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By Grace Jenkins, Faculty Member, School of Professional and Continuing EducationPublished July 2014
Investing in real estate for some is second nature, while
others are just starting to build their real estate portfolios. It is true,
real estate doesn’t have the liquidity of stocks and bonds. However, real
estate’s longevity is the gem in the investment jewelry box. Some say the time
for investing in real estate has expired due to rising interest rates. Keep in
mind the rates are not high like they were in the 1980s.
Back then, investors
purchased properties at 14 to 18 percent. Those properties are now slowly being
paid off, and retirement without the reliance on social security is now in
sight for those same investors. Real estate market values are also expected to
rise as inflation increases. The stock market, now near its all-time high,
could correct to lower levels, possibly leading to more favorable perceptions about
the risks of real estate investment.
Potential investors are also looking at the Dodd-Frank
regulations as a possible roadblock, particularly regarding the stipulations
for seller financing. For example, the investor who seller finances can’t gouge
the borrower with interest rates. However, the investor still has the potential
for receiving an interest rate above what is available from bonds or other
savings vehicles. There is also a limit of properties that can be seller
financed per year by the investment entity. Becoming familiar with the
guidelines will keep both sides of the transaction in check. This does not
sound like that big of a deal-breaker. Look at investment like any other
business. Using ethical and fair management practices builds your business’s
integrity. What could be better than basing a business on these principles?
The rise and fall of real estate should also be considered
when discussing real estate investment. Remember that every investment has risks.
The savvy investor gives little consideration to the increase in interest rates
in today’s market. Remember the 1980s investor? The beginning rates were truly high;
however, those investors took advantage of refinancing when the interest rates
dropped. Today is no different. Yes, the rates are rising a little, but they
are rising from historically low rates, so keep that in perspective. Here’s the
Grace Jenkins is a faculty member at Kaplan University. The views
expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not represent
the view of Kaplan University.
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