Potential Investments in a Checkbook Self-Directed IRA LLC

Potential Investments in a Checkbook Self-Directed IRA LLC
Potential Investments in a Checkbook Self-Directed IRA LLC

You might have heard a few things we’ve said about Checkbook Self-Directed IRA LLCs. This arrangement—in which the LLC holds a checkbook, reverting to the control of the IRA holder—means you can write checks and easily make a wide variety of potential retirement investments with ease. But what is the chief benefit of that? If you ask us, one of the key benefits is just how many investment options there are when you use a Self-Directed IRA. And while we’re happy to tell you all about the process of setting up these accounts, this post will take a different approach. Let’s talk about potential investment options you can choose when you have an account like this.

Real Estate Investment Opportunities:

  • Residential Properties: Houses, apartments, condominiums, or townhouses that you purchase with the intent of generating rental income can be great additions.
  • Commercial Properties: These are office buildings, retail spaces, industrial facilities, or warehouses used for business purposes, leased to commercial tenants.
  • Developed Land: Parcels of land that have been improved with infrastructure such as roads, utilities, and buildings.
  • Foreclosures: Properties acquired by lenders through foreclosure proceedings, often sold at discounted prices due to the foreclosure.
  • Rehabs/Flips: These are properties purchased below market value, renovated, and resold for a profit.
  • Mobile Homes: Manufactured homes that are for residential living, typically located in mobile home parks.
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs): These companies own, operate, or finance income-producing real estate, allowing investors to gain exposure to real estate without directly owning properties. It’s a bit like buying a stock in real estate.

Promissory Notes & Tax Deeds:

  • Mortgages: These are loans for and secured by real estate, with the property serving as collateral for the loan.
  • Deeds of Trust: Similar to mortgages, deeds of trust involve a third-party trustee holding legal title to the property…until the loan is repaid.
  • Secured Promissory Notes: These loans are backed by collateral, including real estate or personal assets, to protect the lender if there’s a default.
  • Unsecured Promissory Notes: These are simply loans without collateral. They’ll rely solely on the borrower’s creditworthiness and promise to repay.
  • Tax Liens: Claims against a property for unpaid property taxes. Investors can purchase these to earn interest or acquire the property through foreclosure.
  • Tax Deeds: These are properties acquired by investors through tax foreclosure auctions, where the winning bidder becomes the new owner.

Other Investment Options:

  • Precious Metals: These are tangible assets assets such as gold, silver, platinum, or palladium, often used as a hedge against inflation or economic uncertainty.
  • Equipment Leasing: Leasing equipment to businesses or individuals in exchange for regular rental payments, which generates passive income.
  • Private Equity: Investments in privately held companies or non-publicly traded stocks. This typically means the potential for high returns but also higher risks.
  • Cryptocurrency: Digital or virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, used for online transactions.

That’s quite the laundry list. But the truth is, with a Checkbook Self-Directed IRA LLC, you can unlock these potential assets in your portfolio with ease. In fact, the difficult part may only be getting it set up—and you can work with a third party to help with that. And once you’re set up, a Checkbook Self-Directed IRA LLC is easy to maintain. At that point, you’ll be able to pick the assets that work for you—fitting with your unique experience and how you like to approach retirement.

Want to learn more about how it all works? Reach out to TurnKey IRA today by dialing our number at 844-8876-IRA (472) and we’ll talk to you about what you need to know to get started.

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