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Chapter 17: Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

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    I like to say, “Real estate is tricky.”
    Translation: “Real estate is a real pain-in-the-…”

    Learning Objectives

    In this chapter and the chapter 17 Canvas module, class website, and Introduction to Investment Discussion Forum, you will

    By the end of this chapter and the Canvas module or class website, you should be able to

    Real Estate Can Be Very Profitable

    But don’t let anyone tell you that it is easy! You will see articles and advertisements for real estate seminars touting the benefits of real estate investing and how simple it is to build your real estate empire. Ha! Do you remember the very low PITA factor ‒ Pain In The A** factor ‒ with regard to mutual funds? Well, the PITA factor with real estate is high, sometimes off the scale! In an effort to not scare away potential real estate investors, I like to say that, “Real estate can be very profitable, but it is also very tricky.” The translation for that is, “Real estate is a real pain in the ***!”

    • 17.1: Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
      Real estate as an investment can be very profitable but don’t let anyone tell you that it is easy! Also, learning about investing in real estate from a book or from a class is similar to trying to learn how to drive without ever getting behind the wheel of a car. We will do our best to whet your appetite for real estate as an investment. If you are truly interested, getting a job in the industry is the best way to learn about real estate before actually committing any of your own resources.
    • 17.S: Summary
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