Apartment Investment and Management Co.
As the economy slowly recovers from the deep 2007 to 2009 recession, it appears that big cities are creating more jobs than the suburbs. That's one more reason to like big-city real estate investment trusts (REITs) like Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR), Avalon Bay (NYSE: AVB), Apartment Investment & Management Co. (NYSE: AIV), and UDR (NYSE: UDR).
A Long Trend
There has been a long tend in job creation in The more »
New York City is set to join Boston and San Francisco in allowing super small apartments to be legally built. While living in a 250 square foot apartment may sound horrible, it suggests that real estate investment trusts with a focus on crowded cities own great assets with plenty of rent growth potential.
The last 65 years in U.S. history should probably live under the heading “The Baby Boomers are Coming.” This single demographic, largely because of its size, has had so many profound impacts on society it is almost unbelievable. Now, with the boomers entering the next phase of their lives, retirement, there are going to be more changes. One notable area to look at is the property market.
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Myth 1: I have just started earning and have no stability yet. I will buy a home later and live on rent now
Fact: The earlier you purchase a home, the better. If you live on rent, the rentals keep increasing over the years with inflation, while you have no asset you can call your own. If you buy the house and start paying EMIs , you benefit from appreciation of more »
It used the be that "The American Dream" was home ownership.
After the crash in the real estate market during The Great Recession, however, emerging from the brick and mortar rubble has been the "The Rental Generation," according to a recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek. Real estate investment trusts ("REIT") positioned to profit from this development will reward investors with both a high dividend income and strong total return.
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