What if there was a way for you to bypass those taxes and move investment real estate without tax exposure? A Section 1031 Real Estate Exchange can do just that. In order to understand what Section 1031 is, we first explore the term “exchange.” In real estate, an exchange refers to the ability to sell (exchange) property, for property. If you are prepared to put in the effort you may find that the savings your investment property accumulates from Section 1031 are well worth your time and attention.
Should a long term investor who started in 1985 have stayed in real estate or the stock market? What should an investor today be doing? People who sold their real estate and invested the proceeds into the stock markets just before 1987 got wiped out. The cycle was repeated in 2001. But in 2007-2008, investors are faced with the dismaying prospect of seeing their gains being wiped out in the real estate market.
Using a self-directed IRA to purchase real estate is a little known trick which is vastly unused by the ordinary investor, if only because few ordinary investors would consider themselves qualified enough to make investment decisions on behalf of their own Individual Retirement Accounts. Most IRAs allow account holders to choose from a bevy of sub-accounts. This selection does not include real estate.