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Protecting Your Assets - Rentals

Playing the real estate game has made more people more money than almost any other industry in America. However, those that have been successful have learned how to protect their personal assets and property while maintaining a strong investment portfolio. Keeping investment properties in your own name can lead to legal problems if there are any issues concerning them. These kind of issues arise when renting properties and can be disheartening as well as financially straining. For this reason it is a good idea to organize a company or business to deal with your investment properties exclusively.

The best way to set about this is to start a land trust. A land trust protects not only your financial assets but the actual properties as well. If you are only renting a single property or a part of your actual home then this step may be a little drastic for a single property, but if you are planning on owning several properties then it is something that you may want to investigate. The process of forming a land trust essentially conceals your ownership from public record, with the added bonus of protecting your land assets from any judgments and or asset claims.

Another thing that is essential for successful renting of properties is a detailed contract that clearly states all the terms and conditions of the rental and what happens in any situation where the terms and conditions of the contract are violated. Make sure that the contract clearly and concisely defines these terms, ambiguous language can be a real downfall if the contract ever comes into question. Taking the time to ensure the protection of your assets and interests is perhaps the best investment you can ever make when establishing a presence in the world of real estate.

Matt Barker is a professional realtor servicing Saint Paul and the surrounding areas.

A proven Saint Paul real estate expert, it is Matt's passion for customer service that sets him apart.

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