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Which is the better investment: stocks or real estate?
Because of the uniqueness of real estate, comparing apples to apples is difficult. But from around 40 years of personal experience, I would say that both are important components of a balanced investment mix. I’ve made a lot of money with both of them over the long term.
Key difference: stocks are easy to buy, sell, and easy to track. Real estate, on the other hand, has traditionally been anything but.
When you hear someone talk about real estate investing, you likely imagine an unhappy landlord cleaning, painting, mowing, and praying that their tenant can come up with the rent next month.
While that’s not inaccurate – I lived that version of the real estate investor in my youth – there are ways these days to invest in land and buildings without lugging lawnmowers and paint cans. There are real estate listings now that don’t require shiploads of cash, sweat capital, or even a lot of supervision.
That’s what this week is “Money!” Podcast is about. We’re going to talk about all the different ways to invest in real estate, both traditional and modern.
Listening and sometimes contributing is producer and new investor Aaron Freeman. And this week we welcome guest Brian Davis from Money Crashers.
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I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I am a CPA and have also licensed stocks, commodities, option capital, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervision and real estate.
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