Reduce Your Tax Exposure

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I just finished reading an excellent article by David Fisher in the current edition of Open Fences Magazine on reducing your tax exposure when selling real estate. David talks about the smart use of Deferred Sales Trusts in conjunction with the four main ways to receive the proceeds from a real estate sale. Those being: cash out, 1031 exchange, owner financing and an installment sale.

David makes comparisons of each of the four methods alone verses each using a Deferred Sales Trust. While it takes a little bit more knowledge and research to arrange the use of a Deferred Sales Trust, the benefits far outweigh the added investment of time and small upfront costs.

For more information on how these Deferred Sales Trusts work and how they can benefit you, please call David Fisher directly at (713) 702-6401 or visit his website at

We are fortunate to have access to these industry professionals.

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Update: July 3rd, 2013:  I took an advanced 1031 Exchange Course in my hometown of Chicago with the Realtor’s Land Institute.  James Miller, Esq. with Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. taught the class and is an excellent source for questions and advice on 1031 Exchanges.  This is something everyone should at least consider when selling investment property of any kind.  Dependent upon the investors circumstances, it may or may not be an appropriate path to consider.

About Shane Dawson

Shane’s been in the real estate industry since 1997. He launched his career working for one of the Country’s largest private landowners, managing and developing their privately held resort properties. In 2003 he moved to Durango, Colorado, where he has been selling real estate ever since. Prior to opening his own office in 2010, Shane spent five years as a Christie’s Great Estates agent selling the highest valued properties in Southwestern Colorado. His main areas of focus are in country homes, historic homes, farm & ranch sales, vacant land, luxury properties, bed & breakfast and hotel/motel operations. Shane holds the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designations. He can be reached at (970) 769-2949. Click here for more information about Shane Dawson.

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