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Selling a Rental Property? 4 Crucial Points to Consider

Julie Ryan Evans |
Oct 10 2017

We've discussed the process of selling a house you live in, but selling a rental property is an entirely different bird. For tax purposes, a rental house or condo is considered an investment property, which makes the sale a bit more complicated. When you sell a rental it can be subject to different taxes and rules than a standard residential sale. Read on for the essential facts.

One of the first things to understand is how local real estate laws will affect your sale. Real estate expert and author Michele Lerner says, for example, in Washington, DC, tenants have a “first right of refusal,” which means that landlords need to notify the tenant when they are putting the property on the market and must provide the tenant with a complete disclosure of the sales price and other information about the property.

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