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Thoughts on real estate

Published: May 2, 2015 06:12:08 AM IST
Updated: Apr 29, 2015 01:17:30 PM IST
Thoughts on real estate
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It’s tangible, it’s solid, and it’s beautiful. It’s artistic from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.
Donald Trump

I just bought a small condo overlooking the water. The water is in a cup, one floor below my unit.
Jarod Kintz

What we call real estate—the solid ground to build a house on—is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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


The best investment on earth is earth.
Louis Glickman

Real estate is the best investment on earth, however, when the music stops playing, which happens occasionally, don’t be the one left without a chair.
Steven Ivy

My own recipe for world peace is a bit of land for everyone.
Gladys Taber

Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.
T Harv Eker

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.
David Waronker

Find out where the people are going and buy the land before they get there.
William Penn Adair

If you circle above Central Park at night in a helicopter, you’re looking down at the most expensive real estate in the world. It’s the American Monopoly board.
Ridley Scott

Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.
Mark Twain

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(This story appears in the 15 May, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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