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Can I use an LLC for a personal residence I already own?

If you already own a home (where you’ve taken title in your name), just forming an LLC will not protect you. A lot of people make this mental mistake. To get the liability protection from the LLC, you’d need to transfer the home from your name to the name of your LLC. You need to do this at a title company, and there will be additional costs.

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Should I form an LLC for each rental property?

The answer to this question depends on how many properties you own. If you own less than 10, than typically, smart real estate investors setup a new LLC for each property. Once you get over 10-12 properties, managing all of the different LLCs (and their individual bank accounts) can become quite tedious. Once you get to that point, a strategy and entity structure meeting with a savvy real estate attorney is recommended.

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When to Form an LLC for Real Estate?

To get full liability protection, you need to purchase your property and obtain your financing in the name of the LLC and order for that LLC to protect your personal assets. However, if you’ve already bought property in your personal name and you want to transfer it to the LLC the biggest thing that’s going to hold you up is a mortgage. You need to talk to the lender/the bank.

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