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Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate over the Stock Market

Top 10 Reasons - Benefits of Investment Property over Stocks:

•1.      Leverage - mortgage allows to by more property for the money

•2.      Cash Flow - money left over after expenses and loan payments

•3.      Principal Reduction - tenants pay down your mortgage

•4.      Income tax savings - due to IRS rules, depreciation allows for income to be tax sheltered

•5.      Appreciation - over time the property increases in value

•6.      Insurance - you insure your property against catastrophic events

•7.      Local - can drive by your property to look in on in whenever you want

•8.      1031 Exchanges - deferring capitol gains when sell to roll into a purchase of something bigger

•9.      Can buy investment property with your IRA - still taking advantage of the tax benefits

•10.  Add value - simple updates, or an increase in the rent will increase the value of your property

Comment balloon 4 commentsJames C. Johnson • July 12 2008 11:29AM
Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate over the Stock Market
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Top 10 Reasons - Benefits of Investment Property over Stocks: •1. Leverage - mortgage allows to by more property for the money •2. Cash Flow - money left over after expenses and loan payments •3. Principal Reduction.. more
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