Although being a landlord is a great way to invest in real estate, it comes with hands-on hassles that not everyone wants to deal with.
Real Estate Investment Groups Real estate investment groups can be described as self-created mutual funds for real estate investing.
Often, a real estate investment group grows out of a real estate investment club.
There are many different types of real estate clubs.
Others require all members to contribute financially to a club fund and then the club votes on what investments to make as a whole.
If the property is performing poorly financially, it’s much easier to just walk away without throwing good money after bad money.
Real Estate Investment Trusts Real estate has had value ever since man found a way to settle down to farm it.
Because they are trusts instead of corporations, they are required to pay out 90% of the taxable profits each year as dividends to shareholders.
When REITs started heavily buying into real estate at the bottom of the market, knowledgeable investors bid the share prices up.
Author bio: Brian Kline has been investing in real estate for more than 35 years and writing about real estate investing for 10 years.