Legislation & Advocacy

Local real estate investors are uniquely equipped to bring affordable housing back to communities. Our grassroots advocacy helps these mom-and-pop housing providers have a voice in legislation impacting their small businesses.

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Legislation & Advocacy

Local real estate investors are uniquely equipped to bring affordable housing back to communities. Our grassroots advocacy helps these mom-and-pop housing providers have a voice in legislation impacting their small businesses.

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Think Realty Magazine March/April 2022

Think Realty Magazine March/April 2022

+ WHAT'S INSIDE Profiles |  Are You Prepared for the Upcoming Market Crash in 2022? Legislation |  Think Realty’s New Government Relations Committee Identifies First Key Issue Funding |  Tap into Private Lending When Buying a Short-Term Rental • Capital, Real Estate, Cash Flow, and the Velocity of Money • ...
2022’s New Legal Requirement: The Corporate Transparency Act

2022’s New Legal Requirement: The Corporate Transparency Act

The U.S. Government wants to know who owns your business. The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) requires, as of January 2022, entities defined as reporting companies to report key information about their beneficial owners. The information will be held in a ‘secure’ database maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s ...
Think Realty Magazine December 2021

Think Realty Magazine December 2021

+ WHAT'S INSIDE Investor Stories |  Titan Talk Featuring Garrett Sutton • Presidents' Circle Featuring Marco Santarelli Fundamentals |  The Social Impact of Real Estate • Tax Benefits with Short-Term Rentals • 5 Factors for Real REI Success • Commercial Review • How to Buy or Sell a Property Management ...
Short-term Rental Regulations

Short-term Rental Regulations

With travel picking up again, short-term rental hosts are fully engaged to capitalize on the excitement. But in the rush to attain some semblance of new normalcy, it’s important that owners take a moment to understand new efforts to enforce marketplace legislation around lodging, lest they trip into the myriad ...
Think Realty Podcast #215 – Protect Your IRA

Think Realty Podcast #215 – Protect Your IRA

On this show, Abhi interviews the Titan of Self-Directed IRAs, Quincy Long. This esteemed guest knows all there is to know about tax-advantage accounts. They tackle the hot topic of current proposed laws in Washington that could drastically affect investors, like you. Find out what this legislation could mean for ...
Decision Time

Decision Time

| Eddie Speed | Article | Legislation
America started charging income tax in 1913 and started taxing capital gains in 1916 (with a top rate for both of seven percent). From what sources tell us, the President and Congress have their sights set on raising capital gains taxes, the income earned when you sell an asset for ...
Will Moratoriums Kill the Market?

Will Moratoriums Kill the Market?

People braced for mass eviction of renters when the CDC’s moratorium expired on July 31, 2021.1 But as someone who has been one of the more outspoken advocates of a group of people without one (landlords), I am more concerned about a country that needs to brace for a lack ...
Think Realty and AAPL Oppose New York’s Bill to Require Licensing to Transact Commercial Financial Product

Think Realty and AAPL Oppose New York’s Bill to Require Licensing to Transact Commercial Financial Product

NY A1420/S1061 Threatens to Require Licensing for Commercial (Business Purpose) Loans and Other Transactions New York is proposing a law via Assembly Bill A1420 and corresponding Senate Bill S1061 that will require private lenders and other persons to obtain a license before providing certain loans and other financial products to businesses located in New ...
Indiana State Capitol Landlord Fees

2nd Annual Day on the Hill

Legislation created in the political arena often has a widespread effect on industries such as real estate investing and the people operating their individual businesses -- people like you. The real estate investing industry has been affected by legislation like HMDA (Home Mortgage Disclosure Act); the S.A.F.E. Act (Secure and ...
Regulate or Not

To Regulate or Not?

Now that vacation rentals are mainstream, thanks mostly to Airbnb and Vrbo, the question is coming up on regulations. The popularity of using a vacation rental, also known as a short-term rental, has brought about much dismay from the hotel industry. The hotel industry is heavily regulated with ADA (Americans ...
Policy InfluencingPolicy Featured

Our Responsibility to Speak Up for Real Estate [Industry Opinion]

The opinions stated in this article are solely those of the author. Make your voice heard on this topic on the Think Realty forums. Our own federal government has no idea who we are. That may sound like absolute heaven to a lot of you reading this, but the fact ...
Rental-Law

3 New Rental Housing Laws Landlords Should Know

Three legislative bills passed during Q2 2018 that will impact rental property owners. These three bills either directly affect landlords because they are national policy or may affect landlords in the future, if their state decides to follow suit and pass similar legistlation. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer ...
Playing the “Blame Game” Heralds Trouble for Rental Owners

Playing the “Blame Game” Heralds Trouble for Rental Owners

As landlords, we are unknowingly conducting our business in a Perfect Storm. By dictionary definition, this occurs when a rare combination of circumstances aggravates a situation drastically. There are several rare combinations of circumstances leading to unfavorable - and significant - change for landlords. The storm is already brewing and ...
Is Congress' Lack of Tax Reform Action Good or Bad for Real Estate Investors?

Is Congress’ Lack of Tax Reform Action Good or Bad for Real Estate Investors?

Right now it is still murky as to what tax reform action Congress will or will not take, but they have given notice they will not seek passage of the "extenders" bill for some expiring tax code benefits, The Washington Post reports. The Washington Post  also takes a look at ...