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Capital Gains

Capital Gains

Capital gains refer to the profits resulting from investments into a capital assets, such as stocks, bonds or real estate, which are greater than the amount paid for those assets.

  • Before the property investment deal is sealed, ask your clients one important question: Do you know if you'll owe taxes on the sale of your property, even if you're taking a loss on it?

  • Wealthy home owners who were trying to beat the fiscal cliff helped send luxury home sales soaring at the end of 2012.

  • On Jan. 1 both the Senate and House passed H.R. 8, legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Jan. 2.

  • Section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code allows investors to defer capital gains taxes on the exchange of like-kind properties. 1031, or tax-deferred, exchanges hold great advantages for both investors and REALTORS®. This field guide provides access to articles, manuals, forms, ideas, and other information to help you start building your 1031 niche.