The choice between investing in real estate or stocks is like choosing between eating a chocolate cake or a hot fudge sundae. Both are good provided that you don’t go overboard. When you are younger, investing in stocks is easier and makes more sense since you have less money and are more mobile. A good compromise when deciding between investing in the stock market and investing in real estate may be to own a REIT, which combines some of the benefits of stocks with some of the benefits of Real estate investing has its pros and cons, and it isn’t for everyone. If you’re wondering whether or not real estate investing has a place in your wealth-building plan, sit down and have a conversation with your investment professional.