I’m often asked: Is real estate a good investment? My answer is: that depends, are you a good real estate investor?
Have you ever thought of owning a rental ‘investment’ property? If you’re like most people, it has likely crossed your mind. But have you considered all the factors which go into running an investment property? Aspects such as: money, time, liquidity, peace of mind, dealing with renters (3rd party) and most importantly, the potential of negative returns.
It is important to know the difference between personally owning a ‘rental property’ and investing in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). A REIT is a company that owns and operates income producing real estate. Why take on the headache of owning your own property, when you can comfortably own multiple properties through a REIT. REITs are professionally managed and have offer full and partial liquidity. See the link below to hear professionals from the industry speak about the differences between personally owning an investment property or owning a REIT.
– by Raj Dhillon.