Real Estate Investing: How to Play the Housing Market Without Buying a House


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There is a market that is more than three times the size of the global stock market and that it’s a space that can be played dozens of different ways.

The space? The real estate market.

Not only is the sector massive, but there are so many styles of real estate investing:

– You could buy a home in your local market, or a vacation rental property.
– You could buy Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), or home builder stocks.
– You could “house hack” or hop into commercial real estate thanks to equity crowdfunding.

In this video, we break down how to invest in real estate — our way.

We explain how investors at every level can get a piece of the real estate market, which real estate companies and reit stocks are worth your time, and some of the lesser known ways to make big money investing in the housing market.

And after we wrap up, we’ll take your questions, LIVE!

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  1. Caleb Barker
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Audio is too low

  2. zinturis
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Sound is disappointing. One is loud another one is impossible to hear.

  3. Skeleton Crew
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Great video. I’m starting to diversify with some REiTs. Thanks for posting

  4. Austin Heath
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    I feel like I learned so much about REITs from this panel. Lots of questions that I had before were answered here, and I feel much more confident looking into REITs as an investment option. Thank you so much to the Motely Fool!

  5. 2011Mamamia
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Is it possible to make direct transfer to REITs from a 401k?

  6. D K
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Great video. But be careful with real estate crowdfunding. There bit of a craze or fad going on with this. I think smart investors are unloading their multi family and silmilar assets to individual investors at peak rents now. Plus lot of deals are being generated for fee's!! because it is become easy to raise capital. I don't know how many of these institutions are good or have any long term experience at managing multi family properties or CREs. Further who are these guys going to sell these large apt complexes or rather flip to after 5 years at higher prices. . It is easy to buy because so much capital is coming. Infact there is lot of competition to buy multi family assets, so this is great time to actually sell your apt building and buy a it back few years from same folks cheaper!! Most of them can fail in a recession and may not be able to refinance at higher valuation. All of this talk reminds me MLPs when OiL was going up in price. The biggest blunder of decade was MLPs are like toll or rent collectors and will keep yeilding great dividends regardless of Oil price. After Oil correction most of them have lost 60 or 80 of their value and some of big names have gone belly up!! I have personally lost money with MLPs. REITs today appears to be in same camp!! I still think it is better to buy real estate on your own and manage the rental on your own.

  7. David Parikh
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Just to clarify is/are Mogul and million acres a product(s) of the Motley Fool that sells information about Investing? Or are these separate business entities? This video kind of seemed like an infomercial.
    Also, for the sake of disclosure are securities being sold (or marketed) by the aforementioned companies? If so are the securities registered and approved by the SEC or A recognized exchange like NASDQ or the New York Stock Exchange?

  8. Ernie G.
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    His mic sucks.. wait it got better, never-mind

  9. Danilo Castello
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    excellent analysis, i fully agree on the current risks of hospitality REITS because of heated competition from airbnb and booking, whereas I also invest heavily on healthcare REITs as the long term outlook is very good given the aging population. Well done fool I have been a happy subscriber for more than 10 years!

  10. Warren Kiesel
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Awesome broadcast, thanks!

  11. ayeluru
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Very knowledgeable discussion!

  12. Martin Weber
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    hi love your show but i have a problem with finding the websites you recommend this show I typed in all i get is a list of pages or websites can you help me with this

  13. ValentinoE88
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Sound sucks, fire the sound guy or buy better microphones.

  14. Clinical Inks Academy
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    I love you guys. Thank you for eveyrhing

  15. Investing Education
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Great video. REITs r interesting

  16. Let's Talk About Money
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Why no female panelists on this channel? Won’t watch all white men for 95% of shows.

  17. Dan
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Great sound

  18. Todd Parker
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Could include a link to the million acres website.

  19. Shane Hummus - The Success GPS
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Me and my partner are in to real estate now and this video will definitely help us save on capital. Thanks for uploading. Watching now

    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Get physical and paper real estate assets

  21. The Motley Fool
    July 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Broadcast starts at 8:31 — we're trimming out the intro now!