If you’re a conservative investor, you might not feel comfortable having your money tied up in stocks or bonds: stocks can be volatile and bonds have such a slow rate of appreciation.
Investing in land is an investment that can earn you money with minimal effort and upkeep.
Although we have previously discussed the great advantages that come with investing in land, there is much more to be said. Land is a great investment for conservative, hands-off investors.
Rainy Day Investors
For those of you who have a “rainy-day fund” in the bank earning less than 3% interest, investing in land is a great way to maximize that money without placing it into a potentially risky fund.
You can purchase a plot of land close to home or across the country, as long as you have a trusted real estate advisor and someone to check in on the property from time to time, it can be left virtually untouched while the value increases.
Long Term Investors
Land is often referred to as a long-term investment. If you purchase properties with homes on them, remodel those homes, and flip those homes, you’re making a short-term investment. However, vacant land is all about the long-term benefits because land often grows in value as time passes.
Farming Lease Investors
Vacant land might seem useless if you’re looking to become a landlord for instance, but you might be surprised to learn that people often want to lease vacant land.
If your land is populated with forests, loggers can lease the property from you as they work to log trees on the property. Farmers might often want to lease the land from you in order to grow crops. Leasing farmland has produced higher yields even when compared to investments in the stock market on a long-term basis.
Interested in investing in land? View the properties available at Metcalf Land.