Articles on Real Estate Investing in Upstate SC

Get informed by reading through some of these articles on real estate investing in the Greenville, SC area. If you’re a beginning real estate investor, pick the ones that relate to you. If you’re a seasoned pro, there are some for you here too.

The most important thing to do is take action…and we’ve made that easy for you through some of these content-rich articles.



South Carolina Investors: LEASE OPTIONS: The Perfect Investing Tool for Greenville
I’ve found that most investors in the Upstate of South Carolina are looking for 3 things
_ 1. Profit, _2. Safety (risk of loss)  3. Ease of Management
To prove my point, an investment with virtually no management and low risk of loss is…



Bankruptcy Investing: Investing In Bankruptcies Around the Upstate
Ever Thought of Buying up Bankrupt properties? Maybe some good deals?
When most people hear the word “bankruptcy,” the first reactions are intimidation and avoidance. The fact that it’s a legal process involving the Federal government pretty much explains both reactions.



Real Estate IRA’s: How to Buy Real Estate Inside Your IRA
Want to pay NO (or at least) Less Tax on Real Estate Profits?
After completing a successful real estate transaction, do you wish almost half of your hard-earned profits didn’t have to go to the IRS for taxes? Do you ever dream about how many more real estate deals you could do if you could keep all the profit?

What Does it Take to Be Successful in Real Estate? Dead People Don’t Buy Houses in Greenville, SC
Do you dream of creating substantial income and wealth through real estate investing?Right in your own area? Say Greenville, Simpsonville, Easley, Clemson…where?  Many people have. If others have done it, you can too. What does it take to turn your dreams into reality?

You can learn all the best approaches. You can own all the proven tools and systems. You can discover the best strategies and tactics. But that’s not enough, is it?


Do You Follow this Property Maintenance Checklist? When it Comes to Wear and Tear…Stay on top of it!
Wear and tear is a fact of life for every landlord. Let’s talk about the specifics of what to expect when it comes to basic home/apartment repairs, fix it and stay ahead of the maintenance game.



How to Determine Your Return on Investment (ROI) for Rental Property. ROI, NOI, Debt Service & More
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing rental property in the Upstate of South Carolina, but you’ve been trying to determine whether it’s really worth the effort, consider this Return on Investment (ROI) formula for a minute and hopefully it will help you when making the best decision. Upstate CREIA member Winston Rego explains rental ROI in plain English.


Upstate SC Real Estate Investors…Protect Your Assets or Risk Losing Them!

When most small to medium RE investors contemplate protecting their assets against lawsuits, they tend to think of entities (such as corporations and limited liability companies). Entities are certainly important tools for asset protection and tax planning purposes. They are also quite “sexy” and make for fun party talk, not to mention easy sales pitches for “gurus”. Unfortunately, many South Carolina investors tend to focus on entities to the point of neglecting other forms of asset protection. Such a narrow focus is likely counterproductive and may well increase liability. As such, I thought I’d make a few points that the convention carnies often fail to mention:


South Carolina Real Estate Investors…The IRS wants to classify you as a ‘Dealer”: Be sure you know the differences!

Congress is most discriminating. For example, if two investors each purchased adjacent and identical properties for exactly the same price, spent exactly the same on improving each property and sold the properties for the same price to the same buyer, one investor might pay double the taxes of the other…..and the difference in taxes paid would be even larger when measured in terms of when paid. Specifically, a property acquired and later sold by an “Investor”:


Purchase Rebate Loophole – Reduce Taxable Income by $30,000+

I have seen a fair number of purchases where the price paid for a property on the HUD-1 (closing statement) is not the same as the amount ultimately paid for the property.


Taxation of Short Sales, Deeds-in-Lieu and Foreclosures: One More Technique

In our ongoing discussions on reducing taxes we examined several ways to avoid or reduce taxable income from Cancellation of Debt, also known as “COD Income”.


Need Some Private Money to Do Some Deals? Easy!

So you want to do a real estate deal, but don’t have your own cash, or don’t want to use the cash you do have? No problem! Start with this simple strategy.


These articles brought to you by the Upstate Carolina Real Estate Investors Association. (UCREIA)
Information about UCREIA’s Educational programs can be obtained off this website or by contacting Karla Kuhn, Education Director