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 almost 11 years ago

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

Posted by Dan Woodworth, Encouraging Communicator (The Connection) almost 11 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 ) almost 11 years ago

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

Posted by * Rate A Home (Rate A Home) almost 11 years ago