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REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:14 am

Bogleheads,

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

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:17 am

Do any Bogleheads read this magazine? The latest issue was mailed to my house.
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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:17 pm

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.

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Glad we could help. :)

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Post by z3r0c00l » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:41 pm

Love the idea of REITs, no tax-free space for them : (

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by Sandtrap » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:07 pm

I would rather own the "real thing".
IE: Land, buildings, high rises, apartments, etc.
:D

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » 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?
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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by Sandtrap » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:15 pm

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

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by jb1 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:34 pm

Im the same way, would definitely rather own actual property.

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by Rob5TCP » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:14 pm

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%

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by badbreath » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:55 pm

If I wanted a REIT magazine I would just read Seeking Alpha.com.
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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:23 pm

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?
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Post by z3r0c00l » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:51 pm

Always got the impression seeking alpha was click bait. Maybe just the articles from them that wind up on Google Finance...

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by badbreath » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:07 pm

No i do not recommend it It is a try to get rich (mostly with REITS) fast.
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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by unclescrooge » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:49 pm

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.

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:14 pm

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.
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Post by brad.clarkston » 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.

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » 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?
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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by brad.clarkston » 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 ?

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:17 am

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.
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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by Broken Man 1999 » 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.

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:28 pm

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.

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Glad you are enjoying it. Yes, many single family homes have become REITs so purchased by private equity.
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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:34 pm

Latest issue is available online.
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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by abuss368 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:34 pm

Does anyone think the The Wall Street Journal touches on the subject of real estate and REITs enough? Could more coverage be a plus?
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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by car733 » 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.

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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by Broken Man 1999 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:22 am

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.

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Re: REIT Magazine

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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.
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Post by abuss368 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:00 pm

What is the opinion of The Wall Street Journal in terms of REIT and Real Estate coverage? Is there enough?
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Re: REIT Magazine

Post by rgs92 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:03 pm

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.

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