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Investing in the Zone

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By now most states have published maps of the various census tracts that have been approved as opportunity zones, and if you aren’t involved, you are missing out, says guest blogger Charles Tassell, COO of the National Real Estate Investors Association.   Read More

Land Trusts and Personal Property Trusts: Increase Privacy and Possibly Mitigate Legal Trouble for your Self-Directed IRA Investments

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A couple of items self-directed real estate investors might not be aware of but could be critical for securing profitable accounts for future generations include: privacy and avoidance of legal issues. Guest author Louis ‘Lou’ Brown, Founder of Certified Affordable Housing Provider, shares ideas for investors on protecting their future wealth.   Read More

Top Webinars of 2018

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These webinars provide valuable, timely insight about topics including real estate investing, note investing, self-directed IRA rules and more. Read More

Top Blog Posts of 2018

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From inspiring case studies to Roth IRA strategies, the most-read blog posts of the year represent a range of self-directed investing topics.   Read More

5 Trends to Look for in Real Estate Investing in 2019

By Heather Taylor2 Comments
Rebecca McLean, the Executive Director of the National Real Estate Investors Association shared her research into the state of the real estate industry during her keynote presentation at Equity Trust’s recent Wealth Building Summit. Read some of her predictions for the real estate industry in 2019 and find out how to view her presentation. 
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Top Blog Posts of 2017

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The most popular posts of 2017 included a list of top cities for single-family investment properties, tips for getting started in real estate investing, and the most commonly missed questions in our retirement savings quiz.  Discover or revisit these educational posts.   Read More

Most Popular Webinars of 2016

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Equity Trust’s most-watched webinars of the past year included in-depth discussions about getting children involved with savings, tax strategies, and self-directed IRA basics.  Read More

Avoid these Real Estate Investing Myths

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Have you ever wanted to invest in real estate, but were nervous? Entrepreneur.com columnist, Steven Kaufman calls this one of the “9 Time-Wasting Real-Estate Myths to Avoid.” Read about this and other myths.   Read More

Top Webinars of 2015

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The best of Equity Trust’s webinars in 2015 revealed successful tactics that investors have used to boost their retirement wealth.  Read More

Top Case Studies of 2015

By Heather Taylor0 Comments
In 2015, we learned about a client that doubled her account value in less than two years, a Wall Street Retiree that invests 80-85 percent of his portfolio in alternative investments, a man who invests in real estate long-distance, and more.  Read More

Americans Investing in America with Self-Directed IRAs

By Keith Blazek0 Comments
Two Equity Trust clients have used their self-directed IRAs to make a difference in their communities: John Helps Homeless Veterans with Affordable Housing – And Nets Approximately 200% ROI and Roger Funded a Ministry with his Self-Directed IRA to Help Veterans Suffering from PTSD Read More

6 Steps to Wholesaling

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The “Real Estate Goddess” Vena Jones-Cox presents the second and final part of her series, which provides a 30-second overview on getting started with the real estate investment tactic wholesaling.  Read More

Investment Basics: Real Estate Options

By Elsie Dudukovich0 Comments
There are many different ways to invest in real estate.  In this segment of Investment Basics, we’ll take a look at investing in real estate options, which can be more attractive to those who don’t have a lot of capital to invest.    Read More

Self-Directed IRAs in the Spotlight

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Self-directed IRAs continue to receive attention in the mainstream media, a possible sign that more investors are discovering this retirement account and using it as a way to diversify their portfolios. Read More

Top Webinars of 2014

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Equity University produced valuable educational webinars all year, but here are a few of your favorites. They include the “Real Estate Goddess” Vena Jones-Cox with an amazing story of real estate profits in a Roth IRA, as well as clients discussing the unique ways they’re building wealth in their IRAs.  Read More

Top Blog Posts of 2014

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Let’s revisit the most educational and inspirational blog posts of the past year. You were most fascinated by a 16-year-old who’s already building her retirement fund with real estate investments, an investor who made $92,000 from a tax-lien sale, essential information for new landlords, and more.  Read More

Top Videos of 2014

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Take another look at the videos that enlightened you this year, including insight from a client who realized he could save thousands of dollars with self-directed investing, an easy-to-understand depiction of how self-directed IRAs work, and more.  Read More

Retired Police Officer Earns Passive Income with Real Estate

By Heather Taylor2 Comments
Roxie G. of Florida might be retired from fighting crime, no one can accuse her of slowing down. After ending her 26-year career on the police force, she has found a way to reinvent the way she earns income for herself using a method that she only recently discovered: self-directed real estate investing.  Read More

More than Just Rent Checks: Being a Landlord

By Keith Blazek1 Comments
Many Equity Trust clients have used rental properties in their self-directed IRAs because of the added benefit of tax-free or tax-deferred profits, but there is more to being a landlord than simply collecting rent checks. Check out some considerations for current or hopeful landlords. Read More

Self-Directed Investment Dress-Rehearsal

By Elsie Dudukovich0 Comments
If you’ve researched or completed a self-directed investment, you’ve likely heard of the Direction of Investment form. Here’s what you need to know about the form, as well as handy lists of supporting documents you’ll need for different types of investments, to get you ready for the real thing. Read More

You Can Do a Lot with an IRA – But Not That

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Investors enjoy the many benefits (such as potential tax deductions) they can receive by using their Traditional IRAs to invest in alternatives to the stock market, such as real estate or private entities. But even an IRA has its limits, and you should know those limits if you want to avoid taxes and penalties. Read More

Sweet 16 and Investing in Real Estate

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At just 16 years old, Equity Trust client Brittany is well on her way to building herself a financially secure future with tax-free investments, thanks to the encouragement of her real estate-savvy mother.  Read More

Investors Find Opportunity in Foreclosures

By Heather Taylor0 Comments
There’s no shortage of foreclosures on the market, which can be profitable for real estate investors, if they have knowledge of how the process works. Read about the pros and cons that these distressed properties present to investors. Read More

4 Steps to Successful Note Buying

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Eddie Speed, an expert on note investing who has bought and/or sold nearly 40,000 notes during his three-decade career, has story upon story about students he’s mentored who have reaped big profits from the note-buying business. He shared many of those stories at his half-day workshop on a bonus day at the 2012 Equity University Networking Conference. Read More

Current Clients Reveal Winning Real Estate Strategies

By Heather Taylor0 Comments
Want to know what investing strategies are working in today’s market? Join our CEO, Jeff Desich, for exclusive webinar this Thursday, August 30 at 9 p.m. ET where he’ll talk to multiple successful Equity Trust clients as they discuss what they look for in investments, how they complete them and make them work in an IRA. Read More

Save Time, Money and Headaches with Proper Due Diligence In Real Estate Investing

By Elsie Dudukovich0 Comments
Today’s market offers abundant opportunities for lucrative self-directed real estate investments, yet some are still too intimidated to jump in. The fear of complex deals, circumstances going bad and the possibility of losing money can be a big deterrent. Fortunately, there are resources and education for investors “pre-deal” that can ease concerns and can help ensure each deal completes smoothly. Read More