Every market has its ups and downs, its pros and cons. Some days your stocks and bonds might be worth top dollar and other days they might be worth less than when you bought them. It’s important as an investor to keep an eye on what’s going on, but the tides can move so quickly that it gets hard to keep track! A more stable market makes for much simpler management of your finances and investments, but in today’s turbulent times, a market like that seems hard to find. So, where can you turn?
Real estate. Stocks, which can fluctuate wildly in value, in even a short period of time, represent a potentially unstable investment. Bonds and mutual funds can present the same problem. But changes in the real estate market tend to move in a much steadier and slower fashion. An investment that you can keep track of is one that you can use to your best advantage: one you can count on.
Buildings and properties are typically owned by the same person for years. Since they don’t change hands as often, the price of real estate remains relatively stable. They fluctuate, but not as drastically or as quickly as other types of investments. Another factor is that housing is a necessity, so the demand for rental properties doesn’t change much even if the greater economy is sluggish.
Real estate also has the benefit of being real and tangible. Rather than being an abstract concept like stocks, real estate is a solid thing. It’s a limited resource; the earth isn’t getting any bigger, is it? So, if you look at the bigger picture, it all makes sense. Real estate is a stable market because it has, in some ways, almost fixed supply and demand forces working for it. It changes, but it changes relatively slowly and predictably. Someone who invests in real estate is unlikely to wake up one morning to find that their properties are suddenly worthless.
It can be stressful to try and keep track of the constant peaks and valleys of your investments unless that’s your job. Some day traders love the adrenaline rush of trading in volatile markets. I prefer boring investments to keep stress at bay. Isn’t it better to put your money behind something more secure? Properties can provide a sense of stability that saves investors the headache of a fluctuating market. That’s just one of the many reasons that investors love real estate.
ABOUT July Ono.
JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years. Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!
July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.