Top 10 Quotes on Real Estate Investing

It all started when cavemen left behind their nomad lifestyle and established more permanent places to call home. Homeownership has been around for a very long time now; according to Investopedia, since 30,000 B.C. to 15,0000 B.C., to be exact. As people started to settle down, bustling agricultural towns formed, and the first landlords came into being. These were merchants who owned the homes, and gained wealth and status by their ownership.

We’ve come a long way from those early days of real estate investing. And there have been many famous, intelligent investors throughout history who have experienced first-hand the benefits of investing in real estate. From real estate investing being a tax haven to a hedge against inflation, many wealthy trailblazers have said very quotable commentary about real estate investing over the years.

To give you some inspiration and entertainment with your morning cup of coffee, we’ve gathered the top ten quotes ever said about real estate investing and some tidbits about the person behind these memorable words.

10. John Stuart Mill

This Englishmen and economist is well-known for writing many significant works, which include A System of Logic, Principles of Political Economy, and On Liberty. As a member of Parliament, Mill played a large role in shaping 19th century political discourse in Great Britain.

“Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking or economizing.”

9. David Waronker

Waronker is known as a prominent American real estate investor and currently the President of CBD Real Estate Investment.

“Buy real estate in areas where the path exists and buy more real estate where there is no path, but you can create your own.”

8. Marshall Field

Field was an American entrepreneur who founded Marshall and Field department stores, that was eventually acquired by Macy’s. He was an avid philanthropist, and his fortune was valued at $125 million in 1905.

“Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.”

7. Ivana Trump

From an Olympic athlete to fashion model, Ivana Trump’s net worth is valued at $60 million today.

“Real estate is my life. It is my day job, if you will. But it consumes my nights and weekends, too.”

6. Armstrong Williams

This American political commentator has his own television program called, “The Right Side with Armstrong Williams” as well as newspaper column. His net worth is currently at $50 billion, and he is the sole proprietor of Stirk Real Estate (Wikipedia).

“Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values, and the least risk.”

5. Russell Sage

When Sage died in 1906, he left his $70 million estate to his wife. He earned his wealth from being a financier and railroad executive.

“Real estate is an imperishable asset, ever increasing in value. It is the most solid security that human ingenuity has devised. It is the basis for all security and about the only indestructible security.”

4. Andrew Carnegie

This famous industrialist built up a wealth of over $350 million. Steel production was how Carnegie built up his fortune as well as other investments. Towards the end of his life, he became a devoted philanthropist and donated millions to charitable foundations.

“90% of all Millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate”

3. Franklin D Roosevelt

As the 32nd President of the United States, Roosevelt was an American statesman who inherited generational wealth from his grandfather’s established China trade. During his presidency, he was most-known for his New Deals or sets of laws passed to help relieve America from the Great Depression.

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.”

2. Robert Kiyosaki

Author of the famous Rich Dad, Poor Dad book series, Kiyosaki is a businessman and internationally-known investor. His company provides motivational and self-help assistance to those who want to become more financially-savvy. His net worth is currently at $80 million.

“Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.”

1. John Paulson

Paulson is a multi-billionaire and American Hedge Fund Manager who made his wealth by betting against the US Subprime mortgage lending market in 2007. He earned over $4.9 billion in 2007, and is currently at $11.3 billion net worth.

“If you don’t own a home, buy one. If you own a home, buy another one. If you own two homes, buy a third. And, lend your relatives the money to buy a home”

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