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Building Wealth Through Real Estate

Investing in real estate can be one of the best ways to accumulate wealth. Wealth grows through compounding, which means putting money into something on the expectation that you will receive more money back later. Historically, real estate has been a consistent compounder for a simple reason: there’s only so much land to build on!

Real estate harnesses the power of supply and demand and channels it into your portfolio. Fundamental rules of supply and demand tell us that a limited supply of something in high demand must result in higher prices. You’ve probably seen the power of supply and demand play out with the value of your primary residence. For example, the US national home price has increased 441% since January 1987 and rebounded 207% since the post-2008 financial crisis low, as of December 2021.

Fortunately, you do not need to be an ultra-high net worth person to get started in real estate investing. Policymakers recognized the potential for real estate as a gateway to wealth accumulation long ago, opening the door to the creation of numerous ways for all investors to put capital to work. This article will briefly introduce seven of the more popular ways to invest in real estate; however, it is in no way an exhaustive list.

7 Ways to Build Wealth Through Real Estate Investing

  1. Invest in a Private Equity Fund.

  2. Invest eligible capital gains in a Qualified Opportunity zone.

  3. Invest in a REIT.

  4. Complete a 1031 exchange.

  5. Invest in a syndicate.

  6. Participate in a “mini-IPO”

  7. Invest in a private debt fund.

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