What’s the Easiest Way to Invest in Real Estate?

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Real Estate Investment Trusts – REIT for short. Are they the best real estate investment?

A friend of mine recently asked my opinion about a REIT – Real Estate Investment Trust. You know, those sexy crowd-sourcing ventures where you pool you money with other mogul wannabes and buy retail shops, apartment buildings and office complexes and just watch the cash flow into you pockets. Sort of. Actually, the fund managers do all the work,collecting rents from the tenants and paying the investors dividends when they make a profit. Of course, you know what happens if there is not profit, right?

Let’s say you have $1000 laying around and you wanted to invest in real estate? Is the REIT the best way to go? Maybe. But before you join the REIT bandwagon, ask yourself this question?  Do you rent or own the place where you live?

Median Net Worth of Americans

On average, Americans accumulate more wealth in real estate than any other investment.

The reason I ask is that if you are renting, you are missing out on the EASIEST way to invest in real estate. Seriously. It’s a proven fact that over the long haul, folks who own their homes accumulate more wealth on average than those who rent.

Think about it…when you own your home, you are investing money you have to spend anyway! It’s easy peasy. And with the low interest rates we have right now, it’s a flat out no-brainer.

For an extra bonus, many qualify for the down payment assistance programs available so they can buy a house for very little cash. It’s just doesn’t get any easier, my friends!

Check out the video for a comparison between a REIT and the purchase of a townhome that will blow your socks off. Then check out the link below to find your own piece of the action.

Good luck moguls!

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1342 W Emerald Avenue, Mesa 85202, Hallcraft Villas Mesa 2

  • $140,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,284
  • Lot size: 963
  • Year built: 1984
  • MLS #: 5676716
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1051 S Dobson Road, Mesa 85202, Continental Townhouses East Unit 1

  • $125,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 956
  • Lot size: 1,355
  • Year built: 1974
  • MLS #: 5691621
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2121 S Pennington Street, Mesa 85202, Dobson Glen Amd 3 & 4 Lot 69-148

  • $135,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 1,296
  • Lot size: 656
  • Year built: 1980
  • MLS #: 5691214
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4901 S Calle Los Cerros Drive, Tempe 85282, Casa Los Cerros

  • $138,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 924
  • Lot size: 76
  • Year built: 1984
  • MLS #: 5637322
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16602 N 25th Street, Phoenix 85032, Autumn Park Condominium

  • $105,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,136
  • Lot size: 1,165
  • Year built: 1986
  • MLS #: 5691535
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455 S Greenside Court, Mesa 85208, Fountain OF The Sun Cond Unit 2

  • $137,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1.5
  • Home size: 1,047
  • Lot size: 50
  • Year built: 1975
  • MLS #: 5683913
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12440 N 20th Street, Phoenix 85022, Shamrock Glen Condominium 1ST Amd

  • $112,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 972
  • Lot size: 937
  • Year built: 1986
  • MLS #: 5672219
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6236 N 16th Street, Phoenix 85016, Los Blancos

  • $142,500
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,191
  • Lot size: 104
  • Year built: 1968
  • MLS #: 5629598
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625 S Westwood Street, Mesa 85210, Fiesta Pointe Lot 101-200 TR A-J

  • $125,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 792
  • Lot size: 533
  • Year built: 1986
  • MLS #: 5691365
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921 W University Drive, Mesa 85201, Discovery AT Continental Orchard

  • $145,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 1,046
  • Lot size: 515
  • Year built: 1985
  • MLS #: 5691324
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616 S Hardy Drive, Tempe 85281, Worthington Place Condo

  • $136,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 779
  • Lot size: 827
  • Year built: 1984
  • MLS #: 5689919
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11026 N 28 Drive, Phoenix 85029, Lakebrook Vilas

  • $109,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1.5
  • Home size: 1,056
  • Lot size: 0
  • Year built: 1979
  • MLS #: 5689976
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1624 E Campbell Avenue, Phoenix 85016, Madison Park Gardens South Unit 1-64

  • $95,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 852
  • Lot size: 853
  • Year built: 1973
  • MLS #: 5690844
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2221 W Farmdale Avenue, Mesa 85202, Pace East Townhouses NO 2

  • $140,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 1.5
  • Home size: 1,056
  • Lot size: 1,917
  • Year built: 1974
  • MLS #: 5690700
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3420 W Danbury Drive, Phoenix 85053, Phoenician Pines Condominium

  • $124,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 896
  • Lot size: 914
  • Year built: 1981
  • MLS #: 5690312
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