The Basics of Mortgage Notes

To diversify their portfolio, investors sometimes need to think outside the box. This means considering alternative investments such as mortgage notes. Investing in mortgage notes allows investors to get involved in the real estate investing world without flipping houses or vetting tenants for rentals. When an investor uses their self-directed IRA to invest in a … Continue reading “The Basics of Mortgage Notes”

Benefits of Rental Properties

Real estate is a tangible investment, which is one of the main reasons it has become a popular choice for IRA accounts. Unlike stocks and bonds, investors can actually visit their properties. Rental properties are a great way to diversify a portfolio and provide the ability to earn measurable income for the investor. Here are … Continue reading “Benefits of Rental Properties”

Investing in Raw Land

When investors with self-directed IRAs consider investing in real estate, they usually think of rental properties or homes they can flip instead of raw land. For many people it can be difficult to imagine the potential of vacant land and the healthy returns which may be available from this type of investment. While raw land … Continue reading “Investing in Raw Land”

What Type of Investor Are You?

Each generation faces differing events and challenges that impact their investment strategies. Which type of investor are you? The Traditionalist Generation (1925-1945): Defining events: The Great Depression, lunar landing, WW I & II, Korean War, Peace Corp, McCarthyism, JFK assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. assassination Traditionalists are generally a financially conservative generation. In fact, 49% … Continue reading “What Type of Investor Are You?”

5 Must-Have Characteristics for Successful Real Estate Investing

Over time, real estate investments have afforded many people the powerful combination of appreciation and income.  The purchase of real estate through a self-directed IRA is a popular choice for this and other reasons. While there is no definitive list of characteristics that make someone successful at real estate investing, most successful real estate investors share … Continue reading “5 Must-Have Characteristics for Successful Real Estate Investing”