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Old 10-24-2004, 05:47 AM   #1
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Types of REITs

I'm looking at diversification into REITs - it's been awhile since I studied this, but if I remember correctly, there are different types of REITs - ones that lend money versus actually owning real estate. Can someone clarify this for me? Is an "equity" REIT one that owns property?

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Old 10-24-2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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Re: Types of REITs

Yes, equity REITs are the type that own property like
office buildings, shoping centers, apartments etc.

Vanguard's REIT index fund holds all equity REITs.

Personally, I would not touch a mortgage type REIT
without a great deal of research.


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