It is well established that real estate investment offers many solid benefits to investors, yet, it is still under-represented in most investment portfolios. Real estate, without question, is the most stable, long-term investment strategy where capital wealth development is concerned. Private real estate investing provides the best hedge against inflation and has a positive correlation with the consumer price index. Most private real estate investments are likely to increase with inflation.
Direct equity investments provide a superior ration of reward-to-risk with higher after tax returns and without the risk of stock market related volatilities. Private real estate investing, therefore, is superior not only to that of things like REIT’S but also to that of all other publicly traded securities.
2013 is showing evidence on many fronts, after examining strong first quarter trends, that the best price bargains for private real estate investing still exist in several key depressed market areas including Santa Barbara, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Charlotte, NC. These areas yield a surplus of below median priced inventory, which is quickly changing on the United States horizon as median prices are ticking upward in many areas of the country now.