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How to Split Income From Your Real Estate Portfolio Under the New Income Splitting Rule

Happy Valentine’s day everyone! It has been quite a week getting back from the sunny south to this winter wonderland. I just had a great conversation with my tax mentor, a retired partner at Deloitte to discuss the possibility of…
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You Don’t Have to Buy a Jet like Grant Cardone to Avoid Paying Tax

I listened to Grant Cardone’s book the 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure.  It was intriguing.  His idea was that we could set a goal a lot higher than what we think we could achieve, and you could still…
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A Simple Way to Minimize Taxes That Works for Airbnb Owners

New year resolution is tough. Waking up early is tough when you have an event the previous night. I’m already falling off the waggon on the 2nd week of January. But… it was a lot of fun doing a presentation on Airbnb.  I spent…
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How You Can Lower Your 2018 Tax Bill Almost Instantly

As we’re approaching the end of 2018 and I’m still scrambling to complete my Xmas shopping,  I am going to make this blog post short and sweet. :) I am going to leave you a couple of tax tips you may want to consider (rush to do)…
New home tax
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Answered: Your Most Burning Tax Questions About Building a New House

November was a fun month. We attended my brother’s wedding in Hong Kong, and we got to spend a week with a bunch of close friends on a 7-day cruise. As always, I’m incredibly grateful for the help of my team to allow me to take a long…
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6 Little Known Facts About Structuring Joint Venture Deal in Real Estate

Back to school week! My daughter is in Junior Kindergarten this year. Since she had been in half day daycare five days a week last year, I didn’t expect to get emotional when she’s off to the full-day kindergarten on Tuesday. I…
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Contractors: Here’s a Quick Guide to Progress Billing

Thank you for the overwhelming feedback for my last week’s blog post about my dad. I am extremely grateful to be able to share such an inspiring life story. I consider myself as a gritty person because I have the best examples in my life…
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5 HST Planning Tips for Developers and Builders

This summer has been tough. A close client passed away suddenly at the age of 52, leaving his wife, his children, his family, friends and JV partners all in shock. At the visitation of his funeral, packed with his friends and families,…
buying Pre-construction Homes
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Case Study Follow Up: 5 Lessons Learned from Lily Buying MULTIPLE Pre-construction Homes

This is a special week for our family. We got to celebrate Fathers day with my father-in-law. We got to welcome the family of Sharmein, who’s our kids’ nanny, to our house. They arrived Tuesday evening. Sharmein understandably…
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One Tip on Startup & 5 Tax Considerations Buying a place for University Kids

We are back at the Realtor Quest this year. This is our third year at the event. It's always interesting to meet a few familiar faces and so many new faces. One realtor that I spoke with last year came up to say hi to me. He thanked…