Anderson Business Advisors Podcast
How Underwriters Evaluate Loans to LLCs or Land Trusts

How Underwriters Evaluate Loans to LLCs or Land Trusts

May 11, 2021

How do underwriters evaluate loans to LLCs or land trusts? By effectively guiding a loan from application through underwriting to a successful closing and helping mortgage lenders comply with regulations.  

Today, Clint Coons of Anderson Business Advisors talks to Andrew Duane, Associate Attorney at Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP. Andrew’s focus on lender support includes file underwriting, complex loan products, and post-closing matters.

Andrew is Due Diligence Certified (DDC) by the International Due Diligence Organization and a professional member of the State Bar of Texas. Previously, he worked with the firm’s document review and preparation team while attending law school.

Highlights/Topics:

  • What if a client or investor wants to refinance a transaction and pull property out of a land trust? Find a lender willing to refinance the property in the name of the trust.
  • Why create a living trust? You don't want to tell the lender to move it out of the trust and have another effect on their asset protection portfolio or other kinds of disastrous effects.
  • What was the solution? Convert the land trust into a living trust because all trusts can be amended and restated.
  • What is Andrew’s role? He is an attorney that represents lenders. He doesn’t represent individual borrowers, but banks and lenders closing home loans in the State of Texas.
  • Why does Andrew perform underwriting and review guidelines? What are lenders like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac experiencing on origination? Andrew backs up, not just the closing process, but that underwriting process.
  • Why is Andrew’s firm the backstop for lenders? There are other attorneys that do this. When the underwriter gets a document such as a land trust or limited liability company (LLC), they don't understand it and want to make sure it is legitimate and can be used.
  • When the loan originator/lender can't sell it, they don't want to hold it. They don’t deal with that land trust? When investors/clients talk to their loan officers, Fannie Mae requires direct negotiation for the land trust. Freddie Mac doesn't. Freddie buys the land trust where they are statutorily authorized and the individual beneficiary is the borrower.
  • If the property was in an LLC and it's a residential loan, would it get across the goal line? It’s doubtful. Fannie and Freddie do not allow for LLCs. In their general borrower eligibility section, they like a natural person.Then, they make exceptions. An LLC for people selling to Fannie and Freddie isn’t possible because it’s a residential mortgage.
  • If you put it into a land trust and the land trust is owned by the LLC, you can convert the land trust to a living trust, get the loan, and it doesn’t state your name? If you're thinking about your structures and you plan to refinance the property, if you don't want it in your name, consider using a land trust held by an LLC for your asset protection.
  • If you buy or close on new investment property, are there any traps to be aware of before going to the lender? Get your documentation ready to go. If it's closing in a trust, check with the attorney that did it. If it's been a few years, it might be time to restate and update it. It makes the process smoother all around for borrowers and lenders.
  • What’s FHA’s anti-flipping provision? It’s in the HUD handbook. FHA is concerned that houses are going to get flipped for an artificial value and FHA will have to insure all of them. Guidelines and recommendations include waiting 180 days from the time that the deed is delivered, when they acquire legal ownership, to go under contract.
  • If you transfer property to yourself, deeded in the corporation, when you list it for sale, and a first-time homebuyer will not qualify because of that transfer? FHA wants the seller on record to be the person making the sale.
  • When it comes to putting deals together if you're a real estate investor, do you need an authorized signer? When selling a property that might be held in an LLC, or you're with a private bank or wealth company that could close in an LLC, get an authorized signer.

Resources:

Andrew Duane’s Email

mailto:andrew.duane@mortgagelaw.com

Polunsky Beitel Green

https://www.mortgagelaw.com/

International Due Diligence Organization

https://www.international-due-diligence.org/

Texas Government Code A3.001

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2001.htm

Fannie Mae

https://www.fanniemae.com/

Freddie Mac

http://www.freddiemac.com/

Land Trusts

https://andersonadvisors.com/land_trusts/

Living Trusts

https://andersonadvisors.com/living_trusts/

Entity Formation

https://andersonadvisors.com/entity_formation/

Federal Housing Administration's HUD Program

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/fhahistory

Clint Coons

https://andersonadvisors.com/clint-coons/

Anderson Advisors

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Event

https://andersonadvisors.com/asset-protection/

Anderson Advisors on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

 

Tax Tuesday with Toby Mathis 04-27-2021

Tax Tuesday with Toby Mathis 04-27-2021

May 4, 2021

From entity formation, income, and inheritance to losses, proceeds, and profits, Toby Mathis and Jeff Webb of Anderson Advisors answer your tax questions. Submit your tax question to taxtuesday@andersonadvisors.

Highlights/Topics:

  • How does a single, high W-2 earning individual take advantage of passive losses? It’s difficult because passive losses for a high earner are going to be subject to limitations
  • How are inherited stock shares treated when sold? If you inherit stocks, they are valued at fair market value now, not when they were bought due to the step-up in basis
  • Should an S Corp pay profits as dividends? An S Corp does not pay dividends; it passes on profits and losses to shareholders
  • Is it preferable to have a C Corp or an LLC as your holding entity? It’s better to have an LLC as your holding entity; there’s no tax treatment for an LLC
  • Are proceeds received from winning a court case ($20 million) taxable? It depends on the source of the claim, as a matter of rule, and attorney fees are no longer deductible

For all questions/answers discussed, sign up to be a Platinum member to view the replay!

Go to iTunes to leave a review of the Tax Tuesday podcast.

Resources:

Anderson Advisors’ Infinity Investing Through Stocks and Real Estate - Free event on May 15

http://aba.link/iiw

Infinity Investing: How The Rich Get Richer And How You Can Do The Same by Toby Mathis

http://aba.link/infinitybook

Capital Gains and Losses

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/capital-gains-and-losses-10-helpful-facts-to-know-0

Charitable Organizations

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations

Wills and Trusts

https://andersonadvisors.com/living_trusts/

Entity Formation

https://andersonadvisors.com/entity_formation/

Retirement Plans

https://andersonadvisors.com/retirement_plan/

Real Estate Professional Requirements

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/33-Real Estate Professionals.pdf

Home Office Deduction

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/home-office-deduction

Kiddie Tax

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc553

1031 Exchange

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-news/fs-08-18.pdf

Step-Up in Basis

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/stepupinbasis.asp#:~:text=A%20step%2Dup%20in%20basis%20is%20the%20readjustment%20of%20the,for%20tax%20purposes%20upon%20inheritance.&text=The%20asset%20receives%20a%20step,of%20property%20transferred%20at%20death.

Bonus Depreciation

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/new-rules-and-limitations-for-depreciation-and-expensing-under-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act

Depreciation Recapture

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/depreciationrecapture.asp

California Proposition 19

https://www.boe.ca.gov/prop19/

Self-Employment Tax

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/self-employment-tax-social-security-and-medicare-taxes

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Program

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/sspus/oasdi.pdf

121 Capital Gains Exclusion

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc701

CARES Act

https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr748/BILLS-116hr748enr.pdf

Schedule A

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-schedule-a-form-1040

Schedule E

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-schedule-e-form-1040

Section 162 - Trade or Business Expenses

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rr-99-7.pdf

Form 1040

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1040

Form 1099

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1099-misc

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)

https://www.irs.gov/tax-reform

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1543626610

Insperity

https://www.insperity.com/

Payroll City

https://payrollcity.com/

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program

Toby Mathis

http://tobymathis.com/about-toby-mathis/

Anderson Advisors

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Anderson Advisors Events

https://andersonadvisors.com/all-events/

Events@andersonadvisors.com

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/asset-protection/

Anderson Advisors Tax-Wise Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/tax-wise-workshop-for-businesses-investors/

Anderson Advisors Infinity Investing Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/investing-workshop-passive-income-generating-machine/

Anderson Advisors on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

Anderson Advisors on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/AndersonBusinessAdvisors/

Anderson Advisors Podcast

https://andersonadvisors.com/podcast/

Investing in Raw Land

Investing in Raw Land

April 27, 2021

Looking for land? It’s tough to find.So, where do you find the niches to find the riches to invest in raw land? 

 

Today, Clint Coons of Anderson Business Advisors talks to Seth Williams, founder of REtipster, an online community that offers real-world guidance for real estate investors.

 

Seth discusses how he realized that land is probably the better way to go. It’s easier to find deals on land than houses and it costs a lot less.

Highlights/Topics:

 

  • Raw Land Investments: Low liability, low risk, no tenants, and property taxes are cheap.
  • What’s worth buying or not? Vacant land is simple, but is not easy.
  • Always Ask: Is the property zoned right? Are there restrictions? What are the setbacks?
  • Environmental Due Diligence: How much is spent on raw land development? A fortune.
  • DataTree: You can get most of the information you need without spending a fortune.
  • How to get started? Identify market, location, seller financing, state laws, and tax rules.
  • Where? New Mexico and Southwest—less complex and fewer variables to understand.
  • Invest to Sell: Market property with Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and Zillow FSBO.
  • Leads: Pros and cons of using direct mail, automated offers, and not knowing markets.

Resources:

REtipster

https://retipster.com/

REtipster on YouTube

http://retipster.com/youtube

DataTree

http://retipster.com/datatree

Land Investing

https://retipster.com/category/land-investing/

The Land Flipping Lifecycle

https://retipster.com/land-flipping-lifecycle

The Truth About Land Investing

https://retipster.com/truthaboutlandinvesting

LandWatch

https://www.landwatch.com/

Land and Farm

https://www.landandfarm.com/

MLS

http://www.mls.com/

Clint Coons

https://andersonadvisors.com/clint-coons/

Anderson Advisors

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Event

https://andersonadvisors.com/asset-protection/

Anderson Advisors on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

Tax Tuesday with Toby Mathis 04-13-2021

Tax Tuesday with Toby Mathis 04-13-2021

April 20, 2021

With all the lack of tax knowledge going around and politicians being pushed by their parties, get your tax questions answered by Toby Mathis and Jeff Webb of Anderson Advisors. Submit your tax question to taxtuesday@andersonadvisors.

Highlights/Topics:

  • When you have a PLLC, what do you put on a personal or business credit card? If you have a business credit card that’s great, but a lot of the credit card companies are not willing to issue credit cards to new small businesses; use a personal credit card and make sure to separate personal and business expenses
  • How do you claim the solar credit on your personal residence? Use Form 5695
  • Should I file a return with my kids as dependents or should they file their own return if they are paid from the family business? If they are dependents and not supporting themselves, they are still dependents on your return; however, the children can file their own return as well and claim the standard deduction up to the amount of their earned income plus $300
  • I have a rental property in California. When I go there to work on it, can I use per diem plus mileage rather than actual receipts for housing and meals? Depends if you are self-employed or you have the rentals owned personally, you cannot use the per diem for housing but can use it for meals
  • I haven’t done taxes for 2020 and I’d like to know how to write-off bills for my emotional support animal. Can that be done with business taxes? Maybe, depends on the IRS’ primarily for and but for tests

For all questions/answers discussed, sign up to be a Platinum member to view the replay!

Go to iTunes to leave a review of the Tax Tuesday podcast.

Resources:

Infinity Investing: How The Rich Get Richer And How You Can Do The Same by Toby Mathis

http://aba.link/infinitybook

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Workshop (April 24)

https://andersonadvisors.com/real-estate-asset-protection-workshop-training/

Charitable Organizations

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations

Capital Gains and Losses

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/capital-gains-and-losses-10-helpful-facts-to-know-0

Homeowner’s Guide to the Federal Tax Credit for Solar Photovoltaics

https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/01/f70/Guide to Federal Tax Credit for Residential Solar PV.pdf

Form 5695 - Residential Energy Credits

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-5695

Entity Formation

https://andersonadvisors.com/entity_formation/

Retirement Plans

https://andersonadvisors.com/retirement_plan/

Real Estate Professional Requirements

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/33-Real Estate Professionals.pdf

MileIQ

https://www.mileiq.com/

Self-Employment Tax

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/self-employment-tax-social-security-and-medicare-taxes

Home Office Deduction

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/home-office-deduction

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Program

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/sspus/oasdi.pdf

Bonus Depreciation

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/new-rules-and-limitations-for-depreciation-and-expensing-under-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act

Cost Segregation

https://andersonadvisors.com/using-cost-segregation-residential-real-estate/

Depreciation Recapture

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/depreciationrecapture.asp

Section 162 - Trade or Business Expenses

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rr-99-7.pdf

Step-Up in Basis

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/stepupinbasis.asp#:~:text=A%20step%2Dup%20in%20basis%20is%20the%20readjustment%20of%20the,for%20tax%20purposes%20upon%20inheritance.&text=The%20asset%20receives%20a%20step,of%20property%20transferred%20at%20death.

26 U.S. Code Section 168K

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/168

Kiddie Tax

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc553

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

https://www.ada.gov/

HIPAA

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html

Small Businesses Affected by Border Closures

https://andersonadvisors.com/podcast/small-businesses-affected-by-border-closures/

Toby Mathis

http://tobymathis.com/about-toby-mathis/

Anderson Advisors

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Anderson Advisors Events

https://andersonadvisors.com/all-events/

Events@andersonadvisors.com

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/asset-protection/

Anderson Advisors Tax-Wise Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/tax-wise-workshop-for-businesses-investors/

Anderson Advisors Infinity Investing Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/investing-workshop-passive-income-generating-machine/

Anderson Advisors on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

Anderson Advisors on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/AndersonBusinessAdvisors/

Anderson Advisors Podcast

https://andersonadvisors.com/podcast/

A lesson in what the super-rich know about minimizing taxes and maximizing income

A lesson in what the super-rich know about minimizing taxes and maximizing income

April 13, 2021

People don’t like to talk about taxes or being separated from their money, especially because of the country’s complex tax system. So, how do the rich get richer? Learn a lesson from the super-rich about minimizing taxes and maximizing income and infinity investing.

In this episode, Toby Mathis of Anderson Advisors talks to Mike Consol, Editor of Real Assets Adviser – one of seven titles published by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI).

Mike is responsible for the magazine’s editorial content and production and has been a professional journalist since 1983. He has spent his entire career working for business publications. Mike joined IREI in 2012 as editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas. Prior to IREI, he spent 17 years with American City Business Journals (ACBJ), the nation’s largest publisher of metropolitan business journals with 40 weekly newspapers.

Highlights/Topics:

  • How does the tax code system work in the United States where the rich get richer and the people of average means stay right where they are? There is a misunderstanding of what assets and liabilities are, and people end up buying more liabilities than assets.
  • Assets put money in your pockets. Every year, does it increase what’s in your bank account that you can buy groceries with, or does it take it away, like does it cost you money? If you use that analysis, you won’t be misled.
  • Tax Code Highlights: Incentivizes investing in specific types of assets and punishes you if all you have is ordinary income.
  • Social Security: Regressive taxes hurt the poor worse than they hurt the rich. The 15.3% tax is embedded in all earned income. Make other types of income that are not subject to that regressive tax. That’s your unearned, passive, and portfolio income.
  • Things written in the tax code are specific to an individual company or industry and given extremely gracious treatment. Sometimes, investments are not made based on fact and reason, but tax efficiency or tax break.
  • Cheat by Copying: What do rich people do? Diversification, which involves rents, royalties, dividends, interest, and short-term capital gains on sale of options.
  • Zero Corporate Tax: Don’t tax corporations but people. When the United States lowered its corporate tax, other countries followed. It created tremendous worldwide growth, but pushed wealth into the hands of very few people.
  • What is infinity investing? Changes the way you think of your net worth. How many days can you survive without working? Consider passive income sources so you never have to work again.

Resources:

Mike Consol

https://aba.link/mike

Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI)

https://irei.com/

Real Assets Adviser

https://irei.com/real-assets-adviser/

A lesson in what the super-rich know about minimizing taxes and maximizing income

https://irei.com/video-and-podcast/lesson-super-rich-know-minimizing-taxes-maximizing-income/

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program

U.S. Code: Title 26

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26

Charitable Organizations

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations

Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/reit.asp

Self-Employment Tax

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/self-employment-tax-social-security-and-medicare-taxes

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)

https://www.irs.gov/tax-reform

David Cay Johnston (former New York Times tax reporter)

https://www.nytimes.com/by/david-cay-johnston

The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie

https://www.carnegie.org/about/our-history/gospelofwealth/

CARES Act

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares

Wills and Trusts

https://andersonadvisors.com/living_trusts/

Infinity Investing: How The Rich Get Richer And How You Can Do The Same

https://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Investing-Rich-Richer-Same/dp/1950863271

Toby Mathis

https://andersonadvisors.com/tobymathis-2/

Anderson Advisors

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Event

https://andersonadvisors.com/asset-protection/

Anderson Advisors on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

 

 

Tax Tuesday with Toby Mathis 03-30-2021

Tax Tuesday with Toby Mathis 03-30-2021

April 6, 2021

Don’t be a fool in April! Make sure to get your tax questions answered by Toni Covey and Jeff Webb of Anderson Advisors. Submit your tax question to taxtuesday@andersonadvisors.

Highlights/Topics:

  • Do wholesalers of land need to pay self-employment tax? If you are wholesaling that is going to be ordinary income, so if it’s reported on your personal tax return, it’s subject to self-employment tax; instead put it in a corporate entity
  • If I run my real estate business from home, can I deduct a portion of all home expenses (i.e. property tax, utilities, and insurance)? Yes, but there are a few rules that need to be followed such as for a home office deduction and Schedule C
  • Startup S-Corp has no revenue yet. If I file taxes jointly with my spouse, any concerns? No, but make sure to file a tax return to prove profit motive
  • What is the best way to pay my children (teenagers) when they work in my business? Payroll? Cash at time of service? Year-ending 1099? To pay your children, consider what they are capable of doing and what they are going to be paid, which can be done via W-2 or 1099

For all questions/answers discussed, sign up to be a Platinum member to view the replay!

Go to iTunes to leave a review of the Tax Tuesday podcast.

Resources:

Infinity Investing: How The Rich Get Richer And How You Can Do The Same by Toby Mathis

http://aba.link/infinitybook

Schedule K-1 Form 1065

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-schedule-k-1-form-1065

Self-Employment Tax

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/self-employment-tax-social-security-and-medicare-taxes

Real Estate Professional Requirements

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/33-Real Estate Professionals.pdf

Charitable Organizations

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations

Form 1099

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1099-misc

26 U.S. Code Section 168K

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/168

Section 179

https://www.section179.org/

Entity Formation

https://andersonadvisors.com/entity_formation/

Cost Segregation

https://andersonadvisors.com/using-cost-segregation-residential-real-estate/

Bonus Depreciation

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/new-rules-and-limitations-for-depreciation-and-expensing-under-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act

Depreciation Recapture

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/depreciationrecapture.asp

Wills and Trusts

https://andersonadvisors.com/living_trusts/

CARES Act

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares

Home Office Deduction

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/home-office-deduction

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)

https://www.irs.gov/tax-reform

Schedule A

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-schedule-a-form-1040

Schedule C

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-schedule-c-form-1040

Schedule E

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-schedule-e-form-1040

Form 1040

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1040

Form 8829

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8829

26 U.S. Code Section 280A

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/280A

Anderson Advisors

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Anderson Advisors Events

https://andersonadvisors.com/all-events/

Events@andersonadvisors.com

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/asset-protection/

Anderson Advisors Tax-Wise Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/tax-wise-workshop-for-businesses-investors/

Anderson Advisors Infinity Investing Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/investing-workshop-passive-income-generating-machine/

Anderson Advisors on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

Anderson Advisors on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/AndersonBusinessAdvisors/

Anderson Advisors Podcast

https://andersonadvisors.com/podcast/

 

 

Creative Financing Strategies with Pace Morby

Creative Financing Strategies with Pace Morby

March 30, 2021

While sitting poolside, Pace Morby discovered the insane power of social media. Now, he has a huge following and landed three major clients by posting before-and-after photographs of his construction work on Instagram.

In this episode, Toby Mathis of Anderson Advisors talks to Pace Morby, who has done more than 7,000 renovations and built more than 150 new homes from the ground up.

Pace owns several businesses, including American Home Offers, which does 150 wholesale transactions per year, and Blue Acorn Development, which does 50 fix-and-flip deals per year. He owns about 130 single-family homes purchased through SubTo and Seller Finance; ConstantClose transaction coordinator business; Title Alliance of Phoenix title company; VAhub virtual assistant business; SubTo creative finance education business; BombCRM software business for new investors; and Driving for Dollars BatchDriven software business. 

Also, Pace has three successful podcasts, Sunday Service, Wholesale Hotline, and Get Creative; a YouTube channel; and negotiating with A&E Television for a six-year contract to do a renovation TV show.

Highlights/Topics:

  • Creative Finance: Content that double, triples, and quadruples conversion rate
  • Day in the Life of Pace: Just a guy who wants to help everybody–come along for the ride
  • Estate Planning: Who do you trust to inherit and manage your properties?
  • Zero Equity, Loan Pain: Reasons seller sells at a discount or on seller finance
  • REI: Replace expenses with income
  • Ways to Wholesale: Direct to seller, referrals, and reviving dead leads
  • Previous Sellers: Where Pace gets private money to invest in more deals
  • Pace’s Three Choices: Live on cash flow, reinvest, or pay down lender
  • Art of Storytelling: Craft and tell a story from experience, not the shame of not knowing
  • Frequency Illusion and Full Picture: To see it, it has to be relevant for anyone doing it
  • The Challenge: With no resources, money, or food–get a real estate deal in 30 days

Resources:

Subto

https://www.subto.com/

Pace Morby

https://shor.by/gT0I

Pace Morby on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/pacemorby/?hl=en

Pace Morby on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pacemorby/

Pace Morby on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/pacemorby

Opendoor

https://www.opendoor.com/

Zillow

https://www.zillow.com/

Offerpad

https://www.offerpad.com/

HomeVestors Franchise

https://homevestorsfranchise.com/

HUD

https://www.hud.gov/

Depreciation

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/depreciation.asp

1031 Exchange

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-news/fs-08-18.pdf

Using Cost Segregation in Residential Real Estate

https://andersonadvisors.com/using-cost-segregation-residential-real-estate/?highlight=cost%20segregation

Charitable Contributions

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-contributions

Outkast Mural

https://wishatl.com/pages/thegallery

Estate Planning - Living Trusts

https://andersonadvisors.com/living_trusts/

Greg Boots

https://www.amazon.com/Private-Vault-Gregory-J-Boots-ebook/dp/B00G71IKNA

Brain Teaser: Can you count the Fs in this sentence? Finished Files

https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2006/09/10/brain-exercise-brain-teaser/

Blue Crab Mentality

https://www.developgoodhabits.com/crabs-bucket/

Toby Mathis

https://andersonadvisors.com/tobymathis-2/

Anderson Advisors

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Event

https://andersonadvisors.com/asset-protection/

Anderson Advisors on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

 

 

Tax Tuesday with Toby Mathis 03-16-2021

Tax Tuesday with Toby Mathis 03-16-2021

March 23, 2021

Are you lucky to be alive and taking care of your taxes? Toby Mathis and Jeff Webb of Anderson Advisors answer your tax questions. Submit your tax question to taxtuesday@andersonadvisors.

Highlights/Topics:

  • If a non-profit (NP) organization opened a trading account and got options income less than $50,000, does the NP file an income tax return (besides a 990-N)? If you have gross receipts less than $50,000, you only need to file a 990-N (e-Postcard)
  • Are losses from gambling deductible? If you have gambling losses, they are deductible on Schedule A as long as you have gambling winnings on tax return
  • I have a rental property that is owned by my self-directed IRA. Does it need to be in an entity or is it safe in the IRA? Individual owner of an IRA is always personally reliable for the acts of the IRA, so put in an LLC or self-directed IRA
  • How do you claim the solar credit on your personal residence? Use Form 5695 - Residential Energy Credits; put in how much you paid for solar and multiply times percentage credit (26%)
  • Doing a cost segregation on a condo that was purchased out of my inherited trust to pay off other beneficiaries. Can I take bonus depreciation? Yes, and you can write-it off twice if you inherit it
  • Can I include my roof replacement for the solar tax credit? You can write-off roof if for dual usage; roof replacement is not part of the solar installation and labor
  • How is the in-home office deduction being treated since most of us have been working from home? Still a red flag for realtors? If you are an employee, there is no home-office deduction; the home office is only for sole proprietors and if you’re being taxed on Schedule C and receive a 1099, then you can deduct reasonable expenses

For all questions/answers discussed, sign up to be a Platinum member to view the replay!

Go to iTunes to leave a review of the Tax Tuesday podcast.

Resources:

 

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Workshop (Free 1-day virtual event on March 27)

http://aba.link/MarchTAP

Infinity Investing: How The Rich Get Richer And How You Can Do The Same by Toby Mathis

http://aba.link/infinitybook

IRS - Coronavirus (COVID) Tax Relief

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

Bonus Depreciation

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/new-rules-and-limitations-for-depreciation-and-expensing-under-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act

Depreciation Recapture

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/depreciationrecapture.asp

Charitable Organizations

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations

990-N

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/annual-electronic-filing-requirement-for-small-exempt-organizations-form-990-n-e-postcard

26 U.S. Code Section 168K

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/168

Section 179

https://www.section179.org/

Retirement Plans

https://andersonadvisors.com/retirement_plan/

Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA)

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/self-directed-ira.asp

Entity Formation

https://andersonadvisors.com/entity_formation/

Cost Segregation

https://andersonadvisors.com/using-cost-segregation-residential-real-estate/

Wills and Trusts

https://andersonadvisors.com/living_trusts/

Homeowner’s Guide to the Federal Tax Credit for Solar Photovoltaics

https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/01/f70/Guide to Federal Tax Credit for Residential Solar PV.pdf

Real Estate Professional Requirements

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/33-Real Estate Professionals.pdf

Home Office Deduction

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/home-office-deduction

Section 1245

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/section1245.asp

Section 1250

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/u/unrecaptured-1250-gain.asp

Capital Gains and Losses

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/capital-gains-and-losses-10-helpful-facts-to-know-0

Step-Up in Basis

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/stepupinbasis.asp#:~:text=A%20step%2Dup%20in%20basis%20is%20the%20readjustment%20of%20the,for%20tax%20purposes%20upon%20inheritance.&text=The%20asset%20receives%20a%20step,of%20property%20transferred%20at%20death.

Schedule A

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-schedule-a-form-1040

Schedule C

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-schedule-c-form-1040

Schedule K-1 Form 1065

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-schedule-k-1-form-1065

CARES Act

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares

72t - Substantially Equal Periodic Payments

https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/retirement-plans-faqs-regarding-substantially-equal-periodic-payments

Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act

https://www.investopedia.com/secure-act-4688468

TurboTax

https://turbotax.intuit.com/

Form 5695 - Residential Energy Credits

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-5695

Section 48 - Business Assets

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/48

Form 8829

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8829

Toby Mathis

http://tobymathis.com/about-toby-mathis/

Anderson Advisors

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Anderson Advisors Events

https://andersonadvisors.com/all-events/

Events@andersonadvisors.com

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/asset-protection/

Anderson Advisors Tax-Wise Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/tax-wise-workshop-for-businesses-investors/

Anderson Advisors Infinity Investing Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/investing-workshop-passive-income-generating-machine/

Anderson Advisors on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

Anderson Advisors on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/AndersonBusinessAdvisors/

Anderson Advisors Podcast

https://andersonadvisors.com/podcast/

 

Small Businesses Affected by Border Closures

Small Businesses Affected by Border Closures

March 16, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Canada/U.S. border closed, putting great stress on businesses and families on both sides who depend on international traffic.

In this episode, Toby Mathis of Anderson Advisors talks to Lars Jacobson, a businessman and entrepreneur who has owned and operated his own businesses for more than 20 years.

Lars and his family left southern California and moved to the panhandle of Idaho. He expected to semi-retire, buy 100 acres of land, and become a farmer. However, plans changed. In June 2019, Lars and his family acquired the “Little Town of Porthill, Idaho” that includes a convenience store, gas station, restaurant, and package depot on the Canadian border.

Highlights/Topics:

  • Picking up Packages: People don't want to ship packages from the United States to Canada because it's so expensive to get them across the border.
  • Starting a Business: After living in southern California, Lars shared things by learning, travelling, and teaching entrepreneurialism.
  • Forget about Retiring: After a year or so, God told Lars to buy a town. Wait, what? Pray about it and make it a family adventure.
  • God is Good: Business was fantastic and awesome, but when the coronavirus hit, the border closed, and God gave Lars a challenge. Whatever happens, persevere.
  • How much longer until the border opens? Remain hopeful and keep calling because nobody seems to have a clue.
  • What about the Americans? The closest town nearby has a couple of supermarkets, gas stations, and fastfood, but is about a half-hour away and costs much more money.
  • Got Money? The Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was supposed to be given to people and businesses that needed it.
  • Was it enough? No, Lars’ business is losing more than $10,000 monthly and still cutting back. All the employees were laid off except a maintenance person. Everybody’s gone.
  • Financial and Emotional Impact: Consider every option and do everything possible after losing what you worked so hard for all your life. Get yourself and your assets and liabilities structured, organized, and prepared.

Resources:

Jake’s Landing USA

https://jakeslandingusa.com/

GoFundMe - Save Jake’s Landing

https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-jake039s-landing?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/covid-19-economic-injury-disaster-loans

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program

AllSearch

https://www.allsearchinc.com/

Toby Mathis

https://andersonadvisors.com/tobymathis-2/

Anderson Advisors

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Event

https://andersonadvisors.com/asset-protection/

Anderson Advisors on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

Tax Tuesday with Toby Mathis 03-02-2021

Tax Tuesday with Toby Mathis 03-02-2021

March 9, 2021

Don’t be embarrassed or feel like an idiot when it comes to taxes. You’re not alone. A little knowledge goes a long way. Toby Mathis and Jeff Webb of Anderson Advisors answer your tax questions. Submit your tax question to taxtuesday@andersonadvisors.

Highlights/Topics:

  • What are the requirements for being a real estate professional, and what are the benefits? Either you or your spouse must have 750 hours and greater than 50 percent of personal services in real estate, and both spouses must materially participate per property unless the aggregation election is selected; and the benefits are that you get to write off losses that you typically wouldn’t be able to write off as a landlord
  • I have a fully depreciated rental in a high-tax state. Can I do a 1031 exchange and buy some farmland in a different state and not pay taxes to the high-tax state? Yes, temporarily, unless or until you sell the farmland property
  • I have an S-Corp business. I hired my 12-year-old son to work and he gets a W-2 with an annual income of about $1,400. Does he need to file a tax return? If he does not file a tax return, will that increase my chances of getting an audit for my business? If your son makes less than the standard deduction, he does not need to file a tax return, and your business is unlikely to be audited
  • Can I write off my monthly car payment if it’s financed and in my corporation’s name? Write off the expenses and interest, but depreciate the car if in the corporation's name; you may have more income from that vehicle than the vehicle is worth–track and reimburse your mileage
  • I have a rental property that is owned by a self-directed IRA. Does it need to be in an entity or is it safe in the IRA? Having the property in an LLC within the IRA is preferred, especially if there are other assets in the IRA
  • On a “subject to” deal, who pays capital gains and who pays depreciation recapture when the owner grants the deed to the “subject to” buyer? Seller takes care of their own capital gains and depreciation recapture; buyer resets basis and starts depreciation

For all questions/answers discussed, sign up to be a Platinum member to view the replay!

Go to iTunes to leave a review of the Tax Tuesday podcast.

Resources:

Infinity Investing Workshop (Free 1-day virtual event on March 13)

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Tax Toolbox

https://andersonadvisors.com/taxtoolbox/

Capital Gains and Losses

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/capital-gains-and-losses-10-helpful-facts-to-know-0

Entity Formation

https://andersonadvisors.com/entity_formation/

Real Estate Professional Requirements

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/33-Real Estate Professionals.pdf

26 U.S. Code 469(c)(7)

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/469

1031 Exchange

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-news/fs-08-18.pdf

Bonus Depreciation

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/new-rules-and-limitations-for-depreciation-and-expensing-under-the-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act

Depreciation Recapture

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/depreciationrecapture.asp

MileIQ

https://www.mileiq.com/

Retirement Plans

https://andersonadvisors.com/retirement_plan/

Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA)

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/self-directed-ira.asp

Opportunity Zones

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/opportunity-zones-frequently-asked-questions

Step-Up in Basis

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/stepupinbasis.asp#:~:text=A%20step%2Dup%20in%20basis%20is%20the%20readjustment%20of%20the,for%20tax%20purposes%20upon%20inheritance.&text=The%20asset%20receives%20a%20step,of%20property%20transferred%20at%20death.

Charitable Organizations

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations

Form 1120

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1120

Cost Segregation

https://andersonadvisors.com/using-cost-segregation-residential-real-estate/

Schedule K-1 Form 1065

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-schedule-k-1-form-1065

FHA Loan Requirements

https://www.fha.com/fha_loan_requirements

Wills and Trusts

https://andersonadvisors.com/living_trusts/

Toby Mathis

http://tobymathis.com/about-toby-mathis/

Anderson Advisors

https://andersonadvisors.com/

Anderson Advisors Events

https://andersonadvisors.com/all-events/

Events@andersonadvisors.com

Anderson Advisors Tax and Asset Protection Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/asset-protection/

Anderson Advisors Tax-Wise Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/tax-wise-workshop-for-businesses-investors/

Anderson Advisors Infinity Investing Workshop

https://andersonadvisors.com/investing-workshop-passive-income-generating-machine/

Anderson Advisors on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX5nh607M8hSBLiMB9MgbIQ

Anderson Advisors on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/AndersonBusinessAdvisors/

Anderson Advisors Podcast

https://andersonadvisors.com/podcast/

 

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