Real Estate Investments Pose as Great Stock Market Alternatives
April 30, 2012
Investing can be confusing, and trying to determine the benefits between different types of investments can be even more daunting. When people think of investments, the stock market is usually the first thing that comes to mind. We may be a little biased, but we really do believe that investing in real estate is a great stock market alternative. When you invest in real estate, you’re buying physical property; purchasing shares of a stock buys you a small percentage of a company.
There are many benefits to real estate investments, and we’d like to break them down for you in a way that makes it a little less intimidating:
1. Real estate is a tangible investment. It’s something you are able to look at, check up on, and control. Many investors feel at ease knowing that they are able to maintain some form of control over their investment, as opposed to stocks where you are at the mercy of the market. 2. Many people are often more comfortable investing in real estate, due to the fact that many of their friends, colleagues or relatives have been successful in profiting from the ownership of multiple properties 3. Real estate investments are a great way to hedge against inflation and protect yourself from a loss in purchasing power of the dollar. The value of real estate will never zero out, no matter what is happening to the market. 4. Real estate investments are a great way to diversify your portfolio, minimizing risk. 5. Using debt in real estate can be structured far more safely than using debt to buy stocks.
Investing in real estate is a great option for people who are looking to diversify their investment portfolios. If you’re unsure as to why it’s important to do this, you can read our previous blog post here: http://www.capstonerealestate.ca/blog/importance-diversified-portfolio.
If you have questions regarding real estate investment opportunities, visit our website at http://www.capstonerealestate.ca, and be sure to check our schedule of bi-weekly information webinars.
About Capstone Real Estate
For the past 40 years, Capstone Real Estate has boasted the expertise and diligence required to properly select and comprehensively manage various real estate investment projects. Capstone is able to generate maximum returns from their investments by purchasing under-valued real estate and making it more accessible to potential investors. Our knowledge in real estate acquisition and finance, combined with founders who together have over 40 years of real estate experience have shaped a track record that speaks for itself. Reliability, leadership, and knowledge are a guarantee when you choose to invest with Capstone Real Estate.