Motley Fool: The Lowdown On REITs

Many private investors have put money into property in recent years, but, as an asset class, it isn’t perfect.

If you want to invest in residential property, you could buy a flat or a house, perhaps using a buy-to-let mortgage. The problem with this approach is you may end up putting a big chunk of your wealth into one asset which can be risky. You’ll also have to deal with the hassle and cost of maintaining of the home. And, on top of that, residential property is fairly illiquid — it can take months to sell up….

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