Passive Real Estate Investing with a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)

Real estate investors today have options that haven’t always been available. In 1988 the state of Delaware passed the Delaware Statutory Trust Act, which was groundbreaking. Revenue Ruling 2004-86 soon followed and allowed for DSTs to qualify as “replacement property” for the tried-and-true 1031 exchange (part of our tax code since the 1920s).



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One of the primary strategies for creating wealth in real estate has always been to buy properties, build equity and then sell and move on to larger properties — in many cases using leverage to expand the size and scope of one’s real estate holdings. 1031 tax-deferred exchanges have been investors’ saving grace, and they have allowed for all capital gains to be deferred as investors move on to bigger properties. Thus, allowing for real estate to be one of the greatest wealth-creation tools in existence.

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It’s estimated that over 70{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} of all millionaires in the United States credit real estate as their No. 1 wealth-creation source.

No matter how great an investment real estate is, however, sometimes we reach a place in life where we no longer want to be landlords. This is where DSTs can get really interesting.

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How One Real Estate Broker Is Racing To Help Food Bank Of Delaware Provide Lifeline For Thousands In Community

DOVER, Del. (CBS) — Since the start of the pandemic, the Food Bank of Delaware has been a lifeline for tens of thousands of people who lost their jobs, or just can’t make ends meet. Ukee Washington shows us in this week’s story of Brotherly Love, introduces us to a volunteer who helps it all run.

At Dover International Speedway, a different kind of race– a race against hunger.



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Brotherly Love: How One Real Estate Broker Is Racing To Help Food Bank Of Delaware Provide Lifeline For Thousands In Community

“This may be the only food they get all month,” Bert Ferguson said.

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Bert Ferguson, a real estate broker in Dover, volunteers here each month, helping the Food Bank of Delaware pack and load nutritious food at the drive-thru pantry.

“It’s pretty jarring because you don’t realize the food shortage until you see it in person,” Ferguson said.

This is the 27th drive-thru pantry the food bank has held since the pandemic began and the demand is not slowing down.

On this day, close to 1,000 cars came. They had to turn some away.

“We had people arrive as early as 6

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