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27
Jan
2016

Benefits of Investing In Real Estate vs the Stock Market

There is no doubt that investors seem to have different opinions on the best way to turn a profit. Some folks prefer to invest their money in real estate, and others are sold on the stock market. Regardless of which option you choose, learning about the benefits and how they compare helps you to make sound decisions when considering these investment options.

Control

Investors considering real estate can decide how much they are willing to pay for properties and what types of real estate to buy. For example, some investors prefer investing in retail strip malls, others may buy properties for rentals, and some folks enjoy flipping homes to make a quick profit. No matter which option they choose, the investor determines how much risk is acceptable.

When purchasing stocks, you may research stock histories, prices, company backgrounds and company management to make investment decisions. However, your choices and earnings are limited by the accuracy of your research and the integrity of the companies offering stock for sale.

Earnings

Homeowners and real estate investors hope to build equity over time, which makes their investments worthwhile as they pay down on the principal.

If you've chosen a good stock, you may earn dividends and be well rewarded with a profit when selling. However, stocks are unpredictable, and there is always the chance of a loss.

Cash Flow

Apartment and home rental owners often generate a nice cash flow after paying mortgages and...

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