Potential for tax hikes sparks interest in 1031 exchanges

Commentary: Investors wary that lame-duck Congress set to play chicken with 'fiscal cliff'

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Given the uncertainties flowing from the elections and a lame-duck Congress getting set to play chicken with the "fiscal cliff," is it any surprise that growing numbers of real estate investors are taking a new look at Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges?

Talk to Scott Saunders, senior vice president of Asset Preservation Inc., a national 1031 subsidiary of Stewart Information Services, and he’ll tell you it comes as no surprise.