The Big Advantage Real Estate Investing Has Over Stocks

The Big Advantage Real Estate Investing Has Over Stocks

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Matt Faircloth

Matt Faircloth, co-founder and president of the DeRosa Group, is a seasoned real estate investor. The DeRosa Group, based in historic Trenton, N.J., is a developer and owner of commercial and residential property with a mission to “transform lives through real estate.” DeRosa creates partnerships to finance select real estate investments and has a proven track record of providing safe, profitable investment opportunities to their clients.

Experience
Matt, along with his wife Liz, started investing in real estate in 2004 with the purchase of a duplex outside of Philadelphia with a $30,000 private loan. They founded DeRosa Group in 2005 and have since grown the company to hundreds of units in residential and commercial assets throughout the East Coast. Under Matt’s leadership, DeRosa has completed tens of millions in real estate transactions involving private capital, including fix and flips, single family home rentals, mixed-use buildings, apartment buildings, and office buildings.

Matt is an active contributor to the BiggerPockets Blog and has been featured on the BiggerPockets Podcast three times (show #88, #203, and #289). He also regularly contributes to BiggerPockets’ Facebook Live sessions and teaches free educational webinars for the BiggerPockets Community.

Matt authored the Amazon Best Seller Raising Private Capital: Building Your Real Estate Empire Using Other People’s Money. The book is a comprehensive roadmap for investors looking to inject more private capital into their real estate investing business and is a must-read for anyone looking to grow their business by using private lenders and equity investors. Kirkus, the No. 1 trade review publication for books, had this to say about Raising Private Capital: “In this impressively accessible introduction to a complex subject, Faircloth covers every aspect of private funding, presuming little knowledge on the part of the reader.”

Matt and his wife Liz live in New Hope, Penn., with their two children.

Education
Matt earned a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Business from Virginia Tech. (Go, Hokies!)

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If you’re an investor or simply researching investing options, you’ve probably heard the question debated: “Is investing in real estate better than the stock market?”

We might be a bit biased, but today, we’re going to delve into the argument for why real estate is superior.

In this video, Matt Faircloth shares two big reasons that real estate makes a better investment and explains exactly why:

  • If you’re an active investor, you’re controlling your investment. You’re present for the day-to-day investing activities, which might include finding deals, rehabbing properties, and locating great tenants. In other words, you’re able to execute actions that can benefit how your investment makes money, unlike in the stock market, where you have little to do with actions that affect stock price.
  • If you’re a passive investor, you have collateral. That collateral may be in the form of owning property or owning a chunk of property. Or maybe you’re a lender, meaning you have collateral in the form of a loan. If you’re smart, you can use that to control your investment, unlike in the stock market.

Related: Real Estate vs. Stocks: Which Has Performed Better Over 145 Years?

The Big Advantage Real Estate Has Over Stocks

What do you think: Is real estate a better investment than stocks (or does the perfect portfolio combine both)?

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