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Equity 1031 Exchange


Equity 1031 Exchange can help you defer capital gains taxes and maximize your real estate investment potential.


What is a 1031 Exchange?

A 1031 exchange is a way to defer paying capital gains tax on the sale of a business or investment property by using the proceeds to buy a similar investment property of equal or greater value.

Equity 1031 Exchange is a qualified intermediary (QI), the independent third party required by the IRS in both the sale and purchase transactions. Our experience and service will ensure a smooth and successful exchange.

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5 Important Rules of a 1031 Exchange

Net Selling Price (NSP): To avoid capital gains tax on the sale of your relinquished property, you must spend an amount equal to or greater than your net selling price. (NSP equals selling price minus title fees and realtor commissions)

Property Usage: The property must be held for business/investment use.

Qualified Intermediary (QI): Investors must use a QI to facilitate the exchange. They must engage a QI before closing on their sale.

45-Day Rule: Within 45 days of closing on the sale, the exchanger must formally identify their target replacement properties. They can identify up to three properties. If they wish to identify more than three properties, restrictions will apply.

180-Day Rule: You must close on one or more of your identified replacement properties within 180 calendar days of closing on your relinquished property.

1031 Exchange Qualifications


Property used for business purposes
Investment property
Rental property
Land held for speculation

Does not qualify

Primary homes
Secondary homes
Property held for resale immediately after acquisition (i.e. spec homes/flips)
Partnership interests

Types of Exchanges


Sell First then Buy: The most common type of 1031 exchange occurs when you want to sell your current property and then buy a replacement property.


Buy First then Sell: A Reverse 1031 Exchange allows you to buy a replacement property first and then sell your current property. Reverse exchanges allow you to take advantage of buying the right property when it becomes available OR when you want to avoid the restriction of identifying a replacement property within the 45-day window required in a standard exchange.


Wrap Improvements into Your Exchange: If your replacement property is priced significantly lower than your relinquished property, you may be able to wrap the cost of necessary improvements to the replacement (new) property into the value. This can be done as either an Improvement Exchange or a Reverse Improvement Exchange.

Learn more about 1031 exchange types in our 1031 Exchange Guide.

Why Equity 1031 Exchange?


Formerly Midland 1031, our team has been facilitating exchanges nationwide for over 25 years, handling all exchange types, no matter how simple or complex. We’ve facilitated exchanges ranging from under $100,000 to over $10 million. We have a Certified Exchange Specialist® on staff and are a proud member of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA).


We value our clients and the relationships that we establish with them. All our clients have a dedicated member of the 1031 team who will work with them on their exchange from beginning to end. We understand every exchange is unique, so each one is handled with the utmost attention to detail.


We maintain a fidelity bond and a professional insurance policy from a leading, independent insurance underwriter to protect our clients and the funds they entrust to us.

Are you a Broker, Realtor, or Title Agent?

Equity 1031 Exchange is dedicated to educating real estate professionals and their clients on the rules and processes of 1031 exchanges, assisting you along the way with personalized service. Learning the basics of 1031 exchanges can give you and your team a professional edge over others in your industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions related to 1031 exchanges? Check out our FAQs


Learn more about 1031 exchanges or get started today: Schedule a virtual meeting with an exchange specialist or call (239) 333-1031.


Getting Started with a 1031 Exchange


If you’re interested in doing a 1031 exchange with Equity 1031, please complete this form. A member of our team will then contact you within one business day to start your 1031 exchange.

Please note: you must set up your exchange before closing on your property. We request three to five business days to set up a Standard Exchange. Contact Equity 1031 Exchange for timelines on setting up a Reverse or Improvement Exchange.

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Typical 1031 Exchange Timeline

The role of Equity 1031 Exchange, LLC (formerly Midland 1031, LLC) as Qualified Intermediary is limited to acting as qualified intermediary within the meaning of Regulations section 1.1031(k)-1(g)(4) for Federal and state income tax purposes. In this regard, Equity 1031 Exchange is not providing other legal, investment, or due diligence services. The taxpayer/exchanger must direct all investment transactions and choose the investment(s) for the exchange. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as investment, legal, tax or financial advice or as a guarantee, endorsement, or certification of any investments, legal effect or tax consequences of the transfer, conveyance and exchange of the Relinquished Property and/or the Replacement Property.