With a fee simple interest, you have it all. In the United States, a fee simple interest contract designates the highest level of private property ownership. This is a single party that owns the land. This includes everyone on it, under it, or above it. With that, be ready to learn about 1031 exchange fees today!
Do you own your home in the United States? Then there is a large chance that you own your property in a fee simple interest agreement. This is also recognizable simply as a “fee simple” or “fee simple estate”. Whatever you call it, this absolute ownership of property has limitations by local HOAs or zoning laws.
When it comes time to sell your fee simple interest, hefty taxations are avoidable. This is with a 1031 exchange if the property is not your primary residence. How about for second homes, abandoned lots, forest land, and more? Fee simple interests can be exchangeable for new properties. It will be completely void of capital gains tax otherwise payable.
In this article, we will break down the process. Mainly of using a 1031 exchange in the sale of a fee simple interest. Is it time to identify a new property in the exchange? With that, we will explain how mineral rights can be a wise investment for Americans. Are you looking to earn a steady stream of oil and gas royalties? Read more now.
How to Sell Your Fee Simple Interests
If the property is your primary residence, a fee simple interest is not useable in a 1031 exchange. Beyond this, there are little to no restrictions on selling fee simple interests, only typically bound by geographic restrictions. Fee simple interests (or similar ownership structures) in foreign countries can are sellable in the United States. This is all done with a 1031 exchange.
With this in mind, there are essentially an infinite amount of ways to sell a fee with simple interest. Usually to another person or larger private and public entities. Online auctions and digital listings are now considered to be the primary avenue. This is for easy and legitimate private fee simple interest sales.
Determining the Value of Your Fee Simple Interests
In many cases, the value of a fee simple interest is an afterthought. The exchange is incredibly common. Still, not many people consider the fact that they own their property’s subsurface or limited airways. To determine the value of a fee simple interest is simply to assess the value of the property and surface rights. This is applicable in most residential situations. Of course, you need to follow a 1031 exchange law along the valuation.
It is likely that there are many personal properties like it for sale on the market today. This is no matter the category of property your fee simple interest falls into. Because of this, it is very easy to evaluate the approximate worth of your fee simple interest. This is by finding similar properties based on the following criteria:
- Land size
- Local market trends
- Number of buildings and condition
- Historic valuations and improvements
- Mineral rights potential
- Rezoning possibilities
- And more
Taxes Paid on the Selling 1031 Exchange Fees Simple Interests
The sale of a fee simple interest often occurs a large amount of taxation from federal and local governments. The truth is that high price tag sales can have capital gains taxes at rates up to 20%. For this reason alone, 1031 exchanges are extremely popular with investors. Especially those looking to defer as much taxation as possible on the sale of a fee simple interest.
Selling Fee Simple Interests with a 1031 Exchange
In a 1031 exchange, you are not selling fee simple interests so much as you are “trading” them for a new property. 1031 exchanges are inclusive of two individual private property sales transactions. There is a link between this transaction by a few governmental documents.
If the new property is of equal or greater value than the sold fee simple interest, then all capital gains taxes can be deferred, no matter the rate at which they were applied. New properties of lower value can also be purchased in a 1031 exchange, although only a portion of the taxes is then withheld.
1031 Exchange Fees Simple Interests Like-Kind Properties
Fee simple interests come in all shapes and sizes, so the IRS allows essentially any personal property (tangible or intangible) to be purchasable in a 1031 exchange, capital gains tax-free. In the United States, fee simple properties can be exchanged for:
- Commercial buildings
- Rental Properties
- Mineral Rights and Royalties
- And much more
Fee Simple Interests 1031 Exchange Timeline
After you sell your fee simple interest, then you must identify at least one eligible property for a 1031 exchange within 45 days of the sale. This does not necessarily need to be the one purchased, but a new asset must be secured within 180 days in order to qualify for a valid 1031 exchange.
1031 Exchange Intermediaries for Selling A Fee Simple Interests
Although we are just scratching the surface here, fee simple interests require a significant amount of time, attention, and paperwork for a successful reinvestment of your wealth. It is advised to seek professional help if 1031 exchanges are new investment territory.
1031 Exchange Partnership Interest Restriction
Partnerships take many forms. There are general partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures, joint tenancy, Corporations, LLCs, etc. The IRS recognizes a partnership as a single entity, a single person. This “person” may exchange real estate, but the individuals who make up the partnership may not exchange their individual shares. This creates a problem when one or more persons wish to break out of the partnership and go on their own without paying capital gains tax. The only exception to this restriction is if ownership is in tenancy-in-common (TIC). The IRS will consider that each owner holds the equivalent of a separate piece of real estate. They can trade that piece for another property of their own.
Many investors are in a partnership or wish to enter the one that already exists. If their partnership is not a TIC, it may be possible to convert. General partnerships and joint ventures are convertible with little problem. Partnerships with limitations, corporations, and the like are not usually convertible.
The conversion of the partnership to TIC allows the investor to accomplish the desired exchange. There are two basic solutions to navigate, each with its own benefits and pitfalls.
Why Purchase Mineral Rights and Royalties?
Although you can choose to purchase nearly anything on this planet after selling a fee simple interest, mineral rights are a great opportunity for a strong reinvestment. By purchasing the subsurface rights of a portion of land, your mineral rights can pave the way for a steady flow of oil and gas royalties in a successful oil and gas lease.
While mineral rights are already a part of a fee simple interest, they can also be bought and sold independently in a split estate. Mineral rights in a city are far less valuable than mineral rights in a known oil and gas exploration area. For the best-case scenario, selling a fee simple interest for profitable mineral rights is done with the help of a specialized 1031 exchange intermediary.
A 1031 exchange specialist will be able to assist you with all the processes.
If you have further inquiries about 1031 exchange fees, feel free to reach out to Ranger Land and Minerals.