Most real estate investors have heard about the mythical like-kind exchange. This tax strategy is where you buy a new investment property to replace the old one, and you don’t have to pay tax on the sale of your old property. What most investors don’t know is that there is a way to use like-kind exchanges to avoid tax on your real estate portfolio completely and still have the use of the cash and appreciation of your investment.
To successfully leverage debt and taxes, an investor must have the right plan plus a great tax advisor who understands real estate investing and the tax laws. To help your real estate clients build long-term wealth, these four tax-free investment strategies can be great tips to share when selling and buying property.