My Photo

Skype

Trulia

  • Jeremy Hart, Real Estate Professional in Blacksburg

Meebo

Creative Commons

« New Disclaimer/Disclosure Forms in Virginia | Main | Save Money On Your Real Estate - Check Out These Eco-Friendly Items »

July 08, 2007

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Jeff Brown

Thanks so much Jeremy - your kind words are much appreciated. Good luck on your investment.

Brian Huprich

Money magazine had a good comparison on this - http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/real_estate/0704/gallery.stocks_v_realestate.moneymag/index.html . The conclusion there is stocks over the long run (25 years), which is the time period most people invest for, not 10 years. I think the blogger you linked was in San Diego - I'm guessing his view would be skewed by a hyper-growth market in CA (which also prohibits many people from owning affordable, quality housing). Ultimately there is no clear winner, other than having a diversified portfolio with some of each.

Jeremy Hart

Full disclosure - Brian's one of my favorite clients, despite his professed allegiance to Ohio State. He makes a good point in that the best route is a diversified portfolio, but I would bet the one factor not being taken into consideration here is that with real estate, you're gaining the appreciation AND the positive equity of having a mortgage paid for you. Suddenly your growth rate grows a bit more, and your investment grows a lot more!

Brian - call me when you're ready to invest!

The comments to this entry are closed.

Mobile Site

Technorati Rank

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Powered by
FeedBurner

Agent Genius

  • agentgenius.com most sphere'd real estate pros