Stocks can fluctuate +25% to - 25% all in one week! Real estate does not have the volatility. The majority of real estate buyers are homeowners, who are not necessarily buying for the purpose of making money. This protects the housing market from the ups and downs experienced by other asset classes that are only held by investors.
Real estate is backed by “brick and mortar”. You can see it and touch it. Even if the building burnt down, the land still has value. In today’s market, the land is often more valuable than the structure. Stocks and other investments can go to zero.
Unlike stocks and other investment vehicles you don’t need to come up with 100% of the money. Banks will finance the majority of the purchase price. This borrowing power allows you to benefit from the capital growth of a larger asset than if you had to pay for 100% of the investment yourself.
No matter what your financial aims, real estate will likely be able to accommodate your investment strategy.