Entries by Jim Hitt

Best Flipping Markets for a Self-Directed IRA

If you are a property flipper, you already know some areas are better for Self-Directed IRA returns than others. Flipping is the practice of buying real estate, making improvements to unlock value in the property that may have been hidden to the previous owners and to other buyers. It works well in rising markets, of […]

Self-Directed IRA Tips: Conducting Due Diligence on Partners and Developers

Self-Directed IRAs are a proven wealth builder and income generator. No other asset class delivers such a potent combination of current income, capital gains potential, leverage – thanks to the possibility of increasing rents over time and finding additional revenue streams – inflation protection.  But of course, no real estate investment is a sure thing. Investment […]

Using Private Stock with Self-Directed IRAs

One of the most attractive aspects of using Private Stock with Self-Directed IRAs is the diversification it brings to your retirement portfolio. The IRS does not put many restrictions on the assets that are allowed in your Self-Directed IRA—life insurance, jewelry, collectibles and some precious metals are not permissible—but your custodian might not give you […]

C Corporation UBTI (Unrelated Business Taxable Income) Blocker Technique May Help Reduce Self-Directed IRA Taxes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – the sweeping series of Tax Cuts Congress passed at the tail end of December 2017 – included a bit of Christmas cheer for dedicated Self-Directed IRA investors. Normally, as most readers are aware, there are no current year tax consequences for dividends, rental income or capital gains as […]

Partnering with your Real Estate Self-Directed IRA

When you have a Real Estate Self-Directed IRA, you may want to take advantage of the benefits which can come when investing with a partner. These can include access to more capital, which allows one to make larger investments with greater profit potential. Despite this, there are also disadvantages to a partnership such as making […]