Home Investment Property

The IRS provides an important exception to capital gains taxation, made-to-order for real estate investors: If you own an investment property, you can sell your property at a profit and roll your money over into another property within 60 days without having to pay capital gains taxes at all.

Lenders consider loans for investment properties to be riskier than loans for primary residences, partially because people in financial distress are likely to make payments on their primary residence before their investment property so they don’t lose their home. This means that investment property loans often come with higher interest rates.