A Very Self-Explanatory Chart

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services McNelis Group Properties

This chart from MSN.Money.com from Brian Block's Active Rain post says it all. It very simply shows how important it is to look at real estate as a long term investment, while Brian also reminds us that specific situations and timing may produce significantly different returns. It is very easy to focus on current issues that put real estate investment in a negative light in many cases. However, this chart suggests that the focus needs to be much broader, always looking at the big picture.

Original content by Brian Block

It's very rare or more likely never that I've posted a picture or chart without much explanation.  However, this chart showing the return on investment over the last decade requires very little commentary.  Granted... depending upon your timing, your return may be significantly different.  However, the chart does make its point.

Please note: Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future returns.

Return on Investment


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Comments (3)

Monique Combs
Royal Shell Real Estate - Bonita Springs, FL
Royal Shell Real Estate - Monique Combs

Susan ~ Great graph on how Real Estate investments are good on return.

Feb 27, 2010 02:51 AM
Frank Kliewer
Woodinville, WA

Thanks Susan, that is a great perspective to counter all the doom and gloom.

Feb 27, 2010 12:53 PM
Brian & Val Mayer
RE/Max One | Sellers Agent - Huntingtown, MD
Listing Specialist | Realtor in Calvert County MD

Susan, I almost didn't believe it when I saw it. I guess I got caught up in all the negative hype going around. Thanks for sharing this refreshing post!

Mar 03, 2010 01:17 AM

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