This is the first installment of a three-part series on Section 1031 like-kind exchanges. Part 1 explains WHY you should consider use of a Section 1031 like-kind exchange when selling commercial or investment real property. Part 2 covers the key rules for HOW to implement a Section 1031 like-kind exchange. Part 3 covers special issues applicable to a Section 1031 like-kind exchange when a Tenant-In-Common [TIC] interest is being acquired.
Why Consider a §1031 Like-Kind Exchange?
What if I told you that you could get a hefty 0% interest loan from the federal government to invest in commercial or industrial real estate? Would you be interested?
Still better yet, what if the terms of the loan provide that it may never have to be repaid? Are you interested now?
In effect,* that’s what a Section 1031 like-kind exchange can do for you.
Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code permits (more…)