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REIT Magazine

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:14 am
by abuss368
Bogleheads,

If anyone is interested in reading on real estate and REITs, www.reit.com offers a bimonthly magazine that is informative.

Best.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:17 am
by abuss368
Do any Bogleheads read this magazine? The latest issue was mailed to my house.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:17 pm
by abuss368
It is clear: This magazine is not in demand or popular with Bogleheads. Sometimes no responses provides the information or verification one is looking for.

Best.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:31 pm
by telemark
Glad we could help. :)

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:41 pm
by z3r0c00l
Love the idea of REITs, no tax-free space for them : (

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:07 pm
by Sandtrap
I would rather own the "real thing".
IE: Land, buildings, high rises, apartments, etc.
:D

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:25 am
by abuss368
Sandtrap wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:07 pm
I would rather own the "real thing".
IE: Land, buildings, high rises, apartments, etc.
:D
Do you invest in real estate directly?

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:15 pm
by Sandtrap
abuss368 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:25 am
Sandtrap wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:07 pm
I would rather own the "real thing".
IE: Land, buildings, high rises, apartments, etc.
:D
Do you invest in real estate directly?
Yes. For many many decades. Primarily residential multi-unit housing and R/E development. Owner/developer.
As many here have said. It is a full time business and prosperous if done well. By no means passive nor stress free.
I have been fortunate. :D

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:34 pm
by jb1
Im the same way, would definitely rather own actual property.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:14 pm
by Rob5TCP
Wow - I didn't realize that Vanguard Reit funds are many many times higher than their closest competitors.
The chart was illuminating. Plus the expense ratios of many of the funds were 2 and even 3%

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:55 pm
by badbreath
If I wanted a REIT magazine I would just read Seeking Alpha.com.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:23 pm
by abuss368
badbreath wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:55 pm
If I wanted a REIT magazine I would just read Seeking Alpha.com.
I do not read "Seeking Alpha". Is this something you recommend?

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:51 pm
by z3r0c00l
Always got the impression seeking alpha was click bait. Maybe just the articles from them that wind up on Google Finance...

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:07 pm
by badbreath
No i do not recommend it It is a try to get rich (mostly with REITS) fast.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:49 pm
by unclescrooge
I read seeking alpha. There are a couple good authors in the REIT space.

However, there is a lot of rubbish to wade through before you find any gems.

I would not recommend for most bogleheads.

I own a couple of rentals right now. I'm also undergoing a major rehab that will add nicely to my net worth.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:14 pm
by abuss368
REIT Magazine has been redesigned with the current month issue. The main article is related to the American Tower REIT with a $60 Billion market capitalization.

If interested it can be viewed on the website.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:59 pm
by brad.clarkston
I hold FREL in my Fidelity Core 4 (+1) port and 5 out of my 15 stocks are REIT's in my Divi stock port in Roth.
I also read Seeking Alpha but there's a lot of trash to get to the few gems.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:46 pm
by abuss368
brad.clarkston wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:59 pm
I hold FREL in my Fidelity Core 4 (+1) port and 5 out of my 15 stocks are REIT's in my Divi stock port in Roth.
I also read Seeking Alpha but there's a lot of trash to get to the few gems.
Have you read REIT magazine?

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:39 am
by brad.clarkston
abuss368 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:46 pm
brad.clarkston wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:59 pm
I hold FREL in my Fidelity Core 4 (+1) port and 5 out of my 15 stocks are REIT's in my Divi stock port in Roth.
I also read Seeking Alpha but there's a lot of trash to get to the few gems.
Have you read REIT magazine?
Nope didn't know it was a thing. Whats the subscription fee ?

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:17 am
by abuss368
brad.clarkston wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:39 am
abuss368 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:46 pm
brad.clarkston wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:59 pm
I hold FREL in my Fidelity Core 4 (+1) port and 5 out of my 15 stocks are REIT's in my Divi stock port in Roth.
I also read Seeking Alpha but there's a lot of trash to get to the few gems.
Have you read REIT magazine?
Nope didn't know it was a thing. Whats the subscription fee ?
The print edition is free and bimonthly available at www.reit.com.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:58 am
by Broken Man 1999
I received my first issue a few days ago.

Pretty interesting reading, all in all. Real estate market is really changing with hedge funds snapping up so many single-family homes.

I have a small holding in Vanguard REIT Index ETF (VNQ) I have had for a long time. No intention to sell. No plan to buy more, either.

I'm always interested in learning more about investment vehicles, so perhaps I'll learn more about REITS from the magazine.

Broken Man 1999

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:28 pm
by abuss368
Broken Man 1999 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:58 am
I received my first issue a few days ago.

Pretty interesting reading, all in all. Real estate market is really changing with hedge funds snapping up so many single-family homes.

I have a small holding in Vanguard REIT Index ETF (VNQ) I have had for a long time. No intention to sell. No plan to buy more, either.

I'm always interested in learning more about investment vehicles, so perhaps I'll learn more about REITS from the magazine.

Broken Man 1999
Glad you are enjoying it. Yes, many single family homes have become REITs so purchased by private equity.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:34 pm
by abuss368
Latest issue is available online.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:34 pm
by abuss368
Does anyone think the The Wall Street Journal touches on the subject of real estate and REITs enough? Could more coverage be a plus?

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:58 am
by car733
Sandtrap wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:07 pm
I would rather own the "real thing".
IE: Land, buildings, high rises, apartments, etc.
:D
I have been thinking about this for a while.
Owning "the real thing" gives more control but REITs gives you location diversification.

If I ever buy property as investment, I wonder which % of my portfolio should it be. I don't want to take money out of my investments to buy a property and had all my eggs in a single nest.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:22 am
by Broken Man 1999
car733 wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:58 am
Sandtrap wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:07 pm
I would rather own the "real thing".
IE: Land, buildings, high rises, apartments, etc.
:D
I have been thinking about this for a while.
Owning "the real thing" gives more control but REITs gives you location diversification.

If I ever buy property as investment, I wonder which % of my portfolio should it be. I don't want to take money out of my investments to buy a property and had all my eggs in a single nest.
REITs are ideal for some, especially those who want real estate but don't want the headaches of tenants. Of course anything that separates one from directly receiving the rent check cuts returns, as well.

Broken Man 1999

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:58 pm
by abuss368
Broken Man 1999 wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:22 am
Of course anything that separates one from directly receiving the rent check cuts returns, as well.

Broken Man 1999
Hi Broken Man 1999 -

This is true and there are costs regarding of the method of ownership. Direct ownership has ongoing cost. REITs have expenses in their companies as well.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:00 pm
by abuss368
What is the opinion of The Wall Street Journal in terms of REIT and Real Estate coverage? Is there enough?

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:03 pm
by rgs92
I now feel that REITs are tied to the real estate market, not just interest rates.
So the market indexes have enough in the real estate sector.
And if REITs were tied to interest rates, then it's like the bond market, and I've got that too in my asset allocation.

But thanks for pointing it out, because I love to read and it's free and I try to have an open mind.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:19 pm
by abuss368
Any updated thoughts to this thread?

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:30 pm
by MJW
abuss368 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Any updated thoughts to this thread?
I will be interested to see Rick Ferri's new site when it launches and whether his views on REITs have evolved in any way from when he was more active on the BH forum. From recent comments it appears his views are mostly the same.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:56 pm
by abuss368
MJW wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:30 pm
abuss368 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Any updated thoughts to this thread?
I will be interested to see Rick Ferri's new site when it launches and whether his views on REITs have evolved in any way from when he was more active on the BH forum. From recent comments it appears his views are mostly the same.
Agreed.

Re: REIT Magazine

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:58 pm
by mrmass
Industrial REITs are my weakness. I own PLD and STAG. They are closely tied to the 10 yr rate, and Amazon.