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The 1031 exchange is the greatest wealth building tool still available to investment property owners

Tax deferred exchanges have been a part of the Internal Revenue Code for almost 100 years. Not surprisingly, the volume of IRC Section 1031 exchanges has grown exponentially since the concept of allowing a 180 day exchange period was approved in 1984.

Read on to see how you can benefit from selling one highly appreciated investment property and replacing it with one or more properties anywhere in the country.

1031 Exchanging Tutorials

What are the benefits of 1031 exchanging?

A 1031 exchange essentially allows you to move your property's cost basis from one qualifying property to another while deferring your capital gain taxes. This means that your reasons for exchanging can be as numerous as the properties that are available to you.

Deferral of capital gain and depreciation recapture taxes

Exchanging for better circumstances or better properties

Exchanging for multiple properties and diversification

Explore the Tax Savings between a sale and an exchange

The Internal Revenue Service allows you to sell an investment property and replace it with another within 180 days with a 1031 exchange. By exchanging and not selling and repurchasing, you can defer the payment of state and federal capital gain taxes which can amount to almost 40 percent, depending upon where you are located.

Follow these steps for a successful 1031 exchange

The 1031 Exchange Process

  • 01

    Plan First

    Always plan your exchange first to streamline the process.

  • 02

    Select Intermediary

    Select the Intermediary to hold your funds during the exchange.

  • 03

    Sell Relinquished

    Execute your exchange documents and close on the sale of your Relinquished Property.

  • 04

    ID New Property

    Within 45 days identify your candidate Replacement Properties.

  • 05

    Buy Replacement

    Acquire Replacement Property within 180 days and report the exchange on your tax return.

The State of the Art in 1031 Processing

Fyntex 1031 Services

We've partnered with Fyntex, one of the industry's leading 1031 exchange facilitators. Their advisory services and processing platform provide investment property owners with a premium white glove experience.

Fast secure documents

Often, time is of the essence in getting your exchange started. Fyntex can take your exchange from planning to documents in minutes, not days.

24/7 Exchanger visibility

Your Exchanger experience is improved with 24/7 access to your encrypted documents, 1031 funds status and activity, and secure communications.

Unsurpassed funds security

Fyntex uses restricted trust accounts in the Exchanger's name and with their tax ID number. This means funds will never move without your authorization.

Complete data security

Fyntex has the most secure 1031 processing platform in the industry. There is no other platform more efficient or more secure.

Tax Deferred Exchange Information

1031 Exchange Tutorials

1031 Exchange Math Made Easy

It is important to understand how the math associated with a 1031 exchange can impacts your ownership. A completed 1031 exchange not only defers capital gain and depreciation recapture taxes, it also dramatically increases your buying power as well.


When considering a Replacement Property you need to know how much property value to acquire to successfully defer your capital gain and depreciation recapture taxes. To assist you, this nearby wizard will help you determine your ideal net purchase price, cash downpayment and the amount of debt you'll need to have a totally tax deferred transaction.