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Can You Build a Million-Dollar Nest Egg with a Real Estate IRA

What’s the limit of a self-directed IRA? You might be surprised at the answer. The truth is, having an account like a Real Estate IRA opens up a world of possibilities that you wouldn’t have otherwise been exposed to. But there isn’t opportunity without risk, either. That’s why it was interesting when USA Today recently

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Charlotte’s Improving “Walkability” Creates Opportunities for Real Estate IRA Owners

Charlotte and the surrounding areas continues to look promising for real estate investors and Real Estate IRA owners, according to experts in a recent panel sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the CCIM Institute, held earlier this year at the Carmel Country Club. Real Estate IRA owners should note that Ely Portillo of the

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Three Ways to Use a Self-Directed IRA to Boost Retirement Income

As people transition from their working years to their retirement years, their investment focus generally transitions along with it. Until now, they had to concentrate on generating risk-adjusted growth, with more and more emphasis on safety of capital. But once they no longer have that bi-weekly paycheck coming in, or that income from running a

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How to Fund a Self-Directed IRA

You can’t make any investments via a Self-Directed IRA without first putting some cash in it. If you’ve decided that implementing a Self-Directed IRA strategy is for you, then the next step is to open an account with American IRA, LLC, and move some cash into the account to allow you to make the investment.

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Can You Build a Million-Dollar Nest Egg with a Real Estate IRA

What’s the limit of a self-directed IRA? You might be surprised at the answer. The truth is, having an account like a Real Estate IRA opens up a world of possibilities that you wouldn’t have otherwise been exposed to. But there isn’t opportunity without risk, either. That’s why it was interesting when USA Today recently

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Three Eviction Mistakes Real Estate IRA Owners Make

If you invest in residential rental property in your Real Estate IRA for any significant length of time, sooner or later you will probably need to consider evicting a tenant. There are several possible reasons you may need to evict someone: The most common, by far, is the non-payment of rent. Other common reasons include

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Top 10 Reasons to Own a Self-Directed IRA

Diversify into other asset classes with a Self-Directed IRA. With conventional retirement accounts, it is very difficult to escape from the three asset classes most investment companies limit themselves to: stocks, bonds and cash. By choosing to self-direct part of your retirement assets, you unlock a world of investment opportunities and potential avenues of diversification

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The Importance of LLC Operating Agreements Within Your Self-Directed IRA

If you’re considering owning an interest in a limited liability company, or LLC, within a Self-Directed IRA or 401(k), you’ll need to make sure your operating agreement is up to snuff and compliant with Self-Directed IRA rules. Your operating agreement defines the ground rules by which you and your fellow owners will run the LLC.

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The Real Estate IRA Made Easy: Avoid These Simple Mistakes

It’s not always what you do that counts. Sometimes, it’s all about what you don’t do. Strong retirement investors know that fact, as they watch their wealth grow over time thanks to consistent work and a reasonable portfolio. But if you want to truly understand another tool for building wealth—the Real Estate IRA—the best way

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Exploring Alternative Investments with a Self-Directed IRA

With U.S. stock indexes still bouncing around record highs, it’s a good time to review alternative investments – the best reason to have part of your retirement portfolio in a Self-Directed IRA. Unlike Self-Directed IRA owners, most investors accustomed to thinking about retirement investing strictly in terms of the big three asset classes: Stocks, bonds

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