How to Use Your IRA to Buy Real Estate in Boston – Part 2

We wrote a recent article about putting local Boston investment property into your self directed IRA. If you haven’t checked that one out, head over here.

Looking to add to your real estate portfolio here in Boston? Using your IRA may be a great fit. Read this article to see how...
Looking to add to your real estate portfolio here in Boston? Using your IRA may be a great fit.

Putting your money into an IRA or similar investment vehicle can be a great idea.

But with taxes on the way up, it might be an even better idea to create a self-directed IRA. This will allow you to widen your investment options to include local Boston investment real estate in order to defer your taxes and end up earning a better rate of return in the long run.

If you think this might be a good option for you, here is how to use your IRA to buy real estate in Boston.

A Few Quick SD IRA for Real Estate Facts

  • In order to use your IRA to buy Boston real estate, that property must be a business home. It can’t be a personal home, a second home, or a rental (but there is a simple way to put rental properties into a SD IRA below).
  • The property you buy must not be something you already own.
  • It must also be a purchase directly into the IRA.

How to Use Your IRA to Buy Real Estate in Boston

It is possible to buy rental property with an IRA, but you must open a custodial account and then transfer money into it. It’s a simple process that we can help you out with. Just give us a call at (617) 752-1768 and we can assist you.

There are many rules associated with this type of transaction, so be sure you understand and agree to them before you buy. It is also possible to buy a home for the purpose of “flipping” it, but only if you are in the flipping business.

Furthermore, there is a limit to the number of flipped properties you can purchase in one year in Boston with your self directed IRA. Again, the best course of action is to determine the rules for the process to make sure you can live with them.

SD IRA Investing Limits

The rules that govern these types of investments do not allow a traditional mortgage with an IRA. Instead, you need to have enough money in your IRA to make the purchase. There are costs associated with administering the IRA, so you must make sure that your IRA has enough money in it to cover those expenses too.

If you don’t already have a great self directed IRA custodian, reach out to us and we can connect you with the ones we know of who are very real estate friendly. Just give us a call at (617) 752-1768 or shoot us an email through our Contact form. Let us know that you’re looking for SD IRA resources for buying Boston investment properties and we’ll get back to you right away.

Basic Rules of Investing (even with real estate)

There are many rules in investing that can help you determine a good purchase from a bad one. One of the most important things to remember is to diversify your portfolio.

As tempting as a real estate purchase might be in Boston, it’s a good idea to follow this advice when using your IRA to make a purchase. Just as is the case with any big investment, it’s always a good idea to check with a qualified financial adviser before you make a purchase to get an independent view of the long term as well as the short term outlook.

In the end, using your IRA to invest in local Boston MA investment properties can be a great route. It helps you grow your portfolio using real estate with the tax benefits of the IRA. If you’re looking for investment properties here in Boston join our Boston Wholesale Property Preferred Property Buyers List through the link below.

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