Self Directed IRAs: Buying Real Estate with IRA Money

Looking to buy real estate with the money in your IRA? We’ve scoured the web to put together the most comprehensive list of Self-Directed IRA custodians out there.  We’ve also got some links to great content to help you research and make informed decisions about how to buy and invest in real estate using Self-Directed IRA’s.

What are Self-Directed IRA’s?

Self-Directed IRA’s (Individual Retirement Accounts) are accounts that allow you to invest in alternative assets like real estate or small businesses. Unlike your typical 401(k) or Roth IRA, these Self-Directed IRA’s require a qualified custodian to process transactions, hold the assets, and keep records for the IRS. The types of assets that individuals can invest in vary from custodian to custodian in addition to being governed by the IRS, so its important to understand what you want as an investor in making the decision to set up a Self-Directed IRA and in choosing a qualified trustee.

Self-Directed IRA Resources and Discussions:

Search Self-Directed IRA Websites

Below, you’ll find our comprehensive directory of companies that offer Self-Directed IRA’s in any form.  However, as an entrenched and still growing industry, new companies are popping up all the time and there are probably many others out there that we weren’t able to locate.  If you know of an existing custodian that should be added to this list, or a trustee that is on the list but belongs in our “Self-Directed IRA Graveyard”, please contact us, and let us know!

The Ultimate List of Self Directed IRA Custodians and Administrators


The Self-Directed IRA Graveyard