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IRAR Trust Company

IRAR Trust Company
For over 22 years, IRAR has provided self-directed account administration and custodian services for people who want to control how they save for retirement. Our clients invest in non-traditional assets as part of their over all strategy. Investments may include residential and commercial real estate, notes, IRA LLCs and other alternative assets. Our Mission: To provide personalized and informed professional services that empower our clients to build and control their retirement future at affordable rates. For more information, see our "About" page: https://www.iraresources.com/about-ira-resources

Website: https://www.iraresources.com/

Email: info@iraresources.com

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Private Placements in IRAs: Why So Popular With Investors?

by IRAR Trust Company on (August 1, 2019)

Private placements —stocks, bonds, or securities sold on the private market, instead of on the public exchange— make up a huge portion of our clients’ IRAs. An extremely popular investment, they’re one of our most popular (next to real estate), as typically they aren’t offered at regular retirement providers like Fidelity or Schwab. Investors use private placements to use their retirement savings to fund start-ups, technology, business expansions, and more in exchange for stock options and equity not available to the general public. An excellent opportunity with a market primed for investment, and self-directed IRAs make it possible.

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Topics: Private Placements/LLCs

Self-Directed IRA? It's Easy If You Do It Smart

by IRAR Trust Company on (July 24, 2019)

If you’ve been self-directing your IRA (or thinking about it!), you may have heard how hard it is to work with self-directed custodians— but that’s only true of SOME self-directed custodians. Though some companies are known for overcharging while under-providing (or just being plain hard to get ahold of), we promise that’s not true for every self-directed company.

Don’t let a few bad apples chase you away from a great opportunity to invest. Don’t give up on self-directing your future. Not all custodians are the same, we all do things differently.

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules

Guide to Due Diligence For Self-Directed IRA Investors

by IRAR Trust Company on (July 18, 2019)

With a self-directed IRA, you can pick your own investments based on your own experience and expertise. This gives you the freedom to grow and build your retirement in ways most investors never imagine! But with this freedom comes some added responsibility— specifically, you need to vet your own investments. That’s not something IRAR or another self-directed IRA custodian can do for you, you’ll need to do it yourself.


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Topics: Due Diligence, Self Directed IRA Rules

How to Sell the Real Estate Assets in Your Self Directed IRA

by IRAR Trust Company on (May 24, 2019)

If you need to sell real estate held in your self directed IRA, you’ve come to the right place. It’s not hard, you just have to know what to do. Most real estate IRA investors need to do it at some point, whether to make a tidy profit after fixing up a run-down property or a long-term buy and hold that’s finally paid off. But, as with all IRA investments, following the rules and proper procedures is the best way to get your transaction completed correctly and with ease. Ready to begin? Read on:

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Topics: Real Estate IRA

Don’t Make These 7 Mistakes With Your IRA Fix & Flip

by IRAR Trust Company on (April 17, 2019)

Fix and flip investments are an incredibly popular way to make profit in the real estate market, and more and more investors are taking this tried and true tactic to their retirement portfolios. These lend themselves easily to IRA investing, as fix and flip investors are used to coordinating multiple moving parts— the process is new, but the skills and strategy aren’t.

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Topics: Prohibited Transactions, Self Directed IRA Rules, Real Estate IRA

Avoid Running Out of Money in Your Self-Directed IRA

by IRAR Trust Company on (March 27, 2019)

It happens to the best of us— a few miscalculations, and suddenly your self-directed IRA is looking a little cash poor.

Investing in assets that have bills to pay takes a little more navigating than the typical stock or bond. Though real estate, private equity, and other alternative assets can be excellent investments with outlandish returns, they also come with expenses your IRA needs to pay— and that can cause issues if you don’t have the liquidity to cover those expenses.

 But you’re not totally sunk if you find yourself low on funds— there are some things you can do:

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules, Transfers & Rollovers, Contributions

Last Chance for 2018 IRA Contributions

by IRAR Trust Company on (March 20, 2019)

The contribution deadline for 2018 is April 15th. Have you contributed yet? Even if you’ve filed for an extension, that only applies to filing your tax paperwork, not contributions themselves. There are so many reasons to contribute to your IRA— don’t overlook the rewards. Not only are there tax benefits for contributing to most accounts, but you can’t beat saving for your financial future! So act— quickly! — while you still can.

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Topics: Contributions

It's So Easy— Transfer Your Self Directed IRA To A Better Custodian

by IRAR Trust Company on (January 16, 2019)

Paying WAY too much for your self-directed IRA? Tired of “the way things go” at your current custodian? Don’t abandon self-direction— it may just be time for a change.

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Topics: Transfers & Rollovers

2019 Self Directed IRA Contribution Limits: Updates For a New Year

by IRAR Trust Company on (December 15, 2018)

New contribution limits for 2019 are out— and they’ve gone up. Good! This is the first time they’ve gone up in the past 6 years, and experts have been saying we’re long overdue for a while. Time to take advantage of this opportunity for extra savings.

Want the lowdown on these updates? Here’s a summary:

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Topics: Self Directed IRA Rules, Contributions

Why Do I Need to Update the Fair Market Value of My Self-Directed IRA?

by IRAR Trust Company on (October 25, 2018)

Don’t you hate it when a simple process gets overcomplicated? Us too.

Updating your self-directed IRA’s fair market value isn’t hard, especially at IRAR. There are times when your assets’ value needs to be updated— and when that happens, we’re here to help. We make the process easy to understand and simple to complete. Just fill out one form, provide us with documentation supporting your asset’s new value, and then your part is done.

Ready to try for yourself? Let’s get started:

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Topics: Fair Market Valuation (FMV)

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