Ali Ata has been involved in the real estate business for over 20 years and ever since leaving college he began working with his father who was also a real estate investor. The education which his dad gave him combined with the rich experience which he has had over the last 20 years is exactly why he is referred to as a guru of real estate. For all of those years that I have been friends with Ali he had urged me to invest in real estate, something which I eventually did just over 4 years ago.
There are many people who will tell you that this is where you should invest your money and they are right, this is a smart move for anyone who is looking to put their money to work. If you are looking at getting into this industry but you still have some concerns, here is exactly why it is one of the smartest investments which you can make.
Stocks, bonds and futures may be able to provide you with the chance of earring huge upsides on your investments, but the market is such that you could quite easily end up losing. These markets are impacted by so many factors from global economy to the actions of many private companies, and your investment is at the whim of these factors. Real estate on the other hand is very different indeed, it is a notoriously robust market which has never failed to recover from a dip or a crash. Even if you end up with a property which crashes in value, all you need is a little patience and the price will start crawling back.
Supply and Demand
For as long as real estate has existed there has been a far greater demand than supply, hence why so many governments are under pressure to build more homes. This plays perfectly into the hands of investors who can count on never having an issue in renting or selling a property.
When you invest in a property it is yours to do with whatever you wish, it is a tangible investment which you can actually see before your eyes. Compare that with stocks and shares which are nothing more than numbers on a screen, and it is easy to see why many prefer to invest in bricks and mortar.
Ways of Earning
Some people like to buy cheap properties, renovate them and then sell quickly for a small profit, this is called flipping. Others may wish to rent out a property to keep some cash flow coming in, selling the property when the market moves, and others may wish to buy a number of properties and rent them all out, paying for the value of the property over time and giving them an asset which is pure profit. The point is that there are many ways to earn when investing in real estate, deepening on what you are looking for.