Presuming there still is some system of property rights in place to prevent someone from just kicking you off your land, real estate investments could be excellent items to “hoard” for troubled times. This is particularly true if your real estate is in a sought-after location.
The less apocalyptic investor knows that an in-demand piece of property always keeps its value based on its location. Can you imagine a world where Midtown Manhattan real estate is common and easy to come by? And if so … do you really want to live in that world?
And if you’re in the doomsday camp, there’s nothing better than a secluded patch of land with fertile soil and fresh water. Better stake your claim while you can.
If you’re not in the doomsday camp? Well, real estate also is a good inflation hedge. And with rates this cheap, you might never have a better opportunity to buy.