You can build wealth for retirement from rental income, rehab-and-flip projects, and profits from the sale of commercial and residential property, as well as improved and unimproved land. Income can be garnered through other real estate-related assets such as investments in private mortgages, tax liens and deeds, offshore property, and much more.
When you use self-directed IRAs to acquire these assets, you do not have to take funds out of the account to invest. Doing so would cause penalties and taxation on that distribution, which everyone wants to avoid. Instead, you simply make the purchase directly from funds in the account and the IRA becomes the owner of the asset. All income grows tax-free, preserving more capital to invest!