Shirley Tyler's blog

Can You Purchase Real Estate With Your IRA?

Yes you can.  It's important to note that there are strict rules and processes that must be followed to do it right.

There are several different ways your IRA can own the property . . . it can pay cash and hold the title, it can partner with other IRA funds or personal funds, it can hold interest in an LLC or land trust and hold the title in the name of the LLC, among other ways. Your IRA can hold various investment property types including commercial buildings, vacant land, condos, mobile homes, apartment buildings, residential real estate, and more.  

What Will The Solar Eclipse Look Like in Polson?

Mark your calendar . . . don't schedule anything else for a couple of hours . . .  and get your solar eclipse glasses ahead of time so you can enjoy the experience. 

On Monday, August 21st, we will experience a 91% partial solar eclipse in the local Polson area.  It will be a spectacular sight!  The solar eclipse event will begin at 10:16 a.m., maximum (91%) sun coverage will be at 11:31 a.m., and it will end at 12:52 p.m.  From beginning to end it will last 2 hours and 36 minutes.

Want to know what the eclipse will look like in Polson?  Here is a link to a time-lapse animation of how the solar eclipse will look: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/polson

Wondering What Your Home Is Worth?

As a Realtor®, this is a question that I hear a lot. And frequently I find home owners using either Trulia or Zillow to get an estimate of the value of their home. This appears to be a fast and easy way to get an answer to the question “What is my home worth?” You can obtain a number without having to talk to anyone.

However, this number may be very misleading, either on the high side or the low side. You should never make a financial decision based on these numbers, and here’s why . . .