Friday, January 25, 2008

1031 Exchange Identification Rules 101

3 property rule - identify 3 properties and then close escrow on one, two or three of them. This is the most commonly used rule.
200% rule - identify up to an aggregate of 200% of the value of the relinquished property. You then must close escrow on one or more of them. No limit to the number of properties identified as long as they total in value no more than 200% of the relinquished value. Common when going in to a lower priced area or coming from a high priced single property.
95% rule - unlimited number to be identified and you must close escrow on 95% of the properties that are identified. Common when buying a block of condos with separate parcel numbers which are run as an apartment building.
If you want any guidance on how to use these rules or how to navigate the dates of the 1031 exchange process, give me a call or drop me a line. I think I've seen it all!

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