Joint tenancy is a reasonably regular set-up that involves real estate ownership by two or more parties. Common types of shared interests include tenancy in common, community property, or joint tenancy with right of survivorship. Each of these arrangements carries pros and cons. But joint tenancy with right of survivorship (JTWROS) can be helpful in the event of death.
In a previous blog, we discussed the benefits of selling real estate assets through installment sales. Offering an installment sale agreement could widen the buyer pool. Additionally, this method can help decrease capital gains taxes.
One reason why people invest is to generate extra money. When investors sell that asset for more than what they paid, they come away with a profit, known as capital gains. The problem is that the capital gains will likely trigger a taxable event.
Triple Net (NNN) leases and Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) are essential options when investing in real estate. For this reason, we will briefly define the function of each and then dig into how they work together effectively.
Capital losses result from the sale of a capital asset for less than the basis. For example, if you buy stock for $1,000 and after holding it for two years you sell the stock for $500, you have incurred a $500 capital loss. In contrast, if you buy the stock for $1,000 and after holding it for two years you sell it for $3,000, you have earned a capital gain of $2,000.
Suppose you have previously executed a 1031 exchange, selling one property and reinvesting the proceeds into a replacement while deferring the capital gains taxes. In that case, you already know the process requires strict adherence to tight time frames. First, you must identify potential replacement assets within 45 days of the sale and then complete the purchase transaction within 180 days (including the 45 designated for identification.) Meeting this requirement can be challenging, but the reward is the ability to reinvest the entire proceeds from the sale while delaying the need to pay the capital gains taxes.