1031 Title Exchanges: All you need to know. 


In 2015, Atlantis is adding more services, expanding coverage and increasing partnerships. Our latest service offering, Title Exchanges under Internal Revenue Code 1031, combines our amazing customer service and thorough due diligence to provide clients with quality exchange service, backed by Old Republic Title Group -- one of the nation's oldest and most respected title companies. 

1031 Structures:


Simultaneous or Concurrent 1031 Exchange

The relinquished property and the like-kind replacement property close (settle) at the same time in a Simultaneous 1031 Exchange or Concurrent 1031 Exchange.


Forward or Delayed 1031 Exchange

You close on your relinquished property first and subsequently purchase (close on) your like-kind replacement property within the prescribed deadlines in a Forward or Delayed 1031 Exchange (also referred to as a "Starker" Exchange).


Reverse 1031 Exchange

The like-kind replacement property is acquired and "parked" by the 1031 Exchange Qualified Intermediary (“QI”) first and the relinquished property is subsequently sold later within the prescribed 1031 Exchange deadlines in a Reverse 1031 Exchange.


Build-to-Suit (Improvement or Construction) 1031 Exchange

Your 1031 Exchange proceeds from the sale of your relinquished property are used to acquire like-kind replacement property and some of the left over 1031 Exchange funds are used to improve the replacement property in a Build-To-Suit 1031 Exchange.


Personal Property 1031 Exchange

Personal property (i.e. non-real estate) can also be exchanged for other personal property of like-kind or like-class in a Personal Property 1031 Exchange.


1031 Exchange Identification Rules:


3 Property Rule 

Investors may identify up to three (3) potential like-kind replacement properties, without regard to their fair market value.  The limit is on the number of properties.


200% of FMV Rule 

Investors may identify any number of potential like-kind replacement properties, but the total fair market value identified cannot exceed 200% of the fair market value of the relinquished (sale) properties.  The limit is on the fair market value of the properties. 


95% Exception

Investors may identify as many like-kind replacement properties as he or she wants, but must actually acquire and close on 95% of the fair market value identified.


1031 Exchange Qualifications:

Qualified Intermediary 

You must select your Qualified Intermediary ("QI") and have your Qualified Intermediary assigned into your relinquished property (sale) transaction and your replacement property (purchase) transaction before the transactions close in order to preserve the tax-deferred benefits of a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange. 


Qualified Use Property  

Your relinquished property (sale) and your like-kind replacement property (purchase) must be held for rental or investment or used in your trade or business in order to qualify for 1031 Exchange treatment.  You must have the intent to hold the properties for investment.  Properties held for sale will not qualify for 1031 Exchange treatment. 


Like Kind Property 

The like-kind replacement property acquired in your 1031 Exchange must be "like-kind" to the relinquished (sold) property.  ANY real property is like-kind to ANY other real property as long as they are both held for rental or investment or used in your business.  Like-kind does NOT mean condo for condo or apartment for apartment. 




You have 45 calendar days to identify potential like-kind replacement property and

180 calendar days to complete the 1031 Exchange. 

Deadlines to Remember

1031 Exchange Reinvestment Requirements:

Trade Equal or Up In Value 

The investor must exchange equal or up in value based on the net sales price and total purchase price so that the total purchase price of your like-kind replacement properties is equal to or greater than the net sales price of your relinquished properties.  It is important to note that it has nothing to do with your equity. 


Reinvest 100% of Net Proceeds 

100% of the investor's net proceeds or cash proceeds generated by the sale of the relinquished property must be reinvested into like-kind replacement property.  Cash can be pulled out, but it will always be taxable. 


Obtain Equal or Greater Debt 

The difference between the total purchase price(s) and the net proceeds reinvested in the like-kind replacement properties will always be the correct amount of new debt to place on the acquired properties, unless the investor wishes to put more cash out of pocket in to the transaction and obtain less debt.


Properties Qualified for IRC Section 1031 Treatment:

IRC Section 1031 provides that to qualify for tax deferred treatment, the relinquished property must be exchanged for replacement property that is like kind. Like kind means similar in nature and character notwithstanding differences in grade or quality. The fact that any real estate involved is improved or unimproved is not material for that fact relates only to the grade or quality of the property and not its kind or class. As such, raw land held for investment may be exchanged for single-family rentals used for a trade or business or any combination of the following:


  • Single Family Rentals

  • Farms/Ranches

  • Office/Commercial

  • Motels/Hotels

  • Golf Courses

  • Some Recreational Properties

  • Multi Family Rentals

  • Raw Land

  • Retail/Industrial

  • Leasehold Interest of 30 years or more


Investors may still take advantage of tax deferred treatment in an IRC Section 1031 exchange in the sale of investment personal property. The personal property exchange can be utilized to relocate a business, to upgrade equipment, or to streamline production by replacing outdated technology and machinery with more efficient models.


  • Like kind personal property includes:

  • Livestock of the same sex

  • Automobiles for automobiles

  • Buses for buses

  • Corporate aircraft for corporate jet

  • Doctor practice for doctor practice

  • Manufacturing equipment for manufacturing equipment

  • Restaurant equipment for restaurant equipment

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