Americans Rank Real Estate 1 Long Term Investment

Dated: 05/04/2016

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The Gallup organization recently released a survey in which Americans were asked to rank what they considered to be the “best long term investment.” Real estate ranked number one, with 35% of those surveyed saying it was a better long term investment than stocks & mutual funds, gold, savings accounts or bonds.

Here is the breakdown:

Americans Rank Real Estate #1 Long Term Investment | Simplifying The Market

The survey revealed that real estate was the number one choice among each of the following groups:

  • Men

  • Women

  • People between the ages of 18-29

  • People between the ages of 30-49

  • People between the ages of 50-64

  • People 65 and older

  • People with annual earnings of less than $30,000

  • People with annual earnings between $30,000 and $74,999

  • People with annual earnings of over $75,000

  • People with a college degree

  • People without a college degree

Even stock investors ranked real estate number one. According to the report:

“With housing prices showing a steadier path upward in recent months, even stock investors are about as likely…to choose real estate (37%) as stocks (32%) as the best long-term investment.”


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John Faber

John Faber has lived in West Michigan his entire life and with strong family ties in the area, he takes his clients' needs to heart and treats them like family when helping them buy or sell a home. J....

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