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 all kinds of real estate and real estate-related assets with your retirement funds.

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. This is our most popular investment strategy - 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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Other Important Things To Know

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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5 Steps to Investing in Real Estate With a Self-Directed IRA

5 Steps to Investing in Real Estate With a Self-Directed IRA

This step-by-step guide will help you gain an understanding of how to use an IRA to invest in real estate.