Single-family homes and multi-family units (such as apartments or condo complexes) are the most common type of real estate found in self-directed IRAs. Tenants bring in regular rental payments to help with savings.
Commercial property is a broad category of real estate investments which includes anything from a grocery store or an office building or baseball field. Commercial property is another way to generate rental income over the long term.
Mortgage Notes are an indirect way to invest in real estate by funding mortgage notes. Use your savings to be a real estate lender and help others purchase homes while bringing in a profit for yourself.