Real estate is considered an “alternative investment”. The term “alternative investment” means different things to different people. Generally, it’s easier to describe what is not considered an alternative investment by the investment industry.
Traditional assets such as publicly traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, closed end funds, certificates of deposit, annuities and other similar investment vehicles are not considered alternative.
Alternative investments are often described anything other than the items on that list.
I steer my Private Money Partners toward real estate because that’s what I know and I specialize in. They deploy their money to fund my real estate purchases and in return earn better than average yields with their funds being secured by the underlying real estate asset.
********************************* If you are reading my blog for the first time, let me inform you that… My company buys single-family houses and I write this blog weekly which is primarily directed to educate 1 group of individuals:
Individuals who are losing their shirt as a result of the “roller coaster” volatility of the stock market and low paying rate of other traditional investments, i.e. people that are looking for an opportunity that’ll provide a secured place to put their money to get it working for them to earn better than average returns.
However, often times, homeowners that need to sell their house, stop by to take a peek because they are curious and wondering how and/or where we get the funding to purchase houses. And if they stick around long enough, they begin to understand why individuals partner with us to provide the funding which empowers us to be able to purchase real estate on a continual basis. Simple, it’s because we teach them a secured way to earn better rates of return than they are currently earning.
So everybody wins. It’s a WIN-WIN-WIN !!!
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Disclaimer: This site is intended for educational purposes only. I am not an accountant, attorney or licensed financial planner. While the information I’m writing here is based on many years of experience buying houses that doesn’t really constitute professional advice (since everyone’s experiences and situations are different).