Thoughts on real estate

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Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: Real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk.

—Armstrong Williams

Real estate is the best investment on Earth. However, when the music stops playing, which happens occasionally, don’t be the one left without a chair.
—Steven Ivy

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Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.

—Andrew  Carnegie

Well, real estate is always good, as far as I’m concerned.
—Donald Trump

g_104609_nathaniel_hawthorne_280x210.jpgWhat we call real estate—the solid ground to build a house on—is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
—Nathaniel Hawthorne


Never count on making a good sale. Have the purchase price be so attractive that even a mediocre sale gives good results.
—Warren Buffett

g_104601_bjarke_ingels_280x210.jpgThe one thing all humans share is that we all inhabit the same limited amount of real estate, which is planet Earth.
—Bjarke Ingels

Buy real estate in areas where the path exists… and buy more real estate where there is no path, but you can create your own.
—David Waronker

g_104611_peter_lynch_280x210.jpgKnow what you own, and know why you own it.
—Peter Lynch

The best time to buy a home is always five years ago.
—Ray Brown 

g_104613_mark_twain_280x210.jpgBuy land, they’re not making it anymore.
—Mark Twain

In real estate, you make 10 percent of your money because you’re a genius and 90 percent because you catch a great wave.
—Jeff Greene

g_104615_will_rogers_280x210.jpgDon’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.
—Will Rogers

Image: Will, Nathaniel, Armstrong: Shutterstock; Bjarke: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images For Time; Peter: Brian Snyder / Reuters

(This story appears in the 13 April, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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