Use Cash-Out Refis to Grow & Update Your Portfolio in 2020

Posted by Hannah Lapin on Jan 9, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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Kick off the new decade strong by growing and updating your rental portfolio in 2020. Plus, we have the perfect tool to help you: cash-out refinances. A cash-out refinance is when you replace an existing mortgage with a new loan for a higher amount, and the difference in cash is yours, or when you obtain new financing on a property that is currently not pledged on a loan.  Here is how cash-out refinancing can be a magic weapon for investors in 2020.

Leverage Your Existing Equity to Obtain Cash for 2020 Growth and Renovations

Access to capital can help investors:

  • Renovate and up the value of their rental properties and charge more rent
  • Buy more investment properties
  • Finance a flip

Take Advantage of Tax Benefits on a Time Constraint

2020 is a great year to update your rental properties before 100% bonus depreciation expires in 2022. Let's back up. When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed in 2017, the cap on bonus depreciation was changed from 50% to 100%. For landlords, this means improvements to your rentals other than anything on the physical structure can be deducted up to 100% such as fences, landscaping, swimming pools, outdoor lighting, sprinkler systems, etc.  Act in 2020 to beat the upcoming deadline. Plus, what better way to finance these updates than a cash-out refinance?

Don't Forget About Section 179 of the Tax Code

Section 179 of the tax code allows taxpayers to deduct the costs (up to $510,000!) of certain types of property on their income taxes without capitalizing it. This includes deductions for structural improvements such as roofs, heating, ventilation, fire protection and security systems.
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Topics: Real Estate Investing