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Real Estate Shines as an Investment in 2015

Tuesday, January 5, 2016   /   by Thomas March

Real Estate Shines as an Investment in 2015

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A survey by
 The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of homeownership along with the social benefits. The survey mentions things like:
  • Paying rent does not make sense
  • Homeownership provides a good financial opportunity
  • Owning a home helps you building family wealth
  • Buying a home is investing in your retirement
  • Home equity gives you something to borrow against

So how did homeownership match up against other investments in 2015? Here is a chart that compares its return on investment against precious metals and the stock market last year:

 
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Bottom Line

Not only did homeownership offer all its social benefits. It also was a great investment financially.