As a real estate investor, it’s important to understand what strategies are available to you. It should come as no surprise that with capital gains taxes on the rise, the 1031 exchange is increasingly the preferred strategy for active real estate investors. Understanding what to expect and how to do a 1031 exchange when it’s time to sell your property can defer capital gains liability allowing you to acquire additional properties with funds that otherwise would have been paid to the IRS. What’s not to love?
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As a real estate investor, the idea of selling commercial property in an “off-market” transaction, – that is, without a publicized marketing effort, – may appear desirable to some owners.
Looming over commercial real estate is President Joe Biden’s proposed tax laws and what that means for commercial real estate’s 1031 exchange tax law.
President Biden is attempting to edit the tax code that allows for deferring capital gains tax, thereby increasing taxes on real estate for sellers with proceeds of more than $500,000.
Before we dive into the impact of what this legislation could mean for real estate investors, let’s start with some 1031 fundam
Having one or more investments in multi-family real estate can keep you on the path to building generational wealth and having more freedom and opportunity in the future.
You may think that a good location, well-maintained units, attractive common areas, and the right amenities are what will keep your occupancy rates high and the property value of your apartment building up.
The truth is, it’s not enough.
In the last nine months, many people have had their world turned upside down, both financially and emotionally. The global pandemic we now find ourselves in has disrupted many parts of our lives, including the real estate industry. Many Americans have physically uprooted themselves, fleeing cities, and seeking more suburban living. With the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, where does that leave commercial real estate?
New Haven’s international profile and high rental demand is attracting investors from around the Northeast region. Located along the I-95 and I-91 corridors, New Haven enjoys Amtrak and local rail service to both New York and Boston. The city is a thriving community of generational, ethnic, and educational diversity, and is home to a number of educational, healthcare, and cultural institutions. Its emphasis on education and health sciences contributes to steady job growth, while New Haven’s arts and entertainment scene makes it an enjoyable community to call home.
What is bringing Boston investors into secondary markets north of the city? Value-add opportunities in the Merrimack Valley are attracting investors who have been priced out of the Boston area. Situated along the northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire borders, this region is experiencing economic growth and improving demographics in submarkets including Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill.
With cap rates at rock bottom and interest rates rising, many investors believe we are at or beyond the peak of the current market cycle. Add a resurgent stock market to the mix and investors may see more attractive yield alternatives beyond real estate. That said, opportunity still exists to add value and grow rents in selected Class-B and Class-C assets throughout the Northeast. In 2017 we will be hosting a series of investor workshops in New York, Boston, New Haven and Hartford/Springfield to address these issues and more.