American IRA, LLC Thanks Holly Calabro from the TREIA Publicity Committee for Writing That Great Article about Our Recent Self-directed IRA Real Estate Seminar

American IRA, LLC thanks Holly Calabro from the TREIA Publicity Committee for writing that great article about our recent self-directed IRA real estate seminar. Holly’s enthusiasm is contagious as she talks about the wealth of investment possibilities available when people self-direct their IRAs allowing them to invest in trust deeds and mortgage notes, rental property, condos, raw land, lease options, gold and silver, joint ventures, promissory notes, LLC shares, and tax liens.

Jim Hitt, American IRA CEO, exclaims “I was elated to read Holly’s article and to see her enthusiasm coming through the page! Our goal is to educate people so that they can maximize their investment profits through self-directed IRA investing, and we know we have done our job when we see someone come out of our seminar as excited about the process as Holly is! Thank you, Holly! You wrote a great article and we are glad that you are excited about self-directed IRA real estate investing!”

Holly explains the process brilliantly in her article and she is generating interest as we are seeing blog posts with questions and comments on her article. One question she received is “In the above Holly states, ‘you and your IRA are separate entities. The assets owned by the IRA must be handled as passively as possible. For example, if your IRA owns property, you cannot provide any labor for that residence, act as a realtor, or be a property manager.’

“However, later on we see in David’s example, ‘No earned income to qualify for an IRA? Make yourself the property manager for your own properties, collect a small income, and qualify.’

“Is this permitted or not?

“Also, where can I find more info on tax liens in NC? As I understand it, purchasing a tax lien does not transfer ownership in any way?”

This is an excellent question that often comes up. The distinction here is a property that is owned by an IRA and a property that is owned directly by an individual. It is true that a property owned inside an IRA belongs to the IRA and the IRA account holder cannot provide any labor for that residence, act as a realtor, or be a property manager.

When she goes on to say “No earned income to qualify for an IRA? Make yourself the property manager for your own properties, collect a small income, and qualify.”, she is calling out a distinction here. In this case, she is saying that the individual purchases a property on their own with non-IRA funds because they do not have an IRA established. She is then suggesting that that individual take the money they earn and contribute it to an IRA so that they can use that IRA to purchase future properties.

For those that missed this seminar…the entire event was professionally video taped and will be available by year end through the American IRA website at a great price. Of course, American IRA clients always receive educational materials at discounted rates, so if anyone is thinking about opening an account, this is a great time to get started.

Home Values Are On The Rise With More People Looking At Real Estate As An Investment Again. Jim Hitt Speaks About Self-Directed Real Estate IRA Investing And The Upturn.

Home values are on the rise with more people looking at real estate as an investment again. Jim Hitt speaks about self-directed real estate IRA investing and the upturn. There has been a significant increase in the number of real estate transactions in the American IRA office.

USA Today reports that “Home values have turned the corner.” American IRA, LLC has noticed a definite increase in the amount of real estate it’s clients are purchasing…a sure sign that the housing market truly has turned the corner.

Second-quarter data showed annual increases in home values in nearly one-third of the metropolitan areas that it tracks, or 53 of 167, as reported in the USA Today article, “Home values have turned the corner, Zillow says” “The window of opportunity is still open but closed slightly. Investing in real estate is still a tremendous value and if you haven’t considered it, it may be time to look at it now.”, says Jim Hitt .

Jim Hitt continues, “Our self-directed IRA client’s who are avid real estate investors, tend to value the real estate based on the Return on Investment (ROI) which means those who purchase the properties in order to rent them out are willing to pay slightly higher amounts than our investors who purchase the properties to re-sell them. With rental demand increasing, rental fees are on a steady incline which means a segment of real estate investors are willing to purchase the homes at higher prices.”

Regardless as to why the upturn in the housing market has occurred it is a much needed long overdue positive sign for the economy.


American IRA, LLC was established in 2004 by James C. Hitt in Asheville, NC.

The mission of American IRA is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry. Mr. Hitt and his team have grown the company to over $250 million in assets under administration by educating the public that their self-directed IRA account can invest in a variety of assets such as real estate, private lending, limited liability companies, precious metals and much more!

As a self-directed IRA administrator they are a neutral third party. They do not make any recommendations to any person or entity associated with investments of any type (including financial representatives, investment promoters or companies, or employees, agents or representatives associated with these firms ). They are not responsible for and are not bound by any statements, representations, warranties or agreements made by any such person or entity and do not provide any recommendation on the quality profitability or reputability of any investment, individual or company. The term “they” refers to American IRA, located in Asheville, NC.