10 Housing REITs to Buy for the “Rise of the Renters”

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www.kiplinger.com—The number of Americans who prefer renting to home ownership is rapidly rising. According to analysis by Pew Research Center, renter households currently represent nearly 37% of all American households - the highest percentage in 50 years and up from 31% just 10 years ago. That means big things for housing real estate investment trusts (REITs). Home ownership once was the dream of every American, but attitudes have shifted since the 2008 housing market crash, particularly among young adults....

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