Jim Hitt Announces the Do’s and Don’ts of Real Estate IRA Investing

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Real Estate Investing within an IRA can be a difficult process to figure out. In a recent blog post at American IRA, CEO Jim Hitt explained the simple tips to get anyone started with this form of real estate investing.

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American IRA CEO, Jim Hitt

The truth is, if you use the right tools and the right third-party administrator, the entire Real Estate IRA investing process is much simpler than some would have you believe.

Though believing that real estate investing is one of the most powerful tools to build wealth, the CEO of American IRA, Jim Hitt, recently took to the American IRA blog to clear up some “do’s” and “don’ts” when it comes to real estate IRA investing and how to use it to build up a significant retirement nest egg.

On the list of “do’s”: opening an account with a third-party administrator or custodian firm and moving funds into that account before making any purchase. Because you have to fund a purchase like this through the real estate IRA itself—and not simply transfer real estate to your IRA—this is an integral and necessary first step.

On the list of “don’ts”: living or even staying in your real estate property. Not only is this prohibited, but the IRS could force you to take the full value of your property as a distribution, which will hit you with plenty of taxes and fees to account for. That represents a tremendous loss of wealth for one mistake. Jim Hitt made sure to stress that living in a property held in an IRA is strictly forbidden, which is why one should view potential IRA real estate investments as outside assets, not a way to secure a nice place to live.

Once you know these simple tips, Jim Hitt argues, the process for Real Estate IRA investing becomes much clearer. “I think most people have this view of real estate investing as complicated. And though the laws can certainly be complicated, it’s hard to argue that the results are,” said Jim Hitt. “When you add the idea of investing through an IRA to it, people think that their lives will be one big chore of paperwork. But the truth is, if you use the right tools and the right third-party administrator, the entire investing process is much simpler than some would have you believe.”

To that end, Jim Hitt took to the American IRA blog to clarify many of these Real Estate IRA investing points. More information can be found at the blog at http://www.AmericanIRA.com.

To contact Jim Hitt or American IRA, call 866-7500-IRA and find out more about Real Estate IRA investing.


American IRA, LLC was established in 2004 by James C. Hitt in Asheville, NC.

The mission of American IRA is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry. Mr. Hitt and his team have grown the company to over $250 million in assets under administration by educating the public that their self-directed IRA account can invest in a variety of assets such as real estate, private lending, limited liability companies, precious metals and much more.

As a self-directed IRA administrator they are a neutral third party. They do not make any recommendations to any person or entity associated with investments of any type (including financial representatives, investment promoters or companies, or employees, agents or representatives associated with these firms ). They are not responsible for and are not bound by any statements, representations, warranties or agreements made by any such person or entity and do not provide any recommendation on the quality profitability or reputability of any investment, individual or company. The term "they" refers to American IRA, located in Asheville, NC.

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