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How to Combine Home Sale Gain Exclusion with a Like-Kind Exchange

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Over the years, real estate has proven to be a lucrative investment for many households. And, in some parts of the country, current market values have surpassed levels seen prior to the 2008 financial crisis.

If your principal residence has appreciated significantly in value, you may be subject to capital gains tax when it’s sold. If your gain will be too big to be sheltered by the federal home sale gain exclusion, you might consider a tax-deferred Section 1031 like-kind exchange. However, this strategy isn’t for everyone, and executing it requires some proactive planning. READ MORE