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Old 10-04-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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What cities would you predict would be the best cities to invest in real estate now for the highest returns in say, 20-30 years from now.....and why?
I can't say which cities, by name, but one might look for the following criteria:

- not particularly impacted by the most recent housing bubble & bust
- population increases up to the 2000 U.S.Census were relatively flat but have since been increasing moderately
- not far from a college or university that has been gaining a good reputation
- population make up leaning more toward teens to early 30's than in the past
- an area with a diverse economic base (not relying primarily on one employer or industry)

My favorites:
- older housing stock
- hilly terrain
- near a large body of water (lakes, dams, oceans, etc.)
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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My bet is mid-large urban areas with good public trans. Nobody is wanting to drive 100 miles daily with gas 5 bucks a gallon
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Real estate isn't a good long term investment. Pretty much anyone who bought a house in 2001-2008 lost money. Considering the current level of government debt economy will have a lot of issues in the years to come and home prices might be flat or even falling in the long run.

Want to invest? Buy gold. Gold prices are known to be heading up all the time.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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Want to invest? Buy gold. Gold prices are known to be heading up all the time.

Gold is probably about as safe as real estate. Neither will lose all their value the way a stock could, but both could go flat for a decade(s).
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