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Try this on for size. It's probably not perfect, but it is a compilation of the information I was able to gather.

Nice analysis, Peter. And you cleared up a bit of confusion on my part. Pledging your IRA as collateral against a loan is a disqualifying transaction, but that doesn't preclude using debt to finance a real estate investment within the IRA since the real estate itself is the collateral, not the IRA.

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