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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
58.9% West 3.4%
21.3% AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB 10.7%
18.5% Equity Residential EQR 8.4%
10.0% Essex Property Trust Inc ESS 1.4%
6.8% UDR Inc. UDR 11.7%
2.3% Apartment Investment & Management Co. AIV 15.5%
39.0% South 14.5%
8.8% Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc MAA 30.9%
7.0% American Homes 4 Rent AMH 10.8%
5.7% Post Properties Inc PPS 4.8%
5.4% Camden Property Trust CPT 12.1%
4.2% American Campus Communities Inc. ACC 18.0%
2.4% Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp SBY 2.4%
1.3% Education Realty Trust Inc EDR 28.6%
1.3% Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. APTS 22.3%
1.1% Washington R.E. Inv. Trust WRE 16.8%
1.0% Independence Realty Trust Inc IRT 13.0%
1.0% Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc BRG 14.0%
1.2% North East 13.7%
1.2% Douglas Emmett Inc. DEI 13.7%
0.9% Midwest 16.3%
0.9% Investors Real Estate Trust IRET 16.3%

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