Archive for August, 2011

Do I have to use a LLC for a Self Directed IRA?

August 29th, 2011

A Self Directed IRA is essentially a retirement vehicle that allows one to use their retirement funds to make traditional as well as non-traditional investments tax-free.  There are generally different forms of a Self Directed IRA – all based on the level of control the IRA holder has over his or her retirement funds. A […]

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The Self Directed IRA – Using a Self Directed to Purchase Real Estate

August 29th, 2011

Over the last ten years, hundreds of thousands of Americans of become familiar with the advantages of using a Self Directed IRA to purchase real estate.  Whether it’s residential, commercial land, farmland, single family, multiple families, or any other type of real estate, one is permitted to use a Self Directed to make real estate […]

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The Self Directed IRA Real Estate – Will it Work for Me?

August 29th, 2011

A Self Directed IRA Real Estate also called a Self Directed IRA LLC with checkbook control or a Real Estate IRA is an IRS approved structure that allows one to use their retirement funds to make real estate and other investments tax-free and without custodian consent.   As long as one has retirement funds, one is […]

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Self Directed IRA Loan Options – the Nonrecourse Loan

August 26th, 2011

The self directed IRA is a retirement investment vehicle that allows one to use their retirement funds to make traditional as well as non-traditional investments, such as real estate tax-free and without custodian consent.  In most instances, investors using retirement funds to make an investment will use cash to make the investment.  Whether the investment […]

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Self Directed IRA Investments – Everything You Need to Know

August 26th, 2011

One of the advantages of using a self directed IRA to make retirement account investments is that it opens a world of investment opportunities.  Over the last five years, hundreds of thousands of Americans have begun to embrace the advantages of a true self directed IRA solution. With the continued instability of the stock market, […]

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The Real Estate IRA – Is it Just for Real Estate

August 26th, 2011

A real estate IRA also known as a Self Directed IRA or a checkbook control IRA is a retirement investment structure that allow ones to use their retirement funds to make real estate as well as any IRS approved investment tax-free and without custodian consent. A real estate IRA is essentially a self directed IRA […]

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Is the Self Directed Roth IRA the Same as a Self Directed IRA?

August 26th, 2011

A self directed Roth IRA LLC structure is a retirement investment solution that will allow one to use their Roth IRA funds to make real estate and other investments tax-free and without custodian consent.  The structure is established much the same way as a regular self directed IRA with checkbook control structure except in the […]

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What is a Self Directed IRA with Checkbook Control?

August 26th, 2011

It’s interesting how many people think they are in a true self directed IRA structure when they are actually using a custodian controlled self directed IRA. Most IRA custodians advertise themselves as offering a Self Directed IRA, but what they are forgetting to tell you is that you will need to seek their consent before […]

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What Type of Retirement Funds can be used in a Self Directed IRA with Checkbook Control?

August 26th, 2011

A Self Directed IRA with checkbook control is a retirement investment structure that will allow one to use their retirement funds to make traditional as well as non-traditional investments, such as real estate, tax-free and without custodian consent. One of the most common question is what type of retirement funds can be used in a […]

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The Self Directed IRA Solution – a Case Study

August 26th, 2011

When establishing an IRS compliant self directed IRA with checkbook control is it crucial to work with a tax professional who has experience in navigating the tax and ERISA rules regarding retirement accounts.  Because the self directed IRA LLC structure also called the checkbook control IRA is based on very specific tax rules in the […]

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