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Retirement accounts increasingly used to invest in real estate

February 04, 2013 03:00PM

Self-directed IRAs are increasingly being used to buy real estate as an investment, the Wall Street Journal reported, affording the retired higher returns than the traditional investments, such as stocks and bonds, that retirement funds generally make. The motivation? Self-directed IRAs afford the flexibility to invest in more diverse assets, while maintaining the favorable tax treatment that retirement accounts are afforded. [more]