Investing in REITs

Introduction to the Pack - 3 courses

REIT stands for Real Estate Investment Trust. In essence, REITs take money from investors and use it to invest in properties. Most people can’t afford to get into the real estate business, simply because the properties are so expensive. But with REITs, investors can get into the real estate market without ponying up millions of dollars. Like stocks, REITs are a type of security traded on major exchanges.  This course will teach you everything you need to know about investing in REITs.

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So what are REITs exactly? REIT stands for Real Estate Investment Trust. You probably recognize real estate as meaning land and buildings but what about the investment trust part? Well that’s just a way of saying a business that shareholders trust to invest their funds.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. Introduction to REITs
  2. 2. What Are REITs
  3. 3. How Do REITs Work
  4. 4. The Best of Both Worlds
  5. 5. How to Buy REITs
  6. 6. What's the Risk
  7. 7. Comparing REITs to Other Investments
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Mortgage REITs or MREITs as they are called, take a different approach to real estate investment. MREITs are in the business of buying mortgages and mortgage-backed securities. This course will teach you how to invest in MREITs and how to invest safely in a security with a bad rap since 2008.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. What is an mREIT?
  2. 2. How do mREITs Work?
  3. 3. How Taxes Affect mREITs
  4. 4. Bond Market Connection
  5. 5. Default and Refinancing
  6. 6. Operating Loss
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If mREITs are peanut butter, then eREITs are definitely jelly. The E stands for equity, and that means real estate ownership, but it also means renting out the space to get income from tenants. We’re talking apartment buildings, office buildings and shopping centers filled with tenants who pay big time.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. What are eREITs?
  2. 2. Office REITs
  3. 3. Healthcare REITs
  4. 4. Residential REITs
  5. 5. Retail REITs
  6. 6. Industrial REITs
  7. 7. Hybrid REITs
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