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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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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
60.1% West 18.8%
21.9% Equity Residential EQR 17.8%
17.4% Avalonbay Communities Inc. AVB 18.6%
13.5% Essex Property Trust Inc. ESS 20.9%
5.3% UDR Inc. UDR 18.9%
1.1% Apartment Investment & Management Co. AIV 21.1%
1.0% American Assets Trust Inc. AAT 16.4%
32.1% South 7.6%
8.3% American Campus Communities Inc. ACC 3.2%
6.7% Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. MAA 7.4%
2.8% Associated Estates Realty Corporation AEC 65.2%
2.7% Education Realty Trust Inc. EDR --
2.3% American Homes 4 Rent AMH 8.5%
2.2% Camden Property Trust CPT 11.6%
2.2% American Residential Properties Inc ARPI 1.4%
1.2% Post Properties Inc. PPS 8.5%
1.1% Campus Crest Communities Inc. CCG 31.9%
0.9% Silver Bay Realty Trust SBY 3.5%
0.9% Washington Real Estate Investment Trust WRE 3.3%
0.8% Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust When Issued SWAY 6.9%
6.1% North East 16.6%
5.3% Home Properties Inc. HME 19.3%
0.8% Douglas Emmett Inc. DEI 0.6%
1.7% Midwest 1.2%
1.0% Forest City Enterprises Inc. (A) FCE.A 11.8%
0.7% Investors Real Estate Trust IRET 14.4%