REITS, or real estate investment trusts are complicated investment vehicles that are often sold improperly to unsuspecting investors. This legal guide is being written to help investors ask the proper questions before agreeing to invest in REITs
Does the investment utilize leverage
Leveraged assets can be extremely risky if the properties decline in value
How much are the fees and costs associated with the investment
Fees and costs can be 15%, and it is often baked into the cake so investors end up paying $10 for an investment that is really worth $8.50
What types of investments does the REIT invest in?
The answer to this question can tell you how speculative the investments are.
Can I lose all my money?
This is an important question, which hopefully is answered honestly with a clear and convincing "yes"
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