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Real Estate Stocks Basics

Real estate and stock investing are almost always viewed as a choice between the two. Here's how you can invest in both at the same time.


[Updated: Feb 17, 2021 ] Dec 16, 2019 by Tyler Crowe
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Company Market cap Industry
Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) $5.6 billion Homebuilder
Zillow (NYSE: Z) $8.2 billion Real estate broker
Home Depot (NYSE: HD) $259.8 billion Home improvement retailer
CBRE Group (NYSE: CBRE) $18.8 billion  Property management
RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE: RMAX) $1.14 billion Real estate broker
U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ: USCR) $720 million Building materials

Market data: Yahoo! Finance. Market capitalizations as of 12/16/2019

ETF Total assets
Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund (NYSEMKT: VNQ) $37.2 billion
Schwab U.S. REIT ETF (NYSEMKT: SCHH) $6.1 billion
iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSEMKT: IYR) $4.9 billion
Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT: XLRE) $3.9 billion
SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (NYSEMKT:RWR)  $2.7 billion

Source: Yahoo!Finance

You shouldn't own common stocks if a 50% decrease in their value in a short period of time would cause you acute distress.