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By Tiffiny Alexander | Agent in Scottsdale, AZ

How can I Invest In Real Estate Using My 401K Retirement Plan

If you want to take advantage of the incredible opportunities still available in the Phoenix Metro real estate market, you might consider taking control of your 401K, ESOP, or various IRA accounts.

Using your retirement plan to invest in real estate is not likely to be something your stock broker will suggest? They're compensated on stocks they sell, bonds and mutual funds. They are not trained or licensed to handle a real estate transaction. So if you are looking for a better answer to the dismal performance of your 401K, relocating a portion of it to a self-directed real estate IRA may be something you should check into. If you plan to retire in the next 5 to 10 years, I think it's pretty safe to say that real estate will make a recovery, and this could be an opportunity to recover some of the money you lost in the stock market. 

What is your time horizon?
The get rich quick fix-and-flip days may have come to an end for the average investor, but income producing real estate opportunities can still be found throughout the Valley. Based on your buy and hold timeline, investing in real estate may be an option allowing you to take control of your retirement plan.

How do I get started? Find the right investment custodian for your retirement funds. (A Google search will provide a number of options) Make an appointment with a tax advisor to discuss your strategy. Finally, find a licensed real estate professional who can help you identify income producing property.

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