Buy and invest

in real estate

A smart investing choice for a better tomorrow

Why should you buy real estate?

"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."
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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The case for real estate

A great way to build wealth with less volatility

Real estate values tend to increase over time, making it a great investment. Whether you are just looking to buy your first home or looking to diversify your investment options, real estate has been shown to be a great option and a dependable growth driver.

Homebuyers in Orange County have seen their home values increase almost $700K (up 124%) on average over a span only of 10 years.

Consistency in growth and less volatility when compared to investing in the stock market make real estate attractive for many investors.

Build equity & wealth

Long-term equity appreciation

Real estate values tend to increase over time, while mortgages generally tend to be fixed.  With a good investment, you can turn a significant profit when it’s time to sell.  

Generate cash flow & passive income

For many investors, the ability to create consistent cash flow is one of the most attractive aspects of real estate investing.  In many cases, cash flow only strengthens over time as you pay down your mortgage—and build up your equity.

Build wealth through leverage

As you build equity, you have the leverage to buy more properties and increase cash flow even more through financing options while your tenants continue to pay down your leveraged debt. 

Risk diversification

Hedge against inflation

Real estate ownership is also a hedge against inflation as home values and rents typically increase with inflation.  While inflation makes everything more expensive, your increasing property value provides protection and even allows you to make money!

Mitigate your stock market exposure

The prices of stocks can move up and down much faster than real estate prices. Real estate has a low correlation with other major asset classes. This means the addition of real estate to a portfolio of diversified assets can lower portfolio volatility and provide a higher return per unit of risk.

Use leverage to finance debt

You can invest in a new property with a 20% down payment or less and finance the rest of the property’s cost as a mortgage.  Financing is readily available since real estate is a tangible asset and one that can serve as collateral.

Real estate advantages

Tax breaks & deduction

Real estate investors can take advantage of numerous tax breaks and deductions that can save money at tax time. In general, you can deduct the reasonable costs of owning, operating, and managing a property.

Generational wealth transfer

Current federal and state laws allow your property to be passed on to your heirs at very favorable legal & tax terms which will be a blessing to them.  Think about the legacy you could leave behind with real estate investing.

Tangible and measurable wealth

Unlike stock market-driven wealth which can disappear in an instant, a paid-off mortgage means you will own a physical asset whose net worth will be equal to the value of the property which will more likely continue to go up.

An assuring safety net

Whether you are a high-risk-taker or play things conservatively, it is reassuring to know that your property is something you can fall back on in tough times.


There is no shortage of beautiful master-planned communities in Orange County.  There is a price point for all buyers from affordable to ultra-luxury estates!

Featured listing

74 Spanish Lace, Irvine, CA 92620

3BD | 2.5BR | 2005 SF | Built in 2005
This beautiful home is located in the highly coveted Woodbury community in Irvine.  It features a bright and spacious open floor plan with a quaint front porch, a living room that invites natural sunlight while offering an idyllic view of the tree-lined street, a kitchen that opens to the living room area, and a sliding door that leads to a private patio area great for outdoor entertaining and relaxation. This home features elegant travertine tile flooring on the first floor, custom blinds, crown molding details, a cozy fireplace, built-in entertainment center, and high quality engineered wood flooring upstairs.  The well-appointed kitchen has a center island with granite counter, stainless steel appliances, and pantry.  The master bedroom has two spacious walk-in closets and the master bath comes with two vanities, upgraded tiles, and custom-designed tile flooring.  The spacious two-car attached garage is also upgraded with epoxy flooring and newer garage doors.  This home is conveniently located with easy freeway access and is within walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and the highly ranked Woodbury Elementary school.  The community offers residents plenty of amenities including several swimming pools, sports courts, clubhouses, trails, and lush parks.
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John Ly


John Ly

Partner / Realtor

DRE License #01422295

Lily Lin Ly


Lily Lin Ly

Partner / Realtor

DRE License #01448866

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