Why Real Estate Trumps other Investment Opportunities Hands Down

The majority of my retirement is invested in real estate for one simple reason: I can’t find a better place to invest for maximum returns. The rest of my portfolio has been in stocks, money market and bonds and besides increasing my stress levels with some wild fluctuations, those just have not produced the results I had hoped for. To demonstrate what I mean, I am going to take one of my best stock investments – Apple, and compare it to one of my rental properties. These are actual* numbers over a period of four years with an initial cash investment of $23,000.

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Apartment rents in metro Denver rose 7.1 percent during quarter

The average rent for apartments in metro Denver rose 7.1% from the second quarter of last year to the same period this year. It was the highest growth rate reported during any quarter since the third quarter of 2011, when average rent grew 8.5%. During the second quarter of this year, the average rent in metro Denver rose $65 to $979 from last year’s second-quarter average rent of $915. “You have to go back to the days of the dot-com boom to see lower vacancy rates than what we’re seeing right now,” said Ryan McMaken, spokesman for the Colorado Division of Housing.

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Rents rocket 10.9% in Denver over last year

The average asking price for rental housing in the Denver area was up 10.9 percent in June from a year earlier, the third-biggest gain among large U.S. markets in that period and twice the nationwide increase, according to a report Tuesday from Trulia Inc.

Denver’s rent increases over the 12-month period were exceeded only by …

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