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As a fairly general rule, homes appreciate about three or five percent a year. Some years will be more, some less. The figure will vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, and region to region.

Five percent may not seem like that much at first. Stocks (at times) appreciate much more, and you could easily earn over the same return with a very safe investment in treasury bills or bonds.

But take a second look…

Say you bought a $250,000 house - you did not pay cash for the home, you got a mortgage. Suppose you put as little as five percent down – that would be an investment of $12,500.

At an appreciation rate of 4% annually, a $250,000 home would increase in value $10,000 during the first year. That means you earned $10,000 with an investment of $12,500. Your annual "return on investment" would be a whopping eighty percent.

Additionally, you are making mortgage payments and paying property taxes, along with a couple of other costs. Since the interest on your mortgage and your property taxes are both tax deductible, the government is essentially subsidizing your home purchase.

Your rate of return when buying a home is higher than most any other investment you could make.



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