What is a Real Estate IRA?

A "Real Estate IRA" is a self-directed IRA with a heavy focus on real estate investments. With a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA, you can invest in and buy all kinds of real estate and real estate-related assets with your individual retirement account (IRA).

Typically, most IRA providers only allow you to invest in approved stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and CDs. A self-directed IRA with Entrust allows these traditional types of investments, in addition to any type of real estate. Owning real estate in a self-directed IRA is one of our most popular investment strategies - and for good reason!



Real Estate IRA Benefits

  • Tax-free or tax-deferred earnings
  • Numerous investing options
  • Secure and protected investments
  • It's easy to get started
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Real Estate IRA Options

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Mortgage Notes
  • Offshore Real Estate
  • Real Estate Owned (REO) Properties
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Funding Your Purchase

  • Direct Purchase
  • Partnering Your IRA
  • Leveraging (Non-Recourse Loan)
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Additional Funding
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Real Estate IRA Purchase Process

Learn how real estate investing with a self-directed IRA works and what parties are involved in the purchase process. Use our in-depth checklist to get started today!

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Real Estate IRA Investment Strategies

Discover valuable investment strategies; from the use of non-recourse loans and partnering to maximize your funding, to creating an IRA LLC with complete signing authority over retirement funds.

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Real Estate IRA Rules & Other Details

Learn about Disqualified Persons, Prohibited Transactions, How To Title A Property, Income & Expenses, Property Management, and Selling A Property.

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Individual Investors

Investing in real estate with your self-directed IRA isn’t too different from a regular real estate purchase. However, there are important rules and process that you must follow to do it right. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered from beginning to end and across all eligible real estate investment types.


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Real Estate Professionals

Ready to grow your business by giving your clients more investment opportunities? Would your clients jump at the opportunity to invest in real estate tax free?

Then find out how you can generate more referrals, leads, and repeat business with your free download of, “How to Help Your Clients Invest in Real Estate Tax Free."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I invest in real estate with my retirement funds?

Real estate is an incredibly attractive investment option for many. From the tax benefits to the numerous investment options, these IRAs have many advantages.

What type of real estate can I invest in?

You have many options when it comes to the type of real estate you can invest in with your IRA. Residential, commercial, and off-shore real estate are a few popular real estate investment choices.

What else should I know about Real Estate IRAs?

It’s important to be familiar with prohibited transactions, disqualified persons, property management, and more. Visit our Real Estate IRA management page to learn more.