WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER REAL ESTATE INVESTING
Real estate is a tangible property consisting of land and improvements. That is (buildings).
Today, Nigeria’s real estate market is a significant component of what wealth sustainability is and should be considered alongside stocks, bonds, and cash. Its profitability cannot be over-emphasized, and as such we have compiled 5 cogent reasons why you should consider real estate as an asset class for sustaining wealth .
*Illiquid*- one interesting thing about real estate as an asset is that your invested cash in real estate cannot be easily accessible, it is highly illiquid and not easily converted to cash. Which is an advantage as it helps prevent you from easily falling back on it during momentary difficult times only to regret later.
*A potential hedge against inflation*- Over the long term, real estate has historically provided a hedge against inflation in both income and pricing. As a hard asset whose value tends to increase with replacement cost over the long term, real estate provides a potential hedge against inflation.
*Sustainability* Unlike some of today’s most popular investment options which have questionable security or questions around their sustainability, 50-60 years from now, real estate will continue to be a relevant investment option.
As long as human being continue to develop and advance, owning a piece of the earth will always be a viable channel to both store and create wealth.
*Passivity*: Unlike other investment options that require financial savyness, you don’t need to be a financial expert to save or invest in real estate. It allows you leverage on returns/earnings and grow your wealth without having complex expertise.
As individuals it is important that you invest in your future sustainably to ensure you create wealth and security not just for you, but for generations to come. An investment in real estate remains one of the best ways to do this.