One of the realities that I recognize in my life is that I am really not that interested in being a landlord.
However, the idea of having real estate in my portfolio is one that is of interest to me.
So, how do I go about adding real estate to my investment holdings without becoming a landlord, or needing huge amounts of capital to buy property?
You can use a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) to help you out.
What are REITs?
Real Estate Investment Trusts are collections of investments related to real estate.
They have a different structure than ETFs, but they are similar in that you can trade them on an exchange. REITs are considered equities, even though they represent a collection of holdings related to real estate. In addition to exchange-traded REITs, there are also private REITs and non-traded REITs.
There are a number of REITs to choose from, each with its own way of doing business.