Holcomb Property Group
Real estate investment

Build your legacy

Real estate investing is a tried and true strategy for building wealth. Real estate is a tangible asset, that you control, and for which there is always demand. As they say, everyone needs a home.

If you would like to get started in real estate investing, we can guide you through all of the options and connect you with trustworthy service partners that you can rely on to help manage and maintain your investments.

HPG represents several investors and we can connect you with that community, where you can get support and build partnerships to help spread risk!

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Taxes & Accounting

Investing in real estate is a great way to earn income and build capital, but remember that real estate held as an investment is different than real estate for a personal residence. We recommend that you get connected with a tax advisor right away.

Visit the IRS website to learn more about the following topics:

  • Depreciation
  • Improvements vs Repairs
  • Recapture Taxes

Like-Kind Exchange (1031)

One strategy to keep in mind is the 1031 Exchange. A 1031 Exchange provides tax benefits for investors, by allowing them to defer capital gains taxes when they sell a property. The process is not difficult, but you need a tax professional to assist in your planning, as the IRS rules are very specific.

Talk with your tax advisor or visit the IRS website for more information


Purchasing properties at foreclosure can yield substantial savings, because foreclosed homes typically need significant, and costly, repairs. For investors that have the capital, skills, and time to invest, foreclosures can be profitable, and increase quality housing in a community.

Foreclosed homes are risky and financing options are also limited. We advise new investors to avoid foreclosures.

Off-Market and Wholesale

Finding and negotiating a purchase off-market can also be beneficial to both the buyer and the seller. Sellers do not need to make repairs and closing terms can be more convenient. In return, the buyer gets a great price, and avoids market competition.

Wholesalers find off-market properties, negotiate a contract for purchase, and then sell that contract to investors. In such cases, the wholsaler acts as a property finder on behalf of the investor, and charges a mark-up to the investor.

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