SF Invest and Commercial RE


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


good post..I agree with you..I will have to use this when I speak to my buyers..

Posted by Michael Shankman, Selling Las Vegas 702-498-3383 (Award Realty) over 10 years ago

This is the wonderful thing about AR. I read these types of things and then forget some of the items discussed. Someone else posts a similar entry and reminds me of the things I forgot.

Good entry.

Posted by Bill Dunn (Elite Realty Group) over 10 years ago

Welcome to Active Rain! I am sure you will find this site both helpful and fun!

Posted by Susan McQuaide (Keller Williams) over 10 years ago

Welcome to Active Rain! I hope you are enjoying it. I look forward to seeing you around!

Posted by Josephine Olson (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago