Chapter 18


Until 2007, the U.S. real estate market looked like a sure thing. Many people were making fortunes from flipping properties. There were even reality television shows that covered the topic.

But of course, the bubble popped and led to one of the worst economic downturns since the Great Depression. In its wake, many mortgage companies and home builders went bust.

In light of all this, it may seem strange to invest in real estate initial public offerings (IPOs). But the fact is that there should still be many opportunities. After all, valuations are much lower now.

A great way to invest in real estate is through a real estate investment trust (REIT). In this chapter, we look at how to invest in these kinds of deals and how the ...

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