Is Real Estate Still the Best Long-Term Investment?

Real estate has long been considered one of the best long-term investments. But with rising home prices and interest rates, is it still a wise investment?

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the latest data and see if real estate still holds its title as the best long-term investment.

The Data

A recent poll from Gallup shows that real estate was voted the best long-term investment for the 11th consecutive year. This is consistent with other data, which shows that home prices have historically appreciated over time.

For example, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median home price in the United States has increased by over 50% since 2012. This means that if you bought a home in 2012 and sold it today, you would likely make a significant profit.

Interest Rates

However, there are some factors that could make real estate a less attractive investment in the future. One of these factors is interest rates. Interest rates have been rising in recent months, and this could make it more expensive to borrow money to buy a home.

For example, the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is currently around 5%. This is up from around 3% just a few years ago.


So, is real estate still the best long-term investment? The answer is: it depends. If you’re looking to buy a home to live in, then real estate is still a wise investment. But if you’re looking to buy a home as an investment, then you’ll need to carefully consider the current market conditions and your own financial situation.

If you’re thinking about investing in real estate, it’s important to do your research and talk to a financial advisor. They can help you assess your risk tolerance and determine if real estate is the right investment for you.

Here are some additional factors to consider when deciding whether or not to invest in real estate:

  • Your financial situation: Can you afford the down payment and monthly payments?
  • Your risk tolerance: How comfortable are you with the idea of your investment fluctuating in value?
  • Your investment goals: Are you looking to buy a home to live in or as an investment?
  • The current market conditions: Are home prices and interest rates at a good level for you to invest?
  • Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to invest in real estate is a personal one. But by carefully considering all of the factors involved, you can make an informed decision that’s right for you.

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The Tate Advisory Group is a team of real estate agents affiliated with Compass. Compass Florida, LLC d/b/a Compass is a licensed real estate broker and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit propertyalready listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.

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