As an accredited investor, you’re much more likely to be in perfect tune with your investments. Unlike the casual saver or an employee sticking back a certain percentage of income in one of the company’s 401(k) options, you’re more involved with where your money is at any given moment as wellstocks bonds real estate as the various assets in which you’re invested.

But have you been paying much attention to the talk of a “bubble” in various asset classes?  Both the Dow and the S&P 500 have been on quite a roll as of late and just today the Dow hit yet another record high. Do you pull your funds out of stocks and move to bonds? And if you do, have you not noticed that stocks and bonds have been mimicking one another these past several months?

Have you put your funds into Investment Real Estate? And if not, do you even know where you should start? Investing in real estate for the long term is generally relegated to a real estate agent who is concerned with listings and commissions with little experience on the effects investing in real estate can have on your income taxes, equity gains and monthly cash flow. It’s relatively easy to pull up a website and scour various real estate sights and look for properties to buy. But what about the implications to your long term financial goals? How do you know if a particular property is a good investment?

The right property is a solid investment for the long haul but without any first-hand experience buying and selling real estate every day you want to make sure you’re right. The wrong property can mean losing money instead of making it and even though you may be in it for the long term finding the right investment is paramount. Work with your financial planner and companies that have been investing in real estate as a profession.