Buying A Home Safer Bet Than Gold

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by Simon Giannini

The results of a biannual survey, released this week by real estate search and marketing portal Trulia, found that 80 percent of homeowners plan to buy another home, and that most survey participants view homeownership, and placing money in retirement account, as the best long-term investments. Market research firm Harris Interactive conducted the survey, which drew responses from 1,392 homeowners and 758 renters, from Aug. 30, 2011, to Sept. 1, 2011.

What’s REALLY interesting is that the majority of those polled were in the USA!

80% of current homeowners plan to buy another home in the future.

57% thinking Owning A Home is the safest investment

52% are putting money in an RSP

29% are buying mutual funds

26% are buying GOLD

25% are buying stocks

15% are buying gov’t bonds

11% are keeping cash under the mattress!


About the Author

Simon Giannini is a Broker with Royal LePage Signature in Toronto, Ontario. Simon is also the Author of “Everything You Wanted To Know About Real Estate But Were Afraid To Ask”, “Buy Low, Sell High”, and “Get Rid Of Your Customers”. Simon has over 25 years experience, and is a sought after speaker and trainer for the real estate and mortgage industry. You can check out his BLOG at :

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