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Why Would You Use a Reverse Exchange?

Real estate investors who are able to move quickly can take advantage of those who are losing their properties through distressed asset sales by means of what is known as a Reverse 1031 Exchange. A Reverse 1031 Exchange is when the Investor must acquire their like-kind replacement property BEFORE the sale of their relinquished property; reasons for doing so include avoidance of 1031 exchange deadlines (since the Investor is acquiring their like-kind replacement property first, such deadlines do not apply) and the discovery by the Investor of a property opportunity that they want to close on that leaves them little time to sell relinquished property beforehand. Many investors utilize the reverse exchange strategy for the flexibility they offer when setting up the buying and selling of real estate.

A reverse exchange also minimizes the risk to the Investor in a number of ways. By acquiring the like-kind replacement property at the beginning of the transaction instead of the end, the Investor has additional time to identify which relinquished property they want to sell - 45 days in total – as well as 135 additional calendar days on top of that (for 180 days in total) to compete the sale. And even that deadline holds little meaning in a reverse exchange, because if the Investor’s relinquished property has not been sold within the 180 days there are no income tax consequences; instead, the Investor would own both properties in question. Reverse Exchanges give an Investor a tremendous amount of control over their 1031 Exchange, so much so that some Investors use them exclusively in all real estate transactions.  

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