Understanding Mortgage REITs

Published on Dec 14, 2016
Mortgage REITs provide financing for real estate by purchasing or originating mortgages and mortgage-backed securities and earning income from the interest on these investments.

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REITs Everywhere, Everyday (2015)

Published on Mar 4, 2015
For more than 50 years, REITs have made it possible for Americans from all walks of life to invest in income-producing real estate. REITs own and finance a diverse array of property types in all 50 states as well as many countries across the globe. REITs own more than $1 trillion of real estate in the U.S. and help support nearly 1 million jobs each year through their own operations and use of their facilities. And nearly 50 million Americans invest in REITs through their 401(k) plans. In fact, you probably encounter REITs through the real estate they own and finance in a variety of ways every day.

In this educational video, a family realizes how many ways they interact with REIT-owned properties in a given day.

To learn more visit: https://www.reit.com/

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What is a REIT?

Published on Jan 11, 2013
http://www.reit.com REITs today are more vital to the economy and the investment landscape than ever before — fulfilling their essential role of providing each and every individual with the opportunity to benefit from large, diversified holdings of real estate.

Since their inception, REITs have helped the U.S. achieve important economic and social goals. When Congress created in 1960, it aimed to provide the average person with the ability to easily and effectively access investment in real estate to help secure a better future.

With U.S. REITs leading the way around the world, REIT-based real estate investment today is a well-accepted and widely recognized part of the investment landscape, bringing with it the benefits of current income and capital appreciation through long-term real estate investment.

As a result, savers, investors and retirees increasingly find the REIT approach to real estate investment playing a vital role in their investment and retirement planning, helping to advance our nation’s economic security.

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REIT Basics

Published on Jun 14, 2016

Think real estate investing takes a lot of money? Think again. REITs (Real Estate Investing Trusts) make real estate investing as simple as buying a stock. Let Instructor David Settle teach you how REITs work in this short video. This video is part of the Investools Income Investing course.

Try this course for free at https://investools.com.

Check out these videos from the Income Investing course:
Meet the Dividend Aristocrats https://youtu.be/AwwDTGum8f0
The Historical Returns of Income-Producing Investments https://youtu.be/5NdwE98PUk0

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