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Investing In Real Estate Podcast

Today’s first caller owns a couple of rental properties alongside her husband. As they reach retirement age, what’s the best investment type? Should they open a self-directed IRA or buy properties in other ways? That’s the first question I’m answering on today’s show!

This episode of Investing in Real Estate features three of your investing questions on topics like retirement, the best incentives of investing in the US from overseas, and how to decide if you should convert your home into a rental property. As always, I appreciate your great questions, and I hope you find this episode helpful on your real estate investing journey.

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • What retirees should consider when choosing an investing strategy.
  • The incentives of buying real estate in the US.
  • How to decide if you should convert your home into a rental property.

What Retirees Should Consider When Choosing an Investing Strategy

Personally, I’m not a big proponent of putting cash into a self-directed IRA to buy rental properties. The best way to set up a self-directed IRA is by using fund that are already allocated for retirement purposes, such as an old 401k or IRA. Here’s why: there’s a finite amount that you can contribute. The annual contribution limit is $6500, or $7500 if you’re 50+. At retirement age, I’d consider becoming a real estate professional under the tax code, and continuing to buy rental properties inside your LLC.

The Incentives of Buying Real Estate in the US

The best incentive for buying US real estate from overseas is the potential for returns. US real estate has a lower barrier to entry than other countries like Australia. Because you can pay less for a rental property, you can expect higher returns.

How to Decide If You Should Convert Your Home Into a Rental Property

In my experience, many people want to turn their primary residence into a rental because of their attachment or emotions. Be sure you run your numbers before going this route. It might make more sense to go ahead and sell that home, and buy multiple rental properties that will perform better.

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March 4, 2024

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