Nearly 40% of the U.S. population—and most of its real estate value—is located in the top five most populated states, namely: California, New York, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania.

Despite their similarities in terms of population, these states provide significantly different experiences for business owners and landlords.

Both California and New York have among the highest income-tax rates in the country, are both experiencing negative migration, have widespread or statewide rent control, and have very poor ratings for ease of doing business.

Conversely, Texas and Florida have no income tax, strong population growth, and no rent control. Texas also has done a better job containing unemployment during the pandemic.

Despite having a relatively high property-tax rate, Texas is rated the #2 state for doing business by Forbes, behind North Carolina.

Of course, some of the best economic and demographic statistics today are coming out of less-populated states in the West and the South.

But if you are the kind of investor who cannot get excited about investing in smaller up-and-coming states like Idaho or Utah, then Texas or Florida may be your best bets among the largest states.

To learn more about relocating your real estate equity, please give 1031 Capital Solutions a call today.

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