Tag: self directed IRA real estate

Self-Directed IRAs and Property Management

Many of our clients invest in real estate with their Self-Directed IRAs. They are looking to capitalize on tax-deferred or, in the case of a ROTH IRA, tax-free income, cash flow, and the potential for future appreciation. When clients own real estate in an IRA for a long-term hold position, they frequently ask about the…


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….


Self-Directed IRA Investing Outside the U.S.

Can your IRA go International? Yes, you can invest in real estate and other assets outside of the United States with your self-directed IRA. Many of our clients have expressed interest in diversifying their portfolio by including real estate assets in countries like Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico; just to name a few. There are…


Hotel Development: A Different Twist for the REAL ESTATE IRA Investor

Did you know that you can invest in hotel development and acquire hotel rooms using your self-directed Real Estate IRA? One of our clients invested in a hotel at the beginning of the construction stage. Our client purchased rooms 1201 and 1503 of a hotel branded with a local name. He opted for rooms in…


Your Self-Directed IRA and Student Housing

Many parents consider buying property in an area where their child attends college. They hold the property for the years their child attends school. They may rent out additional bedrooms to other students to produce income for the property and then hope to sell the property for a greater profit when their child graduates. In…


Does “Turn Key” Real Estate Make Sense for Your Self-Directed IRA?

I recently received a telephone call from one of my clients asking about doing a “Turn Key” property transaction in his IRA. Many investors, through real estate investors association meetings, seminars and the Internet to name a few, are being marketed to by companies that offer a turn-key solution to holding real estate, whether personally…


Owner Financed Notes Make Great Investments for Self Directed IRAs

A few weeks ago, I suggested that our clients who are interested in divesting themselves of the Real Estate in their self-directed IRA turn those assets into paper. This would provide continued income through a note created from the sale of the Real Estate. We received a lot of positive feedback from this article along…


The Tale Of The Short Sale and a Real Estate IRA

With the economy what it is, many investors are trying alternative strategies to acquire real estate. One strategy is to buy a short sale, in which the owner or an attorney representing the owner has negotiated with his lender to sell a property for less then the amount owed on the mortgage. This allows the…