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Real Estate

5 Trends to Look for in Real Estate Investing in 2019

December 10, 2018
Do your due diligence, pay attention and ride this beautiful wave while we can. It’s a great time to be where we are and it’s a great time to be in the self-directed IRA industry because the opportunities are so great.
Rebecca McLean

4. Seek larger trends when choosing where to invest

Rebecca suggested that real estate investors do their own research into an area before buying a property – especially for out-of-town investments.

Research should include the employment rate in that area, and several other factors such as the likelihood of a natural disaster and the number and type of crimes committed

5. Foreclosures are on the decline

Foreclosures have sharply declined throughout the country compared to the Great Recession. The foreclosure rate was .51 percent in 2017 compared to 2.23 percent in 2010, according to Attom Data Solutions. Rebecca concluded that real estate investors can be optimistic about the industry in 2019, but not blindly so.

No. This is considered a prohibited transaction (see IRC 4975). You may not purchase a property, or interest in a property, that’s currently owned by a disqualified person, which includes yourself.

You are not limited to residential real estate. Your IRA can hold various investment properties such as commercial buildings, vacant land, condominiums, mobile homes and apartment buildings, in addition to residential property.

No. This is considered a prohibited transaction (see IRC 4975).


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