Exchanging Thoughts

DSTs: An Alternative 1031 Replacement Property Option

Posted by Margo McDonnell on Tue, May 26, 2020

Owners of appreciated real estate face tough decisions: (1) hold onto a property that may not be working for them anymore so they don’t have to pay the high tax liabilities associated with selling; (2) sell and pay the capital gains, 25% depreciation recapture and possibly the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax; or (3) complete a 1031 exchange, defer the gain and reinvest all proceeds into more desirable replacement property. For those investors exchanging, they can buy traditional fee interest in property or an investment vehicle known as a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST). Regardless, all of the 1031 exchange rules and timelines remain the sale. The DST is simply a different replacement property option.

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Topics: 1031 exchanges, 1031 Replacement property, Revenue Ruling 2004-86, Delaware Statutory Trust (DST), Real Estate Investing, Appreciated Property

Know Where Your State Stands

Posted by Ellie Trovato on Tue, Jan 22, 2019

A tax-deferred exchange allows you to defer federal capital gain taxes when like-kind real property within the exchange timeline. While most states with an income tax regime recognize a 1031 exchange and allow you to defer the state gain as well as the federal gain there is one state that does not. This Tuesday Tip looks at state requirements in a 1031 exchange.

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Topics: Role of Qualified Intermediary, 1031 non-resident withholding tax, 1031 exchanges, 1031 Replacement property

Making Your Home Work for You

Posted by Ellie Trovato on Wed, Jun 27, 2018

I recently purchased a new home and have started thinking about long-term investment goals including eventually converting my home into a rental property or even keeping it as a second home. There is another tax strategy that I could take advantage of down the road. Today’s Wealth Building Wednesday discusses the principal residence exclusion which allows homeowners to have a gain on the sale of their primary residence.

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Topics: 121 primary residence exclusion, capital gains, 1031 Exchange, 1031 Replacement property

Secure Your Replacement Property with an Earnest Money Deposit

Posted by Ellie Trovato on Tue, May 15, 2018

If you've attended any economic forecast events over the past few months, I'm sure you've heard about the concern with real estate inventory - or lack thereof. I have certainly heard my fair share on this topic, so this Tuesday Tip will focus on getting your ideal property under contract as soon as possible to ensure a successful and timely 1031 exchange.

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Topics: earnest money deposits on 1031 replacement propert, 1031 Replacement property

Tips for a Smooth 45-Day Identification Period

Posted by Margo McDonnell on Tue, Oct 25, 2016

The real estate market remains hot, which is very advantageous to sellers. To help avoid the stress sometimes associated with identifying replacement property within the 45-Day Identification Period, Exchangers are encouraged to look for replacement property once their relinquished property is under contract with a seller. No doubt, the 45 days go by quickly, but using the time between going under contract and the actual closing typically gives you 45-60 days before the timeclock starts clicking. This timeframe is before your 45-Day Identification Period ever starts, which gives you that extra time to navigate the identifications rules.

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Topics: earnest money deposits on 1031 replacement propert, 45-Day Identification Period, 1031 Replacement property