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June 4th, 2018 by Paul
Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) on 1031 Exchanges

During much of 2017, there was a growing concern among many real estate investors that efforts to reform taxes would result in a loss of 1031 Exchange benefits. This belief was fueled by comments from both Republicans and Democrats who were expressing that the...

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May 23rd, 2018 by Paul
California Landlords Sell Properties Ahead of Rent Control Vote

In late April, efforts to place a measure on the ballot in November to repeal Costa Hawkins, state legislation that prevents cities and towns from imposing rent control on buildings appear to have received more than the requisite number of...

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April 16th, 2018 by Paul
How 1031 DSTs Can Simplify Estate and Transition Planning

We frequently encounter older investors who have built up a substantial portfolio of rental properties and discovered that their kids or other beneficiaries have no interest in managing real estate. They are then often faced with tough estate planning decisions...

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October 4th, 2017 by FGG
Tax Reporting for 1031 Exchanges

  In this blog, Tax Reporting for 1031 Exchanges, we will summarize required like-kind exchange tax forms and comment further about how the filing date of your taxes may impact your like king exchange time-period. The IRS requires that you complete and...

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July 25th, 2017 by Paul
1031 EXCHANGE PROPERTIES - BASIC RULES

1031 Exchange Properties GuideThe origin of 1031 Exchanges dates to 1921 and the related provisions which permit tax deferrals have been extensively used by many taxpayers to save taxes. While specific details have evolved over time, there are basic rules...

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July 13th, 2017 by Paul
FGG 1031 - ACQUIRING TRIPLE NET (NNN) PROPERTIES IN A DST STRUCTURE

Triple net leased properties (NNN) are those where the tenant is responsible for paying for all taxes, insurance, maintenance for the property (the three nets). Triple net properties remain one of the most popular asset classes for real estate investors who...

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June 28th, 2017 by Paul
HOW DO SALES COSTS OF DSTs COMPARE WITH TRADITIONAL REAL ESTATE?

A common question that investors ask is “what are the sales costs associated with investing in DSTs as compared to traditional real estate?”    Selling costs for DSTs (sometimes called “load”) are expressed as a percentage of the total cash or equity...

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April 14th, 2017 by Paul
THE POWER OF DIVERSIFICATION

With Easter weekend coming up, I am reminded about the wise old investment adage of not putting all of one’s eggs into one basket. Due to high up-front investments required to acquire quality income properties, we often see investors committing...

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March 17th, 2017 by Paul
WHAT IS A DST AND WHAT BENEFITS DOES IT PROVIDE?

The Delaware Statutory Trust or DST is an ownership structure that allows investors to acquire fractional interests in larger properties with full 1031 Exchange tax benefits including flow through of depreciation and expense write-offs to increase after-tax income. The DST...

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February 27th, 2017 by Paul
UNLOCK TRAPPED EQUITY IN YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY TO BUILD WEALTH AND RETIREMENT INCOME

Many property owners can realize far greater cash flow on appreciated equity in rental properties that they own. Owners often make the mistake of calculating return on their investment by dividing current rental income by the original investment they made...

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