1. Getting Your Rental Property Ready for Fall

    Fall is here, which means that the cold weather isn't far behind. This means that you may need to get started on the list of maintenance tasks that you've been putting off all season. You want to make sure that your rental property is in tip-top condition so you attract renters, and also maintain the integrity of your investment. If you have experience owning a rental property then you know that r…Read More

  2. Cash-Out Refinancing

    What is Cash-Out Refinancing and How Can it Benefit Your Self-Directed IRA or Solo 401K? Cash-out refinancing is simply taking advantage of or leveraging the equity built up over the years on your rental property owned within your self-directed IRA, solo 401K, or IRALLC. Through either paying off an existing non-recourse mortgage loan on the property or through extracting the equity in a free and …Read More

  3. A Reference Guide For Non-Recourse Loans

    A non-recourse loan is a loan where the lenders are allowed to foreclose on the collateral pledged for the loan, if the borrower defaults on their obligations and fails to pay their debts. Lenders are allowed to take possession of any assets used as collateral to secure these loans, and unlike recourse loans, only the collateral will be taken if the borrower defaults. Recourse loans favor the lend…Read More

  4. Tips for Getting Renters This Season

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every single industry has been affected and faced with the unique challenge of finding ways to overcome the obstacles that the pandemic and the stay at home orders are leaving behind. This is uncharted territory for everyone, which leaves the real estate industry specifically two options: adapt to the changes and get creative to stay competitive, or refuse to cha…Read More

  5. Getting to Know VRBO’s

    With ambiguity still flooding the travel industry and people taking a break from vacationing, you may be pondering your current vacation property investment. COVID-19 has put a hold on many things, and vacation rentals have been no exception. People are concerned with their health and safety, as they should be, and are staying home due to the CDCs shelter-in-place order. While some cities and stat…Read More

  6. The Housing Market Now, and How it Could Change

    The Housing Market Now 2019 showed a shortage of inventory in the housing market, and the trend for 2020 may only intensify that, especially when paired with the lockdown that the U.S housing industry is on. Construction for new homes has been halted nearly entirely and real estate agents can’t show homes. Inspectors can’t inspect houses, appraisers can’t appraise, and any closings that are …Read More

  7. Why a Non-Recourse Loan is Necessary, Especially Right Now

    There are many beneficial ways you can save for retirement, and an IRA is one of them. An IRA, or Individual Retirement Account, is essentially a savings account with tax breaks. You are able to place your money in an IRA so you can invest it while saving for your retirement, and it’s typically something you do with your bank, a brokerage firm, or a mutual fund company. Furthermore, you can even…Read More

  8. Bolstering the Funds in Your IRA/Solo 401(k) and Maintaining Liquidity in Challenging Times

    When planning for retirement, the earlier you start saving and investing, the better off you are. Even if you start saving later, you are still contributing to a financial life vest that is going to keep you afloat when you face times of hardship or financial uncertainty. These times are often unpredictable, but just because we don’t know when they’re coming doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepa…Read More

  9. What Makes a Good Real Estate Investor

    Purchasing investment real estate isn’t something you become a professional at overnight. As a matter of fact, it takes a lot of practice, a lot of research, and a good support team to do it right. The real estate investment industry is competitive, meaning that you will have to be savvy in order to become successful in it. Real estate is a challenging business that requires organization, networ…Read More

  10. Misconceptions About Self-Directed IRAs

    First Western Federal Savings Bank has posted many blogs outlining what self-directed IRAs are and how you can utilize its advantages and the benefits of property investing. There is a wealth of knowledge within these blogs, but the facts may still be elusive to those who are starting out in their investment ventures and want to know more about self-directed IRAs before they get their feet wet. In…Read More