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Iowa Equity Exchange is a nationwide, trusted provider of Qualified Intermediary services for all types of Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Free consultation about potential exchange transactions.
IOWA EQUITY EXCHANGE meets the needs of investors and business owners who desire to defer capital gain taxes on real estate transactions involving property held for investment or used in a business. We provide Qualified Intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges throughout the United States. All exchange structures are supported and available through Iowa Equity Exchange: delayed exchanges, reverse exchanges, improvement/construction exchanges, business asset exchanges, and parking exchanges.
Ken Tharp established Iowa Equity Exchange to serve investors of all levels of expertise and experience. He has been a real estate investor himself since 1979. During the past thirty-plus years, Ken has been involved in virtually all areas of real estate – including sales, new construction, property management, and extensive renovations. After personal experience in a number of §1031 tax-deferred exchanges, it became a passion to expose this invaluable process to as many others as possible—thus was born Iowa Equity Exchange.
At Iowa Equity Exchange, our commitment is to provide investors, business owners, and real estate professionals with the highest level of expertise.Security is available for every dollar of your funds while they are held in trust. We pledge to maintain the integrity of every exchange.
A “Qualified Intermediary” has the very specific role of guiding the investor through a §1031 exchange. We inform the exchanger of exchange requirements, produce the necessary exchange documents, provide the critical time monitoring procedures required, and manage the investor’s funds while in our possession. We are not engaged in the practice of law or accounting; we urge all clients to discuss the matter of exchanging with their trusted advisers. We will be happy to join in those discussions if desired by the parties.
If you are interested in learning more about Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, there is a lot of information on our web site, www.iowaequityexchange.com.
Our Mission Statement: Iowa Equity Exchange exists to provide Qualified Intermediary services, but to do so with the utmost of integrity in our actions, precision in our documentation, and security for our clients’ funds.
Iowa Equity Exchange Is a proud member of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators, the only trade association dedicated to the representation of professionals who conduct like-kind exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Members of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators must read and agree to abide by a rigorous Code of Ethics that can be found at the association's web site, www.1031.org.
"It is a pleasure to work with you on these 1031s. You make things SO easy!"
President of title company, 1/28/11 "
You did a wonderful job! Everything was done correctly and you were very informative."
Jeff P., Everly, IA 1/18/11
"This was our first experience with a 1031. We did not fully know what to expect. You walked us through it well."
Name withheld upon request,1/3/11
"Since this entire process was Greek to me, I truly appreciate your explanations, your friendliness, and your expertise. As a person of German ancestry, your perfectly organized synopsis of the exchange was noted with pleasure!"
Susan J., Red Oak, IA 12/31/10
"Ken, thank you so much for your very professional work in handling our 1031 exchange. Your expertise certainly took the stress out of the whole transaction. Your instructions were always very clear, concise, and timely. I would recommend your company to anyone."
Roger A., Morrill, KS, 8/4/10
"You did a great job and made the transaction go very smoothly and efficiently. Thanks for your help and will definitely use you again if needed."
Debbie W., REALTOR®, Atlantic IA, 4/7/10
"This whole process was a completely new venture for my wife and me. Your services were recommended to me by our tax preparer. This transaction exposed you to two attorneys who knew of the process, but not your office. They were both favorably impressed and said they would use your services again. It was a job well done."
Name withheld upon request, 3/26/10
"Iowa Equity Exchange has an excellent working knowledge of the 1031 Exchange process. What separates them from other intermediaries with whom I spoke is the full-service support they provide. From the first phone conversation prior to engaging his services to the follow-up over a month after the Exchange was complete, Ken always provided support that went far beyond simply executing the 1031 paperwork. When you have the opportunity to work with Ken on your exchange, you will realize that the high quality of advice and support that he provides is the same whether you are a customer or a member of his own family. Thank you for all of your assistance...I sincerely appreciate all of your personal advice and suggestions that went beyond the actual 1031 Exchange. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with you."
Paul and Rachael B., Kearney, NE, 3/22/10
“Very organized, neat and professional. You were just a phone call away for all our questions and concerns about the 1031 process. All phone calls were returned and questions answered. We…would recommend you to others.”
Burl V., Pacific Junction, IA 3/17/10
“Pleasure to work with! Great communication. Very simple transaction.”
Amy & Rod N., Griswold, IA 3/2/10
“Iowa Equity Exchange was very thorough and did an excellent job with follow-up.”
Jim N., Knoxville, IA 2/9/10
“Very good job. I will recommend you.”
Dr. Ed R., Des Moines, IA 11/3/09
“Wish all professionals were as organized and efficient as you.”
Niles and Vickie J., Chandler, AZ 8/14/09
“I am so glad I decided to work with you on these exchanges. I just want to let you know that everyone who has been involved and in contact with you has expressed excessively how nice you are to explain everything to them as the process progresses and how patient you have been with all of us who are ignorant of this business. You have made this so easy for everyone involved. Thank you from the depth of my heart. With all of my hysteria about the whole sale transaction, you have been the one smooth factor I could count on.”
Lora J., North Liberty, IA 8/6/09
“Ken’s manner over the phone was most helpful and each detail was covered and explained. Ken really was a super help. Thanks so much!”
Lorna S., Montgomery, AL 5/26/09
“I can’t think of a thing you could have done better. I always felt confident that I was working with a true professional. Thanks!”
Ronald N., Athens, WI 4/10/09
“Very smooth transaction. No problems. No surprises.”
Stephen D., Johnston, IA 3/28/09
"Very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely use your services again or recommend you to someone else."
Pam E., Emmetsburg, IA, 3/10/09
Excellent service, I would highly recommend for a 1031 exchange."
David E., West Des Moines, IA, 2/4/09
“Thanks for your prompt attention to all of our paperwork and your very clear instructions. This could have been complex and cumbersome, but you made it smooth and easy.”
Jean I., Olympia, WA 1/22/09
“Excellent work, I didn’t have to worry once. Ken made a very smooth transaction out of this and I’m very grateful. Will do business again with Iowa Equity Exchange.”
Frank S., Pleasant Hill, IA 12/5/08
“We work with Ken directly as our sole source for 1031 exchanges involving our clients. Ken's ability to give direction on where our clients need to head financially with property exchanges is an asset that we are very proud to offer at LandAndGame.com. The opportunity to work with Ken has been a real blessing for our business and will allow to us increase the bottom line for our clients investments across the board. In short, if you're an active investor in farm ground, hunting land with income, or duplexes and apartments, your time spent with Ken will pay dividends exponentially in your property portfolio."
“I first worked with Ken in 2007 after meeting him online. As a real estate agent and auctioneer serving my clients needs well is important to me. Ken spent hours on the phone with me taking the mystery out of 1031 equity exchanges and putting them in EASY to understand terms. I refer ALL of my 1031 exchange clients to Ken because he has taken EXCELLENT care of every client I have ever sent him. He is in my opinion the best in the business. He makes it so easy!”
"I contacted three 1031 exchange companies before selecting Iowa Equity Exchange for my 1031 exchange. Ken Tharp of Iowa Equity Exchange seemed to be the most knowledgeable person and was willing to answer all of the questions that I had about 1031 exchanges. The 1031 exchange went smoothly following the guidance provided by Ken Tharp.
Max P, Stanton, Iowa, 6/8/08
“As a banker, I found your service to be very helpful.”
“Being a new [real estate] agent, I’ve not dealt with 1031 exchanges yet. I found your presentation to be both informative and easy to understand.”
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.