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Subject:  Re: Balancing debt vs Investing Date:  12/30/2012  12:46 AM
Author:  aj485 Number:  306563 of 312777

Regarding "positive cash flow" I don't think that is possible at least here in NC. Beach houses can't get rents high enough for a positive cash flow even when you consider all the tax deductions you can claim (assuming the fiscal cliff doesn't kill them).

I'll bet it is possible, if you purchase the home for cash instead of taking out a mortgage.

However, no matter where it is, a rental house that doesn't provide positive cash flow, especially when interest rates are so low, is a continuing expense, rather than an 'investment'.

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