Thursday, February 26, 2009
Have you ever wished that you could just make the right investments to the point where you could sit back and watch them grow? Perhaps you are not doing the right things with your money.
Many people who are looking for a long-term way to see constant increases on their investments choose to look into the REIT market as a way of seeing their money go further.
REITs are real estate investment trusts. In many cases, investors purchase REITs then sit back and let the monthly dividend check come in. From time to time they are able to purchase more shares and then watch larger divided checks come in.
The reason many people like REITs is that for the most part they are long-term investment options that are strong and stable. Since they are based on real estate holdings, and property always has value, they are a wise investment choice.
In the short term, this is a nice way to see a little money grow in your account from month to month. In the long term, if you play things right, it could end up meaning a lot of money down the road to the point where you have enough to live off of.
Having enough to live off of doesn’t happen over night. So, you need to start investing now to allow that little bundle of money time to grow into a major nest egg.
Begin by getting to know REITs. You should always have a good grounding on any type of investment that you are thinking of putting your money into. After all this is your hard earned cash you are putting into someone else's hands. Make sure you know what they are going to do with it and that you are confident they are going to take good care of it.
While you could search all over for the information you need, it's easier to do one stop shopping at REITBuyer.com. They are an investing real estate broker that also has a website that is meant to be the place to get all the information you need on the REIT market.
If you have never worked with REITs before, you can begin with the basic education on what REITs are and how they work. Then you can progress into the research section that will help you find REITs in your area of interest and find out how they have been doing as well as any analysis of those REITs and what they should be doing for the future.
When you're ready to make a purchase, you can also use the REITBuyer.com website to buy and sell your REITs and keep track of your portfolio.
Many people want financial freedom to happen overnight. It doesn't. It takes time, smart investments and smart decisions throughout the lifetime of those investments. But the important thing is to get started because the sooner you do the sooner those long term investments can get to work for you.
REITs – Real Estate with Liquidity
As many people these days are finding out while real estate seems like a wonderful investment, it can also be a painful one if your investment was in a piece of property that you own outright. Many people who had purchased investment properties or homes they were planning to flip for a profit were sent into bankruptcy in the recent housing market crash.
With that said, real estate has long been the solid investment option for those who like to put their money somewhere that it can see results but also remain stable.
So, how does one be able to still be involved in the real estate market and not be caught in that same trap? The answer is by purchasing REITs. A REIT is a real estate investment trust. This means it is much like a mutual fund in that a number of shareholders put money into the fund and that money is used to purchase, finance or manage real estate properties. The profits on the fund then come from mortgage interest, rent or lease moneys that come in.
For the most part a return on REITs averages 6-10%. U.S law dictates that 90% or more of the profits on a REIT go to the shareholders, and that makes them a pretty strong investment option.
The short version of what a REIT is, is a way to be a partial owner in real estate.
But with this said, one of the things that many people fear about real estate, being stuck with a property that will not sell in a down market, is not a problem here. Instead, REITs are totally liquid. If you think things are not going to go well in the future of your REIT, you can sell and get out and then put your money back in when things are looking up again. If you do this right, just this can be a big profit maker for you as you will be pulling your money out when the REIT is high and then putting it back in, and getting more shares, when the market is low.
If you are one of those people that think there's no way to know when the market will do well or fail and that it's all luck, that's not necessarily true. As Smith Barney said, "There's blind luck, dumb luck and then there's get up every morning at 5:30 and sweat the details luck. Few people actually stumble into wealth. It takes persistence, tenacity and a tireless work ethic. In the end, luck has little to do with success."