Should I renew my LLC, or start a new one?

August 5, 2008: 11:33 AM ET

Kelly, Eugene, Ore.
I'd like to start a real-estate investment business. I don't want to fund it with my own credit/name. I'd like an LLC or S-corp. I started an LLC in 2003, but let it expire. I can renew it for $250 or start a new one for about $50. Would it be worth the extra money to renew? Would I have a better chance in getting funding from a lender since the start date was five years ago?

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