Analysts continue to see real estate as a safe and lucrative investment because it has historically produced higher returns, especially when compared to traditional stocks.
In many ways, stability can be compared to the scarcity principle that drives demand. But ultimately, unless explorers venture beyond the boundaries of the earth, there is a finite amount of land available in the world today. Another benefit of real estate is passive income, as many real estate investors make money through rent payments, which provide a steady stream of income in addition to increasing the property’s value. Of course, using a real estate asset makes the investment more achievable, allowing users to expand their holdings even if they don’t have enough cash.
But despite these numerous advantages, real estate is not the perfect investment for every investor. Unlike other assets that can be acquired in stages, real estate requires the owner to save a significant amount of money before making a down payment. Concerns about down payments are secondary to the level of risk in holding a real estate investment as they cannot be readily liquidated to meet an immediate cash need. Therefore, despite the benefits of investing in this asset class, the barriers are still relatively high compared to other traditional avenues.
To bridge this accessibility gap, Land in the Metaverse, also known as NFT land, is a rapidly growing sector where many players are taking advantage of similar opportunities to create, passively earn and grow their fortunes without the downsides or limitations of the real ones to increase the world. Some of these examples include the seemingly limitless possibilities of testing an investor’s creativity through the bespoke design of a storefront, home, business or even an entire community tailored to their preferences. All of this can of course be done with the security that comes with blockchain support, which verifies the authenticity and ownership of each original plot.
An argument can also be made for investors who want to increase their wealth through commercialization. As Metaverse platforms continue to grow and more people visit these worlds, digital landowners generate revenue by renting land, selling it, building virtual homes or businesses, renting it out, or trading it for other NFTs.
As the lines between digital and physical reality become increasingly blurred, NFT land will therefore continue to be positioned as an equally lucrative brother to traditional real estate.
A closer look at virtual land
To give this concept a definition, consider that digital reality exists in a virtual space, a space that tech investors, crypto enthusiasts, and the general populace define as the metaverse. On most platforms, users find a realistic experience that relies on a three-dimensional environment and therefore offers users an immersive element that reflects the real world in many ways.
These projects are often broken down into smaller sections and sold as “land” or “lot” offerings like the physical world. Each plot is often purchased using the asset’s native cryptocurrency, although some projects may accept fiat.
For some, however, the question remains largely unanswered: why buy something in the digital world and not in the physical? As movies like Ready, Player, One prove, the virtual world is just a place for people to meet their social needs, which is why more and more people are joining these platforms. From a different perspective, many look to residents of impoverished countries who may never be able to enjoy the same real-world lifestyle as a multi-millionaire. For some, virtual reality (VR) has been seen as a bridge to bridging these inequalities — the great leveler, if you will.
A third factor unlocks trends in how and where people spend their time. As more and more people engage online, it makes sense that the assets they want to show off to their peers, or their “flexes,” could exist in the digital realm. For these reasons, it may not be as far-fetched as skeptics once believed would ease the transition from physical to digital space.
Last but not least, the exploration of the myriad of digital uses for businesses to generate profits is still in its infancy. Already, following the COVID-19 pandemic, several hosted events and conferences have been moved to a virtual environment, allowing team members from around the world to attend. With cost savings from airline tickets and greater collaboration, it makes sense that many aspects of virtual workspaces would continue even as the world opens up to in-person commerce again.
Access to a digital community
Contrary to what some might believe, the process of buying and selling Metaverse land is fairly simple, and one of the most important decisions is choosing a platform to participate in.
One notable project that stands out from the rest is KEYS Token, a real estate-based cryptocurrency ecosystem running on Ethereum (ETH). KEYS has already launched its groundbreaking Meta Mansions NFT collection and has plans for further releases and a rental app according to its product roadmap.
Lots are available as part of the Meta Mansions collection, a luxury residential community divided into 8,888 virtual NFT villas within the proprietary KEYS Metaverse. Unlike other digital landscapes, the KEYS Metaverse is powered by Unreal Engine 5 and built through a $100M partnership with Genius Ventures. The Metaverse allows investors to generate active and passive cryptocurrency income by starting businesses, designing and selling assets, and providing services much like an entrepreneur would do in the real world.
The benefits of owning KEYS digital properties also extend beyond the digital realm, giving investors exclusive benefits on partner products and services, as well as exclusive KEYS events that will take place in both the KEYS metaverse and the physical world.
As real life and digital living become increasingly intertwined, KEYS Metaverse investors will have a new opportunity to diversify their investments and participate in building the next iteration of the internet.
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