Understanding Fair Market Valuation Forms For Self-Directed IRAs

Custodians and Administrators of self-directed IRA accounts have begun sending out notices to clients regarding the 2013 Fair Market Valuation forms that are due back to their offices in January. A fair market valuation is used to assign or change the value of an asset. Plan Administrators are required to provide a year-end value as…


Would A SEP Make Sense For Your Self-Directed IRA?

One of the most common questions I get when I speak is, “How can I buy real estate or any expensive asset in my IRA when I am only allowed to contribute $5,500 each year?” There are several different types of IRA accounts that can be established to purchase real estate or any other investment…


Boost Your Self- Directed IRA: Understanding the ROTH IRA Conversion

I recently had some clients ask about a ROTH IRA. They are a married couple earning $300,000 a year and want to invest in real estate with their IRA. Their goal is to have income, cash flow and the potential for appreciation should the IRA opt to sell later. The question was how to do…


Non-Recourse Loans for the Self-Directed IRA

Recent increases in investor acquisition of real estate have prompted calls from clients that have cash in their self-directed retirement accounts but don’t have enough to buy a property outright. In other words, their IRAs need loans. There are lenders that will make loans on income producing properties to self-directed IRAs on a non-recourse basis….


The Self-Directed IRA and FRAUD

I recently read an article that talked about the top financial threats facing investors and small businesses. The Securities and Exchange Commission is reporting an increase in complaints about fraudulent schemes that utilize Self-Directed IRAs. Scam artists are using Self-Directed IRAs as a way to lend credibility to a bogus venture. Of the seven areas…


Turn-Key Real Estate for the Self-Directed IRA Investor

I recently received a notification that a company was coming to the Birmingham, AL market to offer investors “Turn Key Real Estate” opportunities. Since this is where IRA Innovations is based, I was intrigued and wanted to understand Turn-Key Real Estate, and how it applies to IRA investors, myself included. This is what I discovered….


Becoming an Informed Self-Directed IRA Investor

I recently did a Webinar with the CEO of Realty Mogul, an online Real Estate Crowd Funding Portal. To view this webinar click here or email us at [email protected] with your request. One of the Webinar participants asked about accredited investor rules. He specifically wanted to know if he needs to be an accredited investor…


Video: Self-Directed IRA Real Estate Investing

Discover How To Use Your Self-Directed IRA to Create Dependable Passive Income with Real Estate in this recorded webinar. Join Bill Gulas, CEO of IRA Innovations, and Jilliene Hilman, President of Realty Mogul, to learn creative strategies for acquiring Real Estate related investments tax-free!