“If you invest in REITs, you’re almost never investing in home price appreciation,” said Dan Egan, vice president of behavioral finance and investing at Betterment. Although 2020 was a boom year for housing prices, the REIT sector fell 2% in 2020, while the S&P 500 was up 16%.
2021 has been pretty wild so far. Of course this has had ripple effects into every industry, but real estate has been fascinating. People have new opportunities to negotiate lower rents and the prices of living in cities have dropped while the price of living in small towns has been on the rise.
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