Can I Invest My IRA in Real Estate?

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The U.S. Labor Department reported on February 15, 2017 that the annual inflation rate for 2016 was 2.5%. That means that returns on many types of investments, such as bank CDs, money market funds, municipal bonds, and treasuries (two to ten-year terms), are lower than the rate of inflation.

Meanwhile, the real estate market in the United States has rebounded from the economic collapse of 2008. Prices of real estate, in vibrant markets, are now at levels higher than they were prior to the real estate market crash. Quality properties, in major markets, are showing solid annual increases in valuation.

These trends are encouraging for more investors to consider using IRA funds for direct investment in real estate, especially income-producing properties. Read more