Millions of Mom and Pop Property Owners Could Lose Key Financial Planning Tool

Jan 27th, 2017

Millions of "Mom and Pop" Property Owners Could Lose "Key Financial Planning Tool"

"The small-scale owners of millions of rental homes, parcels of investment land and income-producing commercial and business real estate may not know it, but one of their key financial planning and tax tools is in danger of disappearing on Capitol Hill."

"Loss of the ability to use an exchange would be a significant blow to “Mom and Pop” and other small-scale realty investors. According to a study posted on the website of the National Rental Home Council, there were 15.7 million rental homes in the United States as of 2015, and 99 percent of them were owned by noninstitutional investors. A study by professors at the University of Florida and Syracuse University estimated that most exchanges involve relatively small properties..."

1031 Exchange Not for House Flippers

"Fixer-upper houses and other real estate held for short periods and then flipped to new purchasers do not qualify for tax-deferred exchanges"

Washington Post