1. IRA Loan Debt Service Coverage

    IRA Loan Debt Service Coverage is the ability of the rental property that the self directed IRA (the Plan) owns to generate enough income or rental stream to pay all the operating expenses of the property and the loan payments with a cushion. A Non Recourse loan can only be paid back by the income and liquid assets in the Plan. So when a lender is evaluating whether or not to make a non recourse l…Read More

  2. Titling Self Directed IRA Owned Properties

    Titling self directed IRA owned properties (naming the entity) is different than owning a property in your own name or privately funded LLC. If your self directed IRA is held by a custodian or administrator and you purchase a property with that account, the name on the Deed or ownership document filed with the county recorder in the area of the country you are purchasing the property in must show …Read More

  3. Debt Service Coverage: What Does It Mean?

    Our non-recourse lenders will dive into the debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) in today's blog. Understanding the DSCR is instrumental in planning how to leverage your self-directed IRA with purchasing a rental property. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the DSCR. How Much Debt Will a Property Support? Purchasing real estate within an IRA is a good place to invest IRA funds, es…Read More

  4. Your Self-Directed IRA and UBIT

    This time of year has me thinking about the end of the year issues like taxes and how the IRS treats investments in IRAs that are subject to income taxes. You might ask the question, "I thought IRAs didn't have to pay income taxes until withdrawals are made?" Well, there are instances where income taxes are due and that is when there is debt financing used in an IRA, and the investment within the …Read More

  5. Managing IRA-owned rental properties

    When buying real estate within a self-directed IRA, investors must choose a "custodial" firm and weigh the fees it charges. The custodian holds title to a property in accountholders' names and can steer rental income into mutual funds or stocks of their choosing. The accountholder also must choose a means to manage the property -- whether at her or his own direction, through a property manager or …Read More

  6. Non-Recourse Loans and Real Estate for Your IRA

    Using leverage in an IRA to purchase real estate assets is not a new idea. It has been perfectly legal since 1974 when the original rules were established for individual retirement arrangements (IRA's). By that, I mean that if you wanted to purchase a piece of real estate to hold in your IRA you could do so. And if you wanted to have your IRA borrow some of the money necessary to close the transac…Read More

  7. Using IRAs to buy real estate – Six reasons to tap retirement funds now to buy rental property

    Since 1974, Americans have had the ability to use IRA assets to buy investment property. Yet the means to do that -- called a self-directed IRA -- remains one of the least known and unheralded investment vehicles in the vast financial marketplace. Bear in mind homes purchased with IRA funds can't be used for personal purposes. Doing so risks the IRS declaring the assets withdrawn and demanding imm…Read More

  8. Buying Real Estate for Your IRA

    If you think that your IRA investments are limited to stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, you're wrong. Self-directed IRAs can own real estate, too. Here's what you need to know about investing in property for your retirement account. What is a self-directed IRA? Self-directed IRAs, as the name implies, are controlled by you, rather than an account custodian. Banks and brokerage companies, the most t…Read More