Why Many Choose To Invest In Homes Despite Rental Yield Math? Here's Shark Tank Judge Radhika Gupta's Take

Gupta highlights the discrepancy between logical investment decisions and the emotional pull of homeownership.
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Why Many Choose To Invest In Homes Despite Rental Yield Math? Here's Shark Tank Judge Radhika Gupta's Take (image source: Canva Edit/ @iRadhikaGupta on X)

Sharktank Judge And Edelweiss Mutual Fund CEO, Radhika Gupta, underscores the emotional aspect of purchasing a house, suggesting it often outweighs pure investment rationale in her post on social media platform X.

Emotions vs. Investment Logic

Gupta highlights the discrepancy between logical investment decisions and the emotional pull of homeownership. She notes that while the math behind rental yields may not justify buying a home, emotional attachment often drives the decision.
"If investing was logical, very few of us would buy a home because the rental yield math never justifies it! But it isn’t … and many of us, including professional asset managers like me, buy homes. " Gupta wrote on X.

Recognizing Emotional Value

She stresses the importance of acknowledging the emotional significance of primary residences, advising against solely viewing them as financial assets. Gupta extends this sentiment to other tangible investments like jewelry and angel ventures.
"Emotional value is hard to argue with and finally, you can’t live in an NAV and do up a folio to your liking," she stated
Gupta encourages individuals to make informed decisions aligned with their personal values and objectives. She advocates for a balanced approach that considers both emotional attachment and financial implications.
"The important thing however is to accept that primary homes have this component and not treat them as investments. The same is true for many of us with jewellery. In some cases angel investing as well,'' Gupta stated.

Ankur Warikoo's Response

Author and content creator Ankur Warikoo commenting on the same post said the significance of the decision to buy a house, urging individuals to analyze the numbers objectively before emotions influence their choice.

Resonance with the Audience

Gupta's perspective sparks widespread discussion, resonating with many individuals who grapple with the emotional and financial aspects of homeownership. Her insights prompt reflections on the balance between emotional attachment and rational decision-making in financial matters.
(Disclaimer: The above article is meant for informational purposes only, and should not be considered as any investment advice. Times Now Digital suggests its readers/audience to consult their financial advisors before making any money related decisions.)
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