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Daily Archives: November 10, 2017

Why Do Investors Like Delayed 1031 Exchanges So Much?

The idea of conducting a 1031 exchange is appealing to investors for a number of reasons, especially the tax-deferred nature of the transaction. Rather than paying capital gains tax immediately, an investor can trade up on investments and defer any tax liability for years. In some cases, where exchanged property is part of a decedent’s estate, capital gains can be effectively eliminated altogether. So why are delayed exchanges – where replacement property is not closed on for weeks or months after the relinquished property is sold – so popular? Two main reasons: The exchanger enjoys additional time to find and close on the purchase of suitable replacement property. This replacement […]