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Subject:  Re: Real Estate investing a smart move Date:  3/22/2011  6:25 PM
Author:  fun2bretired Number:  68687 of 76237

For years - decades - my mom told me Real Estate was the only place to invest and that stocks and bonds were a sure-fire way to lose everything. After all, she had cousins that had bought stocks and lost everything! The recent market crash did nothing but solidify her opinion on this...

We sold our house in CA in 2006 did okay before the crash. Now, it's a buyer's market now. Most folks are looking to get great bargains, work harder for buyer.

Our rental property was on the market for 2yrs and the offers were laughable, so we are trying a different approach.

We are 99% filled. RE is profitable, but it's not stock. We have stock but our biggest equity standing in our RE.
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