2021 has proven to be one of the most dramatic seller’s real estate markets in recent history. Low interest rates have lured potential buyers to the market and available properties are harder to find. Even if a house just hits the market, chances are you won't be the only one making an offer if it's priced reasonably and in good condition. Being prepared with an experienced real estate agent, budget, and expectations will ensure that you can compete in this hot market.
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The 1031 tax-deferred exchange on real estate is one of the most underutilized parts of the tax code. While it may seem overwhelming for investors and real estate agents alike, the goal is to eliminate capital gains tax when selling real estate and have it roll over into the purchase of a new property and postpone tax. To be clear, a 1031 exchange doesn’t make capital gains tax go away; it just postpones it.</p><p>Boiling the process down to 5 key points will make it easier for investors and their real estate agents to decide if this opportunity is right for them.
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