For entrepreneurs, one of the biggest obstacles you may come across is funding for an investment or project you are looking to acquire. It could be months or years until you can be fully funded for the venture you are interested. Luckily for you reading this, there are hundreds of option that are available to you. If you are just starting out in this area of real estate you have an advantage many could not take advantage of 30 years ago, digital outreach.
Let’s face it many of us live in or near large metropolitan cities, and it can be extremely difficult trying to get money from your local bank. Crowdsourcing is one of the best ways that many people are able to receive funding for the investment that they are working on. People naturally want to be a part of something that is bigger than they are.
For example, in the say you are thinking of investing in a church that has been in a certain neighborhood for years; the community will fight to keep a piece of history open. When you are able to get the neighborhood involved with the investment it gives it a meaning deeper than making money or curb appeal.
Having friends that are willing to help you out in a pinch will always be the best option for you in the end. Take trust deed investing, for example, you are able to split the note between multiple people if you cannot cover the cost yourself. In trust deed investing you are able to divide the note with up to ten investors. In turn all in the involved receive their own percentage and they would receive a proportional amount of the monthly fees. This is called a fractionalized note.
Yes, you read that right you are able to use an IRA for trust deed investing. The best way that you could go about this is to go through a company that specializes in this type investing. Luckily in California, there are a few firms that are able to help you. The percentage you have to pay is fairly low as well. Usually, it ranges from around 0.3% to 0.5%.
When you do use your IRA or another retirement account you are able to reinvest into it tax-free. Pro-tip: Trust deeds are generally classified as regular income; if you are able to use your retirement you may be free of certain taxes.
If you do not use them you are going to waste a lot of time and money trying to take on everything by yourself. One of the best things you could do is find someone that specializes in trust deed investing and have them give you pointers on where the best resources can be found. You could even potentially find a partner in the venture you want to take on.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
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About the author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.
Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.