When selling a rental home, understand the tax implications of selling the rental home and the 1031 exchange rules if you buy a new home. Q: I was wondering if you would be so kind and clarify something for me. I have a rental home that I have rented out for the past 18 months. [...]
Investing the profits from one real estate property into another purchase requires the use of a 1031 exchange. A 1031 exchange allows you to defer any capital gains tax owed on profits you earned from selling the first real estate property when you invest the profits into another real estate purchase. There are very specific rules, but if you follow them correctly, the 1031 exchange allows you to defer taxes from the profits from the first piece of real estate as long you own your new real estate.