The decision to invest in real estate is one that is only taken after a lot of careful consideration as it involves investing significant amounts of money. Whether you are looking at the property purely from an investment perspective or whether you are looking to buy a property to reside in, this decision is never taken lightly and involves a careful study of the builder, the location of the project, the project itself, the facilities and amenities provided, the physical and social infrastructure of the area that the project is located in, etc. It is highly imperative that all these factors be taken into consideration prior to investing. The advantages of investing in real estate though are numerous and pretty substantial. There is a sense of security that accompanies investing in real estate as the prices do not fluctuate as often as they do in other investments. Real estate is a tangible investment with a high economic value. If you are investing in real estate purely for rental purposes, residential or commercial, this investment of yours will ensure a steady inflow of cash every month. Also, real estate is one commodity that is always appreciating and your property value is sure to increase over time. Investing in real estate is extremely safe and also ensures good cash returns over time. Choosing the locality and the project carefully in the early stages of planning your investment will ensure you get good returns on your investment in the future, should you choose to sell it. Investing in real estate is simple and straightforward. Unlike other investments, here you have complete authority over every decision involved and over the outcomes from the venture. Investing in property also gives the investor multiple tax benefits, which reduce the amount paid in tax. Also, home loans in India are eligible for tax deductions under section 80C. In addition to all these advantages of investing is that if you choose to invest in a pre-launch or upcoming project, you will end up spending less money by availing of the launch offers of the builder and also the various financial schemes offered by the builder.