Hi Adrian,

You are bang on with everything here. To be clear although this might have seemed like a negative article on real estate, I do love it as an asset class. But as you point out it’s more of a job than an investment.

The problem is many people don’t see it that way. I know people who can’t manage their credit cards that tell me they want to invest in real estate.

Also, I agree on the REITs it is a fine way to invest passively in real estate and also solve the issue of diversification in real estate investing.

Economic policy wonk by day. Personal finance writer by night. I write about investing, debt, and all things related to money. Editor of Making of a Millionaire

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