Happy Holidays from Asset Preservation!


A Really Great  Reason to Celebrate!

Dear Clients and Associates,

At this time last year I shared that 1031 exchanges were in jeopardy due to the new Administrations’ desire to implement sweeping tax reform.

I am very happy to announce that both the Senate and the House bills (still yet to be reconciled at the time of this writing) leave 1031 exchanges for real property intact and unchanged. Both bills, however, eliminate 1031 exchanges of personal property.

We all owe a special “thank you” and “job well done” to the members of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators Government Affairs Committee (GAC). The GAC team has worked tirelessly, along with over 100 Like-Kind Coalition partners, to educate government representatives in Congress on the economic benefits of 1031 exchanges for helping small businesses expand, job creation and the redeployment of capital into better performing properties. The GAC had hundreds and hundreds of meetings with members in Congress this year and made pivotal contributions that helped retain Section 1031 in the tax code. Their work was truly amazing and I wholeheartedly thank them.

So, given all this fantastic news, it’s time to celebrate this holiday season and enjoy time with your associates, family and friends.

I speak for all of us at Asset Preservation in saying how much we appreciate your business and enjoy working with you year in and year out. Cheers!

Javier G. Vande Steeg
Javier G. Vande Steeg, President

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Important Information for Investors Beginning a 1031 Exchange

From October 17 – December 31, 2017

Do Not File Your 2017 Income Tax Return Until Your Exchange Has Been Fully Completed.

The time frame you have to complete the acquisition of your replacement property ends at midnight on the earlier of the 180th day after the date you transferred the relinquished property OR the due date (including extensions) for your income tax return for the taxable year in which the transfer of the relinquished property occurs. (U.S. Treasury Regulations section 1.1031(k)-1(b)(2)).

This means, if the 180th day following the closing of your first relinquished property falls after the due date for your 2017 tax return (this year, for individuals, April 17, 2018) you must file an application for extension of time with the IRS to extend the due date. If you do not file for an extension, you will NOT be able to acquire any replacement property in your exchange after your tax return due date.

If your exchange is not completed by the due date of your tax return —

If you have any questions, please call your Exchange Counselor at

National Headquarters: 800.282.1031
Eastern Regional Office: 866.394.1031

Webinars: 1031 Exchange Issues in 2017


This 2-hour course for commercial brokers provides a concise and thorough overview of IRC Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Join us on Monday, December 11th at 12:00 p.m. EST. This webinar tackles advanced issues such as recent developments on tax reform bills, reverse and improvement exchanges, how to avoid common pitfalls, and related-party transactions. Webinar Details.


Join our one-hour 1031 exchange webinar for tax and legal advisors (CPE credit available) on Thursday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. EST. This webinar tackles issues such as reverse and improvement exchanges, related party issues and how to avoid common pitfalls. You will receive a summary of current developments regarding possible tax reform and the implications on 1031 exchanges. Webinar Details.

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Using data from ATTOM Solutions, we checked which metro areas have the lowest vacancy rates—that is to say, the fewest available residential properties—and ranked them. To make the list more relevant, we did not include areas with a population less than 100,000.

Believe it or not, every metro area on this list has a less than 1% vacancy rate. So if you are a house hunter in one of the following 25 metro areas, we wish you good luck (you will need it). Read More

Call Us

Asset Preservation would appreciate the opportunity to work with you on your next exchange regardless of how simple or complex. Give us a call at 800-282-1031 with any 1031 related questions or Open a 1031 Exchange Online.