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5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 4/28/21

Apr 28, 2021 by Marc Rapport
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Biden targets 1031 exchanges while we target REITs; Trump, JPMorgan, and Vornado; a REIT that could really rock; and scooting to more short-term host profits.

In Today’s News -- Taxing Times

Biden Targets $41 Billion Tax Break for Rich Real Estate Investors

President Joe Biden is taking aim at real estate investors used to buying and selling properties without having to pay capital gains taxes by using 1031 exchanges, Bloomberg reports today [subscription required].

The Millionacres takeaway: That target emerged during the campaign and now comes closer to reality, although the rollback apparently would be limited to property-investment gains of more than $500,000.

REITs: the Perfect Investment Asset for Biden’s Tax Plans?

Our Jamal Carnette provides a rundown of current and coming government regulatory and fiscal policies and their impact on the broader investment landscape.

The Millionacres takeaway: Jamal concludes that while these changes appear to spare real estate investment trusts (REITs), and that for most Americans, these proposals will have low to no direct impact, this is a good opportunity for investors to further look into REITs as an income investment.

Also in Today’s News

Trump to Get Boost in JPMorgan’s $617 Million Deal with Vornado

Bloomberg reports it also obtained a marketing document that shows Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) has tapped JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) to refinance debt on a San Francisco office tower it co-owns with Donald Trump.

The Millionacres takeaway: The article calls that a move that may provide much-needed cash to the former president’s business. The widely held office REIT should benefit, too.

Also Today on Millionacres

I’ll Be Surprised if This REIT Doesn’t Double in Value

STORE Capital (NYSE: STOR) might not look like the most exciting business at first glance. The company buys freestanding real estate and leases its properties out to businesses like restaurants, furniture stores, and car washes -- not exactly one of the tech stocks that have been getting tons of headlines lately.

The Millionacres takeaway: But this retail REIT is one of our Matt Frankel’s favorites -- in his own portfolio and as a subject to discuss -- and it’s worth a read here to find out why and consider it for yourself.

This Start-Up Helps Airbnb Operators Generate Extra Income

When it comes to new ways to monetize properties beyond just renting to tenants, landlords are generally all ears. Short-term rental operators, including Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) hosts, are no exception.

The Millionacres takeaway: Our Jeff Piltch shares some insight here on why a simple scooter service -- this one’s called Mount -- can make a big difference to a host’s bottom line. It all adds up!

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Marc Rapport owns shares of STORE Capital. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Airbnb, Inc. The Motley Fool recommends STORE Capital. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.