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It's The End of The World As We Know It

The famous R.E.M. song "It's The End of the World as We Know It" brings up the latest rumors out there that the world is going to suddenly stop turning like it has in the past and sudden and destructive economic chaos will replace the normal routine we all are so used to. Now, this really could happen with the derelict financial management our world governments have been practicing for most likely -- since the beginning of time. Yet, in spite of bad mismanagement, and in spite of past economic upheavals and stock market plunges of the past. In spite of country dictators that did a lot of bad things to good people. In spite of all the bad in the world, their remains good things. Good people. Good ideas. Good plans.

So perhaps now is a good time to remind you that the most millionaires in the world made their fortunes with real estate. Not bank CD's. Not insurance policies. Not stocks and bonds and mutual funds. But with good ol' real estate investing and most commonly, investing during full market cycles (if not lifetime holding) to make sure the short term ripples that can and will take place don't upset the long term gain that real estate has provided since the very beginning of our modern world in the late 1800's.

So until additional real estate is discovered "habitable" outside of planet earth, we only have so much "finite" dirt and land to own, build on, invest in, transfer to our heirs, etc. And because it is "finite", values trend higher most decades as they pass. You can't say that about diamonds or gold or silver as many undiscovered mines await the precious gems and metal searchers.  They haven't found everything yet on planet earth... so strong cartels are used to control pricing, especially in the diamond market. But you can't say that about real estate. There is only so much to go around and because of that fantastic factor -- opportunity exists no matter what happens. 

Yes, the "End of the World" has come and went many times and no doubt, something may lie ahead of us now since economic policies everywhere defy logic or common financial stability principals. But people survive. Broken people and economies rebuild. People survive and hopefully get better and do better based on past mistakes.  And for that reason, no matter what may be coming or what may happen in economic circumstances - the R.E.M. song also reminds us that in it all and through it all - "I feel fine".  

Don't let a bad economic cloud persuade you to ignore what the richest people on earth do when things get dicey.  They buy hard assets and especially, they buy real estate. Finite dirt and land. And some with bricks and mortar and wooden structures.Now that one of those success stories is running for President and financing the costs with his own money - I remind you to consider where your investment money is right now. If it is all tied to paper assets, you will be the first to be wiped out if the "big one" does hit America. There's time to convert some of your paper portfolio to real estate investment holdings. And then you will "feel fine" if something bad happens.


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Published Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:05 PM by MD Anderson

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