With real estate, people often don’t understand how an investor is paid. I mean, stocks historically provide an annual rate of return of about 10% and are low hassle. Comparatively, real estate values historically only return about 5% annual appreciation…and with more hassle! Right? So then how can real estate be a good investment? Once you know the answer to this question and act, wealth creation begins. I’ll start showing you how right now.
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Trump has a 10-point lead on Clinton when Americans are asked about which candidate will spur higher home prices. Primary results also suggest candidates weren’t popular in places where housing prices had a strong recovery.
So of the two presumptive major-party nominees for U.S. presidency, whom do you think will be best for housing prices? The self-described successful real estate executive Donald Trump? Or the former U.S. Senator, first lady and U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton?
When I tell people that I am a real estate investor, or that I work at a real estate investing firm, one of the first questions they ask me is: “oh, do you flip houses?”
The question gets a little annoying after a while but I understand why people ask it – it’s because most people’s knowledge of real estate investing comes from what you see on television, and flipping shows are everywhere on TV.
So when I tell people what kind of investing I really do, I get a lot of blank stares as they try to fit what I do into their paradigm of “real estate investing”.