Survey Says: Real Estate is The Best Long-Term Investment

Apparently all is forgiven and forgotten and Americans are
again embracing real estate as more than just shelter.  For the second year in a row a Gallup telephone
survey conducted in April found Americans think it is the best kind of
long-term investment.

Investing in real estate outstripped stocks, gold, traditional
savings instruments and bonds with 31 percent of survey respondents preferring it.
 Stocks and mutual funds were second at
25 percent. “A return of Americans’ confidence in real estate and stocks as
solid long-term investments was first evident a year ago, paralleling real world
improvements in these areas,” Gallup said. “Their continued strength this year
indicates that was no fluke.”


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