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What to Look for When Buying Residential Real Estate Stocks

If you want to invest in residential real estate but don't want to be someone's landlord, here's what you should know.

[Updated: Feb 04, 2021 ] Sep 11, 2019 by Matt Frankel, CFP
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Company (Symbol) Property Subtype(s) Market Capitalization Dividend Yield
Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) Urban and suburban apartment buildings $30.7 billion 2.7%
AvalonBay Communities (NYSE: AVB) Urban and suburban apartment buildings $29.0 billion 3.0%
Mid-America Apartments (NYSE: MAA) Apartments in high-growth, non-urban areas $14.3 billion 3.1%
American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) Single-family rental homes $7.6 billion 0.8%
American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) Student-focused apartment communities $6.4 billion 4.0%

Data source: CNBC. Market cap and dividend yield data as of 8/26/19.