1. Avoiding Common IRA Holding Mistakes Part 2

    Last week we discussed several of some common mistakes that IRA holders make — mistakes that you should definitely avoid. When it comes to preparing for retirement, you want to ensure that you are doing everything in your power to not only understand the rules of retirement plans but make those plans work for you, because the last thing you want to do is use some of that money paying unnecessary…Read More

  2. Avoiding Common IRA Holding Mistakes Part 1

    When it comes to planning for retirement, there is nothing that should be left to chance. Furthermore, there shouldn’t be any ambiguity within your retirement planning and the steps you have to take to ensure that you are navigating your retirement plan correctly. It is essential that when you look for an IRA custodian, you feel as though they have your best interest in mind, and are available t…Read More

  3. Ways Your Self-Directed IRA Can Invest With Limited Funds

    Among the numerous benefits of opening a Self-Directed IRA — which have been talked about at length in our blogs — these retirement funds also allow you to partner your IRA with other entities, raising the amount needed to buy or invest anything from a single and multi-family housing to commercial property. Partnering your Self-Directed IRA funds together is an excellent way to purchase a prop…Read More

  4. Tax Advantages of Self-Directed IRAs

    Retirement income for an individual can come from several sources, whether it is a 401(k), SEP, social security, or a SIMPLE IRA, and these retirement accounts will usually have a number of tax advantages that are great for savvy savers. The same goes for Self-Directed IRAs — there are several attractive benefits, including great tax advantages that make the retirement option a no-brainer. Keep …Read More

  5. Traditional IRA vs SDIRA — Which is Right for You?

    When choosing a retirement plan that is right for them, many people scroll through the list of IRAs and may have trouble understanding the difference between them all. Each plan is governed by the same IRS rules and provides nearly the same tax advantages. However, a Self-Directed IRA is a traditional IRA, but it’s more powerful than the conventional Traditional IRA. SDIRAs or Self-Directed IRAs…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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