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EP262: Carole Ellis Shares Thoughts on the Real Estate Market (and What To Do), Plus How to Navigate Through Self-Directed IRAs

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Carole Ellis is the Chief Operations Officer and News Editor at Self-Directed Investor Society. As a journalist herself, she handles news coverage about the real estate market and often provides market analysis pieces for Think Realty Magazine and Real Estate Wealth Monthly. Today’s topic dives into where Carole sees the market heading as well as how investors can take advantage of their self-directed IRAs!  

Key Takeaways:

  • Everyone knows there’s going to be a downturn in the market…eventually.
  • How did Carole first get started in real estate?
  • Real estate investors are some of the most innovative and creative people ever.
  • Carole discusses where she believes the real estate market is right now.
  • So many investors regret that they sold some of their properties.
  • Alex has noticed in his area that 300k properties have been slower to move than in the past.
  • We’re seeing a slow down in the market.
  • What’s your unique ability? What do you bring to the table?
  • When it comes to wholesaling or fix and flipping, it’s the wild, wild west out here.
  • AirBnb and Cryptocurrency have impacted the real estate market quite a bit.
  • Carole believes the market is cooling off right now.
  • Where does Carole see the real estate market heading?
  • Remember, you are the biggest asset you have! So, invest in yourself!
  • When it comes to self-directed IRAs, how can real estate investors take advantage of that?
  • It’s actually not complicated to get started!
  • It’s very, very risky to fix and flip and wholesale in your IRA.
  • So, what are some of the best ways to use a self-directed IRA?
  • Who should you hire to help you with this process?
  • There’s so many prohibited transactions out there, which is why you need to have someone on your team to guide you through it legally.
  • What’s one piece of advice Carole would share to her younger self?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Connect with Carole: Website and Facebook.

Visit Self-Directed Investor Society, and make sure to check out REI Wire

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“Real estate investors are the more innovative, creative and frequently stubborn people ever.”

“We’re moving into a period where investors are going to have more control if they’re willing to look regionally and locally for the right kind of opportunities.”

“This is not a bubble and a bust (market). This is just a cooling and a leveling.”

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