LiveTheLifeinEcuador | March 24, 2016
Should you invest in stocks or real estate?
Experts often advise a diversified portfolio or investments in both.
If your funds are limited, however, you may have to choose one over the other.
Stocks and bonds vs. real estate
Investing in stocks and bonds certainly has its advantages. However, investing in real estate – particularly those in a country like Ecuador – offers benefits that go beyond profitability.
Besides, the age-old question of stocks vs. real estate has taken an added dimension now that real estate properties abroad are available as investments.
For instance, properties in Ecuador present very attractive opportunities for people in the United States, because:
1. Real estate is a tangible investment
Investment experts say the biggest advantage real estate has over stocks is its tangible nature. You can actually see and touch your investment when you own a piece of property. It gives you pride of ownership.
2. Real estate is a hard asset
Real estate is less volatile than stocks. It guarantees stored value for your investment.
3. Owning property abroad means diversifying your portfolio
The low cost of properties in countries like Ecuador lets you diversify your portfolio by investing in various real estate options like single-family homes, condominiums, and commercial properties.
4. You’ll enjoy tax benefits
Your investment abroad gives you the same tax benefits as the ones you get in the US.
5. You’ll be part of a booming market
The government of Ecuador has made the real estate climate safe by opening its doors to foreign investors. With capital flowing in, more people are expected to make Ecuador their new home. You can take advantage of rising economic opportunities by buying now while real estate prices are low.
6. You’ll enjoy a better quality of life
This is perhaps the best reason for investing in a property in Ecuador. Its spectacular beaches, nature reserves, and rich culture and history make the country a tourist haven.
Ecuador’s excellent health and education services only cost a fraction of those in the US. In fact, prestigious publications have named the city of Cuenca as one of the best places in the world to retire in.
7. Real estate investments in Ecuador yield perks
If you buy an Ecuador property for profit and live in it for two years, it becomes your primary residence and you get substantial capital gains tax deductions for it.
And because you have a good excuse to fly to this beautiful country regularly and look after your property, the government allows you to deduct your travel expenses from your taxable income.
8. Real estate prices in Ecuador are a steal
Any real estate investment expert will tell you properties in Ecuador, especially when compared to those in the US and Europe, are some of the lowest priced in South America.
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