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5 Tips for Property Managers Working With Self-Directed IRAs

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 1 minute 50 seconds

Having real estate in a self-directed IRA has many benefits, especially if the property is an income producing property. Although there are ways for IRA holders to manage the property themselves, many choose to hire the expertise of a property manager to manage the property. This is not only to protect themselves in the process of finding good tenants, but also to avoid violating the IRA prohibited transaction rules. Here are tips for property managers to increase their understanding of these types of arrangements to attract IRA holders in using their services:

Topics: Real Estate, Investor Due Diligence, Alternative IRA Investments
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You Asked, We Answered: Non-Recourse Loans and Your IRA

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 15 seconds

For our September national webinar, we discussed the pros and cons of leveraging your IRA with non-recourse loans.  If you missed the webinar, click here to watch the recorded video. During our webinars, we hold a quick Q&A at the end of each session to answer burning questions from all types of investors. Continue reading to see what questions investors had regarding non-recourse loans:

Topics: Real Estate, Alternative IRA Investments, Financial
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Disqualified Persons: What IRA Investors Need to Know

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

In today’s uncertain economy, savers are exploring other investment opportunities to invest their retirement plan assets as an alternative to stocks, bonds, CDs, and mutual funds. The retirement industry has coined the term ”self-directed” for this type of retirement plan. Although most retirement plans are technically self-directed, the distinct characteristic of the investments held in self-directed retirement plans is the non-traditional nature of the assets invested in them. Among the most popular self-directed investments are real estate, mortgages, and precious metals.

Topics: Basics of Self-Directed IRAs, Self-Directed IRA Plans, Plan Resources
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How Brokers Can Retain and Attract More Talent

Jason Craig

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Your ability to retain or attract talent gives you a competitive advantage. But how do you do that effectively? Agents are now looking for more benefits and strategies that will help them stand out from competitors and make more commissions.

Topics: Real Estate, Basics of Self-Directed IRAs, Private Placements/LLCs, Offshore Investments, Financial
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How to Boost Your IRA Returns with Discounted Real Estate Notes

Caleb Preston

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

“I got tired of dealing with tenants so I started lending money.” We hear this a lot from investors who were worn out being landlords, and looked for another way to be involved with real estate, now as lenders. While private lending is a great way to generate income, many self-directed IRA investors aren’t aware that an alternative strategy exists: Buying owner financed real estate notes at a discount. This article outlines how buying a real estate note (also known as a mortgage note) differs from lending money, and what investors should know before trying this strategy.  Let’s start by looking at how owner financed notes are created.  

Topics: Real Estate, Alternative IRA Investments, Plan Resources, Financial
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