Sunday, December 6, 2009

Women prefer real estate

Women Prefer Real Estate More Than Men As Investment

A study, Barclays Wealth Insights: Prospects for Real Estate, showed that wealthy investors have a renewed appetite for real estate. When comes to real estate, a significantly greater proportion of women than men prefer investing in real estate.

The survey of more than 2,000 high net worth individuals, with assets ranging from $800,000 to in excess of $48 million. Respondents are based around the globe, with the highest numbers of respondents in the United States, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Monaco. The survey took place between August and September 2009.

Women Favor Real Estate

According to the study, a greater percentage of women than men are keen on investing in real estate. When it comes to real estate, nearly half - 49% - the women surveyed say real estate is a less risky investment than stocks, whereas only 37% of men agree with that view.

Similarly, while 44% of women find buying real estate more enjoyable than investing in other asset classes, just 28% of men feel the same way.

Women also tend to favor investing directly in bricks and mortar more than men. While 34% of men are likely to invest in real estate indirectly through a fund, REIT or liquid investment in real estate, only 14% of women would prefer to go down that route.

David Pylyp This seems to be more accurate every year. I have seen a larger population of educated, employed single women that are purchasing early in their careers, realizing that real estate purchases add equity to their investment and retirement portfolio.

Not only do you have a place to live but you are also adding to a nest egg for later in life. Most popular choices seem to be focused on access to transit. The Michael Power complex is very popular as is the California Condo in Mystic Pointe.

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