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For beginner investors, stocks and bonds are the most common forms of investments that can generate some good returns. They're also the most readily available, especially with the advent of mobile applications, like Robinhood, that allow you to buy stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, and bonds without a fee. However, at Visio Lending, we focus on building wealth through real estate investments. Account Executive Stephen Grupp shares some benefits to investing in real estate compared to other financial assets:
You may be thinking, "Security? Didn't many people lose their assets, jobs, and houses ten years ago?" Since then, the Dodd-Frank Act, which passed in 2010, enacted many regulations on lenders and banks to help prevent another all-out financial crisis. If you take the time to learn the market and work with a trusted adviser like Visio, you can make smart investments. By renting out properties, you receive reliable income and in due time, your property will go up in value.
Your property value may appreciate over time, thus generating solid returns. Generally, your property should go up in value depending on the demand in the area, plus adjusting for inflation. Especially with rising interest rates, this could be a great time to look into investing, and get ahead of higher rates.
Unlike stocks and bonds, real estate is something that you can physically own. You're actively in control of your property and you're able to renovate it and create a more attractive property for even greater returns. There will always be value in you land and home. Other assets, such as a car, will depreciate over time with increasing use. In addition, it's extremely difficult to accurately predict how stocks will perform.
Ready to jump into real estate investing? Check out Bigger Pockets to learn from a community of real estate investors. And then, head on over to Stephen's Page to contact him for further steps to beginning your journey to financial freedom.
Andy Nguyen was born and raised in Houston, Texas. As a 5th-year senior at the University of Texas at Austin, Andy studies Economics and Finance and hopes to pursue a career in consulting. As a consultant, Andy hopes to bring strategic impact and deliver with results backed with vast, insightful data. After a successful career, Andy aspires to open his own restaurant and serve delicious, beautifully crafted Vietnamese dishes.
Dheeraj Nadella is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies Mechanical Engineering and Business and hopes to pursue a career in engineering. As an engineer, Dheeraj aims to learn the technicalities of a business from an engineering standpoint in order to one day pursue a career in entrepreneurship and run his own business. After a successful career, Dheeraj aspires to travel around the world and pursue non-profit opportunities.