REITs: Your Personal Home Is Not A Real Estate Investment

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Your Personal Home: Investment Or Expense?

We hear it repeated all the time: Buying a personal home is a great long-term investment. Most of the time, this statement is given without any supporting argument but rather simply assumed to be the case.

Of course, homeownership is a good investment,” people think. “It has to be better than just throwing money away by renting because I’m building equity in a real asset.”

But there are two counterpoints to be made in response:

  1. Homeownership is not necessarily a better financial decision than renting.
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