4 Ways to Invest in Real Estate to Generate Income

Owning your own home can be a good investment, but it’s not the same as owning income properties, which have the potential to produce cash income. Let’s examine the range of ways to invest in real estate for income, including REITs, triple-net leased property, Delaware Statutory Trusts and tenants-in-common properties.

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Last year, the homeownership rate in the U.S. hit a post-Great Recession high, reaching about 68%, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Despite the pandemic (or maybe because of it), the housing market remains relatively strong. Low interest rates have helped the sector, including by allowing people to refinance their mortgages and save money every month.

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Dwight Kay
Founder and CEO, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC

Dwight Kay is the Founder and CEO of Kay Properties and Investments LLC. Kay Properties is a national 1031 exchange investment firm specializing in Delaware statutory trusts. The www.kpi1031.com platform provides access to the marketplace of typically 20-40 DSTs from over 25 different sponsor companies. Kay Properties team members collectively have over 340 years of real estate experience, have participated in over $39 billion of DST 1031 investments, and have helped over 2,270 investors purchase more than 9,100 DST investments nationwide.