Is real estate a better investment than the stock market? This article explores the why.
Some key quotes:
Real estate is a leveraged investment so you are making a return on the aggregate value (very cool) and the return is tax free if it is your own residence.
Whether it is for your principal family home or an investment property, the property is under your control. Typically, the property we buy is local and it is more of an insulated investment and less impacted by what happens to the Greek or Spanish economy than the stock market.
When you purchase a piece of real estate (one of the three pillars of survival along with food and water) you are the CEO of that tangible investment. When you buy a stock, you are a minority investor of a symbol.
Read the article in its entirety here.