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Solo 401(K)s: Alternative Investing for Business Owners

What exactly is a Solo 401(K) and who qualifies for this type of plan? This plan is exclusively for business owners that have no other full-time employees besides the owner and their spouse. It offers greater flexibility in investment options than your standard employer 401(K), including alternative investments, and greater contribution potential. Businesses that can participate include S-Corps, LLCs, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and C-Corps. This also includes contract work for businesses like Uber, Lift, Doordash and Postmates, even if it is just a “side hustle” you can utilize this type of plan.

Trust Deeds: A Real Estate Investment for All Investors

Adding commercial real estate to an investment portfolio used to be reserved for the very wealthy. Thanks to new technology, anyone with a couple hundred dollars and an appetite for risk can find an entry point for investments these days. Given the greater accessibility and with the commercial real estate market making a comeback in key cities, it may be time for you to consider this type of investment.

An Alternative Option for Portfolio Manager: Ignite Funding Heads to Silicon Valley to Educate Advisors about Trust Deeds.


Ignite Funding will be attending the ALTS SV 2018 annual investor forum on September 17th in Silicon Valley. The event is produced by the California Alternative Investments Association and CFA Society of San Francisco. Dawn Pitts, Business Development Executive at Ignite Funding is excited to head back to Silicon Valley, “This is our second year attending ALTS SV and we look forward to educating attendees about Trust Deeds and how they can be utilized as a source for passive income.”

No one is immune to defaults

Defaults are always a possibility for anyone lending or investing in a “crowdfunded” real estate development. How the default situation is handled can be detrimental to the return of your initial principle investment. As a loan servicer for Trust Deed real estate investments, Ignite Funding stands behind each and every loan that it originates, often wearing many different hats in order to protect and return investor capital when default situations arise. Ignite utilizes its real estate expertise to act on behalf of its investors as Default Coordinator, and an Asset Manager if a default is to be resolved through foreclosure. At Ignite Funding, we have a proven track record in default resolution that is backed by results to our investors, having worked through and grown from the downturn in 2008.

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Trust Deeds vs. Mortgages: What’s the Difference?

When borrowers take out a loan for a property, they have to sign a promissory note--a document pledging to repay the loan. Depending on where the transaction takes place, this document could be either a mortgage note or a deed of trust. The main difference between the two is in who holds the title to the property while the borrower is paying off the loan.

So What Is A Tax Deed?

Every piece of real estate in the United States is subject to property taxes that you will be expected to pay each year. If you fail to pay these taxes your property will become tax delinquent, which is a road down the slippery slope of tax foreclosure. Tax foreclosure is the seizing or repossession of the property by the county or municipality where the property is located.

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Switch the track of your portfolio

To change your portfolio, you need to change your investment thinking. But how do you do that? First, as an investor you need to discover a different avenue for investing, rather than the traditional route of stocks and bonds. One alternative route would be Trust Deeds in real estate. At Ignite Funding, we offer Trust Deed investments that match reliable real estate borrowers with investors seeking capital preservation in collateralized real estate; this alternative allows you to diversify your current portfolio. There are many reasons why Trust Deed investing may be right for you:

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