Pros/Cons of RE Investing

As with any investment, there are advantages and disadvantages associated with real estate investing. Some of the more common ones are listed below. In an effort to achieve a positive experience, it is advised to seek professional consul in various aspects involving real estate investing.

PROS

  • ability to leverage equity

  • creates a legacy for your family

  • it’s a tangible asset

  • adds diversity to your portfolio

  • ability to invest globally

  • protection against inflation

  • possible tax benefits

  • long term value added benefits (cash flow)

  • positive impact on communities

  • fastest way to build wealth

  • supplements or replaces income

  • combats job uncertainty

  • freedom to do what you want when you want.

  • can give you peace of mind

  • housing is a commodity-people will always need somewhere to live

CONS

  • a level of risk involved

  • requires discipline & focus

  • requires ongoing education

  • economically acute/aware

  • must be flexible in shifting markets

  • requires access to substantial capital/funding

  • can take time to liquidate