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Deferring and Potentially Avoiding Taxes on the Sale of Your Primary Residence - Part 1

We frequently receive questions from owners of appreciated personal residences who ask us if it is possible to defer taxes on the sale of their person

When is the Right Time to Sell Your Rental Property?

Many owners of rental properties have realized significant equity appreciation during the recent real estate boom and are asking themselves “Is it n

How to Get Out of a DST Early

While most DST investors remain in their DST investments for the full ownership cycle, situations can arise when an investor may need to sell some or

How to Avoid the Top Five Mistakes Investors Make When Selecting DSTs

The process of selecting DSTs is substantially different than investing in traditional income properties and we have seen unwary investors take on gre

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

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 i

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 benefic

2018 POISED TO BE ANOTHER RECORD YEAR FOR 1031 DST INVESTMENTS

We have just returned from an industry conference in Orlando this week where we had an opportunity to meet with many leading sponsors of 1031 Delaware

Why DST 1031 Property Investors Prefer Residential Properties

Per data published by Mountain Dell Consulting, residential/multifamily properties accounted for 62% of all DST1031 Property investments in 2017.

Transforming Appreciated Rental Properties into Retirement Income

By Making The Right Moves, Landlords Can Turn Trapped Equity into a Nice Retirement Income Stream Being a landlord has its challenges and there comes

7 Top Factors That Attract Investors to DST 1031 Properties

 Scarcity of attractive 1031 replacement properties. For many investors, the biggest challenge to successfully completing a DST 1031 Properties E

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 filin

HISTORY OF SECTION 1031 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE

Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC") has a very long and somewhat complicated history dating all the way back to 1921.  The first i

REAL ESTATE EXIT STRATEGY: IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES IN CALCULATING TAX CONSEQUENCES WHEN SELLING RENTAL PROPERTIES

Too often we receive calls from rental property owners who have neglected to complete critical steps to execute a successful real estate exi

1031 EXCHANGE ISSUES WITH REITs

    Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs are one of the most popular forms of real estate investment. REITs have some s

DSTs versus TICs: 1031 DST EXCHANGES & TIC INVESTMENTS

Many investors have had bad experiences with TIC investments and are interested in understanding why DSTs may be better. In this blog, we will provid

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

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 (t

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?” 

1031 EXCHANGE RULES TO COMPLETE A 100% TAX FREE DEFERRAL

Many investors who are planning to save taxes via a 1031 Exchange fail to fully follow IRS guidelines and end up with tax liabilities that could be av

HOW DSTs CAN PREVENT A FAILED 1031 EXCHANGE

I received a call from a current client who I will refer to as “Tom” at 4 pm on Good Friday afternoon while I was driving up to spend time skiing

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-fr

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 103

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 calc

SWAP UNTIL YOU DROP

If you decide to defer your tax liability via a 1031 Exchange and keep your money in your pocket instead of giving it to the government, you’re able

OVERVIEW OF IRC SECTION 1031

The most common tax deferral strategies in use today utilize treasury regulations that were first implemented with the passage of Internal Revenue Cod

WHY TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

Real estate investments in income producing properties remain one of the most solid and reliable sources of building net worth. Investors have discove

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