The decision to make any investment over the course of your life is an important one, so it is good to get some guidance on where your best options lie. Gallup, an organization providing analytics and advice to companies around the world, took a poll in the United States to see what the best choices for long-term investments are. According to a recently released poll by Gallup, Americans chose real estate as the best long-term investment among the 5 most popular options — real estate, gold, stocks/mutual funds, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds. Gallup polled a random sample of 1000 adults living in the United States with all ranges of income in order to get the most accurate results.

Long-term real estate investments are at the top spot of this poll for the second year in a row now, after the category started gaining momentum in 2011. The confidence of Americans that real estate is the best option for long-term investment directly follows the improvement and growth of the real estate market overall during the past few years. During the next several years to come, investing in real estate will provide a great opportunity to benefit from its rising value.

With an impressive selection of great locations and homes, Van Metre Homes makes it easy to find the best long-term real estate investment for you. In order to maximize your investment, we are proud to say that our homes are built with materials that provide more energy efficiency and lower utility costs. Investing in real estate at any of our Van Metre Homes will provide a great home and wonderful community for you and your family!

SOURCE: realtormag.realtor.com, gallup.com