Real estate investments are the most popular assets in a self-directed IRA.
Commonly called real estate IRAs, these accounts offer great benefits in building tax-deferred or tax-free retirement income. Often, investments are secured by property and provide diversity in your retirement portfolio that can be safer than traditional investment vehicles such as stocks or mutual funds.
You can purchase a property, renovate and flip it for a quick return or hold the property for several years in your account to make a profit through rental income. Your IRA can also invest in private lending opportunities to build wealth for retirement. When you self-direct a real estate IRA, the choices are yours to make!
Explore our Real Estate Investing Center below to learn how these account structures work.