Case-Shiller recently released their report for the month ending June 2015, and the appreciation trend in real estate continues. For the period ending June 2015, home prices showed a 4.5 percent appreciation nationwide over the prior year ending June 2014. This current gain in appreciation is nice for investors who find real estate as a safe investment to protect their money and ward off inflation.David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices noted that the continued national increase in home prices of 4 to 5 percent is two to three times the rate of inflation (1). The appreciation trend is not limited to just large or trendy markets. Home prices rose in every state between the second quarter of 2014 and the second quarter of 2015, showing a national trend. CoreLogic reports its Home Price Index (HPI), which tracks home prices nationwide, reflects an incredible 40 consecutive months of year-over-year increases in home prices nationally (2).
For those looking to invest in Real Estate, the nationwide appreciation is welcome, but savvy real estate investors know that not every market can maintain appreciation. To hedge their investments, they look to diversify and spread their real estate investments over multiple states or regions. Diversification is a key principle of the LifestyleOne portfolio by Lifestyle Asset Group.
The appreciation in areas where LifestyleOne is purchasing homes have outpaced the national average."
In the second quarter of 2015, condos in Manhattan showed an 11.4 percent increase in sales price from the same period a year earlier (3) and the “low country” of South Carolina near Seabrook Island is on pace for a record sales year with LifestyleOne’s Seabrook home value up nearly 30 percent from its 2013 purchase price.
By investing in LifestyleOne LLC, you can take advantage of the current real estate appreciation trends nationwide. The diversification of owning 6 assets across North America also protects you if the market shifts.
(2) Consumer Affairs