What Qualifies?

Qualifications for a 1031 Exchange

Any type of real property can be exchanged provided both the relinquished property and the replacement property are held for productive use in a trade or business or for investment. The term like-kind refers to the nature or character of the property not the specific type of property. Like-kind has a very broad and liberal definition and just about any real property will qualify except property held for sale or for personal use.

  • Properties may be located anywhere within the United States (50 states or District of Columbia). Income producing property in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands may qualify.
  • More than one property may be sold or acquired.
  • Foreign property can be exchanged for other foreign property held for investment or business use.

Frequently exchanged types of property include the following:

  • Farms, ranches and vacant land
  • Office buildings
  • Duplexes, single family rental properties and multi-family properties
  • Warehouses and industrial buildings
  • Shopping centers and retail properties
  • 30-year leases, including options
  • Conservation easements
  • Billboard, cell tower and utility easements
  • Triple Net Lease (NNN) properties
  • Tenant-in-common interests (TICs)
  • Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) information
  • Timber rights
  • Water rights
  • Co-ops
  • Air rights
  • Oil and gas royalties and mineral rights

Examples of property that does not qualify for tax-deferral treatment under Section 1031:

  • Personal use properties
  • Property held for sale, such as spec homes, building lots and “flips” Partnership interests
  • Stocks, including that of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and bonds
  • Mortgages and Notes
  • Goodwill
  • Tangible and intangible personal property (capital assets). The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act repealed personal property exchanges effective 1/1/2018.
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Why 1031 CORP.

The 1031 team brings over 150 years of combined exchange industry experience and has facilitated thousands of exchanges. Based in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and Bend, Oregon, our exchange experts are ready to answer your questions, guide the process, and facilitate your exchange.

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