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Old 02-03-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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If so, who did you use? How has it worked for you? Any advise for someone thinking about doing it? And please, only those who have actually done this respond. Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:09 PM
 
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I used Self-Directed IRA Services and Vantage Self-Directed Retirement Plans and am pleased with both. SDIRA Services for investments in Marketplace Lending and Vantage for real estate. Fees are reasonable, service is reliable.

What will the underlying investment be for you? If real estate, you should check into UDFI and UBIT taxes which are withheld at the max tax rate.
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:08 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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IRA Services Trust Co.. holds an IRA LLC, which in turn holds and manages a few of my my investment properties. (One very simple low fee, one annual report by me to declare value)

Been very ez, and cheap, and efficient (so far) KoW

Love those investments and impressive monthly cash flows
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Old 02-04-2017, 03:58 PM
 
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Unless I'm mistaken, most rollover IRA's can be designated and operated as a self-directed IRAs. I've had/have a couple - no problems.
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Old 02-05-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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There are self directed equity investment Ira's (std fare), even my kids started in these at age 12, as soon as they had earned income.

Then there are self directed business asset Ira's, where you hold / own non- conventional investments through a custodian. (Real estate, businesses, collectibles, precious metal...)

Both have their +/- and unique purpose and benefits to your overall portfolio.
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Old 02-05-2017, 03:58 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Yes, At Fidelity and Schwab. The IRA's are now Roths but they started as Normal IRA's.

Still have a 401K back @ my old employer in there Fixed Fund, since it pays a nice percentage rate, Went down for 2017, But still better then I could get anywhere else.

They work well for me, Done good growth in the last 5 years when I was activity managing them. OK growth before that when I had them in Good Mutual Funds, and Good "Blue" Chip type stocks.
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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I should clarify that I wish to invest a portion of my existing IRA to buy a rental condo. Thanks to all who responded.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Yes, you can, but there are lots of rules, here are some.

https://www.trustetc.com/real-estate-ira/rules

Personally I would not want my IRA to be non diversifiable in one non liquid asset. "All my Eggs in One basket" issue. I would look at REIT's more then one property.

You need to be able to play for all the operational costs of the rental from your IRA: Repairs, HOA Dues, Taxes, Special Assessments, holding cost when vacant.
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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Yes, you can, but there are lots of rules, here are some.

https://www.trustetc.com/real-estate-ira/rules

Personally I would not want my IRA to be non diversifiable in one non liquid asset. "All my Eggs in One basket" issue. I would look at REIT's more then one property.

You need to be able to play for all the operational costs of the rental from your IRA: Repairs, HOA Dues, Taxes, Special Assessments, holding cost when vacant.
I'm contemplating using 20 to 25% of my total IRA balance, and I asked only for responses from those who have actually done this. Thanks anyway.
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I have.
Pay close attention to fees.
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