Navigating the 1031 Exchange Timeline: Key Decisions and Time Frames  

The 1031 exchange timeline and time frame are key considerations for real estate investors opting for this tax-deferring strategy. When an investment property is set for sale and a 1031 exchange is chosen, two crucial deadlines are set into motion. The first is a 45-day window for identifying in writing a potential “like-kind” replacement property, followed by a 180-day period to complete the acquisition of the new property. Navigating this timeline demands prompt decisions, each carrying potential tax ramifications.