Some investors want more control over their retirement investments. If that sounds like you, investing in income producing real estate with your IRA may be something you should consider. You will have to check with your current plan custodian to determine if your IRA is portable. If it is portable, you may want to consider a Self-Directed Retirement Plan. Some Self-Directed IRAs allow for investments in Real Estate, Notes, Limited Liabilty Companies, and Limited Partnerships.. Most people are unaware that this option is available because many of the IRA custodians do not offer this as an option. The benefit of investing in real estate with a Self-Directed IRA is that all income and capital gains would grow tax deferred while you are investing for retirement. Most IRAs allow tax deductions for contributions which will help you pay down your investments with pre-tax dollars.Understanding tax strategies that are available can make a favorable difference in your income at retirement.   Patrick Moorton, the Author, is President of Income Realty Advisors Inc. a firm specializing in the sales of income producing real estate throughout Florida.You can reach Patrick by phone at at 239-272-1640 or by email at :patrick@incomerealtyadvisors.com