Benefits of Real Estate Investment
Over the past three years, the Government of Canada has had to cut $5.2 billion dollars in spending and eliminate 19,200 jobs in the federal public service. If your position had the title ‘scientist’ and you worked in ‘research,’ you were at greater risk of being put on the chopping block. Here are some list of benefits with Real Estate investment.
1. Walk out
The headaches of the corporate world: endless meetings, business travel, red tape, bureaucracy at its fullest, reorganization, hiring freezes, more cutbacks, the impact on your health.
Putting up with this for years and years isn’t always worth the upside and perks a job might offer. Even if you don’t like your job, having real estate investments to fall back on can give you the courage to walk away from it all.
2. Focus on health
You know that getting in shape and eating healthy is very important, but you constantly have other commitments in life that take up all your free time. You know that’s bad for your health in the long term. Even if your life isn’t stressful, you probably could benefit from more free time.
As you develop an income from real estate, it becomes easier to balance everything in life because it’s possible to be less reliant on a salary, and to be able to afford more time off. Examples include stepping back from your day job, building healthy habits, and placing health as a top priority.
3. Choose your interest
Maybe you’ve wondered what it would be like to do something different, like going back to school, trying a new career or starting up your own business. It’s very liberating to know that you have options and you can choose work that balances with your values/beliefs, such as family and personal goals, rather than work that is driven by money.
In a nutshell “work as long as it is fun, rather than work because of the security, benefits or pension.”
4. Early retirement
Dedicating time to building a nice nest egg in real estate can afford you extra time later in life. The best thing about early retirement is having more time to do what you want to do. You can afford a less structured life, such as waking up without an alarm clock and penciling in more fun activities, like volunteering or staying at home with the kids. Life is too short to spend 40 years at your peak working so that you can ‘retire’ for the last 30 years.
5. Preserve for future
If you are one of those people who hates volatility and likes steady returns and lower levels of risk, then investing a bit of capital to buy a property might be the easiest and most stable solution. It is almost impossible to get significant returns without taking a significant risk in paper assets. However, buying property works best when you have time to wait while a tenant pays down a mortgage. Real estate is not for everyone and building a portfolio can be a difficult journey.