man on mountain

52 Real Estate Investments You Didn't Know Were Possible for Your IRA

Access this checklist to discover 52 real estate-related investment types, each with the potential to be held in an IRA or other tax-advantaged retirement account.

Top 7 IRA Accounts for 2022

US News

"Best Overall" Self-Directed IRA Company

$34B in assets under custody

Equity Trust 2021

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

We respect your privacy and will not use the information you provide for any other purpose.

Access Your Free Guide:
Massive Potential of Real Estate in an IRA

Did you know it’s possible to invest in real estate with a self-directed IRA? Or that real estate has the potential to receive the same tax advantages as other investments held in your retirement account? Claim your list detailing 52 of the nearly endless ways to invest in real estate in your IRA.

Announcing an Easier Way to Find Investments

It’s now easier than ever to find the most in-demand investment opportunities for you self-directed account. Introducing Investment District, where you can browse and choose from high-end platforms and providers in the cryptocurrency, lending, precious metals, private equity/crowdfunding, and turnkey real estate asset classes.

Grow Wealth Your Way

Whether you’re saving for retirement, healthcare expenses, or a loved one’s education, we make the journey easy with innovative technology and first-class service.

Create a customized portfolio of alternative assets as well as traditional investments with a single custodian.

Our track record of excellence is unmatched in the industry. Over 181,000 investors rely on us to custody over $34 billion in assets. (as of 8/31/2021)

Simplify investing and account management online, through our industry-leading system, myEQUITY.

Recognized as an exceptional service provider, we have nearly 400 employees dedicated to you.

Equity Trust is a state regulated trust company. You’re in good hands.


Second to None

Our unparalleled industry and alternative asset expertise come with an unmatched record of service.

Equity Trust Most Custodians
All-inclusive fee schedule check X
Free alternative investment buy/sell transactions check X
Access to alternative investment opportunities and providers in one place check X
Easy-to-use online investment wizards check X
Over 45 years of experience check X

What Clients are Saying About Equity Trust


I’m so glad we moved our money to a self-directed IRA. We have more control over where and what our money is invested in.


[Equity Trust] has been fantastic to deal with. While no two investments are the same, I have not had any issues in finalizing the paperwork in a timely fashion. The online bill pay is easy to use and expenses related to my investments are always paid quickly.

Chris W.

Great partner to take you through the real estate IRA process. They make the complex simple!


Steve G.

I have used Equity Trust for 3 1/2 years flipping houses. After getting familiar with their system, I find it very easy to pay vendors, purchase and sell properties. Their customer support people are excellent. Very pleased with Equity Trust and highly recommend them for IRA real estate investing.

Amanda G.

I was very nervous to make my first real estate purchase, but the Equity Trust people were so helpful in answering my questions and guiding me through the process. The transaction went smoothly and quickly.

Discover the power of Self-Directed IRAs

Self-Directed IRAs and other retirement plans allow you to create lasting wealth by investing in areas where you have knowledge, expertise, and comfort.

man on mountain

Let's talk about your financial future.

Schedule a one-on-one session with an expert alternative investment counselor. We're here to answer any questions, help guide you through the process, and provide more detailed information and education specific to your journey.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

We respect your privacy and will not use the information you provide for any other purpose.

  • Investopedia Footer Logo
  • US News Footer Logo