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Real estate still ranks high on Americans’ list of preferred financial investments

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Are you set up for success in 2016? Join 2,500 real estate industry leaders Aug. 4-7, 2015, at Inman Connect in San Francisco. Get Connected with the people and ideas that will inspire you and take your business to new heights. Register today and save $100 with code Readers. Takeaways: 27 percent of Americans feel that real estate is a safe place to put money they don’t need for at least a decade. Men were more likely to favor real estate as an investment option, while women were more likely to favor cash investments. Other long-term investment preferences include good, old-fashioned cash (23 percent), the stock market (17 percent), gold and precious metals (14 percent), and bonds (5 percent). Despite uncertain mortgage interest rates and fluctuating property values in some areas, buying a home is still the preferred long-term financial investment for most Americans, according to a recent Bankrate study. According to Bankrate’s monthly Financial Security Index,...