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Four Ways Real Estate Can Boost Retirement Income

Buy shares in real estate investment trusts (REITs). Private mortgage funds lend money to real estate flippers who buy, improve and resell properties. Independent home lenders offer investment property home loans with as little as 15% down, so you could buy a $200,000 property with $30,000 cash down. Let’s say home prices rise 5% next year. Real estate also tends to move with inflation. Timing your rental property mortgages to pay off by the time you retire creates an inflation-hedged income stream. After the real estate crisis, median home sale prices hit a low point of $148,000 in 2012. If you buy with a 15- to 30-year mortgage and don’t sell your rental property, home price changes won’t influence you. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Pros And Cons Real estate investment trusts (REITS) take money from shareholders to invest in real estate, such as residential or commercial properties, or mortgage-backed securities. To cash out home equity, you have to either sell a home you’ve built equity in, refinance or take out a reverse mortgage.