Returns on Rochester Real Estate – What You Can Expect

Diversify! This is the first key bit of advice that any good professional will give if you are entering the market for the first time.   Although it is possible to do the research, and keep track of your investments by yourself, it is not easy! You may require a mentor to help get you started, and to guide you in any market you choose to enter. Getting professional assistance is a smart way to go.

The same applies for real estate, and understanding all the factors and calculations that apply to your real estate earnings. Let our real estate professionals at Helping Home REI, LLC, guide you and help you understand how to best manage your real estate portfolio.

Here are some examples of questions you might ask yourself; which areas of real estate should I invest in? What rate of annual return should I expect from my investments? How long will I wait before I see returns on my investment?

Rochester’s real estate may have different rates of return than other parts of the country. Below we will explore our area’s return further.

Main Points

Our marketplace can offer some great opportunities for you to consider.

Residential or Commercial real estate are basically the two categories in Rochester where you can expect to earn a good rate of return on your investments.

We can also help you explore real estate trusts (REITs), which can be a good option.

ETF’s and mutual funds should be explored as well. There are Exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds and exchange-traded funds available that track the real estate sector

You may be hesitant to dive into these real estate investments. However, the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) has found that, despite the ups and downs of the market, private real estate investments have generally tracked the success of the S & P Market over the last 25 years (through March 2019).


Returns on Investments

Although sometimes daunting, returns on Rochester’s real estate investments can be extremely rewarding.  Good things take time, and when you are trying to build your Rochester, NY real estate portfolio, you can expect those investments to grow over time. These investments take patience, time and money, in order to realize their potential. Good investments all have these factors, by being persistent and constant in your pursuit of your goals.

By walking you through all the factors and calculations, our real estate professionals can help you understand what to expect when building your real estate portfolio earnings.

No matter if you choose to diversify in; single-family homes, multi-family homes, mobile homes, land, retail, industrial, or mixed-use, we can help you achieve your long term goals. A variety of options exist for you put your money into in today’s economic landscape like; stocks, bonds, and securities. We happen to believe that real estate is a very lucrative investment that should be part of your portfolio.

You may even wish to consider tax lien certificates. In addition, the real estate market offers exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Average returns are affected by multiple factors including the percentage of your investment in any given sector of the market.

Over a 25 year period of investments in the private commercial property sector, it was found that returns gave the S & P 500 a close run for the money, by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF). In a report released on May 9, 2019, these investments provided an average annual return of 9.4%. The data used was through the period ending in March of 2019.

Now, coming in ahead of these figures were investments that were diversified in real estate as well as residential, at an average of 10.5%.

Tied with these returns, also earning an average of 10.5% were real estate trusts (REITs).

S & P 500 Index

The past two decades have shown an average return of 9.8% on the S & P 500 Index. Comparing this to the real estate investment sector, including the market collapse of 2008, it’s apparent that given educated consideration, you can expect to earn similar returns on Rochester investments.

The real estate investment sector includes commercial or residential properties and within either are many opportunities, from single-family homes, undeveloped land, apartment or shopping complexes as well as commercial office properties. You can invest directly into these properties or take the option of stocks and bonds from real estate companies. Tracking the real estate market, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) should also be considered.


A quick track to diversification are REITs. Just as regular stocks trade, these securities trade on an exchange. Offerings include mortgages, property, property management companies, or a variety of these. There are tax benefits and investment advantages to explore. Specially regulated, REITs make a good overall investment, with liquidity and diversity.

Work with us here at Helping Homes REI, LLC to help you understand what you can expect in returns on single-family homes, multifamily homes, mobile homes, land, etc. We can help you with your real estate portfolio, call (585) 294-4658 today or feel free to send us a message!


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