The term "useful life" of real estate is what is meant when people talk about depreciation. Depreciation is a mechanism that might potentially lessen the amount of taxable income you make from investment real estate. In general, a residential rental property will have a depreciation schedule of 27.5 years, while a commercial property will normally be deemed to have a schedule of 39 years. What happens, therefore, if you have been the owner of your investment property for a good number of years and you have exhausted all of the depreciation that you were able to claim on your income property?
Performing a 1031 exchange could provide you with the opportunity to get a new depreciation schedule from an asset that has already been fully depreciated, which could in turn lead to a reduction in the amount of income that is subject to taxation. However, simply engaging in a 1031 exchange is not sufficient on its own; for the 1031 exchange to be valid, the newly acquired property must have a higher value than the property that is being sold.
For instance, if you sold a property worth $500,000 that had been fully depreciated and then purchased another property for the same amount, you would not gain a new depreciation schedule because the previous cost basis would transfer to the newly acquired property. This would prevent you from gaining a new depreciation schedule. If, on the other hand, you sold your home for $500,000 and then bought another property for $1,000,000 afterward, then you would have increased your cost basis and would be eligible to deduct the newly acquired higher cost.
Delaware Statutory Trusts, sometimes known as DSTs, have the potential to be an excellent answer for those who are interested in engaging in a 1031 exchange but would also wish to "trade up" their cost basis and depreciation schedule. Perch Wealth is able to provide accredited investors with direct share transactions (DSTs) that include pre-existing, non-recourse financing.
This may make it possible for the accredited investors to plan how they want their exchange to be structured and may also make it possible for them to discover a way to legally shelter more of their income by increasing their cost basis. We are also able to provide investors with debt-free DSTs, which can be included in a diversified investment portfolio, or if investors simply want to remain debt-free on their real estate assets. These debt-free DSTs can be used for a variety of purposes.
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