Originally posted by @Julie Kern :

@Deanna Opgenort Good question! And I could have gone that route.  Honestly, the use of the loss vs. a 1031 made things simpler (at least in my mind), as the purchase of the apartments has been a roller coaster ride with a ton of moving parts (I'll be posting more about that in another post). It just eliminated one more thing to coordinate and worry about.  But that's a very good point.

That makes sense. There are times when I have looked at something and thought "I COULD do it this way, but is that how I want to spend my time & energy?" If I decide it's NOT worth it I just chalk up as  "the cost of doing business". 

My business, my project, I'm accountable only to me, so I can pick & choose my battles.