10 % down yields a 1,000 % return

Bill Hitchcock

REInvest2Homeownership Still A Good Investment
The American dream of homeownership is still a good bet, financial advisors say firmly.

Despite the downturn in the last couple of years, homes have still appreciated an average of 4 percent a year since World War II. Plus, it’s a leveraged investment; a 10 percent down payment yields a 1,000 percent return if the price of the home doubles.
There are also valuable intangibles. Owning a home provides independence, security, community, and a roof over the owner’s head. No one can say that about investing in stock.
Source: Associated Press, Dave Carpenter (10/12/2009)

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