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If you've purchased the property and haven't rented it yet, your pre-rental, start-up expenses will be added to the basis (original investment) and, in that manner, carried forward to 2018. No Schedule E rental reporting would be necessary this year in this case.
If you've previously rented the property and have taken a year off in the rental activity to repair and renovate with the intention of renting again, again it's probably best to capitalize those expenses and add a new "improvement" asset to the rental and depreciate it over 27.5 years. Outside of this, you'll enter zero income and expenses for the rental this year.
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