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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