Billionaire Says Real Estate Is Best Investment Possible

Dated: 01/24/2017

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Billionaire money manager John Paulson was interviewed at the Delivering Alpha Conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor. During his session he boldly stated:

"I still think, from an individual perspective, the best deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that you're the owner-occupier of.”

Who is John Paulson?

Paulson is the person who, back in 2005 & 2006, made a fortune betting that the subprime mortgage mess would cause the real estate market to collapse. He understands how the housing market works and knows when to buy and when to sell. What do others think of Paulson?

According to Forbes, John Paulson is:

“A multibillionaire hedge fund operator and the investment genius.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, Paulson is:

“A hedge fund tycoon who made his name, and a fortune, betting against subprime mortgages when no one else even knew what they were.”

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Why does he believe homeownership is such a great investment?

Paulson breaks down the math of homeownership as an investment:

"Today financing costs are extraordinarily low. You can get a 30-year mortgage somewhere around 4.5 percent. And if you put down, let's say, 10 percent and the house is up 5 percent, which is the latest data, then you would be up 50 percent on your investment."

How many are seeing a 50% return on a cash investment right now?

Paulson goes on to compare the long term financial benefits of owning verses renting:

“And you’ve locked in the cost over the next 30 years. And today the cost of owning is somewhat less than the cost of renting. And if you rent, the rent goes up every year. But if you buy a 30-year mortgage, the cost is fixed.”

Bottom Line

Whenever a billionaire gives investment advice, people usually clamor to hear it. This billionaire gave simple advice – if you don’t yet live in your own home, go buy one.



I have lived in the beautiful state of Colorado for over 16 years. In addition to the Realtor education, which I continue to enhance every chance I get, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Colorado at Denver.

I have nearly 7 years of experience in Real Estate Investing, during which I’ve learned how much I enjoy the industry. This passion for Real Estate, combined with the passion for helping others, made me realize that being a Realtor is my perfect fit!

I am passionate about the needs and goals of my clients and will do absolutely everything in my power to ensure your success. Whether you are buying or selling, I will focus on taking the pressure off of you so you can make clear and concise decisions throughout the process and will bring savvy negotiations and cutting-edge marketing strategies to the table. It is my priority to provide great customer service, consistent communication, strong attention to detail and ensure a positive experience for all parties in a transaction.

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Olga Telesin

My name is Olga Telesin and I am a Colorado Realtor helping buyers and sellers around the Denver Metro areas of Colorado, including Denver, Aurora, Parker, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock and....

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