The relative strength of investments varies based on many factors, but a 2013 Entrepreneur article notes significant benefits of investing in real estate. About.com also supports the idea, calling it a great investment option.
People make money on real estate in a couple of ways. Some purchase property at a low price in the hopes that its value grows over time. Others buy rental properties and collect that income over time. While some people invest in real estate with cash, others borrow. Entrepreneur also points out that real estate offers some tax breaks. About.com does note that some experts advise against borrowing money for investment purposes.