See this return on investment chart: Real Estate vs Stocks

Yes, it is no secret that real estate has had its difficulties over the last several years. But what about the last decade? How did real estate perform in comparison to stocks?

This chart from the KCM blog shows real estate outperforming the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ over the last decade. Read whole post at KCMBlog

Not only has real estate been a good investment, but many studies have shown the social benefits of homeowning. (It’s not all about money.)  We buy homes primarily for a place to call home, settle down and get involved in the community.  A National Association of Realtors study shows that

  • Home owners do not move as frequently as renters, providing more neighborhood stability. In turn, this stability helps reduce crime and supports neighborhood upkeep.
  • Children of home owners do better in school, stay in school longer
  • 67% of American households are owner-occupied. America is a nation of home owners.

    Home is a place you can paint as you wish and tear down (or put up) walls to make the space your own. Put in a playset, treehouse or a garden.  It’s home!

    Why did you buy your home? Do you believe that real estate is a good long term investment?

    If First Weber can help you make the long term investment into Wisconsin real estate, please allow us. Search for thousands of Wisconsin properties for sale from the Northwoods to Central, Northeast, South Central, Southwest and Southeast Wisconsin at
    Thanks for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog about real estate as a long term investment. But, it is not all about the money. It’s home, too.
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