Monday, August 22, 2005

Betting On Your House Or The Market

This New York Times article from last week relays that despite real estate's outperformance over the past five years, the better long-term investment has been the stock market by a wide margin.

"In fact, by a wide margin over time, stock prices have risen more quickly than home values, even on the East and West Coasts, where home values have appreciated most. . . . Since 1980, for example, money invested in the Standard & Poor's 500 has delivered a return of 10 percent a year on average. Including dividends, the return on the S.& P. 500 rises to 12 percent a year. Even in New York and San Francisco, homes have risen in value only about 7 percent a year over the same span."


Sleep at Home and Invest in the Stock Market


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