He pitches this to subscribers of Stansberry’s Digest news letter (to which I am a subscriber). I hope the following helps:
I was expecting a dinosaur to pop up any minute.
Fourteen years ago, I was driving through the lush greenery on the Hawaiian island of Kauai… the island where Steven Spielberg filmed Jurassic Park.
You can easily recognize some of the breathtaking vistas featured in the movie.
I drove all around Kauai’s single highway, stopping here and there.
(When a sign says ”scenic viewpoint” on Kauai, you stop.)
One time, I pulled over and found myself looking straight into a canyon… with a vertical drop of several hundred feet. It had a waterfall at one end, and was filled with green plants.
No wonder Hollywood comes here dozens of times a year to film movie after movie…
Opposite the canyon rim where I stood, I saw a tiny yellow vehicle. I squinted and saw that it was leveling the ground for a new housing development. What a gorgeous view they’re going to have. This canyon is just across the road from the Pacific Ocean…
I’d never been to Kauai. I’d heard land in Hawaii was super expensive…
But after my visit, I understood first-hand how a single acre of ground could sell for more than half a million dollars.
After all, who doesn’t want to live in paradise?
You see, I was in Hawaii in 2002 to investigate an unusual investment opportunity I’d uncovered…
A ”back-door” way you could have invested in some of the most beautiful and expensive land in Hawaii… land that was selling for millions of dollars… for about $150 per acre. (By my conservative calculations, the land was worth at least $5,000 per acre.)
It turned out to be an absolutely incredible find…
A find that led me to discover similar real estate deals, in some of the most beautiful places in America.
Like 13,800 acres of prime Daytona Beach, Florida real estate by a scenic river, for $125 per acre…
And a piece of completely pristine, undeveloped land the size of Los Angeles, located in southern California, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, for $2,000 an acre.
It was a highly unusual market anomaly…
Back when real estate just started taking off in the U.S… and it turned out to be a hugely profitable situation.
In fact, the ”backdoor” investment I discovered in Hawaii returned 201%. And the few other similar investments I found like it returned 56%… 54%… 36%… and 31%, some in about a year.
I didn’t think I would ever come across another opportunity like that again…
But now, fourteen years later, I have found an equally rare, extraordinary ”undervalued land” opportunity…
Where you can purchase a stake in some of the most valuable real estate in the world… at a fraction of what that land is really worth today.
Why Land is the Perfect ”Forever” Investment
Back when I first discovered this idea, I called land ”the perfect investment.”
Unlike other investments, it’s ridiculously simple to understand.
Buildings come and go… and go up and down in value… but land is forever.
As Robert Stammers, former portfolio manager for a $1 billion real estate fund and a private timber fund, said:
”The reason that land is an appreciating asset is a simple one. It is in limited supply, and no one is producing any more. The demand for land is constantly growing as the population increases, and since its supply is limited, its price must increase over time. Unless something happens to limit demand for a given area or make it unusable, the grounds should be expected to increase in value over time.”
That’s especially true when you’re talking about some of the most valuable land in the world — huge tracts just a few miles from the coasts of Southern California, Hawaii, and Florida…
Available for around the price it was originally purchased (at prices from over 100 years ago, in some cases).
And that’s the crux of what I discovered…
You could only buy a stake in the land I described above, at those prices, if you knew how to exploit one simple little secret, about how land values are stated by accountants on corporate balance sheets…
And you also have to be willing to do the kind of digging and investigative work that few people are willing to do.
In short, there are two things I absolutely LOVE about these unique ”undervalued land” situations:
#1) It allows you to buy a stake in great properties at huge discounts. I described earlier three of the situations I looked into… in Hawaii, Southern California, and Florida…
These discounts were possible because most investors (including both professionals and amateurs) base stock market prices on criteria like cash flows and earnings.
But very often, when a company owns tons of valuable real estate, in the form of land, buildings, and stores, it gets completely overlooked. This enables savvy investors to swoop in and buy an ownership stake in this real estate at a tremendous discount.
#2) It gives you a HUGE margin of safety — one you simply can’t get with any other type of investment.
No matter what happens to any business, the land will always be there.
An acre of land is 43,560 square feet, no matter where you go. There’s no way to fudge it. There are no earnings to hide or expenses to fake. And you can put a real value on this land using the two measures that have been used for decades: a) tax records and b) sales of similar properties.
Whatever may happen to the economy or a particular business, the land and buildings are very likely to remain… and to get more valuable over time.
When a company has lots of valuable real estate, they can always sell it, and make a fortune for shareholders.
Of course, buying real estate in the stock market also allows you to get in and out of opportunities very quickly… and helps you avoid all of the hassles that typically come from actual real estate investments.
Let the company worry about zoning permits, tenants, taxes and all the rest of the day-to-day work of being a landowner… while you enjoy the hassle-free life of a stock owner.
Since these stocks are backed by the ultimate margin of safety (dirt cheap land), you can buy them and forget about them.
That’s exactly why I call this ”the perfect investment.”
Like many unusual ideas like this one, however, they have their time… then the opportunity is gone.
Since I first discovered my first ”undervalued land” opportunity, the housing market soared… then crashed… and today, is slowly recovering…
And for over a decade, I didn’t think I would ever find another opportunity like that again.
But that all changed in April of this year… when I came across one of the most promising real estate opportunities in the stock market I’ve ever found.
I just released the details on a way you can own some of the most valuable real estate in the world today…
Prime investments in one of the most exclusive areas of one of the wealthiest cities in the world — Manhattan — at a 44% discount based on the value of its biggest four assets… which, by my conservative calculations, are worth more than twice its stock market value…
Founded in 1879, this is a way you can own a share of a truly one-of-a-kind, unique asset usually only available to billionaires…
And an empire that spans from coast to coast, including some of the most iconic theaters and venues in America.
Why is now the time to get into this situation?
Well, for starters, it’s not often you get a stake in super-valuable, industry-leading, one-of-a-kind land assets like these trading at nearly 50% off…
The second reason you want to get in now is simple:
A huge proposed renovation around one of its most valuable properties just hit an important deadline.
It’s a planning deadline… so nothing will happen with the land for years. But this company is making a lot of money today regardless — and we believe the land and the stock are excellent long-term holdings.
When the news breaks that this renovation will go forward — which could be any day now — this new ”undervalued land” company could surge on the news.
That’s why I’m urging my readers right now to take advantage and build positions in this company immediately…
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