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This is the third of three blog entries about the basics of Section 1031 exchanges. The first entry can be found here, Article #1, and the second entry is here: Article #2. Quick review... the first hurdle for the standard exchange is that the properties must qualify. Second, you must establish y...
01/14/2009
This is the second of three blog entries about the basics of Section 1031 exchanges. The first entry can be found here: Article #1 Quick review... the first hurdle for the standard exchange is that the properties must qualify. Moving on... #2 - Establish your intent to exchange. Now that you have...
01/14/2009
I was recently asked to write a short article for a local publication about the basics of Section 1031 exchanges. Over the time I've been here at activerain, my blog topics have covered a wide range of exchange-related topics, including the basics. However, it has been a long time since I've addr...
01/14/2009
In an article in the Des Moines Sunday Register, author Dan Piller investigates the value of farmland in Iowa based upon the results of a number of recent farm auctions. The conclusion? Farmland values are not rising at the rate they have over the past few years. Probably not a huge revelation to...
11/24/2008
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As Thanksgiving approaches, it's an interesting time in our country and the world. (Have you heard the saying, "May you live in interesting times?" I had always thought of that saying as a blessing, but it appears that it may have first started as a curse, at least if you can believe the Wikipedi...
11/19/2008
What if you own property outside of the United States and you want to utilize Section 1031 for a tax-deferred exchange of that property? Is that okay? The short answer is, "It depends." It depends upon where your property is located and where the property you wish to acquire is located. Essential...
11/12/2008
A Private Letter Ruling issued by the IRS relating to a taxpayer's intention to acquire development rights as his replacement property in a 1031 exchange is an interesting situation. In this case, the taxpayer sold a property as his relinquished property in the exchange and gave up his fee intere...
11/12/2008
Do you plan to convert an investment property into your personal residence? The Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 that President Bush signed into law on July 30, 2008 carries a provision that affects the practice of excluding gain when you sell a property that was once used for another purpose, ...
10/17/2008
A recent survey of farmland real estate brokers shows that the price of Iowa’s best farmland rose by an average of 6.6 percent from March 2008 through August 2008, cooling slightly versus the previous six month period. This survey was conducted by the Iowa Farm and Land Chapter 2 Realtors Land In...
09/24/2008
About a month ago, the US Department of Agriculture published its annual report on the value of agricultural land in the United States. As you might expect, values were up nearly everywhere, but especially in the Midwest. High prices on commodities such as corn, soybeans and wheat drove prices hi...
09/03/2008
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