Getting Started: Investing in Real Estate Through Your IRA


You don’t have to be an HGTV pro at flipping houses or have a gigantic IRA balance to add real estate to your IRA investment portfolio. Investing in real estate through an IRA not only provides the flexibility to invest in different aspects of the real estate market but also the opportunity to invest in different ways, from 100% ownership to purchasing shares of a real estate-investing entity. 

Real estate can be an attractive investment option for self-directed IRA owners who want more diversification and control over their investments. If you are thinking about investing in real estate through your IRA, make sure you understand the prohibited transaction rules and weigh the benefits and considerations along with your personal investment objectives. Most investors engage financial, tax, and real estate experts to help them evaluate the potential risks and rewards of investing in real estate through an IRA.

Ready to learn more? Use our guide to learn about ways to invest in real estate through your IRA, benefits, and considerations to be aware of when exploring real estate investments through an IRA.