Investors have learned a few things in tough economy. Where should investors put their money in real investments in today's economy?

Asked by Saundra Allman, Fremont, CA Sat May 19, 2012

Investors in prior recent years borrowed money from the banks with little down payments and were excited to leverage the banks money. Many short saled or foreclosed if they did not carefully plan for the type of investment they had in their purchase with consideration to many things. In today's economy having learned from a few bruises from a lot of people at a disadvantage finding their investments upside down. When prices are still affordable, lending loosing up a bit, builders building, rent vacancy very low in multiple family dwellings what are the suggestions for the investors who are able and ready to purchase investment propert for the now real estate economy 2012?

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Brian Ripp, Agent, Fremont, CA
Sun May 20, 2012
There are many options for people when thinking about their retirement.

we have;
>Real estate: goes up, goes down. Long term good, mostly if you bought low

>Cash value life insurance: policies with savings built average 6-8% with tax free loans & tax free withdrawals. As well as safety with not losing money in a down market.

>Annuities: Also have the safety of not losing money and will give you a 5-7% return.

(For people thinking about retirement - they do not like the idea of a large mortgage & high debt.)
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John Arendsen, Agent, Leucadia, CA
Sat May 19, 2012
First, and foremost, I'm thinking APPL. It's going to hit 1000 by years end. Second Microsoft. Will double in the next 24 months. Third Disney. The sky's the limit. I'm short on RE and long on equity stocks to be honest.

RE still has a long way to go in the average market. (RE is local not National). Good to know the SF market is doing so well. We love to frequent SF. You need to wear that hat to opening day at Del Mar. I'll bet you'd win! LOL!!
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