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Americans Favor Real Estate as a Long-Term Investment

Americans with money to set aside that they do not plan on using for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment, according to a recent national survey from Bankrate.

According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index poll, exactly one-quarter of Americans surveyed said they would rather invest in real estate with money they would not need for the next 10 years, beating out cash investments such as CDs and savings (23 percent) and the stock market and gold or precious metals (16 percent each). Bonds were the least popular investment option for money not needed over the next decade, with 5 percent of respondents preferring that choice.

Real estate investments were king in the survey, with 25 percent of survey respondents saying they would choose real estate as a long-term investment. Those with higher incomes (an annual salary of $75K or more) were more inclined to choose real estate as their favored long-term investment (33 percent) compared to those with annual salaries of between $50K and $74K (23 percent), according to Bankrate. Older millennials (age 26 to 35) showed had the same tendency as the older age groups to want to invest in real estate long-term (28 percent).

According to Bankrate, many favor real estate investments over the other ways to invest because of the volatility and uncertainty of the stock market—and it is a tangible investment, as opposed to stocks. Real estate investments do have their downside, however; there is the cost of maintaining the house, plus the homeowner cannot put the asset in an account and forget about it the way they can with stocks or bonds, according to Bankrate.

For more details and links about the Bankrate survey, please see the original article on TheMReport.com by CLICKING HERE.

About The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.