Category: Real Estate

Can a Commercial Property be Converted into a Multifamily?

Posted on: August 11, 2021   |   Category: Real Estate

One of the most intuitive investments for a Self Directed IRA is a small multifamily property. The smaller size makes it affordable, the 3-4 units provide a nice amount of rental income, and generally the property requires little more than standard landlord management. However, these kinds of properties are not always so easy to find. What may be available is a vacant commercial property. Would that work […]

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Investing in Life Sciences Real Estate With a Self Directed IRA

Posted on: August 9, 2021   |   Category: Real Estate

As you explore investing your Self Directed IRA in real estate, you will see the same kind of assets pop up again and again. These include rental units, rehabs, and small commercial properties. However, real estate is in no way limited to these types. There is great variety in the real estate world, and with some careful asset planning, you can invest […]

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Investing in a REIT with a Self Directed IRA

Posted on: August 6, 2021   |   Category: Real Estate

What is a REIT?  A REIT – Real Estate Investment Trust – is simply a company that invests in real estate. It appeals to investors who like real estate as an asset, but don’t want to get involved with the actual purchase or management. The REIT handles all the technical and administrative details, while the investor supplies funding. REITs come […]

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Inflation, Self Directed IRAs, and Real Estate Investing

Posted on: August 2, 2021   |   Category: Real Estate

What is Inflation?  Everybody has a rough idea of what inflation looks like. Prices go up, your money starts becoming increasingly less valuable, and it becomes harder to buy standard necessities. In reality, this is surprisingly close to the official Federal Reserve definition:  “Inflation is the increase in the prices of goods and services over time. Inflation cannot be measured […]

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2020 Census Data and Real Estate Investing

Posted on: July 30, 2021   |   Category: Real Estate

What is the most important thing to look for in an investment property? Thousands of classes, experts, and even cartoons have hypnotized us with the mantra: location, location, location. However, that just begs the question. What exactly is it about a specific location that will be indicative of investment success? This is an important question for Self Directed IRA investors. Most private retirement investors can only get into a few […]

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing an Investment Property

Posted on: July 29, 2021   |   Category: Real Estate

A rental property is one of the most popular investments for a Self Directed IRA. However, these kinds of properties come with a unique set of challenges. On the one hand they tend to be a smaller asset and share a lot in common with buying a private home. On the other, they are income producing and investment oriented, and thus have a lot in […]

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Can I Manage a Rental Property in my Self Directed IRA?

Posted on: December 23, 2020   |   Category: Real Estate

Most investors know you can invest in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds with an IRA. What some investors are unaware of is that your IRA funds can also invest in alternative assets outside of Wall Street. The most common alternative asset purchased is real estate, with some of the wealthiest individuals making it an integral […]

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Your Second Property

Posted on: June 8, 2020   |   Category: Real Estate

Congratulations! You’ve successfully managed your first investment property. Of course, there was a steep learning curve, and you didn’t realize quite how much work was going to be involved, but you made it. Now you’re probably enough of an expert that you can give advice to friends and family. The question is what’s next for […]

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The Cap Rate: The First Number of Professional Investors

Posted on: March 18, 2020   |   Category: Real Estate

Say “Hi” to the Cap Rate  When you first enter the world of real estate investing, you’ll find a lot of new terms and acronyms. (Every industry likes to feel special.) One of the most common phrases you’ll see is “capitalization rate”. Or, as it is more popularly known, the “cap rate”. The cap rate equation is simple. […]

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