Here’s Why Owning Your Own Home Really is a Good Investment

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By Amanda Alix

According to a recent Gallup poll, more Americans are beginning to view real estate as a viable long-term investment. Thirty percent of those surveyed early last month took this view, up from 25% just a year ago. Gallup credited an improving housing market as being the chief driver of the change in popular opinion on this matter.

But, wait. Some experts, notably Yale economics professor Robert Shiller, disagree heartily with this view. In interviews over the past couple of years, Shiller referred to his research in which he studied home price appreciation from 1890 to 1990. He found that, considering costs of construction and inflation, homes really didn’t appreciate in value at all.

Does that mean that buying a home is a lousy move? Not at all, and here’s why.

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Jason "Jay Rock Realty" born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona is top-notch real estate professional that works to ensure that sellers receive top dollar for their homes in record time, and that buyers find the perfect home for their budgets. Specializing in Phoenix, Carefree, Cave Creek, and Scottsdale real estate communities and the surrounding area. Jason has spent years working on the appraisal side of real estate transactions giving him in-depth knowledge on home values which is essential in a real estate transaction. Whether it is helping first time home buyers achieve the pride in ownership or it is helping investor's build a plan of success in a productive rewarding industry, he gets it done with enjoyable and producing methods.
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