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 17 2008 06:27PM


Great post.  James.  Have a great weekend.

Posted by Richard Ives over 9 years ago

Hi James,  Real Estate is an excellent investment!  It is valuable! 

Posted by Dan Woodworth, Encouraging Communicator (The Connection) over 9 years ago

I love real estate investment over the stock if purchased right you can make more money much faster than rise and fall of stock have a great weekend.

Posted by Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team (Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com ) over 9 years ago

James, great points and with the current stock market drops even more appealing.

Posted by * Rate A Home (Rate A Home) over 9 years ago