Why Now is a Great Time to Buy Real Estate

March 24th, 2020

They say that smart investors can make money in any kind of market conditions, but these times are proving to be challenging on a whole new level. Generations in the past have had to deal with the Great Depression, the Spanish Flu and two World Wars. And yet, here we are; alive, if not altogether well. Just as previous generations did before us, we will eventually pull through this global crisis. In the meantime, this is not the time to give up on your investment goals. It is, however, time to take a fresh look at how and where you invest.


The Stock Market is Riskier Than Ever

The stock market continues to crash at alarming rates. The Coronavirus has proven to be a relentless global enemy and stocks are down about 35% since last month alone. As the New York Times says, “The implosion…is shaping up to be one of the most destructive periods in American financial history.”


Those investors who are thinking of a foray into the stock market need to be extra careful. Although many of the most lucrative stocks can be had right now at bargain prices, we are still in the early stages of this pandemic, according to experts. The Director General of the World Health Organization said on March 23rd that “The pandemic is accelerating.” As such, no one can predict with any certainty how much further stocks will slide. Echoing the warnings of many other financial pundits, Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist with Charles Schwab, says, “Markets will get worse before they get better.”


Since the stock market has the ominous distinction of being able to drag your investment all the way down to zero, it’s always been riskier than real estate. But in a time when many families have lost one or both household incomes, who wants to risk their investment savings on stocks that could become worthless literally overnight?


Interest Rates Are at Their Lowest

The Federal government is doing its best to give investors a break. Interest rates are historically low; the lowest they’ve been in over 50 years. Investors who lock in these low rates can enjoy higher rates of return for as long as they own their properties. There’s never been a better time to buy real estate investment property, whether you buy a turnkey rental, duplex or something else.


At Martel Turnkey, we work with a variety of lenders who are adept at working with turnkey property investors. Just give us a call and let us know which turnkey rental you’re interested in. Then we can put you in touch with a quality lender so you can start the buying process. If there are no available properties at the moment, we would be happy to put you on our growing waiting list for the next available turnkey rental.


Now is a Great Time to Buy Real Estate

In this time of great uncertainty, it’s a comfort knowing that you can invest in something stable and reliable. Real estate will always be an asset that you and your family can rely on. Now is a great time to buy real estate. The value of your real estate investment will never go to zero; it will never be worthless. Historically, real estate has always appreciated in value over time, even though there are always ebbs and flows in the market.


Remember too, that no matter what happens in the world, everyone needs a place to live. Your turnkey rental property will provide a refuge for tenants who need a safe place to “shelter in place.” While investors can’t see themselves as a charity, it is worth noting that there is a certain nobility to being a landlord and providing a roof over someone’s head.


Savings Accounts Aren’t Worth Your Consideration

The biggest mistake that you can make right now with your investment dollars is to leave them in a savings account. Your savings account is a great place to save money to invest, but it’s not a good way to invest. In other words, your savings account is a holding account, not the method you should use to make money. If you have money to invest, this is a great time to buy real estate. And when you’re ready to buy real estate, MartelTurnkey is a great place to buy it.


Please contact us for more information about investing in turnkey rentals, or to get your real estate investment questions answered. We love hearing from you, and we are here for you, as always.

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