Real Estate

Why Boomers Should Consider Real Estate as a Retirement Hedge

October 2, 2018

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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Leverage Funds in Your Self-Directed IRA or Solo 401K to Buy Commercial Real Estate

August 8, 2018

Traditionally owners of self-directed IRAs or Solo 401ks have invested in real estate using just the funds in their accounts (meaning, without any financing); and the type of real estate purchased by these investors has primarily been residential (meaning a 1-4 unit property:  a single-family residence, a duplex, a triplex, or a quad plex).  An alternative that should be given thoughtful consideration is investing in commercial real estate (meaning an office, warehouse, or retail building which can each be single tenant or multi-tenant, or an apartment building), and this can be done using financing, which should also be given thoughtful consideration.

NuView Client Success Story: April 2018

March 28, 2018

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Our featured client of the month, Ms. N, is a Sales Rep residing in Jacksonville, Florida. She first learned about NuView and how self-directed IRAs work while networking at Jacksonville’s Real Estate Investor’s Association event. It was the right timing as she was seeking to invest in real estate and minimizing taxes through a self-directed account was very appealing.

Ms. N joined NuView Trust as a client two years ago and first invested in various stocks, however, she explained that her preferred method of investing is in real estate and has done 3 deals so far with her NuView self-directed IRA.

“I prefer real estate because I believe it is a more stable and reliable investment than stocks.  I have made $200K in profit so far from real estate.”

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Private Equity Real Estate: A Better Alternative to Bonds

March 27, 2018

It’s no secret that bonds have failed to deliver compelling yields in recent years. In many parts of the world, like Japan and Sweden, yields are now negative. Due to the shortage of viable options for risk-adjusted income in the public sector, global investors are being forced to consider all options to quell the need for yield. But yield is like fashion — eventually, if the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates as we have observed over the past year, it will come back around.


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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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Commercial Real Estate: How to Profit During Inflation

March 1, 2018

Uncertainty in the public markets continues to cause unrest among global and domestic investors, with inflation being one of the main economic theories circulating among financial analysts about the cause of the next market crash.

What exactly is inflation? The economic definition of inflation is “a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.” In reality, this translates to ordinary expenses, like groceries or gas, are going to cost more — and in some instances much more than one is accustomed — without a relative increase in work related income.

Investing in “hard assets” such as gold or other precious metals, oil or other natural resources, and even art have historically been protective investment vehicles to both protect against inflation, and in some instances, turn a future profit. When an economic shift happens, investors seek alternative investments like commercial real estate to their traditional public stock, bond and cash portfolios.


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Client Success Story: How Tim Turned $88k into $400k with his NuView IRA

February 2, 2018

Our featured client of the month, Tim H., brings to us a unique story as he previously worked for an airline that was shut down. This was when he realized he needed to do more with the retirement funds he had accumulated in his 401K but was unable to take out the funds while working for the airline company. Tim saw our ads frequently and realized that this is what he needed to do to gain control. As soon as he started investing his self-directed IRA funds, his assets began to grow tremendously. Tim became a client of NuView 5 years ago with $88,000 which has since grown to $400,000 in assets! Continue reading…

Leveraging your IRA to Invest in Real Estate: A Mathematical Analysis

November 28, 2017

Authored By: Greg Emmer

The benefit of having a self-directed IRA is the autonomy that the account holder has in the scope of investments he/she can take part in.  With the housing market hitting new highs every day, an increasingly popular strategy for an IRA is to invest in real estate.  That is, buying properties, renovating them, and subsequently selling the home for a nice profit.  When implementing the right acquisition strategy, an investor is certain to find several suitable purchase opportunities in today’s marketplace. Continue reading…

Hiring an Investor Friendly Real Estate Agent

September 25, 2017

The field of real estate is attractive to those looking for a challenge and many people are drawn to real estate for the possibility of more freedom and extra income. One of the fields that dominates the real estate industry is that of a licensed real estate agent. Real estate agents can be either a sales associate, broker associate or the managing broker on file. A sales associate must be licensed for two years before being able to apply and test to become a broker associate or broker. With over 220,000 real estate agents in Florida alone, how can you ensure that yours is working in your best interests and understands enough to truly help you? Continue reading…

Introduction to Wholesaling – Why should YOU care about it?

July 31, 2017

Have you ever seen the late night infomercials for making money in real estate with no money down? What about a local event in your hometown from a guru pitching real estate courses? What is wholesaling and does it work in all markets? Everyone understands that it takes money to make money. Is it true that I can flip a house without ever touching a hammer? Continue reading…