If there’s one investment vehicle that I highly recommend investing in, it’s real estate. For people who like long-term investing, real estate is the most viable choice because no matter what, it increases – if not now, then later. Regardless, it eventually goes up.
If anything, right now is the best time to buy real estate. Prices are going down, if not leveling off. Think of it this way, if your favorite ketchup brand was on sale this week, wouldn’t you buy it? Real estate is “on sale” right now and you should be buying before the next boom hits!
People are always waiting around to see if real estate is going to rise or fall, but yet when the market does start to move, they still don’t take action. I’m sure many people are kicking themselves for not investing five years ago when the boom first hit. Real estate rose for five consecutive years, but people were hesitant about buying because they were afraid of this “bubble”. If you’re a long term investor, a “housing bubble” should not be a reason that you don’t invest. Bubbles come and go!
Invest in Real Estate Without Buying Properties
Maybe you don’t want to go through the hassle of paperwork and owning physical real estate. You can still invest in real estate, however. In today’s Forbes newsletter, I read about owning securities in real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate home builders, lenders and other real estate-related publicly traded companies.
One of these publicly traded real estate companies that I’m familiar with is DR Horton, Inc. (Nasdaq: DHI) I’ve been seeing quite a few commercials about this company and know that they’ve built many of the real estate developments here in San Diego. Although the company is going through a little bit of a rough time right now, I have faith that perhaps in another five years, business will start to pick up again.
Do Your Homework
As with any investing venture, I do recommend that you do your homework and research the company that you plan on investing in. You can contact the company’s investor relations department and ask for a prospectus or simply do a search on the web for the company’s financial history.