1. 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

  2. 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