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There is one tool I see missing from most investor's toolbox and most real estate agents don't know about these.
Real estate investors. We are the scourge of the planet--the geese that lay the golden eggs. Those who invest successfully and work with agents can be either your best client or "attention needed" child. Over the years I've had the pleasure of helping all types from the "I read a book so now I know more than you" to the "I've been an investor for 20 years and you've taught me more in six months than I've learned through the years".
What does "non-recourse" mean? Simply put it means the lender's only recourse in the event of a default is to reclaim the property. Any losses cannot come from the borrower's other assets. This is required by IRA rules for those electing to invest in residential real estate using funds from their independent retirement account.
Surprisingly I have even had financial advisers tell me one of two things, "I'm wrong and this can't be done legally" or they have never heard of this and they have been advising their clients to pay cash for investment properties.
Here is the good news: not only is it legal, it's the most amazing way to invest in real estate with limited personal exposure other than the investment from your IRA -- AND it is available in every state. So no matter where your client lives and where the property is we can add this tool to your sales portfolio.
The borrower is going to need 30% down from the IRA and the IRA must retain an additional 30% (of the loan amount) in their IRA after the purchase.
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I started writing on Active Rain in 2006 when I was representing the mortgage industry. I am no longer in that industry and many of the older posts contain outdated information. Please do not contact me for LENDING or MORTGAGE questions but rather contact a licensed mortgage professional from your area. I have always been in marketing and branding and that is still what I do. Thanks for reading!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.