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Putting Out The Welcome Mat For Renters

These days, home is increasingly where the rent check is. As many Americans continue to struggle with foreclosures, unemployment, and tightening budgets, home ownership is on the decline and rentals are up. As of June 2013, 65.1% of US households own their homes, down 3.0% over the previous five years.[1] Meanwhile, the rental vacancy rate has declined by 1.8% over that same period, showing an increase in the number of renters.[2] This motif includes REITs focused on developing, leasing, or operating rental properties. REITs must distribute at least 90% of their income as dividends[3], and have averaged 4.5% dividend yield as of August 2013.[4] Now that’s the kind of landlord we can appreciate. See more
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With this Motif, you can buy the following basket of stocks for just $9.95:
Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
60.6% West 9.5%
20.6% AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB 10.0%
18.7% Equity Residential of Beneficial Interest EQR 3.4%
11.6% Essex Property Trust Inc. ESS 16.3%
8.0% UDR Inc. UDR 8.9%
1.6% Apartment Investment and Management Company AIV 28.6%
35.8% South 33.0%
2.6% Midwest 18.6%
1.0% North East 58.9%
1.0% Douglas Emmett Inc. DEI 58.9%

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