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Why Young People Prefer Renting And How You Can Invest

Whether from a lack of affordable housing units nationwide, the fickleness of the market, or stagnating wages, young people often rent because it provides a safety net on both sides. Millennials and Gen Z especially seem determined to keep renting rather than purchasing a home. Affordability is certainly an obstacle for young people looking to […]

The Housing Shortage – A Building Crisis

To say that the United States is in a crisis regarding the available housing stock would be a massive understatement. Nationwide, homes available for purchase and rent are rapidly drying up, with fewer available each year. Texas, Illinois, Missouri, and North Carolina especially are suffering in this department, but that doesn’t mean there is no […]

Tax Benefits That Come From Investing in Real Estate

Investing in real estate can produce robust returns and has several tax benefits, making it an attractive addition to any retirement portfolio. By utilizing the process of amortization and depreciation, the value of a real estate investment asset can be calculated in different ways. It is a careful balancing act, but the benefits are worth […]

Leverage Self-Directed IRAs to Invest Passively in Real Estate

Many of the wealthiest people in the world invest their money one way or another, but they use a near-universal path to do so: real estate. Investing in real estate allows you to save for your retirement while leveraging your retirement account. Using a standard 401(k) or a Roth IRA to invest in real estate […]

Using Your 401k/IRA to Utilize the Power of a Self-Directed IRA

A Self-Directed 401(k) IRA (or SDIRA) is the type of investment plan a person wants when they want to take more control over their investment options. Traditional 401(k)s are limited in investment options to pre-approved methods, whereas the SDIRA allows you to choose what and how you invest your preretirement funds. Instead of leaving your […]