I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States.
The only thing is I could be just as proud for half of the money.

– Arthur Godfrey

If you are selling real estate and reinvesting the proceeds in more
real estate, you should consider a 1031 exchange.

You must pay taxes. But there’s no law that says you gotta leave a tip.

– Morgan Stanley advertisement

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What is A 1031 Exchange?

A 1031 exchange allows real estate investors and real estate developers to defer capital gains by “exchanging” property for the same type of property. At its core, a 1031 exchange simply occurs when you either 1) make a simultaneous
trade for like-kind property, or 2) sell the property and use the proceeds to purchase more property. 1031 exchanges are also referred to as “like-kind exchanges.”

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Working With Your Team

In addition to using a qualified intermediary, it is important to involve your other advisors and counselors when entering into a 1031 exchange. At Lonestar 1031, LLC, we recommend you discuss the exchange with your legal and tax advisors at length to assure that your 1031 exchange will be successful. At a minimum, you should tell your lawyer, CPA, and realtor that you are intending to do a 1031 exchange.

It is also very important to communicate with the title company on each leg of the transaction. The closing agent needs to know whether there is a 1031 exchange because it will affect the closing statements along with the other documents that are executed at closing.

Because Lonestar 1031, LLC is a local qualified intermediary, we have good working relationships with title companies, CPAs, law firms, and realtors in Amarillo and the surrounding areas of the Texas panhandle. Our goal is to work with your team to complete a hassle-free exchange.



For deferred exchanges and construction exchanges, the replacement property must be identified within 45 days of the sale of relinquished property, and the exchange must be completed within 180 days of the sale of the relinquished property. For reverse exchanges, the relinquished property must be identified within 45 days of the purchase of the replacement property, and the exchange must be completed within 180 days.

Deferred Exchange

This is when a person sells a property and uses a intermediary to purchase replacement property with the sales proceeds.

Construction Exchange

Use proceeds to purchase replacement property, but also to construct improvements on the replacement property.

Reverse Exchange

A reverse exchange occurs when replacement property is acquired before the relinquished property is sold.

Simultaneous Exchange

This exchange is exactly what it sounds like: one piece of property is simultaneously exchanged for another property.

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