Real Estate: Outperforming the S&P 500 Since 2000
Suppose you invested $10,000 in S&P 500 stocks in 2000. By December 2017, your investment should have appreciated to $21,564. Now here’s an interesting comparison: what would have happened had you invested in real estate instead? How much would your investment be worth by year end 2017? According to our calculations*, the answer is: $49,637 – more than twice as much as your investment in stocks!
For an in-depth look at the benefits of investing in real estate and an explanation of its superior performance as an asset class, read this article.
*Real estate return data is taken from FTSE NAREIT US Real Estate Index Series (All REITs). S&P 500 return data is from macrotrends.net