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After doing a 1031 is each party required to hold the properties received for a certian [minimum] time period before selling it outside of a 1031 ?

No - there is no holding period requirement.

I understand that I would then have to pay the capial gain tax which would be the difference between the price it was last figured on and what I would sell it for now.

Right - I think. A 1031 exchange is just tax deferred, not tax free. The gain on your old property is just deferred until you sell the replacement property.

Clear as mud ?

Yep. I'm wondering about the things you're not saying. Like why would you go to the trouble of doing a 1031 exchange if you're just going to turn around and sell the replacement property outright. And just to make it clear, you don't need to be concerned about what the other party does with the property you gave up.

--Peter
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