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Equity Trust Company client John is in the process of restoring an entire town to its former status as a resort and tourist destination – with the help of his self-directed IRA.
Yes – not only can investors self-direct their savings into alternative investments such as real estate and tax liens, but an entire town isn’t outside of the realm of possibilities when investors open a self-directed IRA.
John’s journey began with lakefront land he owned in his IRA. When he and his wife decided to offload the parcel in exchange for something with more income potential, he worked with his partner to strike a deal with the corporation that owned an entire town.
John and his partner (another Equity Trust client) realized, after a little research into the company, that John already possessed what it wanted: lakefront property on which to build a cabin. Together the investors struck a deal to trade his land for an entire town that was under the company’s ownership. Between John’s and his wife’s retirement accounts, they have a 50-percent stake in the northern California town of Keddie.