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You Can Buy Real Estate With Your Self Directed IRA

September 18, 2012
By Jodi Snyder
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Self Directed IRA - The Basics

Many investors are not aware that real estate can be purchased using their self directed IRA accounts.

This is a brief overview of the basics Of Self Directed (SD) IRA's.

First of all you should always seek professional advice from your accountant or a SD IRA representative for specific information on the benefits.

  • A SD IRA is an individual retirement account through which you can make the investment decisions.
  • You can invest in anything using a SD IRA, except life insurance, S-Corporations and collectibles.
  • A SD IRA usually protects your retirement funds as a traditional IRA would.
  • You can roll over funds from your other retirement accounts into a SD IRA.
  • A SD IRA is a good way to invest in real estate.
  • You can use your SD IRA to purchase real estate.
  • The SD IRA acts as a trust when it purchases real estate.
  • All funds (income and expenses) must go through the SD IRA.
  • Profits from properties purchased by a SD IRA usually have the same exemptions as a regular IRA has.
  • The same rules generally apply to SD IRA's as to regular IRAs.
  • There are restrictions to buying real estate with a SD IRA.
  • You can choose a Roth SD IRA if you qualify.

Pensco Trust and Equity Trust are two reputable SD IRA custodians that you can research.

September 18, 2012
By Jodi Snyder