Famous Quotes About Investing in Real Estate

Real estate investing is a tried and true path to wealth, and people have been discussing the topic for generations. From Mark Twain and Andrew Carnegie to modern millionaires, here are some top real estate quotes and what you can learn from them.

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” -Mark Twain

Mark Twain gets right to the point in this quote. Land is a precious commodity, and there will never be more than there is today. In fact, with rising ocean levels, it is more likely that there will be less land in the future. Twain’s advice is evergreen.

“90% of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” -Andrew Carnegie

While that 90% statistic may not hold today, the idea is very real. Of all of the self-made millionaires I know, most of them did it through real estate. At least I have one thing in common with Andrew Carnegie!

“Real estate can be neither lost or stolen nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care it is about the safest investment in the world.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 32nd President of the United States is known for many things, but this pearl of wisdom continues through today. While there are many risky real estate investments to be made, investors who do their research and don’t let debt get out-of-control are on a path to good things.

“Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking, or economizing.” John Stuart Mill

While landlords do work hard to build a real estate empire, European philosopher John Stuart Mill makes an excellent point. Once an investor builds a portfolio of properties and hires out the work to a trusted team, the money rolls in with little additional work.

“It’s tangible, it’s solid, it’s beautiful. It’s artistic from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.” -Donald Trump

Love him or hate him Trump’s name is synonymous with major real estate developments around the world. The world is a beautiful place, and real estate lets you own a small piece of it.

“If you don’t own a home, buy one. If you own one, buy another one. If you own two, buy a third.” -John Paulson

Hedge fund manager John Paulson knows a thing or two about investing for a profit. The billionaire has simple advice for regular investors. Homes are an excellent place to invest your funds for a long-term return.

“Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.” -Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad author Kiyosaki has helped millions work toward their dream of wealth. If made strategically, real estate investments are a path to prosper.

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