In the Media: Kevin+Jonathan on San Francisco Real Estate

The San Francisco Chronicle's Sound-Off Question Asks How Recent Stock Market Turbulence Could Impact Real Estate

Kevin+Jonathan in print on and the web. This week's question asked about stock market volatility and its impact on real estate

Real Estate as the Eternal Hedge to Risk Especially in San Francisco

Question: How concerned should buyers and sellers be about corrections in the stock market and a potential recession?

Answer:

TO HEDGE AGAINST RISK in the economy, folks should do what they always do in these times: turn to real estate. 

Unlike a stock, option or index fund, real estate is not only a means to building wealth, but owning a home has built-in tax benefits and savings while also being a potential source of revenue even during a recession.

You can live in a house, you can rent it out, you can borrow against it. You can fundamentally alter a property’s value yourself à la Home Depot or Lowes. (Think about the jail time if you altered a stock’s value yourself).

Buying real estate during turbulent times is a smart move especially if you can lock-in a relatively low mortgage interest rate (even 1/4th a point lower rate will save thousands over 30 years).

And unlike renting where money out never comes back to a tenant, mortgage payments are really payments to yourself. You’ll benefit from either increased home equity or from capital gains savings if you sell.

Now What Am I Supposed To Do?

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