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A Model of "Tax-Free" Exchange of Farmland


  • Colwell, Peter F
  • Dehring, Carolyn A


This study considers the alternatives available for transferring agricultural property on the urban periphery. The model examines the conditions under which market participants sell or exchange farmland. Contrary to popular opinion, we find that simultaneous exchanges are still feasible in the presence of delayed exchanges, particularly when the relinquished property is very large. The model also explains the observed phenomenon that the sellers of agricultural property get replacement properties of lesser market value in exchanges. Copyright 2001 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Colwell, Peter F & Dehring, Carolyn A, 2001. "A Model of "Tax-Free" Exchange of Farmland," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 23(1), pages 95-112, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jrefec:v:23:y:2001:i:1:p:95-112

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    1. Williamson, James M. & Brady, Michael P. & Durst, Ron L., 2009. "The Effect of the Housing Boom on Farm Land Values via Tax-Deferred Exchanges," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49299, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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