The only minimum required hold period in section 1031 is a “related party” exchange where the required hold is a minimum of two years.
Accordingly, can you move into a 1031 exchange property?
Astute real estate investors have also known that they can roll out of an investment property thru a 1031 Exchange and replace with a qualifying residential real estate investment property They then rent it out for a year or so (exchange professionals recommend at least one year) before moving into it.
Furthermore, what happens when you sell a 1031 exchange property? A 1031 exchange allows an investor to sell a real estate asset and purchase a “like-kind” asset without paying capital gains taxes on the sale — even if they made a massive profit. That means the deferred capital gains tax on the property you sell will become due when the replacement property is sold.
Accordingly, how many times can you do a 1031 exchange?
There’s no limit on how many times you can do a 1031. You can roll over the gain from one piece of investment real estate to another, then another and another. You may have a profit on each swap, but you avoid tax until you actually sell for cash.
When can you not do a 1031 exchange?
Another reason someone would not want to do a 1031 exchange is if they have a loss, since there will be no capital gains to pay taxes on. Or if someone is in the 10% or 12% ordinary income tax bracket, they would not need to do a 1031 exchange because, in that case, they will be taxed at 0% on capital gains.