As a custom home builder on Cape Cod, we are constantly asked when is the right time to invest in new home or major renovation project. Many of our clients have spent most of their adult life working towards their goal of retiring to the Cape full or part time, and they want to know that investing their life savings will provide a return on the investment. In response to that we have offered the fact that in general, real estate has always been a sound investment, and we thought the chart below was rather interesting. It shows that real estate has out-performed the major financial markets by almost 2 to 1 over the last 12 years! So, if you are thinking of investing in real estate, now might be the best time ever!!!