“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Enough said? If not, here are some other compelling arguments:
High Tangible Asset Value
Unlike stocks and, to some extent, bonds, an investment in real estate is backed by a high level of brick and mortar.
Attractive and Stable Income Return
A key feature of real estate investment is the significant proportion of total return, accruing from rental income over the long term.
Another benefit of investing in real estate is its diversification potential. Real estate has a low, and in some cases, negative, correlation with other major asset classes. This means the addition of real estate to a portfolio of diversified assets can lower portfolio volatility and provide a higher return per unit of risk.
It’s relatively easy to get finance
The banks likes property and if the deal works out, the bank will be happy to finance it.