REITs Unveiled: A Comprehensive Guide for Investors

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are great for diversifying your portfolio and earning regular income. Explore their benefits and risks here.

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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have long been a popular investment vehicle, allowing individual investors to access the benefits of the real estate market without the complexities and capital requirements of direct property ownership. REITs offer a unique blend of potential capital appreciation, regular income streams and diversification, making them an attractive option for intermediate-level investors looking to expand their investment portfolio.

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Kris Maksimovich, AIF®, CRPC®, CPFA®, CRC®
President and Founder, Global Wealth Advisors

Kris Maksimovich, AIF®, CRPC®, CRC®, is president of Global Wealth Advisors in Lewisville, Texas. Since it was formed in 2008, GWA continues to expand with offices around the country. Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Financial planning services offered through Global Wealth Advisors are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.