Real Estate As An Investment

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Real Estate Again Seen as Best Investment | Simplifying The Market

Real Estate Again Seen as Best Investment

We are almost back to ‘pre-housing crash’ home values. The inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures & short sales) are shrinking dramatically. The economy is improving. The job numbers are headed in the right direction.


The big question that still remains: Have Americans regained their confidence in real estate as a worthy investment?

According to a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, Americans have put real estate back into first place as the best of all investments.

Here are the results of the survey:

Best Investment | Simplifying The Market

Bottom Line

Homeownership never lost its place as a key component of the American Dream for a host of financial and non-financial reasons. It is good to see that it has regained the top spot as best overall investment.

Comments (3)

Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

Baby boomers are retiring and empty nesters do not need a big home.  Maybe more demand for senior apartments.  College grads are loaded with college debt and can't afford to buy a first home.  Many people are still underemployed.  First rule of investing, buy low, sell high.  Smart investors buy when prices are low.  They do not wait until prices recover to previous highs.

Aug 19, 2015 01:57 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I think this is excellent news Ed. I see new construction in the Chicago area where I work and it was absent for the last 6 or 7 years.

Aug 19, 2015 07:49 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I have been an avid investor for a long time, there is no better investment. Now if we could only more buyers into housing.

Aug 19, 2015 10:15 AM