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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5136 E Evergreen Street, Mesa 85205, Northpointe 2

  • $135,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 849
  • Lot size: 952
  • Year built: 1985
  • MLS #: 5765512
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4615 N 39th Avenue, Phoenix 85019, Cedic Gardens Townhouses

  • $99,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1.5
  • Home size: 1,026
  • Lot size: 623
  • Year built: 1975
  • MLS #: 5771299
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424 W Brown Road, Mesa 85201, Concorde

  • $99,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 902
  • Lot size: 86
  • Year built: 1972
  • MLS #: 5770705
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17242 N 16th Drive, Phoenix 85023, Persian Gardens Amd Lot 1-80 89-100 TR A-F

  • $110,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1.75
  • Home size: 980
  • Lot size: 8,035
  • Year built: 1981
  • MLS #: 5771741
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533 W Guadalupe Road, Mesa 85210, Woodglen Square

  • $125,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,003
  • Lot size: 1,039
  • Year built: 1987
  • MLS #: 5770931
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8315 N 21st Drive, Phoenix 85021, EL Caro Villas Condominium Amd

  • $139,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,282
  • Lot size: 1,654
  • Year built: 1984
  • MLS #: 5769090
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6040 N 15th Street, Phoenix 85014, Continental East Townhouses

  • $143,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1.5
  • Home size: 1,171
  • Lot size: 868
  • Year built: 1963
  • MLS #: 5741545
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8010 N 32nd Lane, Phoenix 85051, Villas Northern 2 TR I & J

  • $124,999
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 1.5
  • Home size: 1,008
  • Lot size: 944
  • Year built: 1979
  • MLS #: 5770758
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2040 S Longmore --, Mesa 85202, Dobson Glen Amd 3 & 4 Lot 69-148

  • $141,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 1.5
  • Home size: 1,296
  • Lot size: 526
  • Year built: 1981
  • MLS #: 5753918
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8330 N 21st Drive, Phoenix 85021, El Caro

  • $149,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,202
  • Lot size: 181
  • Year built: 1984
  • MLS #: 5757912
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2929 W Yorkshire Drive, Phoenix 85027, Springs AT Yorkshire Condominium

  • $141,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 872
  • Lot size: 958
  • Year built: 1999
  • MLS #: 5771563
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4041 E Camelback Road, Phoenix 85018, Camelback Castille Amd

  • $144,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 788
  • Lot size: 783
  • Year built: 1966
  • MLS #: 5770918
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225 W 1st Street, Mesa 85201, Robson Street Villas Unit 1 Unit 101-134 229-234

  • $149,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 998
  • Lot size: 33,232
  • Year built: 1986
  • MLS #: 5771651
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7126 N 19th Avenue, Phoenix 85021, Casa Del Pueblo Common Area

  • $99,977
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1.5
  • Home size: 1,020
  • Lot size: 628
  • Year built: 1970
  • MLS #: 5764693
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16402 N 31st Street, Phoenix 85032, Villa Capri Condominium Amd 2

  • $100,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 934
  • Lot size: 955
  • Year built: 1987
  • MLS #: 5771494
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