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Real estate is a wise market to get into. For the most part, real estate does not lose its value the same way other investments do. Think about it. Real estate investing is based on property, a physical item that will always have value. So, even if the stock market has a bad few days, you will still be able to take comfort in the fact that the property, which (0 comments)
Stock Market Tips: Getting to Know Retail REITs - 05/24/09 04:28 PM
If you are considering putting more and more of your income into investments for your future, you may be looking at all the options out there for investing. Many people are looking to the real estate market when it comes to investing. This is not a bad idea.
The real estate market is one of those markets that always stays strong no matter what. Part of the reason for this is that no matter what happens in the rest of the world, real estate will always be around. Sure a piece of property can lose value from time to time, (0 comments)
Residential Income Producing Real Estate: Residential Real Estate Investment Trusts - 05/24/09 04:24 PM
If you are looking into the world of investing for where best to put your investment money, you may have noticed that there are a lot of options out there. For many people the only wise investing choice is to put their money into real estate. If you are one of those people, you still have a lot of decisions to make.
Many people look at REITs as the solution to their real estate investing. After all, REITs are not just a single share in a stock that is real estate related, but rather a portion of a whole portfolio (1 comments)
After watching the market crash last year, you may be a little hesitant to put money into it. You know you should be investing, and you really want to be making more money off of the money you have sitting around, but you are afraid to put it in the (0 comments)
Investment Management: Enjoy Professional Management Investing in REITs - 05/24/09 04:18 PM
Are you ready to put some more money away for your future? Perhaps you are saving for your children's college fund or your retirement. You know you need to put a little away every month, but are not always sure where to put it. May I recommend real estate investment trusts (REITs) or real estate mutual funds?
Let's take a look at these two options to better understand why these are paths you may want to take with your investing dollars.
First, what are REITs and real estate mutual funds? Well, these are literally portfolios that take your money (0 comments)
Real Estate Stock: The Facts Behind Real Estate Investment Trusts - 05/24/09 04:15 PM
How much do you know about the various types of investment options that you are putting your money into? A lot of people do some research into the investment paths they are using, but when it comes to really understanding those investments, and where they came from, they may not understand them completely.
One type of investment that is getting talked about more and more these days, but may have a misunderstood history is real estate investment trusts, which are also known as REITs.
REITs are investments that have a number of real estate interests inside of them. In (0 comments)
The next thing you need to do is decide how you want to invest in real estate. Some people purchase properties outright. Others purchase shares of various real estate interests. But if you really want to broaden your portfolio, you may want to consider investing in real estate investment trusts (REITs) or real (0 comments)
For the most part, REITs come in three types. Let's take a look at those:
The first type of REITs and real estate mutual funds are equity REITs. These are funds that are comprised of shares of companies that manage properties. This could mean it is a company (0 comments)
Real Estate Stock: Should You Add Real Estate Investment Trusts to Your Portfolio? - 05/24/09 04:06 PM
Have you been taking a look at your investment portfolio as of late and wondering if what you have in it is best or if you should consider adding other things to that portfolio? If you don't have any real estate investment trusts (REITs) in your portfolio, you may be missing out on a great money making possibility.
REITs are what they sound like, investment portfolio trusts that are comprised of real estate interests. This can mean any of a number of things. They could be interests in real estate physical properties such as homes, apartments, warehouses, and shopping centers. (0 comments)
Stock Market News: Getting to Know Office and Industrial REITs - 05/24/09 04:02 PM
Ready to start putting your money into real estate investing? But do you really know where you want it to go? Many people who decide they want to invest in real estate think that's an easy decision to make, but there is more than just knowing the market you want to be in when investing. Do you want to choose stocks? Bonds? Other Wall Street offerings? Or would you prefer more broad selections like real estate mutual funds and real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Many people select REITs for a number of reasons. First, they are a more diverse investment (0 comments)
Commercial Real Estate Investing – Multi-Family Dwellings - 05/22/09 04:54 PM
If you are considering where to put your investment dollars, you may realize there are what seems to be an unlimited number of options out there. Once you have narrowed down to the real estate market, there are still a number of options out there for investing. Do you want to go commercial or industrial? Or perhaps you have settled on wanting to invest in residential real estate. You still have choices! Single family homes or multi family dwellings?
Many people choose single family homes when it comes to real estate, but there is a lot to be said for (0 comments)
Real Estate Investment Trusts and a Soft Market - 05/22/09 04:49 PM
If you have been considering getting into the investment arena in the real estate market, you may be wondering if you are doing the wise thing after watching the recent trends in the stock market and on Wall Street.
It's a soft market right now, we all know that. But that doesn't mean you should hide away from the investing world and wait until things are suddenly solid again. The truth is you should be doing quite the opposite. While a lot of people are losing money right now as the market softens, there are also a lot of chances (0 comments)
Real Estate Stock: Real Estate Investing Success Is About Information - 05/22/09 04:46 PM
How much do you read about investing? How much do you keep up with what is happening in the financial institutions where you have your money invested? If you were not overly zealous in your answers to these questions, you may be missing out on a way to see more success in your investing.
Information is what can make or break an investor. Those who keep knowledgeable about what is happening in their investment field and how that may impact their investments, are the ones who know when to buy or sell to make the most profit. Meanwhile, those who (1 comments)
Commercial Real Estate Investment Trusts and Mutual Funds - 05/22/09 04:43 PM
So, you know you want to invest some of your money in real estate, but you are not so sure of just where you want to put that money. There are a lot of options in the real estate market. How do you choose the right one for you?
The first thing you may want to do is take a little advice from those who have made their fortunes in real estate. The big dogs in real estate, the ones who have made billions, have not put their money into residential homes and apartments. Instead, their money has been invested (0 comments)
Real Estate Investment Trusts and REITs to Make Your Fortune - 05/22/09 04:40 PM
When it comes to making money and doing well at it, did you know the majority of the world's billionaires have made their fortune in the real estate sector? That should tell you something! There is money to be made in real estate and by investing in real estate.
If you are like a lot of people, you may think there is no way you would be able to make any decent amount of money in the real estate market. After all, you don't have a bottomless bank account to start buying property with. Additionally, you really don't want to (0 comments)
They have blamed everyone for their losses from Wall Street to the government, to specific CEOs. In many cases, they are right, those people led to some of the drops in their investment portfolios, but did you realize there are plenty of investors that did not lose money on the market? There were even some who made money. What made them different from (0 comments)
Real Estate Investment Trusts – Smart Stock Market Bets - 05/22/09 04:34 PM
A lot of people who were huge fans of investing in the stock market before the past year are now swearing they will never touch the stock market or any other investment again. The reason is obvious. The market has lost a lot of its strength in the past year and is now struggling. Many people who put a lot of money into their stock market investments, hoping to make something out of it, saw their investments disappear before their eyes.
Now they are swearing off the idea of such investments and deciding to instead put their money in bank (0 comments)
REIT and Real Estate Mutual Fund Investing – Keep Positive in a Negative Time - 05/22/09 04:29 PM
If you have been anywhere near a financial news outlet in the past year, you may feel like the whole world is failing. Every story about the stock markets and investments seems to be a doomsday report. All this negativity is horribly contagious. Many people who have seen these stories have started to follow those negative trends and become worried about their own investments. This has caused a number of rash and costly decisions.
Instead of regretting something you do, you need to learn how to keep a positive outlook in this negative market time so you can make sure (0 comments)
Financial Freedom Through REITs and Real Estate Mutual Funds - 05/22/09 04:26 PM
What have you done to secure your financial freedom in the future? If you are in your 20s, 30s or even your 40s you may not yet have thought about the possible things you need to be doing to make sure you have the money you need set aside when it comes time for you to enjoy your golden years. But this is something you need to be thinking about and working on now.
In addition to thinking of your retirement years, if you start working on your plan for financial freedom now, you may be able to enjoy it (0 comments)
Real Estate Investment Trusts as an Alternate Income Source - 05/22/09 04:23 PM
In today's world you can never have enough money put away if you need it. When was the last time you really took a close look at the investments you have and what they will be able to do for you in a worst case scenario?
What type of worst case scenario? Well there are a lot of things that can happen that have you looking for a little money to help you out:
Losing a Job - What would happen if you were to lose your job? Do you need that money to be able to pay the (0 comments)
Online Broker: Real Estate Investment Trusts - 05/17/09 04:43 PM
When you think about investing in real estate investment trusts and real estate mutual funds, why do you think it would be a good idea to invest? Most people think of investing as just a way to hopefully make some money on the side. They put a few dollars in here and there hoping to get some extra spending cash. But these people are not seeing the big picture.
Instead, they should be looking beyond the hope to make a few dollars and see their investments as a way to have money they may need in the future. Here are (0 comments)
Advice from the REITbuyer: Real Estate Investment Trust are a good Investment - 05/17/09 04:39 PM
When it comes to investing, there are a lot of negative things going around these days. From all the nay sayers who say the market will never be the same and investing is just throwing away your money to those who can bash any and every investment for one reason or another, it's sometimes hard to avoid all the negative words relating to investing. But if you want to be successful in investing, you have to get those negative things out of your way.
Have you ever heard of the power of positive thinking? The idea behind the power of (0 comments)
Stock Investing Tips: Real Estate Investment Trust - 05/17/09 04:35 PM
When people first enter the investment market they come into the field thinking investing is easy. They think there isn't much to do other than pick real estate investment trusts and real estate mutual funds, drop their money in them and then sit back and wait for profits to come rolling in.
That is not the way real investing works. Real investors know there are always failures and setbacks. The key is to holding yourself together through them, making the best of the bad times, and using what you learn to do better in the future.
Holding it Together (0 comments)
Real Estate Investment Trusts - Measuring the Results - 05/17/09 04:32 PM
When many people begin an investment portfolio, they purchase items that sound good at the time and just leave them there. The hops is that when they come back in 5, 10 or 20 years, the investment they began will be a great nest egg that they can use for retirement, college tuitions or that life trip they had been planning. But this I not a wise way to work with your investments.
If you were to take a little time to watch your investments and learn from what is happening to them, you may be able to key yourself (0 comments)
These are two very different parts of the decision making process, and together can help you make wise decisions, if you use them properly.
While you may think investment decisions are all based on money and math, there is much more going on in your mind when you decide whether or not to purchase a real estate investment trust or real estate mutual (2 comments)
Online Stock Trading: Real Estate Stocks, REITs, Real Estate Mutual Funds - 05/17/09 04:25 PM
Over time in our lives we all get into what is called a comfort zone. When it comes to your daily life it may mean that you prefer the status quo of an 8-hour workday, a meal an hour after work, and TV until bed. While you like the idea of other things in your life, when it comes down to it, you often choose the simple, same old same old routine because it's easier and more comfortable.
Many people also get into the same rut when they are in the world of real estate investing. These are people who (0 comments)
Educating yourself on REITs and Real Estate Mutual Funds - 05/17/09 04:21 PM
No matter what investment market you are considering getting into there is one thing that differentiates those that make money from those who lose it, being educated. Think about it. Who is going to know when to buy and sell to make the most profit or avoid a major loss? Someone who has been watching the market and knows what is happening will know what may be coming and how to prepare for that eventuality. So, if you want to be a successful real estate investment trust investor or are interested in real estate mutual funds, it's time to start doing (0 comments)
While this seems like a common sense trio of options, you may be surprised at the number of people who have a tough time deciding which one to do and when to do it. The most common problem comes when deciding whether or not to sell.
Many people who have made an investment want to stick by it to the end. They hope that the end will be a profit for them, but often if things seem to (2 comments)
Real Estate Investment Trusts - Networking for Success - 05/17/09 04:12 PM
When it comes to your investment portfolio, most people think this is something you do alone, on your own time and don't really talk to others about. This is not necessarily the wisest way to go about things.
If you think of the major investors who have made millions and made a name for themselves in the investment world, you may notice that they are not just people who put their money on the line, but also people who talk to anyone and everyone in their field, trying to get a pulse on what is coming and what may happen (1 comments)
Financial Planning: Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts - 05/17/09 04:08 PM
If you want to be a successful real estate investor in either the stock market, bonds or real estate investment trusts, you can't just go in and spend money willy-nilly right and left and just hope to make a profit. While there are some people who choose this method of investment and luck out, making money, for the most part, this type of investing is about as wise as tossing your hard earned money in the fireplace. Instead you need to have a plan before you begin investing.
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