1. Don’t Miss These Spots When Cleaning Your Rental Property

    Once your tenants no longer occupy your rental property, it's up to you to maintain the property while it's empty. While your lease undoubtedly had a stipulation that the previous tenants had to clean the property before they left, the fact is that some people are more thorough in their cleaning than others. While some property owners may hire a cleaning service to care for their multifamily prope…Read More

  2. What Makes An Ideal Renter?

    By using a non-recourse loan from your IRA, you can begin investing in rental properties. This is a process that takes a lot of time, effort, and emotional energy. Of course, once you purchase the rental property, that time, energy, and effort doesn't end there. You need to find renters and tenants that show the same respect for your investment that you do. This isn't always an easy task, and find…Read More

  3. Understanding “Curb Appeal”

    By partnering with a non-recourse lender, you can use your IRA to start investing in real estate. This is a great way to make passive income if you plan on renting out your new properties or selling them later. But investing in property isn’t simply a way to print money. Not every investment into a home, apartment complex, or agricultural lot will yield a high return on your investment. Indeed, …Read More

  4. First Western Federal Savings Bank is a Sponsor at the 4th Annual Self-Directed IRA Summit

    The 4th annual Self-Directed IRA Summit was held on June 8 in Chicago and First Western Federal Savings Bank was honored to be a sponsor of the event. Our very own Roger St. Pierre, Senior Vice President at the bank, was able to speak about non-recourse lending and self-directed accounts. The summit focused on helping new investors seeking to master the foundational concepts of the loan, as well a…Read More

  5. Types of Property Non-Recourse Loans Can Be Used For

    When you think of a non-recourse loan, you of course think of mortgages and buying a house through a self-directed loan (who doesn’t?) The non-recourse lenders at First Western Federal Savings Bank are perfect for helping you on your way to getting a non-recourse loan, but there’s actually many things you can do with your loan other than using it for residential purposes. While an IRA loan mig…Read More

  6. 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