Rents On The Rise: Play The Trends With These Three Apartment REITs

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Apartment rents are on a tear of historic proportions.

National median rents have increased by nearly quadruple the typical increase in any normal year.

And it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

Have you tried to buy a house lately?

House prices increased by the fastest rate on record in July; simply put, renters can’t afford to buy a house right now.

And not only are renters getting priced out of the market, but they are also relocating.

Despite some return to normalcy in urban locations, many young renters have fled the big city, spurred by the ability to ‘work from anywhere’, better work opportunities, and a desire for more affordable housing.… Read more

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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are great potential fits for any modern retirement portfolio. With interest rates ticking down from 2% to 1% and, perhaps, eventually 0%, these generous dividend payers are benefitting big time.

REIT stocks tend to yield twice as much as regular ol’ stocks. They collect rent and pay it directly to their investors as dividends. This “capital light” approach gives them cash cow status. It’s a big reason why REITs outperform the broader market over any length of time.

So should we just buy the biggest, most successful REITs and enjoy their dividends and the growth of their payouts.… Read more

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“First-level” investors – those who buy and sell on headlines – mistakenly believe that real estate investment trust (REIT) profits will suffer if rates rise.

They’re wrong. And today, we’ll highlight nine REITs that are “raising their rents” as rates rise. As their tenants pay more, these firms will in turn pay their shareholders more in dividends.

Which means their share prices will follow suit, and move higher, too.

Sure, in the short run, the “rates up, REITs down” theory puts on quite the show. When the 10-Year Treasury’s yield rises, REITs usually fall. And when its yield drops, REITs usually rally.…
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