Q. "I refer to the article you wrote about REITs. I just want to ask the reasons for investing in REITs rather than just owning the property itself?"
A. Here are my top 3 reasons to invest in REITs.
Reason 1: Own property and earn returns by doing nothing
First, when you own a REIT stock, that's all the action you need to take in order to earn returns ... ››› more
Q. "I've seen that REITs have become widely spoken about in the news lately, since the Federal Reserve decided to cut the interest rates by 25 basis points to 2%. This has sparked my interest to look into investing in REITs. Timon could you explain briefly what a REIT is, how they work and why the drop in interest rates have attracted investors into buying them?”
A. REITs (pronounced R... ››› more
Investing in property is a great long-term investment. But for some investors, owning property isn't something they want to do.
So how can you benefit from the performance of the property market without having to buy property yourself? And how can you still secure an income?
Read on to find out…
The benefits of investing in REITs
Instead of directly investing in property, you coul... ››› more
If you invest for income, you'll look at fixed-interest instruments like bonds and dividend paying stocks.
What other options are there to consider? There are estate investment trusts (REITs).
Read on to find out more…
What are REITs?
REITs are a special way to structure property holdings. In return for a property company agreeing to pass on the vast majority of its annual income ... ››› more
Property is a good long-term investment. But if you don't have the cash to invest in property to rent out or you don't want the hassle of managing property, what are your options?
One way to gain exposure to property without buying it is to invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs). One of the big bonuses of investing in REITs is they must pay out a large chunk of their rental income to s... ››› more
Having some exposure to property in your investment portfolio is one way to benefit from the performance of the sector.
If you want to invest in property, but you either don't have the funds to buy an investment property or want the hassle involved, what are your options?
There are three main options open to you.
Read on to find out what these are…
Why include property in your por... ››› more
If you have a long-term investment portfolio, property should form part of it.
But investing in property doesn't mean buying property yourself. There's a much easier way to do it. You can invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs).
So why should you invest in property through REITs?
Let's take a closer look…
Why invest in REITs
Chances are you’re looking for a quality as... ››› more
If you're looking for good investment opportunities, have you thought about putting your money into property?
There are a number of reasons why investing in property makes good financial sense. And you don't have to buy property yourself to benefit.
Let's take a closer look…
Why investing in property is a good idea
There is always a demand for property. People need somewhere to st... ››› more
If you want to invest in property without the hassle of buying and managing it yourself, you have a few options.
The best is to invest in listed property. One way to do this is to invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs).
REITs are a great way for investors to gain exposure to the property market.
Read on to find out what you need to know about investing in them…
REITs offe... ››› more
Contrary to what you may believe, a company's dividend yield actually tells you very little about how much it will pay you.
Yes, the dividend yield is your income from a company. And yes, the bigger the dividend yield, the bigger the payments.
But it's not just as simple as that. Especially if the company is a real estate investment trust (REIT).
Let's take a closer look…
How the ... ››› more
There are 36 real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. If you want to invest in one of them, how can you whittle them down? What should you look out for with REITs? Let's take a closer look…
What you need to consider when investing in REITs
Just like any investment, the performance of your investment is going to depend on how the economy is performing. ... ››› more
Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are property companies listed on the stock market. They operate in a slightly different way from other listed property companies. In exchange for not paying certain corporation tax, they pay out a chunk of their profits to shareholders. You buy and sell REITs just like you do any other share on the stock market. So why should you invest in REITs? Let's look... ››› more
If you want a portfolio that pays you an income then dividend paying stocks are the way to go. But what sectors of the market should you look to? Real estate investment trusts (REITs) can offer you high dividends payments. Including a few of these in your dividend paying portfolio could pay off. Let's take a closer look at what REITs can add to your portfolio…
The ins and outs of REITs
Real... ››› more
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are property companies listed on the stock exchange. They invest in rental properties. These can range from commercial properties to residential properties. You can easily buy and sell them through your stockbroker, just like shares. Read on to discover the advantages of investing in REITs…
REITs can be a much better option than buying and renting a proper... ››› more
Property has always been a very popular investment. Over the years, many people have shunned pensions and stocks for the comfort of owning bricks and mortar. It's not difficult to see why. Read on to find out about REITs, the best way to invest in property…
As well as providing you with somewhere to live, over the last 30 to 40 years, property has done very well, Phil Oakley in MoneyWeek expla... ››› more
Despite yesterday's fears that the listed property bubble was starting to burst, the listed property sector is still an essential part of a balanced, diversified investment portfolio. If you haven't invested in listed property yet, now's the time to do so:. The sector's expected to follow the example of its Australian counterpart and double in size over the next ten years thanks to the introductio... ››› more
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