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Featuring REALTORS ® Stephen C. Gordy and Misha Villere

Would you prefer owning a property with less maintenance, higher rental income, or in another neighborhood?

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Featuring REALTORS ® Stephen C. Gordy and Misha Villere

One of the best wealth-building tools available, the 1031 exchange, can reposition you while deferring capital gains tax

Your Real Estate Team is on your side

Featuring REALTORS ® Stephen C. Gordy and Misha Villere


"BUILD WEALTH & improve your life"

Why this is a valuable option

What is a 1031 Exchange?

When selling investment property, there may be significant capital gains taxes due at the time of the sale. The amount owed will depend on your income, but federal capital gains taxes range between 15% and 20%.
Gains may be subject to state level income or capital gains taxes, depending on your location. Accumulated depreciation recapture is taxed at a rate of 25% at the federal level, while the state-level consequences may vary. To navigate these issues, it is advisable to consult with a CPA for guidance.
Fortunately, you can avoid paying taxes upon the sale of your property by implementing a 1031 Exchange. Also referred to as a "like-kind" exchange, this strategy enables you to defer all capital gains taxes if you reinvest the proceeds into a new property or a portfolio of properties that hold equal or higher value.

Why Consider a 1031 Exchange?
1 Defer taxes (up to 35-40% of the gain)
2 Greater purchasing power
3 Improve cash flow
4 Diversify or consolidate a real estate portfolio
5 Switch property types
6 Asset preservation
7 Estate planning for heirs
8 Build & preserve wealth
Biggest reasons for a 1031 Exchange?

● You're looking for a property with better return prospects or want to diversify assets.
● You are seeking a managed property rather than managing one yourself.
● You want to consolidate several properties into one, for purposes of estate planning, or you want to divide a single property into several assets.
● Reset the depreciation clock. It is scheduled to run out after 27.5 years.

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Seize the day:
Does your investment property have good cash flow?
Using a 1031 Exchange, some clients triple their yearly income
Deprecitation deductions run out after 27.5 years
You could own a property with Better Appreciation
1031 Exchange is a Great Wealth Building Tool
You could change the trajectory of your life
Find a property with less or no maintenance
Retire in style with a hassle free high cash flow property
Convert primary residence to rental property?

Once they establish the property as their primary residence by living in it for two years, all they have to do is rent it out for two to three years before selling it.
Taxpayers are able to use Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 121 to exclude capital gains from taxation ($250,000 for individuals or $500,000 for couples) if they’ve used a property as a primary residence for at least 2 of the 5 years before a sale. In some cases, the amount of capital gains they make exceeds those limits.
Sometimes taxpayers can use IRC 121 to exclude their maximum amount of capital gains ($250,000 or $500,000) and then use a 1031 exchange to defer the rest.

Convert 2nd home into investment property?

If you own a second home and you haven’t met the conditions for a 1031 exchange, but hope to complete one in the future, you can begin preparing for that day by undertaking the following steps:

    ● Limit personal usage to under two weeks per year
    ● Engage the services of a property management company and list the asset for rent
    ● Claim rental income from the asset on two consecutive tax returns

There may be additional steps you need to take in order to convert your second home into an investment asset that qualifies for a 1031 exchange. As always, consult with tax and legal professionals with experience in these matters before attempting a 1031 exchange.

Factors of a Good Property Investment?

    ● Neighborhood
    ● Tax Rules
    ● Public Safety and Security
    ● Educational Institutions
    ● Job Market
    ● Amenities
    ● Real Estate Comps
    ● Future Developments

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Let's make your future as bright as your dreams
Stephen C. Gordy, REALTOR, SRES ® Lic#: 02042937 - LEARN MORE - Phone: 415.271.6544
Misha Villere, REALTOR, SRES ® Lic#: 02052811 - LEARN MORE - Phone: 415.505.3851
Serving Marin, San Francisco and the Bay Area
Schedule a Phone or Zoom consultation to learn the best aspects of 1031 Exchanges
Times are changing: Know the economy, taxes, and how to protect your future
Specializing in Homebuying, Listings and 1031 Investments
About Stephen C. Gordy

Stephen is a REALTOR and Videographer at your service... With the San Francisco and Marin real estate markets still among the most expensive, it is vital to sell your home with a person who will market and promote your property to get excellent results. Crucially, Stephen will enjoy guiding the way to your ambitious goals with a calm, detail-oriented demeanor and will work to exceed expectations. There are many decisions in life, but your home is paramount so team up with the right person. With a full-service approach, he can assist you every step of the way through the preparation, negotiation and transaction process. Know that his powerful project management skills will be working for you to achieve the best outcome.

Being a Marketing Specialist, Stephen dedicates his efforts to providing superior promotion materials including professional videos. His results are testament to his outreach and determination. In addition to being a member of the California Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the Marin Association of Realtors, Stephen is also a member of the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce. He volunteers for Marin Villages, a local non-profit, and is a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Mill Valley.

Stephen found professional success as an Electrical Engineer in Silicon Valley where his inventions earned nine U.S. patents related to network security and high-speed network taps. Then after an around-the-world journey he started a VIDEOGRAPHY business and has presented his work in Washington D.C., Portland, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Also as an editor and graphic designer, he has produced and promoted 11 books through Rosewords Books. In his extra time, Stephen enjoys riding his classic BMW touring motorcycle around San Francisco, hiking the best trails around Mount Tamalpais, cooking homemade muesli and partner dancing.

Stephen's innovative synthesis of Marketing, Engineering and Communication is designed to deliver results. His ultimate intention is to bring satisfaction and success to our lives and our communities.

About Misha Villere

Misha has a passion for real estate and has been investing in California properties for years. She and her husband have focused on home restoration, renovation and managing their own rental properties. Misha is also proficient with financing, negotation and all aspects of transactions. She enjoys working with everyone in her community and especially with assisting her clients in fulfilling their goals. She is active in her daughter's school and church activities and volunteers with Marin Villages.

Throughout her life, Misha has pursued a number of professional avenues and has gained experience that benefits her real estate clients. For example, Misha has first hand experience in dealing with the competitive mortgage market because of her work in the mortgage industry, where she mastered the financing side of real estate.

Misha was born in Belgrade, Serbia where she helped her family run a retail business successfully for over a decade. The experience taught her the importance of customer service relations -- the importance of being patient, loyal and always willing to help your customers. She came to the U.S. to pursue her dreams and put herself through university studies. She persevered on her own without financial support and succeeded. After two decades in San Francisco and Marin County, Misha knows the area thoroughly and will be pleased to work for your dreams.

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