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Many investors have had bad experiences with TIC investments and are interested in understanding why DSTs may be better. In this blog, we will provide some basic education on the key differences and relative benefits of TIC investments and 1031 DST exchanges. Loan Responsibilities – In a DST the sponsor or an affiliate trustee is the sole borrower and...
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  1031 Exchange Properties Guide The origin of 1031 Exchanges dates to 1921 and the related provisions which permit tax deferrals have been extensively used by many taxpayers to save taxes. While specific details have evolved over time, there are basic rules outlined below which apply to almost all 1031 Exchanges and 1031 Exchange Properties Rule #1 – Both...
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  Triple net leased properties (NNN) are those where the tenant is responsible for paying for all taxes, insurance, maintenance for the property (the three nets). Triple net properties remain one of the most popular asset classes for real estate investors who are seeking relatively low management responsibilities and stable cash flow. We would like to...
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A common question that investors ask is “what are the sales costs associated with investing in DSTs as compared to traditional real estate?” Selling costs for DSTs (sometimes called “load”) are expressed as a percentage of the total cash or equity that is invested and range from 8% to 12% on average. Selling costs for...
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Many investors who are planning to save taxes via a 1031 Exchange fail to fully follow IRS guidelines and end up with tax liabilities that could be avoided. Let’s review the basic 1031 Exchange rules to understand the steps that must be taken to complete a 100% tax free investment. The same tax payer entity who sells...
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I received a call from a current client who I will refer to as “Tom” at 4 pm on Good Friday afternoon while I was driving up to spend time skiing with friends at Lake Tahoe the following day. Tom indicated that he had just lost an opportunity to acquire a replacement property for a...
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With Easter weekend coming up, I am reminded about the wise old investment adage of not putting all of one’s eggs into one basket. Due to high up-front investments required to acquire quality income properties, we often see investors committing too large a portion of their net worth into too few assets. If all goes...
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