Go Ahead, Ask

Go Ahead, Ask

Mystified by how real estate works? The Go Ahead, ASK Podcast by The Exeter Group unravels the mysteries of real estate, providing investors education and information that help them make better real estate investment decisions. Send questions to ask@exeterco.com.

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November 23, 2021 41 min
One of the most common questions we get from our podcast listeners, especially in today’s crazy, fast-paced real estate market, is what type of investment real estate should I buy? Should I buy single-family residential properties (SFR), multi-family residential apartment properties (MFR), or some type of commercial real estate such as office, retail, industrial, etc? If I sell unimproved vacant land, what can I reinvest in? Sho...
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This is the 100th year anniversary of the 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange. Investors have been able to sell real estate held for rental, investment, or business use and defer the payment of Federal and most state taxes by reinvesting in other real estate also held for rental, investment, or business use for 100 years.

Retirement account investors have been able to use their Self-Directed IRAs and Individual 401(k) Plans to invest in n...
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Our title always leads off with unraveling the mystery of because there is so much confusion and complication in the 1031 exchange industry. Today we discuss two of the most important issues involved in a 1031 Exchange. The Qualified Use Property requirement and the Like-Kind Property requirement. Your relinquished property and your replacement property must satisfy the Qualified Use and Like-Kind Property requirements to qualify...
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Most 1031 Exchange Qualified Intermediaries have NO government or regulatory oversight. The industry just does not have a regulatory body that is authorized to oversee, license or regulate 1031 Exchange Qualified Intermediaries. Selecting a Qualified Intermediary for your 1031 Exchange transaction is complex and confusing. Qualified Intermediaries are not created equal. We demystify the due diligence needed for the careful sele...
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Self-Directed Traditional IRAs have existed since 1974 when the Employee Retirement Income Security Acts of 1974 (“ERISA”) was enacted. Self-Directed Roth IRAs came later in 1997 when Senator William Roth introduced legislation to create the Roth IRA as part of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Retirement account investors have been able to use their Self-Directed IRAs and Individual 401(k) Plans to invest in non-traditional asset...
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The definition of “like-kind” replacement properties for 1031 Exchange transactions includes many more investment options or asset classes than investors realize. Like-kind property simply means you must sell real estate and then reinvest in real estate. Any type of asset class that is considered to be real property will qualify as like-kind property, including asset classes like water rights, air rights, mineral rights and oil a...
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Hard money loans, private money loans, and other promissory notes secured by deeds of trust or mortgages can make great investments inside Self-Directed IRAs and Individual 401(k) Plans. What are hard money loans? Why would you invest in a hard money loan? How do you invest in a hard money loan inside your Self-Directed IRA? What are the risks of investing in hard money or private money loans and notes? Hard money loans and pr...
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There are so many reasons why you might want – or need – to close on the acquisition of your replacement property before closing on the sale of your relinquished property as part of your 1031 Exchange. Buying your replacement property first is referred to as a Reverse 1031 Exchange. The Reverse 1031 Exchange can take much of the risk out of your 1031 Exchange since you can close on the purchase of your like-kind replacement prope...
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We unraveled the mystery of what Title Holding Trusts (Land Trusts) WILL DO in Episode 12 of Go Ahead, ASK, including the history, structure, parties involved, benefits, tax issues, financing considerations of holding real estate in Title Holding Trusts (Land Trusts), and we discussed what Title Holding Trusts (Land Trusts) WILL NOT DO. Today, we discuss how and why you would use a Title Holding Trusts (Land Trusts) with specific e...
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Self-Directed IRAs and Individual 401(k) Plans are complicated and confusing and get even more complex when buying real estate related assets inside of the Self-Directed IRAs and Individual 401(k) Plans. Today we demystify how to buy real estate such as fee simple title (real estate), promissory notes secured by deeds of trust (generally referred to as Deeds of Trust), promissory notes secured by mortgages (generally referred to a...
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Buying and selling real estate can be complicated and confusing. Once you have signed a purchase and sale agreement for the purchase or sale of real property, are you prepared for the closing and settlement process? Who will handle the closing and settlement process? What exactly is the closing process? What are the roles of an escrow company, a title insurance company or a closing attorney? What is title insurance and who doe...
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It’s easy to buy investment real estate. The tough part is deciding when to sell significantly appreciated investment property. Should you sell? When should you sell? What are your options if you do sell? Do you cash out and pay the taxes? Should you reinvest using a tax-deferred strategy? We demystify your options. Discussion includes a breakdown of the various tax strategies and investment options available to you. Shoul...
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What now? How does this affect you from a tax perspective? What are your options?

Involuntary conversions of real estate such as eminent domain or even natural disasters do not have to end badly.

We’re going to unravel this mystery today on Go Ahead, ASK!

1033 Exchanges due to Involuntary conversions from an eminent domain action (condemnation) by a government agency or from a natural disaster such as a fire, flood, hurricane, ...
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June 8, 2021 48 min
The rules for identifying and acquiring qualified use and like-kind replacement properties in a 1031 Exchange transaction are complex and confusing. Your 1031 Exchange 45 calendar days identification deadline can be exceptionally challenging, especially in fast-paced real estate markets. Today we discuss qualified use and like-kind replacement property requirements, including the type of real estate assets (asset classes) that ca...
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1031 Exchange transactions are complex and confusing, especially when adding a foreign seller to the equation that falls under the mandatory Federal FIRPTA withholding requirements. Our guest expert Michael W. Brooks, Esq., helps us demystify the mandatory Federal FIRPTA withholding requirements when a 1031 Exchange is involved. Discussion includes a breakdown of who falls under the mandatory Federal FIRPTA withholding requiremen...
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1031 Exchange transactions are complex and confusing. Finding, identifying, and acquiring like-kind replacement property as part of a 1031 Exchange can be challenging. This episode explores the Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) as a replacement property option for 1031 Exchanges. Discussion will include the definition of a Delaware Statutory Trust, the structure of a Delaware Statutory Trust, why an investor would invest in a Delaw...
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Navigating the business of investing in promissory notes inside Self-Directed IRAs and Individual 401(k) Plans. What does that mean? What are the benefits of buying notes in a retirement account? How can you get started? Our guest describes it as “Dancing between property and paper.” Dawn Rickabaugh is the owner of NQ Capital (NoteQueen.com), a small, family-operated investment company that buys both property & paper. Sh...
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Property taxes get more and more complicated, especially in the state of California. California Proposition 19 was passed by voters in November 2020. Proposition 19 has significant effects on the transfer of real estate – both primary residences and rental or investment property – to children and grandchildren. Discussion includes how California Proposition 19 primary impacts current California property tax laws, including the P...
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1031 Exchanges and commercial real estate investments are complex topics. Questions like what type of investment real estate should you buy? What geographic areas should you explore? What commercial real estate asset classes are doing well and those that are not doing well? We demystify these questions and focus on the commercial real estate investment markets in Illinois. Discussion includes commercial real estate investment ...
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1031 Exchange transactions are complex and confusing, especially when trying to locate, identify and acquire like-kind replacement properties for your 1031 Exchange. Investors often get tired of property management headaches and look for passive income properties such as net lease properties (NNN or Triple Net Lease Properties). Podcast discussion includes a breakdown of what is a net lease property, types of net lease properties...
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