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“This holiday season, give the gift of beat-up real estate.”

If you can see the good in people, or see the potential in an old, run-down house, then you’d be good at real estate investing.

You’ve heard the phrase: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” What that means is that some people are very good at seeing the TRUE VALUE of something, while many others are not.

Real Estate is a tangible asset that can be improved through sheer effort… or money… or both. Ugly real estate is STILL real estate, and can be improved by doing many things yourself.

What makes stocks a gamble are that you never really know how the business is being run – unless you’re the person running it. With real estate, you’re in charge.

Stocks are just paper, so you’ll never be able to add value to stocks through any effort of your own – you’re always at the mercy of the market makers, who set the buying or selling trends. Stock values are NEVER accurate. Stock picking is little more than educated guessing, at best.

It’s not uncommon for someone to buy a house for $50k, put $30k into it and then sell it for $120 or more. That’s a fairly reasonable, average 30% return. Truth is, there isn’t much of a difference between a $50k house and a $120k house… as long as you can see the potential.