Americans Rank Real Estate As Best Long Term Investment

Dated: 05/05/2016

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The Gallup organization recently released a survey in which Americans were asked to rank what they considered to be the “best long term investment.” Real estate ranked number one, with 35% of those surveyed saying it was a better long term investment than stocks & mutual funds, gold, savings accounts or bonds.


Here is the breakdown:


Americans Rank Real Estate #1 Long Term Investment | Simplifying The Market

The survey revealed that real estate was the number one choice among each of the following groups:

  • Men

  • Women

  • People between the ages of 18-29

  • People between the ages of 30-49

  • People between the ages of 50-64

  • People 65 and older

  • People with annual earnings of less than $30,000

  • People with annual earnings between $30,000 and $74,999

  • People with annual earnings of over $75,000

  • People with a college degree

  • People without a college degree


Even stock investors ranked real estate number one. According to the report:


“With housing prices showing a steadier path upward in recent months, even stock investors are about as likely…to choose real estate (37%) as stocks (32%) as the best long-term investment.”

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Lisa Birdsong

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