REITS – Publicly traded real estate investment trusts are like mutual funds that own commercial, residential or industrial property, or mortgage securities, instead of stocks and bonds. REITS are easy to buy and sell and they are professionally managed. And since the fund owns numerous properties it is diversified.
Direct Ownership – If you want a bit more control, direct ownership is the way to go. From renting out a room to renting the entire property, owning investment real estate can be a great boost to your retirement.
Tapping Into Equity – Your big pot of gold – your equity. Retirement is what it was meant for, right? You can downsize and pocket the profits, take out a home equity loan, or go with a reverse mortgage.