5 Reasons Self Directed IRA Real Estate Investing Makes Sense
Did you know you can use a self-directed individual retirement account (SDIRA) to invest in real estate passively? Here are 5 reasons why it makes sense.
1. Free Yourself From the Stock Market
With a SDIRA account, your money is not trapped in the stock market. Many people sell their stock holdings when values go down and hold cash in their IRA until the market improves. The reason to hold cash in your IRA is because you don’t really have any option besides buying stocks (including mutual funds) and bonds.
A SDIRA opens up the world of alternative investments to you. Your money does not need to be trapped on Wall Street! According to Investopedia, “alternative investments can include things like private equity or venture capital, hedge funds, managed futures, art and antiques, commodities, and derivatives contracts. Real estate is also often classified as an alternative investment.”1
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2. Diversify Your Investment Portfolio
You self directed IRA enables you to diversify your retirement funds into alternative investments thus reducing risk while you enjoy seeing your capital increase in value. Some alternative investments, such as real estate, are not correlated to the stock market.
This means when the stock market goes down, real estate doesn’t go down (unless, of course, there are other market conditions, unrelated to the stock market, that would specifically cause real estate to lose value). This is a huge advantage of having a SDIRA.
3. Get Higher Returns
Diversifying your portfolio by investing in alternative investments can get you higher returns than the stock market. This is true especially during economic downturns and declining stock prices.
Higher returns mean you have a chance of beating inflation and getting more profitable returns on your investment.
4. Enjoy Tax Benefits
By using a SDIRA to invest in alternative assets, you can reap the rewards of tax benefits that you get because it is an IRA account. This is advantageous compared to using your non-qualified funds to invest in alternative assets which will not be eligible for the same tax benefits as IRA funds.
5. Set It and Forget It
Well this benefit may not be true with every alternate investment, but it works for some. Real estate is a good example. When you invest in real estate with your SDIRA, you can select a fund or syndication deal that will use your funds to invest for 3 to 5 years or longer. This frees you up from continual worry like you do when your money is in the stock market.
The key to this strategy relies on doing some homework on the investment fund and the fund manager. Once you find a suitable opportunity that makes sense, you can invest long term in the fund and enjoy watching your capital grow.
How To Get Started
The first step to invest with us is to fill out our Interest Form. We'll connect and discuss your goals, then we'll find the best investments to help you meet these goals.
Invest and Enjoy
After you invest you can just sit back, relax, and receive quarterly cash flow payments from your passive investments.