There are times when you do not even have to read the story to get the most important point of a story.  That was certainly the case with the recent article in Kiplinger's with the headline of,Heed the Kiplinger's Headline "Invest in Real Estate."


As the piece in Kiplinger's, a personal finance magazine, went on to state, "Investment Fads come and go, but this much is certain: People will always need a place to live." That has certainly been proven by history as real estate has created about 90% of the millionaires over the last 200 years.

There is no reason to doubt that this will change for the future, either.

A recent article on this site detailed how the housing market is the strongest it has been in years with the Treasury Bond market the weakest it has been.

All indications point to the real estate market in the United States continuing to improve.  The American consumer is in much better financial shape.  Mortgage rates are still low enough that housing is very attractive.  The American economy is recovering from The Great Recession while many others around the world are still weak, leading to billions of dollars in foreign investment finding its way into real estate across the United States.  Most important of all, there is tremendous demand, with the economy of the United States steadily improving.

Another critical factor leading to the bullish future for real estate in the United States is the wide variety of assets in the sector.  These include foreclosures, flipping properties, small apartment buildings, and turnkey properties.  Passively investing in that vast array of assets allows for an individual to benefit from the wide range of expertise and deep reservoir of experience of a seasoned professional.  Turnkey properties are particularly attractive here, as all the investor has to do is cut the check to buy a rental unit with a tenant occupying it!

If an investor does not want to own property directory, there are opportunities with private mortgage notes.  A private mortgage is a loan from an investor or a group that finances the purchase of real estate.  While an individual can provide a private mortgage for a single transaction, it is far wiser to participate in pool with other other investors as there is greater protection. The returns of private money in these deals in generally in the double digits with, hopefully, no defaults if it was structured properly.  It is very rare to find an asset that is reporting such a high level of return with such a low level of risk.

For the passive investor, there is a full range of real estate assets that can be acquired so that profits will be realized from the guidance of Kiplinger's to, "Invest in Real Estate."