Many of the landowners who sell to Renewa take advantage of the current long-term capital gains rates. They pay 15%-20% of the lump sum in taxes and reinvest the remainder into an asset class that outpaces inflation. Others use the lump sum to purchase more land, a second home or commercial property through a 1031 tax-free exchange. Both options can achieve a potential greater return than simply holding on to your annual lease payments.