social interactions aren’t my strong suit, no new information there.

What’s supposed to be surprising is the number of real estate investors who don’t understand depreciation.  Their approach is:  buy property, make money, dump receipts on accountant’s desk and receive tax return.

I recognize that while I don’t have a degree in accounting or finance, my current and former careers forced me to learn about those subjects.  Not everyone has that luxury.

So, I thought I’d take a crack at explaining the basics of depreciation…with comics.

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Why Invest in Real Estate?

Welcome to my first blog post!  Let’s start by explaining what we do at Pear Tree Property, and why we do it.  We invest in Rural Rental Real estate. I thought it would be “fun” to take a look at each of these three R’s.  So let’s start with the question: why should you invest in real estate?

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