According to August’s LANDTHINK Pulse results, 23.5% of respondents indicated that land comprises 1-20% of their financial assets. In a still uncertain economy, it’s common for people to seek out safer, non-traditional ways to diversify their portfolio. It seems both small investors and seasoned, wealthy investors alike are making an educated decision to invest in land.
Last month, the August Pulse asked: What portion of your investment portfolio is in land? Our informal online survey revealed that 23.5% of our audience has between 1-20% of their investment portfolio in land. Coming in a close second, 21.3% said they had between 21-40% of their portfolio in land.
There are many factors today that are motivating people to jump on the land bandwagon. Besides being a great way to build your wealth, land is tangible, appreciates in value and is limited in supply. Not only is land a relatively safe long term investment, but it offers folks one special thing other forms of investment like stocks and bonds cannot- enjoyment. A vast majority of the population loves the solace of the outdoors and peace of mind knowing their investment is safe and value is growing.
Here’s a breakdown of the overall results:
- 23.5% said 1-20%
- 21.3% said 21-40%
- 16.7% said 41-60%
- 14.5% said 61-80%
- 12.7% said 81-100%
- 11.3% said None
Congratulations to Paul Gonwa, winner of the $50 Amazon gift card after answering the August Pulse question! Paul is Associate Broker for the Overby Company, located in Jackson, Mississippi and specializing in land sales.
Thank you to everyone who participated and shared the Pulse with friends and connections in the land industry.
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