Investing in REITs vs. Direct Real Estate

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June 2023


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We navigate the pros and cons of real estate investment options.

The following article was published by Morningstar and is made available here with permission.

Despite the volatility and uncertainty of the housing market over the past three years, real estate remains a valuable part of an investor’s portfolio. In the attached article, Morningstar showcases a continuum of real estate investments by the degree of personal involvement and responsibilities and breaks down the benefits and drawbacks of each.


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