Even during the financial crisis, real estate investment trust (REIT) funds were secure from losing. Now that the housing and mortgage industry is again growing and profitable, REITs have also shown to be very good investments. REITs offer a mutual fund like security in numbers, investing in real estate including buildings, offices, homes, apartments, condominiums, warehouses and others.
Even if you do not have money to buy prime property, putting money in REITs can have you investing in luxury homes for sale in Round Rock, TX, without knowing it. Here are 5 REITs which you should take a look at, for 2017:
The above are some of the choices available for REIT investment. Some of these are solid long-term investments which can lead to a continuous cash flow. If you want to go for the long game, you can follow those with a long history of giving out dividends. Or you can choose REITs which have diversified property holdings. Industry-based REITs are easier to forecast, like those in energy, telecommunications and in IT. The above may not appeal to the regular investor, but they do provide a good sample of viable investments providing predictably good yields.