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How to Know If Student Housing Investments Are for You

how to know if student housing investments are for you

If you're seeking a potential investment opportunity in a growing market, student housing is a logical option to consider. As enrollment rates continue to increase, universities are realizing a greater need for student housing. The U.S. student housing market is expected to expand by 700,000 beds by 2031. You can take advantage of this prospective increase in demand by investing in the expansion of student housing.

The investment potential is clear, but is it the right market for you? This guide will weigh the pros and cons of buying student accommodation to assist your decision-making.

Identify Properties Online for Your Real Estate Exchange

If you are a real estate investor, by now, you’ve heard about the benefits associated with 1031 real estate exchanges. Although these have gained in popularity, real estate exchanges can be complicated for investors due to the strict guidelines outlined by the IRS.

1031 Exchange Backup Plan

Susan decided it was time to increase her investment potential. She planned to sell the 2-bedroom condo she had been renting to tenants for ten years and purchase a triplex or fourplex through a 1031 exchange. In compliance with 1031 exchange regulations, she engaged a qualified intermediary (“QI”) to handle the funds of the condo and the eventual acquisition of the replacement property.

Choosing an Identification Strategy for 1031 Exchanges

There are very specific requirements for identifying and acquiring potential like-kind replacement properties in your 1031 exchange transaction. Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) specifies that investors must identify candidate replacement properties within a 45-day period to defer capital gains taxes through a 1031 exchange.