Updated on
March 18, 2024


Written by: 
Landa Team

Return on investments (ROI) is never a sure thing, regardless of the asset class.

Stocks, crypto assets, and property prices rise and fall.

While, historically, the stock market has experienced higher growth than any other asset, including the real estate market, stocks remain considerably more volatile than investment properties. On the other hand, real estate is considered an asset that increases steadily as time passes due to market and capital appreciation. 

Real estate is considered an asset that, generally, appreciates over time. 

Capital appreciation is an increase in the value of any asset, including stocks, bonds, and real estate property, from the market price. More distinctive to real estate, market appreciation is the natural appreciation of an investment over time due to the laws of supply and demand. For example, as the population grows, real estate becomes more scarce.

Not all assets appreciate over time, and not all markets appreciate equally.

Of course, one should recognize that real estate, as a physical asset and segment of its own market, can also depreciate. 

Depreciation can occur for a variety of reasons. Notably, depreciation might occur due to a unique character element of real estate; its dual role as a functional investment. Unlike stocks, real estate has tangible value. Oftentimes, property value rises as investors continue to have a residence to live in. Investors can also purchase real estate for its income-generating potential as a rental property.

The Takeaway

Furthermore, the added value of real estate versus the stock market extends to cash flow advantages. The ability to leverage an investment as a result of both stability and cash flow creates returns that can outperform the stock market.

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