• Is buying a house a better investment than the stock market? We did the math, and the answer is clear

    10 days ago - By Chron

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    Owning real estate is often the biggest financial commitment someone will make, while investing in stocks is generally a key component of building wealth.
    Using data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency and Yahoo Finance, we compared housing prices and stock prices over the past couple of decades.
    In that time, stocks have clearly had higher returns - but there are a few caveats.
    This is a simplified comparison meant to reflect on past performance. The best decision for your money depends on your individual circumstances and needs.
    Home ownership is one of the...
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