Uses for a 1031 Exchange in Real Estate

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Did you know an IRS Code 1031 Exchange can be used to purchase land?

Land is an income producing piece of real estate in most cases. If you have an apartment complex, rental property, or commercial property that has increased in value it may be a great opportunity to sell and exchange tax deferred into a hunting farm or tillable land investment.  The exchange between commercial income producing property and land can be the same, as they can both be viewed as “income producing, non homestead, Real Estate.”  Well what about land that doesn’t have any income through buildings, CRP or tillable acres you might ask.  Land that doesn’t have any income today may very well have long term income opportunities in timber or other sources and the property doesn’t have to necessarily be income producing at the time to be exchangeable.  The 1031 Exchange has long been one of the best opportunities to buy and sell Real Estate tax deferred and the real estate that you own can be enjoyed in many different ways, whether you get enjoyment from fixing a broken pipe or having to hang that darn deer stand is a choice you will have to make for yourself!

– Broker Jacob Hart

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