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Risks of Owning Real Estate

Is Real Estate Investing Right for Me? 


The hot real estate market in Boulder and Denver has generated a lot of interest from investors who wonder whether they should get in on the real estate action instead of investing in the stock market. I don’t blame people for wondering. Through both the popular press and word of mouth, success stories abound, suggesting that an investment in real estate may offer a more reliable ride to easy street. 


Is the hearsay worth heeding? I’ll explain more in a moment, but here’s the bottom line: There is solid academic evidence suggesting that the real estate market often marches out of step with stock and bond markets, and that it has its own risk/return story to tell. That means that a sensible (typically, small) allocation to real estate may make sense within a well-crafted, globally diversified portfolio. 

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