FOMO is powerful, we get it.
The allure of trendy investment portfolios filled with celebrity-endorsed SPACs and crypto is exciting and has the potential to be rewarding. However, as evidenced by the past few months, these investments can also be very unstable — and when you wake up to see that your best positions have declined into the red, panic sets in…bear market? You may wish you had diversified more…and that you hadn’t put all your eggs in that electric vehicle company’s basket.
With the unpredictability of the stock market right now, real estate has a number of compelling characteristics that make the asset class a strong allocation in a diversified portfolio. And even though you may not hear about it as much as Elon’s new offspring or the NFT industry, real estate has actually been the most favored investment of Americans for eight years in a row.²
Alright, but why?
And if you don’t believe us, just take a look at AUM backed stocks like American Homes for Rent ($AM4R) and Invitation Homes ($INVH), compared to tech stocks in recent months:
Inflation concerns? According to Ali Wolfe, Chief Economist at Zonda Housing Market Research, “If you have cash and are expecting inflation, you want to think about where you can put your money so it doesn’t lose value. Housing is commonly looked at as a good inflation hedge”³ So ask yourself, what are you going to do to protect yourself?
At reAlpha, we are strong advocates of diversification and believe real estate investments can play a critical role in a portfolio. However, we like to think that we add a modern and potentially more lucrative twist to traditional real estate with our focus on the short-term rental vertical. In addition to the broader benefits provided by real estate, there are even more advantages of investing in short-term rentals:
But we aren’t just pursuing this market for ourselves…(*cough* Blackstone)…our mission is to provide everyday investors entry into the short-term rental market. We’re combining the security of real estate with robinhood-like accessibility and the business model of the future: Airbnb. And we are taking that a step further by allowing you to become a shareholder in the company itself. We are raising our Regulation A round so that you have a shot at this emerging market. And with your backing, we will be well positioned to grow our portfolio if and when the pending correction in housing prices takes place.
So, consider adding vacation rental real estate to your diversification strategy. Get in early by investing in reAlpha for as little as $1,000.
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