Investing

Common Misconceptions About 1031 Exchanges

March 1, 2019

There are several common misconceptions about the Internal Revenue Code 1031 exchange process.  To keep investors on the right track and focused on what is important to that investor, let’s clear up a few of these most common misconceptions:

Misconception #1:  To execute a 1031 exchange the investor may only file a form with the IRS and as long as the seller doesn’t utilize, spend or touch the proceeds from the sale of the property they are relinquishing, the investor can perform an exchange at any time.

Wrong!  THIS IS FALSE.   The investor may not have actual nor constructive receipt of the sale proceeds.  This action will trigger a taxable event.  Investors need to use a special non-related “middleman” called a Qualified Intermediary [“QI”] or Accommodator who is required to hold the sale proceeds for them and who then uses those proceeds to buy any replacement property at their express direction. Once the sale of the property the investor is relinquishing closes, funds must be directed to the investor’s QI until the purchase or “up-leg” portion of the exchange is completed.

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How to Get Double-Digit Returns in your Self-Directed IRA Without Ever Having to Own Real Estate

February 27, 2019

 

Finding the right vehicle for investing your IRA funds can be challenging. With the wide range of investment strategies, it’s hard to know which vehicle will provide the highest yield with the lowest amount of risk.  Many self-directed IRA owners chose more common investments such as single-family fix and flips or rentals as their main investment vehicle for their IRA. While those provide decent returns, there is still an element of risk and liability because you have to physically own the asset. Not to mention you’re now dealing with tenants, taxes, and the cost of unexpected repairs on the property. While there is nothing wrong with these vehicles of investing, what if I told you there was an easier way to put your IRA money to work that offered security, collateralization, and double digit returns without ever having to own real estate?

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A Guide to Real Estate Syndication

February 5, 2019

Introduction

Making a career out of investing in real estate is not exactly the easiest thing. Like a lot of investments, real estate investments tend to start out small before progressing into something bigger. However, this progression could take years and for the ambitious real estate investor, the idea of spending years of their career investing in turnkey rental properties doesn’t seem too appealing. Fortunately, real estate investors can gain the financial momentum to fast track their career via a concept known as real estate syndication For real estate investors looking to learn more about real estate syndication, this article will provide a complete guide to the concept to help them broaden their knowledge.

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Self-Directed Regulation D Real Estate Fund Investments

January 3, 2019

 

You’ve set up a self-directed IRA account at Nuview Trust Company and you have or are in the process of deciding how to invest your IRA funds.  For many investors they are interested in having exposure to real estate as part of their IRA portfolio.  Through your self-directed IRA you may choose to invest directly in buying or owning a piece of real estate, while abiding by the limitations set for IRAs (generally restricting you from buying something for personal use or from transacting with certain members of your family).  For many investors they choose to invest in a “fund” that is limited to real estate investments to achieve exposure to real estate.

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The Idle IRA

November 29, 2018

 

Many fall prey to the common misconception that setting up an IRA and investing money in it will ensure you will be taken care of when retirement rolls around.

The sad truth is, just because you fund an IRA doesn’t mean you’ll have enough to retire with when the time arrives. The fact is, many households (35%) do not even have a retirement savings plan such as an IRA. The ones that do have retirement plans underutilize them.

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Share The Secret: Self-Direction For Children

October 2, 2018

 

 

SHARE THE VALUE OF INVESTING

When it comes to investing, education and experience are key. This is not something that is taught in school, but instead must be learned either on one’s own, or from a mentor figure. Once you learn the ins and outs of investing, you can use a self-directed IRA to pass along your knowledge to your children.

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Roth IRAs and Why They’re Your Secret Weapon to Retiring Well

When considering yearly income taxes, many enjoy the benefits of a traditional IRA or any pretax retirement account, largely because they are able to deduct the contribution on their tax return. This is part of a strategy used to secure a lower tax bracket. However, investors that self-direct often enjoy large gains making the Roth IRA their #1 choice – and for a very good reason.

When you contribute to a Roth, you pay taxes up front. You might be asking yourself, “What’s so great about paying taxes up front when you can’t deduct your contribution from your taxable income that year?” Well, when you pay the IRS up front, that’s it, they don’t get anything else. Yes, it’s true. That means no capital gains tax, and no forced distribution at any age. You can buy and sell stocks, bonds, real estate, crypto currency, precious metals, etc. all inside your Roth IRA. This leads to increasing your wealth, year after year, without owing any additional taxes.

Let that sink in for a second.

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Why Boomers Should Consider Real Estate as a Retirement Hedge

Over 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every single day and will continue to do so for the next 10 – 15 years.  That has never happened before.  More people will actually be retiring than entering the work force.  Ironically, the boomer generation, who for all intent and purposes, did considerably better financially than their post-Great Depression Era generation parents did are at a crossroads.

Many have lived well and planned poorly.  Growing up in the booming post WWII economy, the mantra was to get good grades, go to college, get a good job and retire with a big fat pension.  It sounded great but no one ever said that mid-career corporate America would do away with pension plans and place the responsibility for our retirement squarely on our shoulders.

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NuView Client Success Story: Lucrative Investing in Limited Partnerships

March 6, 2018

Scott learned about self-directed IRAs from a Broker/Dealer he works with and was attracted to the tax management benefits that can be achieved when holding non-traditional assets in an IRA.

In 2008, Scott opened up an account with another Self-Directed IRA Custodian and made an investment as a limited partner in a real estate development project. He then heard about NuView Trust at a broker/dealer investor event where one of NuView’s Representatives spoke about our company and services offered.

Scott has since done 6 investment purchases via his NuView IRA account and says that “I prefer investing in limited partnerships because I believe that I can obtain a more favorable return on investment.  My accounts at NuView have outperformed the stock markets.”  In addition to limited partnerships, Scott uses his NuView IRA to invest in real estate and several other alternative assets. Continue reading…

Investing in Agriculture with your Self-Directed IRA

March 5, 2018

One of the many alternatives available for self-directed IRA investors is agriculture. Agriculture investments can help your retirement funds grow in two ways: First, a farm produces crops, and these crops generate income when sold. In addition, the value of the land may increase over time, resulting in tax-deferred capital gains. Investing in agriculture has become more popular in the past ten years. TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial services organization and the leading retirement investor for the academic community, owned no agricultural land in 2007. Today, they have more than $8 billion worth of farmland, including investments on behalf of itself and other institutional investors.

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