You may be wondering why I haven't blogged about real estate investing in a while. There's a very good explanation video at Nabers.TV for you to check out. … [Read more...] about Real Estate Harsh Reality
In the last post, you learned about how doing an active "entrepreneurship-ish" deal inside your IRA is an open invitation for the IRS to tax the hell out of you. In this post, you'll learn the solution. The solution is not to avoid doing active deals. The solution is not to stop pursuing … [Read more...] about The Most Elusive & Dangerous Self-Directed IRA Practice – Part 2
Recently I received a question from somebody looking into self-directed IRA/401(k) investment for themselves. They said, "I ran this by my financial planner in New York who said to roll over my IRA to put some of its money into my home is illegal." This statement is technically correct. Putting IRA … [Read more...] about Is my home an investment?
So the housing market tanked. It caused many people to run away from real estate investing, but the real estate opportunities are growing. I'm not talking about the ability to buy properties for cheaply and sell them for more. This video examines how investing for income differs from investing for … [Read more...] about Recessionproof, bubbleproof real estate investing with a Self-Directed IRA LLC or Solo 401k
This is the Part 2 of series of posts on this topic. In order for this to make sense, please go back and read Part 1 first. Real Investors have the following in common: Buying single assets. What is happening to an entire market is less important than what is happening to the actual assets that … [Read more...] about How to profit from real estate investments in a soft and declining real estate market – Part 2
Three years ago real estate investing was hot. Today, many people act as if the opportunity has passed. I contend that the opposite is true. In the past, as a mortgage banker focused on originating mortgages for investment properties, I started listening to and learning from my real estate investor … [Read more...] about How to profit from real estate investments in a soft and declining real estate market
In a recent meeting with a couple of real estate investors, I was posed with the question: Doesn't the weak dollar eat into the profit of foreign real estate investing? Not at all; in fact, quite the contrary. A weak dollar makes spending dollars in foreign countries disadvantageous. I ran into this … [Read more...] about Does the weak dollar make foreign real estate a bad investment?
A question I get all the time is "Can I personally mow the lawn, maintain, and/or repair properties owned by my IRA LLC?" My answer is "No" which usually creates the response "But another company said I could." First, let's summarize that the accountholder/participant of a retirement plan generally … [Read more...] about Landlording your IRA LLC's properties – Is it allowed?