Buying Rental Property Vs. Investing In A REIT, Part I

Great piece from Gary Beasley who should now write part 3! : “investing in a PE fund vs. buying a rental property vs investing in a REIT”. If you want more diversification (vs own a rental), more leverage (vs. own the REIT), better alignment of interest (vs own the REIT) and keep the same tax advantages as owning a rental: go for the PE Fund

Buying Rental Property Vs. Investing In A REIT, Part II

Many hopeful real estate investors have the same question: Is it a smarter move to buy property directly or to buy shares of a real estate investment trust (REIT)? As the co-founder and CEO of a single family rental investment marketplace — and someone who has formerly run a publicly traded REIT — I'm often asked this question becaus e of my intimate knowledge of both sides of the coin.