• Best Way To Transfer Property Upon Death? (REAL LIFE EXAMPLE)
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    Best Way To Transfer Property Upon Death? (REAL LIFE EXAMPLE)

    – [Toby] Jeff, do you have anything on a tax side that you want to talk about there? – [Jeff] Well, from my point of view, inheriting the property’s going to be the best way to go. Especially if it’s appreciated property. – [Toby] Yeah, somebody just responded. It sounds like it’s in Ohio. Actually, I can give you a great Ohio example, ’cause this is real life. So the parent wanted to give everything to the kids, and this is when the estate tax exclusion, which is now at $11.2 million, about to go up, per spouse. This is when it was about $1 million, and everybody’s freaking out…

  • 12. Real Estate Finance and its Vulnerability to Crisis
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    12. Real Estate Finance and its Vulnerability to Crisis

    Professor Robert Shiller: I want to start out by talking about real estate as an asset class. It’s actually the biggest and most important asset class. The value of real estate in the United States today is–of real estate owned by households directly–is about twenty trillion dollars, which makes it comparable or maybe a little bit bigger than the stock market. Stocks owned directly by households are only about six trillion dollars. For a typical household, the home is the major source of wealth that they’ve accumulated. Of course, other stocks are held by institutions on their behalf, but in terms of direct ownership, homes are the main thing that…