A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 13, 2019
“Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait”

"Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait” is a popular real estate saying that has been printed on many images. The saying means that real estate is a very good investment, so one should buy it now and wait for it to go up in price.

“Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait” has been cited in newspaper real estate advertisements since at least November 1970, Authorship is unknown, but it was clearly never said by American author Mark Twain (1835-1910) or American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935). Robert G. Allen, author of the popular book Nothing Down: How to Buy Real Estate with Little or No Money Down (1980), did use the saying, but the saying was widely known before his book was published.


25 November 1970, Squamish (BC) Times, pg. 8, col. 5 ad:
Don’t Wait to Buy Real Estate
For Good Sound Investment
Buy Real Estate and Wait
(Rutherford Thompson McRae Ltd, North Vancouver, BC.—ed.)

23 February 1971, The State Journal (Lansing, MI), pg. C-13, col. 2 classified ad:
Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait. Call Florence Vance, 393-6550 or IV 4-3557. Real Estate Mart, Inc.

28 May 1971, Los Angeles (CA) Times, pt. 7, pg. 3, col. 1 ad:
“Invest in your future! Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.”
(John B. Gerry, Jr., President, West Orange County Board or Realtors.—ed.)

2 August 1971, Miami (FL) News, pg. 9-C, col. 4 classified ad:
DON’T WAIT TO BUY REAL ESTATE
BUY REAL ESTATE AND WAIT
(Marshall Wells Real Estate, Inc.—ed.)

8 August 1971, (Cocoa, FL), pg. 11C, col. 3 classified ad:
DON’T wait to buy real estate
Buy real estate and wait.
(Robert T. Lackey, realtor.—ed.)

21 May 1972, (Cleveland, OH), pg. 31D, col. 1 ad:
“DON’T WAIT TO BUY REAL ESTATE—BUY REAL ESTATE AND WAIT!”
(Guggenheim realty.—ed.)

Google Books
Creating Wealth
By Robert G. Allen
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
1986
Pg. 45:
People can’t print up a hundred thousand homes as they might print up a stock offering.

That’s why I continue to say:

Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.

Google Books
Good Debt, Bad Debt:
Knowing the Difference Can Save Your Financial Life

By Jon Hanson
New York, NY: Penguin Group
2005
Pg. 167:
Robert Allen (author of Nothing Down) said, “Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.” And it was good advice for the times. But no matter the market, buy right or don’t buy.

Google Books
Trump: The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received:
100 Top Experts Share Their Strategies

By Donald J. Trump
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelseon
2006
Pg. 174;
(Written by Terri Murphy.—ed.)
The great Cavett Robert, founder of the National Speakers Association and longtime founder entrepreneur, made a statement that is one of my personal favorites: “Don’t wait to buy real estate—buy real estate and wait.” This solid advice has worked for me and many of my clients for years.

Twitter
Tommy Y. Kim
@tustinkumdo
“Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.”
- MARK TWAIN -
2:11 PM - 16 Jun 2009

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8:24 AM - 19 Jun 2009

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“Don’t wait to buy real estate, BUY real estate and wait...” ROBERT KIYOSAKI
8:46 AM - 28 Jul 2009

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@UnlockYrWealth
“Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait”.- T. Harv Eker
1:36 PM - 10 Dec 2009

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Urban Real Estate
@URBANCHICAGO
AGREED: “Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.” -Robert G. Allen
1:40 PM - 19 Dec 2009

Twitter
PropertySearchNg
@PropertySearchN
Don’t wait to buy Real Estate, buy Real Estate and Wait.
Buy Land in areas that aint accessible now, sell at an higher profit later. Buy cheap, sell with good profit in mind.
For… https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu3bUxFFZFM/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=18k2e57wm8e2w
7:17 AM - 11 Mar 2019 from Abuja, Nigeria

Camp Verde (AZ) Bugle
‘Don’t wait to buy real estate; buy real estate and wait’
John Smoley offers first-time home buyer’s class at Camp Verde Library

By Bill Helm Originally Published: March 12, 2019 10:53 a.m.
CAMP VERDE – Ask John Smoley about home rentals in Camp Verde and he’ll say it’s better to be a homeowner. 
(...)
“Since the Verde Valley still has many affordable properties available, the answer for most of us is to own, if possible,” Smoley said. “The old saying ‘Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait’ sums it up.”

Posted by Barry Popik
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