No Intent To Hold For Investment

A recent Tax Court Case, Yates v. Commissioner, T. C. Memo 2013-28, is an example of an intended 1031 exchange which was determined to be invalid because the taxpayer did not hold the replacement property for investment or business purpose. The taxpayer acquired a replacement property, and then moved into the replacement property only 4 days after the property was acquired. The court noted that using a property as a residence created a clear presumption of non-business intent.

As a result of failing to qualify for tax deferral under Section 1031, the taxpayer was determined to owe capital gain taxes, plus an additional accuracy-related penalty under Section 6662(a) for substantial underpayment and disregard of rules and regulations. Read More…

1031 Basics: 1031 Exchange Contract Language

1031 Exchange Basics

Although many exchangers include language in their Purchase and Sale Agreements establishing their intent to perform an exchange, it is not required by Section 1031. It is important, however, that the Purchase and Sale Agreements for both the relinquished and replacement property are assignable.

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Home Prices Gain In Best Showing Since 2006

Average home prices increased 9.3% year-over-year for S&P/Case-Shiller’s 20-City Composite Index, while the 10-City Composite increased 8.6% in the same time frame. It marked the best showing for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices since before the housing bubble burst.

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The 2013 Best Cities For Job Growth

Real estate appreciation often comes with job growth. Click here to view rankings of the best cities for job growth based on short-, medium-, and long-term employment, and whether job growth momentum is slowing or increasing.

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Home Appreciation Projected To Exceed 5% Through 2013

In the Zillow Home Price Expectation Survey, 105 economists, real estate experts and market and investment researchers provided predictions for housing market growth in the near term. The average prediction for appreciation in 2013 is 5.4 percent.

Click on this link to see the survey, Home Value Appreciation To Exceed 5 Percent Through 2013.

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