Invest in Real Estate With Your Self Directed IRA
This week we came across information about how you can invest in real estate with your self-directed IRA. If your IRA custodian may be a big bank or a brokerage house, chances are your investments range from stocks and bonds to mutual funds. Your decisions may be limited to how much of each of those asset classes you own.
When you have a self-directed IRA, your investment universe expands to include actual real estate, not just REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts). In fact, real estate is the most popular investment in self-directed IRAs. That makes sense when investment experts have timelessly stated that real estate:
- Offers diversification, an important factor in any investment portfolio according to financial professionals.
- Is a time-tested hedge against inflation.
- Is a familiar asset for people who have owned homes or other property.
This report from The Entrust Group explains the types of real estate an IRA can invest in and the IRS rules that are related to these types of investments. Being familiar with the rules will help you avoid jeopardizing the qualified status of the retirement plan. Lastly, the report walks you step by step through the process of investing in real estate using your self-directed IRA. Please download this report for more information on how you can invest in real estate with your self directed IRA.
You may want to speak to your IRA custodian about your options with your IRA.
**Information on this topic provided by The Entrust Group.