Exchanging Thoughts

The Power of 1031 Exchanges

Posted by Ellie Trovato on Fri, Jan 18, 2019

We have discussed many of the benefits of a tax-deferred exchange but what can a 1031 exchange really do for you? This Friday Free for All will provide an example of the true power of a 1031 tax-deferred exchange. Let’s look at a specific scenario and how a 1031 exchange can benefit the seller.

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Topics: 1031 exchanges, tax consequences of a 1031 exchange, 1031 Exchange Benefits

Going Back to Basics

Posted by Ellie Trovato on Fri, Jun 29, 2018

This Friday Free for All we will go back to basics. We will look at 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, what they are, their benefits, how they work and the rules involved.

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Topics: 1031 exchanges, like-kind property, 45-Day Identification Period, benefits of 1031 exchange, Same Taxpayer Requirement

Maximize Your Tax-Deferral by Minimizing Boot

Posted by Ellie Trovato on Fri, Jun 22, 2018

One of the many benefits of a tax-deferred exchange is the ability to defer capital gains taxes when selling and acquiring like-kind real property. This Friday Free for All discusses ways to maximize your tax deferral by minimizing taxable “boot.”

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Topics: 1031 exchanges, 1031 equal or greater value and equity, 1031 exchange closing costs, 1031 gain, section 1031

Using Equity the Right Way

Posted by Ellie Trovato on Thu, Jun 14, 2018

We all know that a tax-deferred exchange allows you to defer capital gain taxes but there is another strategy to help you get a great return on investment and tap into your equity. Today’s Thankful Thursday is about refinancing to pull equity out of your replacement property.

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Topics: 1031 gain, 1031 exchanges, 1031 equal or greater value and equity

Step it up with Estate Planning

Posted by Ellie Trovato on Wed, May 23, 2018

I have started to think about estate planning. I have two children and I want to make sure they are taken care of. One of the many (great!) benefits I have learned about 1031 exchanges is that they are a great estate preservation tool. Today's Wealth Building Wednesday is about using 1031s to build and preserve wealth.

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Topics: estate planning, section 1031, 1031 exchanges

Marcellus Shale and 1031 Exchanges

Posted by Margo McDonnell on Mon, Jul 30, 2012

The Marcellus Shale is a rock formation lying 5,000 to 9,000 feet below the surface, stretching from New York State through West Virginia of which sixty percent is located in Pennsylvania.  Marcellus Shale exploration and drilling has overtaken the northern to southwestern part of Pennsylvania, and with it comes many new challenges and opportunities for the landowners in this area, and 1031 exchanges may help.  

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Topics: Marcellus Shale, Oil and gas royalties, 1031 exchanges

Effect of New Health Care Law on Real Estate Transactions

Posted by Margo McDonnell on Wed, Jul 18, 2012

Included in The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, signed into law on March 30, 2010, is an "Unearned Income Medicare Contribution" that impose a 3.8% tax on all unearned income, including any profit on the sale of real estate.   It is not a real estate sales tax or national transfer tax but depending on your income level, the new tax may apply to you.  The new tax applies to all unearned income you have regardless of whether or not it is related to real estate. 

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Topics: 3.8% Medicare Tax, tax-deferred exchanges, national transfer tax, health care law tax increases, 1031 exchanges

10 Steps to a 1031 Exchange and Tax Savings

Posted by Margo McDonnell on Fri, Jul 13, 2012

Many "first timers" are often intimidated by the 1031 exchange process at the on-set but raving about how easy it was at the end. An exchange is simply a sale transaction followed by a purchase transaction linked together by paperwork.   

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Topics: 1031 made easy, 1031 exchange process, 1031 exchanges