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For 40 years, The Entrust Group has provided account administration services for self-directed retirement and tax-advantaged plans. Entrust can assist you in purchasing alternative investments with your retirement funds, and administer the buying and selling of assets that are typically unavailable through banks and brokerage firms.

Ready, Set, Invest in Real Estate

Ready, Set, Invest in Real Estate

Estimated reading time: 1.5 minutes

Thinking you might want to try your hand at investing in real estate with a Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA)? We thought so.

Real estate is the most popular asset Entrust clients invest in. It’s easy to see why. It provides portfolio diversification and it’s an asset many investors already have experience with. 

Here’s a round-up of our best blog articles on the topic (follow the links).

For those who are just getting started with SDIRAs or aren’t familiar with the real estate investment process, try our Beginner’s Guide. We’ll walk you through what a SDIRA is, how it works, and how you can use it to invest in real estate.

Like any asset, real estate has its own unique complexities, so here’s 10 things you should know before investing in real estate.

Not sure what type of self-directed account you should use to house your real estate investment? Let’s break down what happens when a Roth IRA meets real estate.

How to purchase that asset you can’t quite afford is the right article for you if you found the perfect investment, but don’t know how you’ll swing the down payment.

You’ll need to have a game plan for your real estate investment. Planning on renting it out? Check out How to Choose the Right Tenants for Your Rental.

As for all those investment-related expenses such as maintenance and repairs that your SDIRA will need to pay for, learn how to streamline the process by reading about our myDirection Card. Unlike checkbook control, you don’t need to establish an LLC to get an asset management card. It’s a turn-key solution.

Lastly, if you’d like to invest in real estate without buying a property of your own, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our series on self-direction and real estate notes.

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