Saturday, July 27, 2013

Investing in Real Estate Without Buying Property

History suggests that the home you live in is likely to be the largest investment you will ever make. But because the costs and barriers to get into the real estate market are so high, many investors look no further than their front door.

But as Phil DeMuth of Conservative Wealth Management explains in this installment of Investing 101, REITs (or Real Estate Investment Trusts) make it possible to buy properties you couldn't even dream of owning yourself.

1) What Exactly Is a REIT?

"A Real Estate Investment Trust is a business that buys real estate. Typically they specialize in one particular slice of the commercial market," he explains, pointing out that a REIT buys a series of properties, manages them, collect rents, and then passes that money along to shareholders. (more)

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