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Real Estate? 11 40.74%
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      07-11-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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What's a better investement real estate or stock market?

This is for the people that want to discuss investments...
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      07-11-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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This is for the people that want to discuss investments...
r u korean?
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      07-11-2008, 11:25 PM   #3
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r u korean?
HAHA!! Nah I wanted these doods to discuss investments where it was relevant. I prefer the stock market myself.

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but how do we know the folks out here REALLY know what they are talking about?
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They are totally technical. Calculations and stuff. The original poster just wanted to know if he could afford a BMW. Obviously most people that own beemers are braniacs...
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Real estate is a better investment, but can also a lot more hassle. A buddy of mine started investing in RE about 20 years ago, buying apartment buildings not long after college, while I went with the stock market and kept my day job. He's retired now, at 45, but he looks 60.
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The confusing issue here is leverage. Most property investments tend to be heavily levered and it makes the rate of return look much larger. The problem is the leverage can do huge damage if values start to move against you.

to be fair you would need to compare a levered equity bet with a real estate investment over some time frame.
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It depends on who is investing.

Poor choices are poor choices, it's all the same whether you're in real estate or securities.

Speaking from personal experience though, there is more money in day trading the securities markets (if you can actually do it, that is).

To say one is inherently better than the other is a flawed way of approaching the question.

Personally, i am not a fan of the idea of flipping homes, or trying to buy low sell high on real estate. I do not like the illiquidity of it all.

Edit: Hmmm, in terms of set it and forget it though, i can see the appeal in owning real estate. But i've never been one to just set it and forget it, so that could explain my bias.
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Real estate is a better investment, but can also a lot more hassle. A buddy of mine started investing in RE about 20 years ago, buying apartment buildings not long after college, while I went with the stock market and kept my day job. He's retired now, at 45, but he looks 60.
What sort of work are you doing with the equities market? If you're a salary-man, i can see where you're coming from, but i have friends making seven figures reliably year after year (even in the volatility of recent times, though on a smaller scale of returns understandably).

Again as i've said, it depends on what you do with your opportunities. Who is to say that your friend in real estate would not have been very successful and outperformed you if he had come into your field of work?
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