clawdebtcoldbeer: "Maybe this is a dumb idea, but . . . I recently purchased a condo, and have very little equity (less than $10,000 on a $265,000 property -- no I don't pay PMI, don't ask). My question: If I converted my ownership in the condo to shares (via a realty trust or something) and contributed my equity to a Roth up to the max every year, could I put the entire property (at its current very low value) in the Roth and not pay CG tax when I sell the condo?I'm sure this is a very bad idea, just not sure why. There are probably state recording requirements also, but I haven't looked into them."First, you would need to find a trustee that is willing to own real estate for you.Second, there is no personal use permitted of IRA owned real estate, and the IRA cannot be a debtor on a mortgage and the IRA must pay operating expenses.Third, all you can contribute to an IRA is cash. The IRA could purchase an interest (ASSUMING THAT YOU DID NOT RUN AFOUL OF RELATED PARTY RULES), but it would have to be at FMV not at some arbitarily low rate.I believe that this will never fly.Regards, JAFO
Best Of |
Favorites & Replies |
Start a New Board |
My Fool |
BATS data provided in real-time. NYSE, NASDAQ and NYSEMKT data delayed 15 minutes.
Real-Time prices provided by BATS. Market data provided by Interactive Data.
Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings Estimates, Analyst Ra