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Flipping Houses Using Your Self-Directed IRA

Flipping property is an increasingly appealing option, not only for investors but for everyday people. With the economic recovery and accompanying rebound in home prices, as well as the slowdown in new-home construction, flipping is a prime investment opportunity in many markets across the board. There is good money to be made in the business […]

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Take Control of Your Retirement Investments with a Checkbook IRA

Do you know what your retirement accounts are currently invested in? The likelihood is that you probably don't. You are not alone because many people have no idea what their IRA or 401k are invested in. This may or may not bother you. If it does bother you and you would like to take control […]

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Checkbook IRA, Self Directed IRA LLC With Checkbook Control

A Self Directed IRA, like other traditional IRAs, follows the same tax laws and rules but it allows you to invest in non-traditional investements that are typically not available through your investment advisor or broker. These investment choices can be private LLCs, or corporations, private lending, real estate, precious metal and much more. The options […]

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SELF-DIRECTED IRA WITH CHECKBOOK CONTROL – an example of how it works

An ICO account is a great way to team up with a partner or your spouse to invest in real estate and build both of your retirement accounts. Meet George and Betty.  They each have an IRA account. George’s account value = $250K (Roth IRA) Betty’s account value = $125K (Traditional IRA) Total IRA = […]

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Real Estate Update – Housing and The Self Directed IRA

The recent housing starts for October 2012 shows a 3.6% improvement. The south and midwest regions of the country are showing the most robustness. The chart below shows the historical housing starts numbers. Chart: Housing Starts What we see if that the bottom has been formed with clear support. Starting in Jan 2012 we see […]

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Self Directed IRA Economic Update – How About That Jobs Number!

This past week we saw one of the fingers of instability give away in the form of a very poor jobs numbers. To be specific, there were only 69,000 new jobs added last month. This number came in at about 1/2 of the recent average and expectations. As you can see from the chart below, […]

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Self Directed IRA Real Estate Trends

Real estate has and continues to be a key holding in a large percentage of self directed IRAs. We saw the activity level high in pre-2008 and now, we see that level coming back, but for different reasons. Below we will look at a couple of key metrics to give you an idea as to […]

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Roadblocks That are Preventing a Economic Recovery and how to Position a Self-Directed IRA

As we continue to see the bogus numbers coming out of Washington, and the political rhetoric that comes from the President’s reelection, we thought we would look at what stands in the way of a solid recovery, and compare that to what the government is actually doing. Issue 1 – The National Debt We are […]

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