The savvy real estate investor builds his or her real estate investment portfolio by using the Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange rules to avoid taxes when buying and selling properties.
In its simplest form, the Section 1031 exchange is simply a trade-in of the old asset on the replacement asset. To qualify for tax deferral, the asset traded in must be of a like kind to the asset acquired.
The like-kind rules for real estate properties are broad and straightforward. The like-kind rules ... Log in to view full article.