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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
58.6% West 14.4%
20.3% Avalonbay Communities Inc. AVB 13.9%
20.0% Equity Residential EQR 13.8%
10.0% Essex Property Trust Inc. ESS 17.6%
6.3% UDR Inc. UDR 14.0%
2.0% Apartment Investment & Management Co. AIV 12.3%
38.4% South 0.1%
7.0% Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. MAA 16.5%
6.2% American Homes 4 Rent AMH 10.5%
5.4% Post Properties Inc. PPS 6.9%
4.8% Camden Property Trust CPT 3.4%
3.2% American Campus Communities Inc. ACC 7.8%
2.6% Silver Bay Realty Trust SBY 3.5%
2.2% American Residential Properties Inc ARPI 11.2%
1.5% Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust When Issued SWAY 9.1%
1.0% Independence Realty Trust IRT 19.5%
1.0% Washington Real Estate Investment Trust WRE 3.9%
0.9% Preferred Apartment Communities APTS 26.0%
0.9% Education Realty Trust Inc. EDR --
0.9% Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc BRG 2.6%
0.9% Campus Crest Communities Inc. CCG 33.7%
1.9% Midwest 5.6%
1.0% Investors Real Estate Trust IRET 15.2%
1.0% Forest City Enterprises Inc. (A) FCE.A 4.3%
1.0% North East 3.0%
1.0% Douglas Emmett Inc. DEI 3.0%