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. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. The Benefits of Property Investment

    Whether you are investing in the stock market or investing in a friend’s business, there are tons of investment opportunities out there, all of which show potential in growing your financial portfolio. Why should you leverage your self-directed IRA to invest in rental property? Why should you apply for a non-recourse loan to make this happen? Our non-recourse loan lenders at First Western Federa…Read More