Survey: Do Airbnb Guests Trust Their Hosts?

First impressions can go a long way. When it comes to owning and operating a vacation investment property like an Airbnb, the guest’s first impression of you as a host can either make or break their decision to rent a property. Traits such as trust, the...

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Survey: What Guests Want in an Airbnb

Vacation rental company Airbnb has provided property owners with the opportunity to turn their houses, condominiums and other types of real estate into lucrative investment properties. However, the key to getting a strong return on investment and keeping...

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Using Multiple Tax Code Sections for Maximizing Your Money

Rev Proc 2005-14: Combining Primary Residence Exemption with a 1031 ExchangeAn effective way to minimize one’s tax liability is by combining the benefits of multiple tax code sections. In the 1031 Exchange industry, a way we see this strategy utilized is...

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Top 10 Misconceptions About 1031 Exchanges

For 2019, here are our latest top 10 misconceptions we've found that the public has about 1031 Exchanges:   “Like-kind” means I must exchange the same type of property, such as an apartment building, for another apartment building. FALSE (read answer)...

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1031 Exchanges Trends & Info for 2019

Regarding Section 1031 of the Tax Code, the tax reform laws enacted in the beginning of 2018 kept the use of 1031 Exchanges for tax deferral when commercial and investment real estate properties are sold but eliminated the use of 1031 Exchanges to obtain tax deferral...

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Best Cities to Buy Airbnb Investment Property

Over the last 10 years, vacation rental company Airbnb has grown from a small startup with a few properties to a billion-dollar, global company that has disrupted both the vacation rental industry as well as the hotel industry. Airbnb has also changed the landscape...

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How to Identify DST Properties in 1031 Exchanges

As the US investor population ages we’ve seen an upward trend with investment funds being shifted into real estate holdings that are passively held. One such method is through a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST).  For more DST information please click here. A DST is an...

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Tax Straddling – Pay Taxes in 2019 or 2020?

If your transaction closed at the end of 2018 and you are unable to find new property to identify or purchase the property that you have identified, you may still be able to defer paying taxes on your capital gains until 2020. Since you will receive your 1031 funds...

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Boot in 1031 Exchanges

The term boot refers to non-like-kind property received in an exchange. Usually boot is in the form of cash, an installment note, debt relief or personal property and is valued to be the “fair market value” of the non-like-kind property received.  It is important to...

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FIRPTA in 1031 Exchanges: An Ongoing Issue Made Simple

It’s no secret. There is and will continue to be a vast amount of foreign owned real property in the United States. And because of this, many investors involved in 1031 Exchanges have or will run across Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) issues. In a...

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