Let’s forget about the stigma that surrounded real estate after the housing market crashed in 2007. Its been about a decade since the crash, and the housing market has since recovered.
In fact, it has more than recovered. It’s red hot right now. If you struggle with the idea of investing in real estate, let me assure you there are several crucial reasons why you should get over your uncertainty and start investing today
The value of real estate increases over time
Historically, the longer you hang onto a piece of real estate the more money you’ll pocket at the end of the day. Sure, there was a significant loss of home appreciation during the collapse of the 2007 housing bubble. However, those who hung onto their real estate investments have seen prices return to normal. In today’s housing market, every state in the country is currently enjoying positive appreciation.
Real estate has a high tangible asset value
If you think about other investments, such as stock, you’ll find there’s really nothing from stopping its value from dropping to zero. However, land will always have value and so will your home. I’m not saying there’s no risk involved when it comes to investing in real estate, but there’s certainly something to be said about investing your money into something that has a high tangible asset value. To offset the risk, think about getting the best homeowners insurance you can get.
Real estate diversifies your portfolio
Any financial planner will tell you diversifying your portfolio will help you spread out the inherent risk that comes with investing. Unlike stock, real estate is a fairly safe tangible asset that can help to minimize the risk in your portfolio.
Real estate provides better returns than other risky investments
When it comes to real estate, you’ll find the longer you hold onto a piece of property the more you minimize your risk. As the market trends in an upward direction, the value of your real estate investment increases and you build equity as a result.
I know I’ve been picking on stock a lot, but if you think of a stock investment, there are multiple factors that are simply out of your control that can bring down the value of your investment. On the other hand, you can enjoy much more control over real estate because it’s a tangible asset. As an added bonus, you can leverage your property to create multiple streams of revenue. All the while you can sit back and enjoy the capital appreciation your property accumulates over time.
Real estate comes with tax benefits
You won’t believe the sheer number of tax benefits that come with investing in real estate. Here are just a few items you can write off as a tax deduction during tax season:
- Insurance and depreciation
- Property taxes
- Operating expenses
- Mortgage interests
I can assure there are many more tax benefits that I can list, but here’s my point — you might get off much lighter than you think when it comes to paying the government the money they’re owed after making an investment in real estate.
There are numerous reasons why you should invest in real estate, but these are the most pertinent in my opinion. If you’re interested in investing in real estate, but you don’t know where to start, I can help you.
I’ve built a multi-million dollar real estate empire flipping houses so you can rest assured I can help you get the ball rolling on your own real estate endeavors!