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Is passive investing in real estate really the best strategy for high-tech professionals?

For high-tech and pharmaceutical professionals who are consulting and have self-directed IRAs or solo 401Ks, passive investing in real estate can be a great way to grow your retirement savings and diversify your retirement portfolio beyond stocks.

I should know–I spent more than 23 years in the pharmaceutical and IT industries, with the last four years as an independent consulting owner.  I also spent the last 10 years with my wife building our real estate investment portfolio.

While you focus on your consulting practice, let your retirement dollars work for you through real estate–but not the landlord and rental type of real estate.  Instead, partner with experienced real estate investors who will find the deals, manage the asset and provide the returns for you.  

This passive approach to real estate investing can provide you with the potential for high returns while still allowing you to focus on your career. 

And investing in real estate not only provides diversification from the usual stocks and funds, but it’s also a tangible asset that can appreciate in value over time.

And because your retirement funds are invested alongside those of other investors, you can spread the risk across a diversified portfolio, which can help to minimize your overall risk. 

Did you know that investing in real estate also comes with some pretty sweet tax benefits? 

That’s right – by investing with larger assets like apartments, you can take advantage of depreciation and other tax breaks that will help reduce your tax bill at the end of the year. 

So if you’re looking for a way to grow your retirement nest egg, passive investing in real estate is definitely worth considering.

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