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Private Wealth Management: The Complete Reference for the Personal Financial Planner, Ninth Edition, 9th Edition by Jerry Rosenbloom, G. Victor Hallman

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Real Estate and Other Equity Investments

REAL ESTATE

Historically, real estate has been a widely used investment medium for income and capital gains. In a sense, many people have an investment in real estate in that they own their house, condominium, or cooperative apartment. Many people also own a second or vacation home. Others own income-producing properties or REITs as an investment. A few have larger real estate interests of various kinds. Real estate may be considered an asset class for asset allocation purposes. As the great humorist Will Rogers is reputed to have said, “Real Estate must be a good investment because God ain’t making no more of it.”

Advantages of Real Estate as an Investment

Attractive Total Returns on Equity It is possible ...

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