1031 vs 721 Exchange: What is the Difference?

Mention the word “real estate exchange,” and what might come to mind is the 1031 exchange. This process falls under 26 U.S. Code § 1031 – “Exchange of Real Property Held for Productive Use or Investment.” The goal here is to help the investor “swap” a relinquished real estate asset into a replacement one. In this way, both depreciation capture and capital gains taxes can be deferred.

Mar 31, 2023

An Overview of REITs

REITs allow investors to get involved with real estate investing passively. There’s no property management as is often required with real property. An investor’s equity in a REIT turns into fractional ownership of real estate. There are many types of REITs to choose from. In this article, we’ll give an overview of several different types of REITs.

Mar 28, 2023

When was the 721 Exchange Created?

The 721 exchange, also known as a contribution or an Umbrella Real Estate Investment Trust (UPREIT) exchange, is a tax-deferred transaction that allows investors to exchange their ownership in a property for ownership in a larger, more diversified real estate investment without incurring immediate taxes on the gains from the sale of the original property. 

Mar 26, 2023

Are REIT Dividends Taxed as Ordinary Income?

REITs can provide a low capital entry point for those who want to get involved with real estate investing. They can provide dividends and potential capital appreciation. However, taxation is quite different between REITs and real property. Do REIT dividends offer any of the tax benefits that real property income provides, or is it all taxed as ordinary income?

Mar 3, 2023

How Are REIT Dividends Taxed?

REIT dividends can have a mixture of taxation. This all depends on the specific REIT. Because of these differences, understanding the taxation of REIT dividends can be somewhat complex. In this article, we’ll discuss how REIT dividends might be taxed.

Jan 31, 2023

You Can 1031 Exchange Into A REIT, Here's How

You Can 1031 Exchange Into A REIT, Here's How

Some 1031 exchange investors have wondered whether they can sell their investment properties and complete a 1031 exchange into a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The short answer is yes, but investors must follow some complex steps to successfully complete the exchange.

Jan 6, 2023

A Guide to UPREIT Transactions

A Guide to UPREIT Transactions
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