Real Estate Investment in USA

Real estate investment has become increasingly popular over the last fifty years and is a common investment vehicle now.

Although the real estate market has plenty of opportunities for making huge gains, buying and owning real estate is a lot more complicated than investing in stock market. Foreign investors, according to a new survey conducted estimated that U.S. apartments, hotels, shopping centers, warehouses and offices as profitable investments.
The weak dollar has made the American real estate market look attractive to foreign bargain seekers. The U.S. has made way to the top lists of the “most stable and secure” countries for real estate investment and the countries with the best opportunity for appreciation, according to the 16th annual survey of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)released Jan. 28. New York City and Washington D.C. were the top two global “Cities for Foreign Investors’ Real Estate Dollars,” according to this survey.
China too is gaining popularity. Shanghai ranks now No. 5 from No. 9 a year ago on the list of top cities for foreign investment. China ranks No. 2 on the list of countries with the best opportunity for appreciation.

Top Five Cities for Investors in Dollors

1.New York
2.Washington, DC
3. London.
4. Paris
5. Shanghai

Most Stable and Secure Countries for Real Estate Investments

1. U.S. – 56% of vote
2. Germany – 11% of vote; up from #3, with 4.5% of the vote in 2006