real estate investing: About Health Care Real Estate Investment Trusts - 06/02/09 04:00 AM
As you are studying the various real estate investing options out there, you may be looking into the idea of real estate investment trusts (REITs) or real estate mutual funds. 
 
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)

real estate investing: Management Tips for Investors: Professional Management Investing in REITs - 06/02/09 03:38 AM
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 … (1 comments)

real estate investing: Getting to Know the Types of Real Estate Investment Trusts - 06/02/09 03:12 AM
If you have been looking to put more of your investing money into real estate investment trusts (REITs) or real estate mutual funds, you may have been looking a little more closely at the types of funds that are out there for you to put your money into.
 
For the most part, REITs come in three types. Let's take a look at those:
 
Equity REITs
 
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 investing: Real Estate Investment Trusts - Measuring the Results - 05/17/09 09:32 AM
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)

real estate investing: Real Estate Investment Trusts - Networking for Success - 05/17/09 09:12 AM
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)

real estate investing: Financial Planning: Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts - 05/17/09 09:08 AM
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.
 
Know Your Goal
 
It is vital to have a goal and … (0 comments)

real estate investing: Online Real Estate Stock: Investing Options – Property, REITs and Mutual Funds - 04/19/09 04:59 AM
Many people love the idea of investing in real estate but are not sure which way to go with their investments. When it comes to real estate you can go from one extreme to the other, having real estate holdings that are liquid like stocks, bonds and other stock market offerings to literal property purchases that are much more permanent.
 
Property
 
The first way many people think of investing in real estate is to purchase a piece of land or a home that becomes an investment property.
 
While property values can fluctuate over the years, the truth is … (0 comments)

real estate investing: Online Traders Discover REITs: Real Estate Mutual Funds Investing – Conservative Investing - 04/19/09 04:31 AM
If you are considering jumping into the world of investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the other offerings of the stock market you want to make sure to step into these waters wisely and not make major mistakes that will cost you dearly in the long run.
 
Start Small
 
The first thing you should keep in mind when entering into the world of investing is that you should start small. This is no different than getting into a new body of water or beginning a new exercise schedule. You want to warm up first or dip a toe … (0 comments)

real estate investing: REITBuyer.com is an Online Investment Broker Providing Educational Material, Tools and Research Including a Savings Calculator and Ticker Symbol Tutorial - 04/18/09 04:51 AM
Members can utilize a library of educational and research tools to assist them as they prepare to make the best investment decision for their financial situation
 
Detroit, MI - The new online broker, REITBuyer.com officially launched their website in February, 2009, to give real estate investors information for researching and investing in REITs.  They are proud to announce that the site is now beta tested and fully operational for investors to purchase REITs to add to their investment portfolio.
 
The site contains all the information an investor needs to learn about REITs.  The information is clear and easy to … (0 comments)

real estate investing: An Interview with a REIT Buyer Expert Explains the Benefits of Joining REITbuyer.com to Invest in Real Estate Stock - 04/17/09 10:22 AM
The REITBuyer.com provides a wealth of professional resources for members of their online investment community
 
Detroit, MI - REIT expert, Earl E. Bird, III was recently interviewed by a group of real estate investors who wanted to learn more about the online brokerage, the REITBuyer.com.  The website was officially launched in February of 2009; it is now fully operational; beta testing is complete.
 
One investor said, "I've heard about online trading sites; what are the benefits of joining the REITbuyer.com?"  Earl said, "The site is a great resource for all levels of real estate investors, from newbies to savvy.  … (0 comments)

real estate investing: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds: REITs and Real Estate Mutual Funds Investing – Reinvest - 04/14/09 07:34 AM
If you are investing your money into stocks, bonds, real estate mutual funds or other commodities on the stock market, what do you do when those dividend checks come in? Some of those investment checks can be sizable if you have a good year or a lot of stock. Do you hold a party? Buy yourself something nice for having made wise investments? Why not put that money back to work for you.
 
One mistake many new investors make is not allowing their money to continue to grow by reinvesting. While those dividends may not seem like a lot up … (0 comments)

real estate investing: REITs are the Mutual Funds to be Investing in Today, according to Earl E. Bird, III - 04/01/09 06:45 AM
REITs are a secure investment with consistent returns; a great way to diversify your stock portfolio
 
Detroit, MI - You never know what the stock market will do.  In the past few decades, we have seen a number of sweeping changes in the market that have left some investors completely broke!  Earl E. Bird, III, real estate investor in the REITs market said, "This is where REITs come in.  Adding a REIT or two to your portfolio will offer you more diversity and stability."
 
Earl E. Bird, III recently spoke at a real estate investors' group meeting where he … (0 comments)

real estate investing: Real Estate Investment Trusts to Hedge the Stock and Bond Markets - 04/01/09 06:44 AM
With the credit crunch and the market crash, consider adding REITs to your investment portfolio to help offset the damage done to other investments
 
Detroit, MI - Perhaps you've been studying your investment portfolio and to your dismay, you've noticed how much the value has declined in the past year.  According to Earl E Bird, III, spokes person for the REITbuyer.com, an online stock brokerage, REITs are always a wise investment.
 
Earl joined a group of real estate investors at a meeting where the conversation was about the declining real estate market and the condition of the stock market.  … (0 comments)

real estate investing: Stock Market Investing Online: Real Estate Mutual Funds and REITs – Is the High Buy In Worth It? - 04/01/09 05:41 AM
If you have been looking into the real estate mutual funds and real estate investment trust (REIT) market, you may be wondering if it's worth the cost to buy in.  If you have been glancing through REITs and real estate mutual funds, you may notice some of those funds have high minimum buy ins of $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 or even $10,000.  While you may have that much money for an overall investment, you may be wondering if you should be putting that much into one place. After all haven't you always been told to not put all of your eggs in … (0 comments)

real estate investing: Online Brokerage: REIT and Real Estate Mutual Funds Profile – CGM Realty - 04/01/09 05:27 AM
As you consider your real estate mutual fund and REIT investments, it is important to take a closer look at many of the offerings out there. This article will focus on CGM Realty (CGMRX).
 
Fund Profile
 
CGM Realty is a power fund with a goal to keep growing its 880 million dollars in assets through the purchase of stocks that are anticipated to have a high yield. The fund had a minimum investment of $2,500.
  
Fund Performance and Ratings
  
When it comes at looking for high performing funds, CGM Realty is one to watch. It has a … (1 comments)

real estate investing: Stock Market: REIT and Real Estate Mutual Funds Profile – Aim Real Estate Inst - 04/01/09 05:03 AM
As you consider your real estate mutual fund and REIT investments, it is important to take a closer look at many of the offerings out there. This article will focus on Aim Real Estate Inst (IARIX).
  
Fund Profile
 
Aim Real Estate Inst is a member of the Invesco Aim family of funds.
  
Fund Performance and Ratings
  
Aim Real Estate Inst is moving to the head of the class in the rating and performance sector. At the beginning of March 2009 it was moved into the 5-star bracket by Morningstar, the top rating it could get. Aim Real … (0 comments)

real estate investing: Online Stock Traders Compare REITs to Discover Some REIT Markets are Stronger than Others - 03/26/09 11:53 AM
If you are worried about the state of the economy and what you should do with your investing dollars, you can be assured that things are not always as bad as they seem
 
Detroit, MI - People who invest in the stock market and mutual funds like what they see in REITs or real estate mutual funds because they know that real estate will always have some value.  "Even with the condition of the housing market in the US, REITs are still paying a good return," said Earl Bird, III, real estate investor and spokes person for the REITbuyer.com. 
 
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real estate investing: There is a Better way to Invest in Real Estate and get Consistent Returns, even in Today’s Market - 03/26/09 11:52 AM
It seems every time you turn around there are negative real estate articles in the news and on TV
 
Detroit, MI - Things are not always as bad as the media makes them out to be as part of their job is to be dramatic to get the public's attention.  Looking back at some of the sure disasters that have been claimed, most were just hype, for example, the Y2K bug.  This was supposed to lead to no food, water or money.  In addition, computers were going to quit working. 
 
Earl E. Bird, III, real estate investor, said, "I … (0 comments)

real estate investing: REITs Online – Real Estate Mutual Funds are Sound Investments - 03/22/09 05:35 AM
When it comes to looking at investment options these days, many people are a little confused about which stock, REIT, mutual fund or other item on the stock market may or may not be a good investment and what may end up losing them all of their money.
 
In today's world it is very easy to find an online brokerage firm to make your purchases through, but there is more than just clicking a few buttons to make sure you are making wise purchases.
 
Every day when you look at the newspaper, you see that the economy around the … (0 comments)

real estate investing: How REITs and Real Estate Mutual Funds Play in Retirement - 03/22/09 05:29 AM
Whether you are in your 20s or 50s, you should be thinking ahead to what types of investments are going to help you when you get to retirement age. Many people choose stocks, bonds, mutual funds and any number of other commodities on the stock market in hopes they will make them enough money to live comfortably in their retirement years. But you may be wondering what the current economy is doing to your stock market investments.
 
If you use an online brokerage, you may have watched your investments plummet in response to the past year's market motions. You may … (1 comments)

 

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