Don’t take money from IRA, use custodian - Posted by JT - IN
Posted by JT - IN on May 13, 2001 at 21:54:03:
I would not suggest this approach, as one of the perils of RE investing, by nature, is that it is illiquid investment. I understand the rules about the use of IRA funds for 60 days, etc., but what if you plan the prompt return of funds, but due to circumstances beyond your control, you are unable to return funds within 60 days. There is more than a penalty, all monies not retruned within the 60 days would be taxable as ordianry income in the year withdrawn, plus a 10% (additional) excise tax, for early withdrawl, assuming you are under 59 1/2 yo. You could easily lose half, or more, of the value of your IRA doing this. I view that as a BIG RISK!
A much safer way to use your IRA funds to accomplish the same thing is to rollover your IRA / Pension funds to a custodian that will allow you to self direct your IRA fund into private mortgages or have the IRA as owner of fee-simple real estate. Now the IRA owned property could not have a mortgage on it, so if you have enough IRA funds to make cash purchase, great! Otherwise, have IRA be your lender. All completely safe and legitimate with IRS; except cannot be your primary residence.
I know that Mid-OH Securities allows this type of IRA. You can find them as an advertiser on this site.
Just the way that I view things…
JT - IN