Retirement Accounts (SDIRA)

What is a Self-Directed Retirement Account?

A self-directed individual retirement account (SDIRA) is a type of IRA that can hold alternative investments normally prohibited from regular IRAs. Although a custodian or trustee administers the account, it is directly managed by you, the account holder—this is why it’s called “self-directed.”

The main difference lies in the type of investments you can hold in the account. While a traditional IRA or Roth IRA might be used to invest in CDs or mutual funds, a self-directed IRA can be invested in and hold many other alternative investments. Funds in a self-directed IRA might be used for:

  • Real estate
  • Undeveloped or raw land
  • Promissory notes
  • Tax lien certificates
  • Gold, silver, and other precious metals
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Water rights
  • Mineral rights, oil, and gas
  • LLC membership interest
  • Livestock

Are You Directing Your Financial Future?

Who is in the driver seat when it comes to your retirement accounts? Many 401K and IRA investors are unaware that they can self direct their retirement funds into alternative investments. They often see mutual funds and stocks as their only path forward when, in reality, there is far more they could be doing. Your gains aren’t realized with the stock market until a transaction has occurred; therefore, the value is a constant moving target. 

We help investors co-own commercial real estate through their self-directed retirement accounts. We assist in the process to transition your current investment into one compatible with owning real estate. With this model, you can direct your retirement account(s) and diversify a portion of those funds into commercial real estate.

At Millcreek Commercial, we give each investor the freedom to own the percentage of a property that best fits their current investment plan—anywhere from one to one hundred percent. Our “have it your way” approach gives you flexibility and access to co-own commercial real estate.

Ultimately, Self-directed IRAs are best suited for savvy investors who already understand the alternative investments and who want to diversify in an account with tax advantages.

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While a traditional IRA or Roth IRA might be used to invest in CDs or mutual funds, a self-directed IRA can be invested in many other alternatives. Funds in a self-directed IRA might be used for:


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