5 Reasons to Purchase Real Estate Abroad

While sitting at a coffee shop in Paris, people watching and appreciating the Parisian lifestyle, I got to thinking about the endless possibilities of real estate ownership. I thought to myself, “How wonderful would it be to own a small apartment in the city of love or an old farm house in one of the many beautiful villages I passed by on the train here?”

For me, a Senior Consultant and partner at Lasaii Benefits: IRA Real Estate to Occupy, I’m left feeling proud and inspired by the opportunities that our proprietary IRA Real Estate to Occupy program offers. For those who wish to own real estate abroad-it’s a no brainer! I want to shout our program from the rooftops so that everyone knows the valuable service we offer and how it can help you reach your real estate goals, diversify your portfolio, take care of your family, create income, and offer safety and security in a day and age where asset protection is more important than ever.

With all our program has to offer, I wonder why wouldn’t you want to use some or all of your IRA funds to invest in real estate abroad, or domestic for that matter, that you and your family can enjoy and/or use to create income!

While there are so many reasons to invest in real estate abroad with our SAFE HARBOR®-Directed IRA (SHIRA), I’ve highlighted my top five:

1). Occupancy and Enjoyment– Make memories for you and your family that will last lifetimes and across generations. You can invest in something tangible that leaves a lasting legacy for your children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.

2). Income– In some foreign markets, your returns can easily surpass 10 percent annually and with the SHIRA™ there are no prohibited transactions, therefore that return goes directly to your pocket to do with as you like. With companies such as Airbnb and VRBO, the management of your property is so much easier, in that they basically take care of it for you for a small fee.

3). Family– An investment in the SAFE HARBOR®-Directed IRA™ (SHIRA™) is an investment in family. With the SHIRA™’s benefit of Step Up in Basis, you can pass the real estate at death to your heirs with the appreciated value of the property, and with no tax consequences for them. That could be thousands of tax-free dollars for your heirs!

4). Tax Effective– The SHIRA™ structures your IRA funds to totally or partially eliminate the tax liability of using those funds to help purchase real estate. (If you qualify). On top of that, any cost of travel to your second home to manage your investment property can be tax deductible as well.

5). Security of a Hard Asset and Protection of the SHIRA™-With the current market, hard assets are a sensible investment. As real estate investors are fond of saying, “the value of your property can’t go to zero, unlike your stock in Pan Am, Enron or eToys.com.” Not only will you have the security of your hard asset in real estate, but the SHIRA™ is also protected from any possible downturn in the stock market, with interest earnings when the market performs well.

Your Adventure Awaits with Lasaii Benefits: IRA Real Estate to Occupy

I’m interrupted in my day dreaming of my new, tre chic Parisian life by a car horn stuck in traffic, brought back to the harsh reality that I don’t in fact own a cute studio in Paris. The saddest part wasn’t that I didn’t own that real estate, it was the loss of the dream of a different life; because on top of the investment value, portfolio diversity, and the other financial benefits associated with real estate ownership, buying real estate abroad is really a chance to reinvent your life as you head towards your retirement years. To start a new adventure. After all, isn’t that the most fun part?


Xole Uranga-Partner and Senior Consultant at Lasaii Benefits

Creative Financing with the SAFE HARBOR®-Directed IRA (SHIRA):

With the possible interest earnings of the SHIRA™, the potential appreciation of the real estate, rental income, and the intrinsic value of occupancy, together with the tax write-offs (if you qualify); the total value and benefits of the SHIRA™ and the real estate could be, and has been, in the double digits. In other words, the perfect alternative investment.

We specialize in helping clients structure customized, tax effective IRA real estate investments that enhance their portfolios, lifestyles, market positions, and legacies.

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