In 2009 I converted my retirement account into a Self Directed IRA and have had great success with it building my retirement portfolio tax free using real estate as the primary asset class. I thought that I’d share some concepts so that you have a basic understanding of what you can do with your retirement funds, especially in the investment real estate arena.
I recently did a presentation to a local group of RE investors from my REIA group here in the Seattle area on "The Advantages Of A Self Directed IRA For Investment Real Estate" where I outline the general parameters of…
Tapping into home equity at today’s low interest rates can provide the savvy investor a means to actually make a profit on the equity idly sitting in their home. With the proper planning and execution, home equity can be used to increase the wealth of the homeowner by using arbitrage. Arbitrage is the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets: striking a combination of matching deals that capitalize upon the imbalance, the profit being the difference between the market prices.
Multifamily real estate investing has become the perfect business investment opportunity because of the basic principle of supply and demand: The credit crunch, overheated housing market, and economic downturn have all contributed to a virtual freeze in new construction. This has led to an increasing rent growth and occupancy rates, which has led to the appreciation of value of apartment buildings, and in turn, the return growth of those who invest in multifamily real estate.