Contrasting Real Estate with Comparable Investments, 1978-2008
Posted: 21 May 2019
Date Written: March 30, 2009
Rates of return from residential, commercial and farm real estate in the U.S. from 1978 to 2008 inclusive are compiled. These real estate returns are contrasted with comparable stock, bond, and commodity investments, and with inflation. Recessions and other episodic events that are peculiar to each asset class are reviewed.
Keywords: Residential real estate, commercial real estate, farm real estate, securities, inflation
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