Real Estate Investing: How You Can Profit Now

Invest in real estate through owning real property, or at least a share in it: become a landlord, flip houses or try crowdfunding.

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Billionaire entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie has long been famously quoted as saying that "90% of all millionaires became so through owning real estate," but is that still true today? At the very least, the perception that real estate makes people wealthy continues. In fact, a 2023 Gallup poll found that Americans continue to see real estate as the best long-term investment, just as they have over the last several years.

For many Americans, investing in real estate is as simple as purchasing their own home. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2021 Survey of Income and Program Participation, 28.5% of the typical American's net worth is in home equity.

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Jacob Wolinsky

Jacob is the founder and CEO of ValueWalk. What started as a hobby 10 years ago turned into a well-known financial media empire focusing in particular on simplifying the opaque world of the hedge fund world. Before doing ValueWalk full time, Jacob worked as an equity analyst specializing in mid and small-cap stocks. Jacob also worked in business development for hedge funds. He lives with his wife and five children in New Jersey. Full Disclosure: Jacob only invests in broad-based ETFs and mutual funds to avoid any conflict of interest.