Every market has its ups and downs, it’s pros and cons. Some days, your stocks and bonds might be worth top dollar, and other days they might be worth less than when you bought them. It’s important as an investor to keep an eye on what’s going on, but the tides can move so quickly that it gets hard to keep track! A more stable market makes for much simpler management of one’s finances and investments, but in today’s turbulent times, a market like that seems hard to find. So, where can you turn?
Real estate of course! Stocks, which can wildly fluctuate in value in a short period of time, represents a potentially an unstable investment. Bonds and mutual funds can present the same problem and are not as profitable as real estate. Changes in the real estate market tend to move in a much steadier and slower fashion. An investment that you can keep track of is one that you can use to your best advantage- one you can count on.
Buildings and properties are typically owned by the same person for years. Since buildings don’t change hands as often and also because lending rules (for mortgages) are modified to control prices, real estate remains relatively stable. It fluctuates, but not as drastically as other types of investment. Another factor is that housing is a necessity, so the demand for rental properties will always be there.
Real estate also has the benefit of being real and tangible. Rather than being an abstract concept like stocks, real estate is a solid thing. It’s a limited resource. So, if you look at the bigger picture, it all makes sense: It serves a basic need, doing due diligence when buying a property is easier than when buying another investment, you have full control over it, and banks like lending mortgages and governments regulate to help keep balance the markets. Someone who invests in real estate is unlikely to wake up one morning to find that their properties are suddenly worthless.
Real estate works, and it’s been proven for a long time. Properties can provide a sense of stability that saves investors the headache of a fluctuating market. That’s just one of the many reasons that investors love real estate!
About Julie Grondin:
juliegrondin.ca is a real estate investment company focusing on ”buy and hold” which means we invest for a period of time between 5 to 10 years or even longer. We have been actively involved in the Fort St-John, BC area since 2019. We also keep our eyes open on various other markets as the economic cycle evolves. My markets of choice are well positioned to offer great cash flow and also appreciation. My mission is to provide quality housing for quality tenants, while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I) for my investor partners and myself. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!
Julie offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact Julie.
For more information about Julie and her investment program,
please call (403) 493-4226 or visit https://juliegrondin.ca/