Matt Frankel

Matt Frankel, CFP, Contributor

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Matt is a Certified Financial Planner® and has been a Fool.com contributor since 2012. He’s a graduate of the University of South Carolina (B.S.) and Nova Southeastern University (M.S.), and after a few years as a high school mathematics teacher, decided to combine his loves for teaching, writing, and investing to help people manage their financial lives better.

Matt’s first venture into real estate investing was a “house-hack” -- that is, buying a duplex and living in one side while renting out the other. He was immediately hooked on the wealth-creation potential of real estate and has since continued to invest heavily in the sector, both in the form of physical properties and REITs. He currently lives in the Columbia, South Carolina area with his wife Kathy, two children, and two high-maintenance dogs.

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  • Jan

    19

    2020

    3 REITs That Have Increased Their Dividend for 20 Years or More

    Not only do these three REITs pay excellent dividends but they have phenomenal track records of increasing their payouts as well.

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  • Jan

    19

    2020

    What Is Capital Appreciation?

    Capital appreciation is one of the primary ways of calculating investment returns. Here's what you need to know about it.

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  • Jan

    18

    2020

    What Is a Ground Lease?

    A ground lease can be a win-win arrangement for a landlord and tenant. Here's how they work.

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  • Jan

    18

    2020

    Real Estate Crowdfunding 101: Debt vs. Equity Real Estate Investment

    Debt and equity real estate investment are two very different ways to put your money to work in real estate. We'll compare and contrast them …

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  • Jan

    17

    2020

    Using a 1031 Exchange to Turn a Rental Property Into Your Primary Residence

    Here's how you can use a 1031 exchange to buy your next primary home, and potentially avoid some capital gains taxes permanently.

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  • Jan

    17

    2020

    Will You Pay Capital Gains Taxes on a Second Home Sale?

    If you sell a second or vacation home, here’s what you can expect when tax time rolls around.

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  • Jan

    16

    2020

    Conforming Loans vs. Nonconforming Loans: What Real Estate Investors Need to Know

    Conforming loans are required to adhere to strict lending standards while nonconforming loans are not. Here's what investors need to know.

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  • Jan

    14

    2020

    What Is the 70% Rule?

    How much should you spend on your next fix-and-flip project? The 70% rule could be your answer.

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  • Jan

    14

    2020

    What Is the 2% Rule?

    It's not always easy to find properties that satisfy the 2% rule, but those that do could be great money-makers.

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  • Jan

    14

    2020

    What Is the 50% Rule?

    Here's a quick rule that can help you decide if a rental property is likely to produce enough cash flow.

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  • Jan

    14

    2020

    What Is the 1% Rule?

    The 1% rule can be a great tool for investors to find cash-flowing rental properties.

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  • Jan

    12

    2020

    How Much Is Capital Gains Tax in 2020?

    If you sell an investment, here's what you can expect from the IRS at tax time.

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