Safeguard Financial Launches Managed Real Estate Investment Program

24-Jun-2012 | News-Press Release

Lake Oswego, OR (prsafe) June 21, 2012 - Safeguard Financial ( is proud to announce the launch of its Managed Real Estate Investment Program for Self Directed IRA & 401(k) plans.

In the world of IRAs and 401(k)s, real estate is known as an "alternative investment" as opposed to what is commonly known as "traditional investments" into stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Of the more than $4.2 trillion held in retirement funds, only a fraction is invested directly into real estate, or real estate related assets.

"Safeguard's managed program offers retirement investor clients the option to own turnkey, income-producing real estate with tenants in place, or to participate in notes and loans secured by real estate. Investing is as simple and easy as investing in the stock market" according to Robert Hubbard, CEO & Sr. Investment Advisor at Safeguard Financial..."and it's more profitable".

Geographic regions for investing have been chosen where rent-to-value ratios are highly favorable and employment is stable. Income-producing properties have been fully rehabbed to very high standards and a tenant and property management is in place...thus the term "turn-key".

Investment opportunities are offered by Certified Partners who were selected because of their proven track records, high ethical standards and superior customer service. Investments range from around $45,000 to $125,000 or more, and the targeted ROI is 9% to 12%.

Mr. Hubbard has been a prolific writer of articles related to the virtues of "turn-key, cash flow" investing with real estate as opposed to "speculative" investing into a stock market that he describes as being "more like gambling in a casino in Las Vegas". This analogy is made clear in his article: "Retirement Investing: Complex or Simple".

Long a proponent of cash flow real estate investing, in his two articles "A Dose of Reality: Stocks vs Rental Property" and "The Lost Decade of Retirement Investing", Mr. Hubbard points out that from April 1999 to Sept 2011 the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced less than a 5% gain.

Therefore, a $100,000 investment would have produced a $5,000 gain. On the other hand, a $100,000 rental property during this same 12 year period, would have produced a net gain of $120,000. (No taxes are due when investing with retirement funds.)

"The numbers simply do not lie...if the data is compared on an apples to apples basis. Unfortunately, the Wizards of Wall Street never compare income-producing real estate to stocks. They ALWAYS compare the house you live in (which produces NO income) with investing in stocks. That's deceptive and void of any truth", observes Mr. Hubbard.

Details on Safeguard's Managed Real Estate Investment Program can be found online at Inventory changes continuously due to high demand. However, a current list of investment options is always available by contacting Safeguard Financial at 877-229-9763.

About Safeguard Financial:

Safeguard Financial ( is the nationwide, internet division and dba of IRA Wealth LLC, a privately held company headquartered on the West Coast in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The main focus of the company is the professional set up, maintenance and investment of Self Directed IRA and 401(k) plans for clients who want complete control and investment flexibility within all asset classes, but primarily Real Estate.

These innovative plans, commonly referred to as a Checkbook IRA, Real Estate IRA or Self Directed IRA LLC or Solo 401(k) are authored and fully supported by Safeguard's Tax Attorney, who is also a licensed CPA. The plans allow clients to actively invest in Real Estate and other non-traditional assets by simply writing a check out of a bank account attached to the plan.

Founded in 2005, Safeguard Financial serves more than 2000 real estate investor clients in all 50 states, and ex-patriot investors in more than a dozen countries.

About Robert Hubbard:

Mr. Hubbard's 35 year business career includes executive positions with an international healthcare organization based in Washington, D.C. and an asset recovery service operating in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Small business ownership, includes 5 full-service restaurants, a mortgage company and a real estate development company. He has been an active real estate investor since 1976, getting his start with rehabbing houses for resale, when the term "flipping" was unknown.

A former U.S. Army Captain and Helicopter Pilot, Mr. Hubbard maintains an active interest in aviation holding Commercial Ratings in fixed & rotary wing aircraft and hot air balloons.


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