What’s in Your “Safe”? | LandThink. by Paul Christian Breden
If you are waiting for the “bottom” of the market to buy land for your personal use or even for investment, consider fundamentals. Good, usable land, in a good local market is likely at or near the bottom of the value cycle. If you wait to time your buy perfectly, you may miss the bottom, miss the perfect buy and even miss a good buy. Odds are against those that try for perfect market timing. Instead consider fundamentals. Land in the Southeast, in Georgia and the Carolinas, land in Aiken and Augusta, is a strong value right now. Whether you intend to live on it, develop it, or hold it as an investment, the timing and fundamentals are good right now to buy land. We have land of all types and sizes for sale at great prices. Don’t hesitate if you want to grow real wealth and real assets via the best land values in a generation.
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Land can be the ideal solution to investors’ woes and worries. The recent “Great Recession”, if we are paying attention to the lesson, has reminded us to return to timeless Truth principles like saving and living within our means. Land can be a key part of a good financial and life plan. It can be a wonderful investment, a lasting legacy for future generations, a hedge against inflation, a source of cash flow, while giving you memories, recreation, a retreat, and even a home. Land prices and inventories have improved dramatically during the last three years resulting in many excellent values. Now is a great time to buy land.
Well-informed and engaged people often discuss with me their very real concerns about their investments, their savings, their financial well-being. To wisely preserve wealth they want to own some tangible assets - to move some of their investments out of securities and even out of good old cash (that inflation likely will soon depreciate). Typically, they are struggling with the realization that their purchasing power is at the mercy of stock and currency values — which are driven by forces too complex for them or any mere mortal to analyze or predict.
There are far too many factors influencing the market for anyone to plan or predict with confidence. Listen to the financial pundits and immediately you will realize that there almost as many contradictory opinions and suggestions as there are pundits. Such a cacophony of expert opinion, followed by the eager mass of investors, would be funny if it weren’t sad and frightening. And, for my friends and clients, underlying the fact that investing in the market is always speculative, there is another unsettling fact — dollars themselves are not real money. Confidence in our banking system has eroded and folks instinctively know that real money, by definition, can only be something that has and retains inherent value. As strange as it may sound, real money, real wealth, real value originates from the earth, from the land, from the ground. It doesn’t come from thin air by the stroke of a pen or by a promise. Ultimately our trust should be in the Lord not money. But as stewards of His resources during our time on Earth, we should seek to trade in things of real value like land, not storing up our future in empty promises.
So, for those of us who are mere mortals, seeking to make financial plans for the future, it pays to remember land. If the “market” lags; if the global cyber-economy continues to be a destructive roller coaster, if your dollars are devalued by inflation or other “forces”, remember land. It is always there for you. You can enjoy it while it creates wealth for you. Let us help you find the perfect land investment for you.
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