ExploringRealEstateInvestments

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Investopedia.com – the resource for investing and personal finance education. This tutorial can be found at: http://www.investopedia.com/university/real_estate/default.asp Exploring Real Estate Investments http://www.investopedia.com/university/real_estate/default.asp Thanks very much for downloading the printable version of this tutorial. As always, we welcome any feedback or suggestions. http://www.investopedia.com/contact.aspx Table of Contents 1) Exploring Real Estate Investments: Introduction 2) Exploring Real Estate Investments: What Is Real Estate? 3) Exploring Real Estate Investments: Types Of Real Estate 4) Exploring Real Estate Investments: Characteristics Of Real Estate Investments 5) Exploring Real Estate Investments: Advantages And Disadvantages 6) Exploring Real Estate Investments: Buying And Owning Real Estate 7) Exploring Real Estate Investments: Finding Investment Value 8) Exploring Real Estate Investments: Conclusion By Ian Woychuk , CFA 1) Introduction Chances are, when you think about investing in real estate the first thing that comes to mind is your home. For many people, their home is the single largest investment they will ever make. But have you ever stopped to consider that once you purchase a home it becomes part of your overall portfolio of investments? In fact, it's one of the most important parts of your portfolio because it serves a dual role as not only an investment but also a centerpiece to your daily life. Though a home is one of the largest investments the average investor will purchase, there are other types of real estate investments worth investing in. The most common type is income-producing real estate. Large income-producing real estate properties are commonly purchased by high net-worth individuals and institutions, such as life insurance companies, real estate income trusts (REITs) and pension funds . (To read more about REITs, see What Are REITs? , Basic Valuation Of A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and The REIT Way .) Income-producing properties are also purchased by individual investors in the form of smaller apartment buildings, duplexes or even a single family homes or (Page 1 of 18) Copyright © 2007, Investopedia.com - All rights reserved.
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Investopedia.com – the resource for investing and personal finance education. This tutorial can be found at: http://www.investopedia.com/university/real_estate/default.asp condominiums that are rented out to tenants. (To find out more about being a landlord, see Tips For The Prospective Landlord , Tax Deductions For Rental Property Owners and Investing In Real Estate .) In the context of portfolio investing, real estate is traditionally considered an "alternative" investment class. That means it is a supplementary investment used to build on a primary portfolio of stocks , bonds and other securities.
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