Get Real: Real Estate by Equity Concepts

Get Real:Real Estate

The real estate market is huge. Consider all the different types of property you see on a daily basis: medical buildings, apartments, raw land, shopping centers, banks and gas stations. It surprises people to learn that these are types of real estate you can own inside your portfolio. The most commonly used instrument is known as a Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT). This allows individual investors to purchase fractional shares of large real estate portfolios.

Just a few years ago the US economy hit a recession which caused much of the US real estate sector to get really beaten up. Translation: right now there are many opportunities to buy quality real estate at discounted prices. Another attractive feature about most REIT’s is the payment of a monthly dividend. As an investor in a REIT, you become an owner of properties and begin collecting rent checks.

Many people are quite familiar with building a retirement account filled with stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and CD’s. Many families should consider looking at REIT’s to add diversification and income generation features to their portfolio.If you would like a free consultation with the Wealth Management team please contact Kenny Elkins at or (800) 936-6166.

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