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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. What Makes a Good Real Estate Investor

    Purchasing investment real estate isn’t something you become a professional at overnight. As a matter of fact, it takes a lot of practice, a lot of research, and a good support team to do it right. The real estate investment industry is competitive, meaning that you will have to be savvy in order to become successful in it. Real estate is a challenging business that requires organization, networ…Read More

  8. Misconceptions About Self-Directed IRAs

    First Western Federal Savings Bank has posted many blogs outlining what self-directed IRAs are and how you can utilize its advantages and the benefits of property investing. There is a wealth of knowledge within these blogs, but the facts may still be elusive to those who are starting out in their investment ventures and want to know more about self-directed IRAs before they get their feet wet. In…Read More

  9. How Natural Disasters Affect Your Property

    Buying real estate is a sound investment and a great way to get you ready for retirement. Purchasing a rental property ensures that you will continually get income while diversifying your investment portfolio. Whether you’re investing in residential property, commercial property, a multi-unit property, and agricultural property, then, depending on the area that you have invested in, you may be v…Read More

  10. How Does Seasonality Impact Rental Properties?

    You may not be surprised to find out that seasonality does affect the real estate market, and these effects differ from season to season. Real estate is cyclical, so if you’re prepared, have done your research, and are a little more flexible, then you may be able to take advantage of these predictable indicators. In addition to the time of the year, when it comes time to purchase a rental proper…Read More