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By "more flexible" I was referring to being able to do more self directed investment like real estate in a Roth.

The types of investment that you can do aren't any different between a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA. Transactions that are prohibited in a traditional IRA are also prohibited in Roth IRAs. Prohibited transactions can be found beginning on page 45 of IRS Pub 590

Trying to make real estate investments in any type of IRA is tricky, and requires a lot of excess capital, because the real estate cannot be for personal use, any mortgage must be non-recourse (difficult to find on non-personal use properties) and any payments for things like taxes, repairs and other expenses must be paid out of the IRA.

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