Data proves REITs are better than buying real estate?
This recent article in Forbes argues that Data proves REITs are better than buying real estate: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcprosser/2017/07/1... I've been following Bigger Pockets and planning to buy my first rental property sometime this year...but this article made me wonder if I should be rethinking that decision, and investing in REITs instead!
So, I'd love to hear what Bigger Pockets members with more firsthand experience with real estate think about this article.
- Are they right about this? Do you think the arguments in this article are valid, and REIT's really are a statistically better than buying real estate directly?
- OR are there other counter-arguments this article was ignoring, that make purchasing real estate directly a better investment after all?