Unleash your inner real estate mogul.

Maximize the power and possibilities of your real estate investing with a self-directed IRA.

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Equity Trust Company 2023

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Grow Your Wealth with Real Estate in your IRA - Turn your Real Estate Passion into a Secure Retirement

You have the power to take control of your financial future with nearly any type of real estate investing that fuels your passion. The possibilities for a real estate IRA are nearly endless:

Residential Rental Property
Commercial Property
Raw or Developed Land
Mobile Homes

Don't take our word for it, take theirs.

Wayne L.

“I never knew that investing my retirement into real estate could be this easy. Equity Trust Company made the process so seamless and pleasant that I can’t stop talking about it to friends and family.”

Laura H.

“This is a bit of new experience for me so their [associates] were extremely helpful in answering all of my questions promptly and accurately. The bill pay service is very user friendly and extremely easy to use.”

Thomas L.

“My real estate transactions were top-notch and all bills were paid in a very timely manner, extremely effortless, with no issues. My only regret is that I didn’t know about self-directed IRAs years ago, but I’m happy I finally found out about Equity Trust!”

Al U.

“Our real estate purchase is now complete…I’ve paid a couple of transaction related bills through Equity Trust and I am surprised at how easy it has been. I am not a financial guy, but I feel like this has been a very solid decision and I’m very confident that I have enhanced our retirement portfolio.”

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  • Real Estate Fix & Flips 40%+
  • Promissory Notes 12%
  • Private Equity 10.5%
  • Gold 10.2%
  • Russell 2000 Index 7.29%
  • S&P 500 5.37%
  • DJIA 5.35%

At the intersection of opportunity and impact.

Changing your investment strategy to include alternative investments can dramatically expand your horizons, both from a return-on-investment and diversification perspective.

Does your portfolio match your passions and interests?

Translate your love for real estate investing into a wealth-building strategy. A Self-Directed IRA empowers you to put your money to work in areas you know, understand, and are passionate about, including a myriad of real estate investment options.

Investment Strategy

Nearly unlimited investment options – including real estate rentals, fix and flips, raw land, mobile homes, and more, combine with the tax advantages of retirement accounts to create a portfolio that truly works for you.

Self-Directed IRAs allow you to invest in assets you know best. You can invest in a wide range of alternative assets, such as real estate, promissory notes, cryptocurrency, and private equity, in addition to traditional investments, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. YOU direct your investment choices.

Sick of paying taxes on your real estate investments? An Equity Trust account provides you with the opportunity for tax-free or tax-deferred profits.

Certain self-directed accounts allow the beneficiaries to receive the account’s assets after the account owner’s passing with little to no tax. You can leave a legacy for those you love and care about.


Second to none

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

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Redefining retirement saving for 50 years

Recognized as the industry leader and pioneer of Self-Directed Real Estate IRAs, Equity Trust has unparalleled alternative asset expertise and an unmatched record of excellence. Named among the Top 7 IRA Accounts for 2021 by US News & World Report, we offer customized one-on-one sessions to discuss your interests and goals to help guide your success as you navigate your opportunities.

Investment Freedom

Investment Freedom

You can diversify into a range of options including real estate, private entities, cryptocurrency, precious metals, and more, in addition to stocks, bonds, and mutual funds – all in one account.

Innovative Technology

Innovative Technology

Easily invest and manage your account on any device with our state-of-the-art online account management system myEQUITY. Intuitive online wizards walk you through funding, purchases and sales, paying bills, distributions, and more.

You Direct, We Support

You Direct, We Support

You’re in control, but you’re not alone. Our knowledgeable associates provide personalized service, and we offer an abundance of learning opportunities.

Recognized Leader

Recognized Leader

Our size, expertise, and technology help us ensure that we’re there when you need us most. Our 400+ associates work diligently to enhance your experience.

Access to Opportunities

Access to Opportunities

Don’t have a real estate investment in mind? Our Investment District online marketplace enables you to find potential turnkey real estate investment opportunities with the click of a button.

Exclusive Benefits

Exclusive Benefits

Each client receives access to exclusive opportunities not found with any other self-directed real estate IRA custodian. You’ll receive valuable, in-demand discounts and membership access to leading real estate investing services.

Unleash your inner real estate mogul, starting today


Open Your Equity Trust Account

One of our specialized counselors will walk you through the process, or you can do it online with myEQUITY. (10 minutes)


Fund Your New Tax-Advantaged Account

You can fund your account via rollover, transfer, or out-of-pocket contribution.


Select Your Investment

myEQUITY investment wizards walk you through the investment process online at your convenience. We have liaisons ready to help if you need it.

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