1031 Exchange Loan

1031 Exchange Loan Rates - Rates updated May 22nd, 2024

Loan Product Rates (start as low as) LTV
Apartment Loan Rates Over $6,000,000  
Multifamily 5 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.61% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily 7 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.55% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily 10 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.48% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment Loan Rates Under $6,000,000  
Multifamily 5 Year Fixed Loan Rates 6.07% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily 7 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.96% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily 10 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.89% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
6.68% Up to 75% Up to 75% Get Free Quote
Business Real Estate Loans 6.58% Up to 90% Get Free Quote
1031 Exchange Financing 1031 Exchange Financing

A 1031 Exchange is a technique used by real estate owners to defer capital gains taxes upon the sale of a commercial property as long as they purchase another qualifying commercial property within certain IRS delineated timelines.  For example, let’s assume that the owner of a small apartment building wants to sell his building and buy a larger property.  Without a 1031 Exchange, the owner would sell the property and end up owing capital gains taxes on the profit to the IRS.  After paying taxes, the owner/seller could invest the remaining balance in a larger property.  If the owner/seller utilizes a 1031 Exchange, all of the profit could be invested in the new property.  All capital gains taxes would be deferred.  1031 Exchanges are also called Tax-Free exchanges, Tax Deferred Exchanges, Like Kind Exchanges, Real Estate Exchanges, Property Exchanges, IRS Exchanges, or Tax Deferred 1031 Exchanges.  All of these terms are commonly used to describe this process of deferring taxes.  The common element is that one property is sold and another similar or “like kind” purchase is made immediately afterwards. Luckily for real estate investors, the new GOP sponsored tax plan which went into effect at the end of December 2017 did not limit the use of 1031 exchanges for real estate transactions. Other asset classes were affected by the new law, but real estate exchanges were kept in place. Also beneficial for real estate investors was the doubling of the estate tax exemption to $22.4 million for couples. This change allows investors to keep trading up using 1031 exchanges and 1031 exchange financing and not pay taxes upon death of up to $22.4M in profits. (Please note that this short synopsis is not meant to render tax or legal advice.  You should always consult your attorney and tax professional for specific advice.)

At Select Commercial, we help real estate professionals with 1031 Exchange Financing by offering commercial mortgage loans to facilitate these transactions.  Most often sellers sell a smaller property and look to trade up to a larger property.  The money realized from the sale is often not enough to purchase the new property.  We offer commercial mortgage loans to allow these owners to borrow additional funds and hence, buy bigger properties.

When a real estate owner sells business or investment property for a profit, he generally has to pay tax on the profit at the time of sale. Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 provides an exception and allows real estate owners to delay paying tax on the profit if he reinvests the proceeds in a similar property as part of a qualifying 1031 exchange (also called a like-kind exchange). Profits deferred in a 1031 exchange is tax-deferred, but it is not tax-free.

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Q & A - 1031 Exchanges (Like-Kind Exchanges) – IRS Guidelines

Real estate investors who own investment and business property may qualify for a Section 1031 exchange. The 1031 exchange guidelines pertain to Individuals, C corporations, S corporations, partnerships (general or limited), limited liability companies, and trusts. 

With a Section 1031 exchange, there must be an exchange of properties. The simplest type of Section 1031 exchange is a simultaneous swap of one property for another. A real estate owner will sell one business or investment property and use the proceeds of the sale to purchase another similar property within the required timeline established by the IRS.

Both the property that you sell and the new property you purchase must meet certain requirements. Both properties must be used for business or for investment. Property used primarily for personal use, like a primary residence or vacation home, do not qualify for a 1031 exchange. Both properties must qualify as "like-kind." Like-kind property is property of the same nature, character or class. Most real estate properties are considered to be like-kind to other real estate. For example, if an investor sells a 4-unit home and purchases a large apartment building, those properties are still considered like-kind as both properties are classified as investment real estate.

While a 1031 exchange does not have to be an exchange of properties, you must meet two time limits. Failure to meet the timing guidelines will cause the entire gain to be taxable. These limits cannot be extended for any circumstance or hardship, except in the case of presidentially declared disasters.

First Time Limit: the seller of a property has 45 days from the date of sale to identify potential replacement properties. This identification must be in writing and signed. It must be given to a person involved in the exchange, such as the seller of the new property or a qualified intermediary. The new property must be clearly described and identified using a street address and/or legal description.

Second Time Limit: the new, or replacement property must be purchased, and the exchange completed, within 180 days after the sale of the original property.

The information provided here is not meant to be all inclusive and is presented for general discussion purposes only. Please do not rely on this information as authoritative. Please consult your attorney or tax professional for specific advice.

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1031 Exchange Loan Outlook for 2021 - Commercial Mortgage Rates

The COVID-19 pandemic seriously depressed the demand for apartment living space across the Unites States. One of the biggest factors that directly impacts apartment demand and household formation is a given market’s availability of jobs. The pandemic caused many people to be out of work and many other people to work remotely. Consequently, many prospective tenants such as new graduates lived with their parents or friends. With increased hiring in 2021 and many people returning to their in-office jobs, there has been a big rise in the demand for nationwide apartment housing. As more and more young graduates can return to work, this trend should continue throughout 2021. Commercial mortgage rates for apartment buildings have been at all-time lows throughout 2021 and experts don’t anticipate them to go up soon. The office and retail sectors did not fare so well in 2020 due to the pandemic. Many businesses shut down, brick and mortar retail shops had a hard time doing business and many companies implemented work from home policies. Many lenders were very conservative when considering commercial mortgage applications for these sectors. With vaccinations increasing and many states removing restrictions, business profitability has risen throughout 2021. In 2021, we are seeing companies hiring again after a dismal 2020. During 2021, it is estimated that more than 6.5 million workers will be added to company payrolls, many of them needing office space. Commercial mortgage lenders are not extremely bullish on the office sector and commercial mortgage rates, while attractive, are not as low as some other asset classes. Meanwhile, we are not seeing commercial mortgage lenders lend aggressively on retail properties in 2021. While the loans that lenders do fund may be at lower commercial mortgage rates, they aren’t as low as other asset classes and borrowers are having a difficult time obtaining high leverage loans in 2021.

Industrial properties are emerging well positioned from the pandemic and are expected to perform well in 2021 and beyond. The rapid growth of e-commerce, especially during the pandemic, is causing strong demand for industrial and warehouse space. 2021 has been a strong year for industrial absorption and sales prices of suitable industrial space has skyrocketed. Industrial properties currently are receiving very attractive commercial mortgage rates as this market is receiving a lot of attention. Experts believe that close to $578 billion of commercial mortgages and multifamily loans will be funded in 2021. This is over a 30% increase from 2020’s volume of $442 billion. As commercial mortgage rates remain at all-time lows, 2021 is a great time for prospective borrowers to look for commercial mortgage loans. Right now in 2021, commercial mortgage rates can be in the high 2% range for qualified properties and borrowers. Apartment loans above $6 million can qualify for rates in the mid- high 2% range while apartment loans below $6 million are generally being underwritten in 2021 in the low to mid 3% range. Many lenders are financing commercial mortgage loans for other asset types in the low to mid 3% range as well in 2021. Check out our low commercial real estate loan rates and use our commercial mortgage calculator to calculate monthly principal and interest.

With regard to 1031 Exchange Loans, availability of mortgage capital and interest rates will be determined by the property type and location of the property. Borrowers seeking 1031 exchange loans for an apartment building in a prime location will find it much easier to secure attractive 1031 exchange financing. On the other hand, hard hit retail properties in tertiary markets will find less availability of funds, lower loan to value ratios and higher rates. In 2021, property type and location have been key.