Which Is the Better Investment: A Traditional Stock Portfolio or a Luxury NYC Condo?

By Rich Keith


When most people think of investing, traditional vehicles like stocks are typically the first thing that comes to mind. But, the stock market is not the only way to increase your net worth, and may not even be the best way. Many investors are finding greater success adding luxury real estate to their portfolios.

Beat the Market

The stock market can be chaotic, and you need to time the market just right to make a profit. You need to be able to put money in when it's low and be ready to get out when it hits a high. If the stock market's timeline doesn't match your own, you can find that you miss out on the high profits that you want.

Over the ten years between 2003 and 2013, money invested in an S&P 500 index fund would have a return of 5.56%. An investor who put the same money into a luxury condo in New York City would see their investment appreciate by 6.5% over the same span of time. In 2014, New York condos outperformed the Dow Jones, Nasdaq, the FTSE 100 and gold prices.

Manhattan's spectacular growth is driven, in part, by foreign investors who want to stake out a prime spot in one of the world's top cultural and financial hubs. In 2013 and 2014, foreign investors were responsible for $92.2 billion in real estate transactions in New York. Some live in the area full-time, others purchase the properties as investments or as local pieds-à-terre.

A Great Time to Invest in LifestyleOne, LLC

Lifestyle Asset Group offers savvy investors an entry into the next generation of luxury vacation ownership. Our LifestyleOne, LLC invests in private luxury residences with values between $1.5m to $2m, and only allow 50 investors to participate. This allows you the benefits of ownership in highly sought markets at a fraction of the cost of owning a single home.

Want in before it is too late? Contact us today to see how you can participate in the innovative vacation home investment portfolio of LifestyleOne, LLC.

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Topics: Real Estate Investment, New York City, LifestyleOne, Why Lifestyle Asset Group?