Webinar: What is an SDIRA with Checkbook Control?

ReSure and the Lujan-Merriman Development Group, LMDG, collaborated to produce an incredibly informative webinar about Self-Directed IRAs and Checkbook Control. Get answers to the following questions: Continue reading “Webinar: What is an SDIRA with Checkbook Control?”

How To Invest In Real Estate With Self-Directed IRAs and Checkbook Control

Did you know that you can use a Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP-IRA, SIMPLE-IRA, or HSA to invest in real estate tax free? Do you know the difference between a Traditional IRA and Roth IRA? In this post you’ll get an overview of these accounts and how you can use a self-directed IRA with checkbook control for real estate investing.

What is NOT a Self-Directed IRA?

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Self-Directed Solo 401k Common Questions

A Self-Directed Solo 401k Plan With Checkbook Control is a powerful tax and investment tool that can be used only by  those with self-employment income and no full-time employees. It is a Qualified Retirement Plan, or One-Participant 401(k) QRP, covering a business owner with no employees, or that person and his or her spouse. These plans have the same rules and requirements as any other 401(k) QRP, but doesn’t need to perform nondiscrimination testing for the plan, since there are no employees who could have received disparate benefits. This exemption from non-discrimination testing empowers you to maximize the incredible strategies available to QRPs for your financial benefit. Following are common questions and answers regarding SoloK eligibility, benefits, and operations. Continue reading “Self-Directed Solo 401k Common Questions”

How to Manage Real Estate in Your SDIRA, Solo 401k, or Defined Benefit Plan

Real estate is the most popular asset for self-directed retirement accounts and is a great long-term investment. Efficient and compliant management of real-estate properties owned by Real Estate Retirement Accounts, particularly when there are multiple owners, can be achieved in several ways, which will be outlined in this post. Continue reading “How to Manage Real Estate in Your SDIRA, Solo 401k, or Defined Benefit Plan”

Self-Directed Real Estate Retirement Accounts For Real Estate Agents

Self-directed retirement accounts that allow real estate investing with tax advantaged funds should be part of every real estate agent’s financial plan. This article will introduce the fundamentals of such accounts and the opportunities they present for those that have an insider’s view of the real estate market.

What Are Self-Directed Retirement Accounts?

Self-directed retirement accounts, which can be in the form of IRAs or Qualified Plans, allow you to use retirement money for non-traditional investments and retain all the tax benefits of those vehicles. Real estate investing is by far the most popular investment for such accounts, with other common assets being real estate secured private loans, mortgage notes, and tax liens – all of which are forms of generating income from real property. Continue reading “Self-Directed Real Estate Retirement Accounts For Real Estate Agents”

In-Service Distributions: Checkbook Control Solo 401k & IRA-LLC

Rolling over funds from your employer-sponsored 401k to a Solo 401k or Checkbook IRA is doable in many instances, but you’ll have to overcome some obstacles to do so. With the knowledge provided in this post, you’ll be prepared to get the results you want.

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Checkbook Solo 401k Plans For Real Estate Professionals

Why Is A Checkbook Solo 401k The Best Retirement Plan For Real Estate Agents?

Solo 401k retirement plans are the ideal tax advantaged account for real estate professionals, especially for real estate agents, mortgage brokers, real estate wholesalers, and real estate flippers. Real estate professionals have self-employment income and KNOW REAL ESTATE, making the Individual(K) the perfect plan for them. In the post, we’ll present some of the benefits of a Checkbook Control 401k and some Checkbook 401K advanced strategies.  Continue reading “Checkbook Solo 401k Plans For Real Estate Professionals”

Beyond Prohibited Transactions: The Step Transaction Doctrine

Mastery of the Prohibited Transaction Rules of IRC 4975 may lead the self-directed investor to contemplate some clever deal structures to work around those. Suppose you own an income producing property that you’d like your Solo 401k or Checkbook IRA to purchase, but knowing that as a “disqualified person” you can’t transact with your IRA you initially conclude that it can’t be done. Suddenly, you experience an epiphany – you could transfer title to the property from your name (or your LLC’s name) to your brother’s name, and he would subsequently sell the property to the self-directed retirement account. Eureka! That stroke of brilliance has been had by many others and the courts have developed some judicial doctrines to analyze and characterize such transactions. One such doctrine is known as the Step Transaction Rule. Continue reading “Beyond Prohibited Transactions: The Step Transaction Doctrine”