Dividends4Life: Big Dividends From Real Estate

Big Dividends From Real Estate

Posted by D4L | Friday, February 01, 2013 | | 0 comments »

Why real estate? Perhaps because there's a finite amount of it, real estate tends to increase in value over time, though not always in a straight line. Real estate investment trusts (REITs), meanwhile, offer an extra benefit via their requirement to pay out at least 90% of their income in the form of dividends.

More than a handful of real estate companies had strong performances over the past year. Realty Income (NYSE: OHealth Care REIT (NYSE: HCN ) gained 16% and recently yielded about 4.9%, also hitting a 52-week high. Management has explained in a conference call that "[o]ur business model continues to hit on all cylinders." Earlier this year, the company acquired Sunrise Senior Living, boosting its elder-care facility portfolio.) , for example, surged 25%, and yields an attractive 5%. It's a retail REIT, leasing property to retailers and aiming to lock in long-term income through long leases.

Source: Motley Fool

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