Book Review: Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor

Real Estate Broker/Owner with American West Realty and Management 12599

Book Review: Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor

This book is written by two Certified Public Accountants with lots of experience investing in real estate. This seems like the perfect mix and I expected to uncover a few tidbits that could potentially lead to saving thousands in the future. I was wrong.

The book is a short read with only 210 pages, 1/5th of which are blank pages, the glossary of terms, index, etc.

The actual information is well presented and easy to read and understand. Each tax-saving strategy includes a real-world scenario of how it can be applied. 

Unfortunately, there's nothing secret in here. I've been a business owner for nearly eight years and investing in real estate for five years. I've already learned these strategies through basic online research, my CPA, and personal tax filings. 

This book is a great idea for the beginning investor. Anyone with more than a couple years under their belt would be better off doing their own research online, particularly when tax code regularly changes.

Comments (6)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for telling us about this book.

Have a most productive December.

Dec 04, 2017 05:41 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Thanks for the honest review of this book - guess we'll skip it. Thanks Nathan. D 

Dec 04, 2017 05:57 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The tax code is a difficult thing to navigate through, especially since it changes all of the time.

Dec 04, 2017 07:02 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nathan- Thanks for offering an honest review of the book. I love reviews because they can save us time and money when looking at products. 

Dec 04, 2017 05:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nathan, I let my accountant who is staying on top of all the changes tell me what I need to do... now with the new changes coming most of this stuff will be obsolete:)Endre

Dec 04, 2017 11:01 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

That's correct, Endre. It was a terrible time for me to buy the book! ;)

Dec 05, 2017 04:43 AM