8 Best High-Yield REITs to Buy

Analysts say these stocks are among the best high-yield REITs to buy.

Buying physical property can be difficult and costly for the average person.

That's why many people turn to funds that offer easier investments in the real estate market and can often beat the broader market.

The Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (ticker: XLRE) has roughly tripled the return of the S&P 500 over the past 12 months

for example. Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are publicly traded companies that invest in real estate

By law, REITs must pay out at least 90% of their taxable income to shareholders

which means many of the best REITs have extremely high dividend yields

Here are eight of Bank of America's top REITs to buy and hold for the long term that have at least 3.5% dividends.

1. Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) 2. Realty Income Corp. (O) 3. VICI Properties Inc. (VICI) 4. Regency Centers Corp. (REG)

5.Highwoods Properties Inc. (HIW) 6. Brixmor Property Group Inc. (BRX) 7. Spirit Realty Capital Inc. (SRC) 8. EPR Properties (EPR)

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