18 Property Investment Quotes & Sayings From Famous People


Gemma Collins has recently been quoted, saying her dad’s best advice to her was ‘Gucci won’t pay your mortgage’. This got us thinking of what other property investment quotes and sayings have been uttered over the years, and how some are still as relevant as ever today.


‘Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal 2nd base and keep your foot on 1st.’

Fred Wilcox


‘The major fortunes in America have been made in land.’

John D. Rockefeller


‘Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.’

Andrew Carnegie


‘The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect… You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd.’

Warren Buffett

“Everyone wants a piece of land. It’s the only sure investment. It can never depreciate like a car or washing machine. Land will only double its value in ten years.”

Sam Shepard

‘Buy on the fringe and wait. Buy land near a growing city! Buy real estate when other people want to sell. Hold what you buy!’

John Jacob Astor


‘Real estate is an imperishable asset, ever increasing in value. It is the most solid security that human ingenuity has devised. It is the basis of all security and about the only indestructible security.’

Russell Sage

“Buy land, they aren’t making anymore of it.”

Mark Twain

‘Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk.’

Armstrong Williams


‘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


‘Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.’

Theodore Roosevelt


‘Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.’

T. Harv Eker


‘Real estate practice is not about selling or buying a home. It’s about representing your client’s greatest asset to your clients greatest benefit.’

Alex Delgado


‘Find out where the people are going and buy the land before they get there.’

William Penn Adair


‘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

“The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it’s the only thing that lasts.”

Margaret Mitchell

‘It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can’t fly away.’

Anthony Trollope


‘He is not a full man who does not own a piece of land.’

Hebrew Proverb


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Article By Harry Hodell

December 1st, 2022

Harry is a Director of Pure Structured Finance. He has a specialist lending background on structured investment facilities across all asset classes in UK and Europe.

After several years working for specialist lenders and operating closely with clients to deliver complex borrowing structures, Harry has now turned his focus to provide his clients with bespoke debt, equity and mezzanine facilities through a large number of specialist lenders.

The vast majority of Harry’s clients are mid-market developers, investors and funds across UK and Europe with whom he has long-standing relationships.

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