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Cannabis or Bust?

 “Get on the “bus”…Said… “Get on the “bis”

I don’t think it’s any secret that the Cannabis Industry is growing like a 
“weed” and despite the Political Interruption presented by Trump and Sessions; this industry is just beginning a growth trajectory that our national community has not witnessed since Tech infiltrated our economic Landscape some 30 plus years ago.

I remain somewhat baffled in the reluctance at the national level to embrace what appears to be an extremely prolific raw material that has dramatic implications to revolutionize significant industries in our current economic infrastructure. The amount of capital in the underground cannabis economy is staggering and the tax implications for our communities must be considered.

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The Art of the 1031 Exchange/2014

Tax Deferred Exchange Primer

A Quick Guideline to the Art of the 1031 Exchange/2014

by Annette Cooper, Senior Real Estate Advisor, Keegan Coppin/ONCOR International

The New Year is a good time to re-visit the recent developments in the Capital Gains rates that were established in 2013. In essence; as predicted for years, the Federal Capital Gains Rate is “inching up” for high net worth investors from 15% to 20% and the State is adding another 3.8% from its current rate of 9.3%. These dubious factors (income levels, health care insurance costs, and mental health costs) that loom large in the background are positioned to accelerate capital gains ratios upwards to over 35%. This is a big shift from the old standard “rule of thumb” that was approximately 25%, and there is more reason than ever to re-visit the 1031 Exchange Option that is alive and well.

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Forecast 2014

Interest Rates and Beyond

by Annette Cooper, Senior Real Estate Advisor, Keegan Coppin/ONCOR International

Happy New Year to all, and I trust that 2013 contained a “healthy dose” of upside to most of Northern California economy. Certainly the Residential Market continued its climb with consistent momentum, and we witnessed the biggest shift in residential development land sales in over 5 years; all bellwether signs of a new economic dawn. It’s safe to say the tide has turned and we look forward to similar economic momentum in the new year of 2014.

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Keegan & Coppin Wins 2012 “BEST”

Keegan & Coppin was founded by James Keegan and Al Coppin in 1976. Today, it’s grown to become the largest full-service commercial real estate company in the North Bay with sales, leasing, construction, ranch, land and estate marketing divisions. Its more than 80 employees provide brokerage,management, consulting and construction services to clients in Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties with offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Napa and Larkspur. It also provides property management and commercial tenant improvement services through its builders division. The company works nationally with Society of Industrial-Office Realtors (SIOR), while its partnership with Oncor International provides the means to represent clients anywhere in the world where they wish to invest or purchase a new location.

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Creating Tomorrow’s Wealth

If the 1%-2% returns that you are receiving in the current market are not satisfactory, you may want to consider a NNN Lease Investment.

An NNN leased investment is a real estate investment that includes a long term lease with an established credit tenant.The tenant is obligated to pay all of the expenses that go along with the owning property. (The NNN refers specifically to taxes, insurance and common area maintenance). THERE IS NO MANAGEMENT NEEDED.

The advantages can be substantial; a new depreciation schedule becomes a significant tax benefit not available with corporate bond holdings. Best of all, you own real estate, and not paper.

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Don’t Wait to Buy Real Estate – Buy Real Estate and Wait.

If there’s a silver lining in this cloud of confusion that has absorbed our collective attention; it’s that all of us have been forced to take a good hard look at how we invest and hold our money. Such scrutiny may reveal opportunities that were never before considered, or maybe didn’t exist in the past.

“Will the capital gains tax be raised?” Currently capital gain tax rates are at an historic low, hovering at 15% with the Feds. This may or may not change as the administration takes aim at reducing the record deficit. Still this may be a good time to sell and reposition your equity. Fortunately, the 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange Option remains a reliable and secure vehicle for building wealth. Now is a good time to evaluate the income to appreciation ratio in the property you own and determine how your property’s cash flow is actually performing for you. If you’ve owned your property for an extended period of time, you may discover that your property’s appreciation is eclipsing the cash flow. Now may be time to liquidate that asset and take advantage of the historically low prices that exist in the marketplace. Seek and ye shall find.

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines

The story goes that an ambitious young man was praying to God daily for months; intensely imploring the higher power to help him win the lottery. After many months of praying, the man received a message from the Lord, “Sir, if you want to win the lottery, you have to buy a ticket.” Investors serious about building wealth and developing a comprehensive strategy to maximize the appreciation and income potential of their Investment Portfolio will be well served to investigate the opportunities available in today’s commercial real estate market. There exists an almost unprecedented opportunity to position your portfolio for exponential capital growth.

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