– Are you ready to become a real estate investor? Based on July 2018 data from the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, private market commercial real estate return an average of almost 10% over the last five years. This is a credible performance was achieved together with low volatility relative to stocks and bonds for your highly competitive risk adjusted return. Hi, I’m Rich Barnes, owner, broker of Realty Experts in West Allis, and over the last 20 years, I’ve helped investors purchase literally hundred of properties in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas for flipping or for hold and rent. A key feature of real estate investment is a significant proportion of total return occurring from rental income over the long term. Over a 30-year period from 1977 to 2007, close to 80% of total U.S. real estate return was derived from from income flows. This means real estate income tends to be less volatile. Real estate is also attractive when compared to more traditional sources of income return. Real estate typically trades at a yield premium to the U.S. Treasuries and is especially attractive in an environment where the Treasury rates are low. Another benefit of investing in real estate is its diversification potential. Real estate has a low and, in some cases, negative correlation with other major asset classes. This means the addition of real estate to a portfolio of diversified assets can lower volatility and provide a higher return. Real estate is distinct in that it is simple to understand and it can enhance the return of a profile of an investor’s portfolio. On its own, real estate offers less risk with less conflict and attractive income streams. If you’re ready to invest in easy to understand income flow, feel free to reach out. If you have any questions, I’m here to help. Thanks and you have a great day.