Why real estate? Well I like it because:
I can buy it leveraged. Instead of paying dollar for dollar as with stock, I can usually purchase a rental home in Albuquerque with 30 % or down, or less - depending on the financing.
Real estate in Albuquerque typically appreciates, while also providing excellent tax advantages for me. Currently, I can deduct interest, property taxes, and improvements.
When I decide to dispose of the real estate I may postpone the taxes owed by exchanging. If I must sell the property outright I may be able to spread the tax liability out over a period of time depending on the terms of sale.
I know what you're thinking - the real estate market is down!
I don't purchase real property for the short term, I buy it for the long haul.
I am confident that just as the value of real property has decreased over the last several years, the value of homes and condos in Albuquerque will increase once again.
So today I am looking to acquire additional property. It just fits my investment strategy, along with stocks and mutual funds. And there are some bargains out there!
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Posted by Dennis Fish, The Albuquerque Real Estate Group