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Understanding Home Ownership- The Beginning

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  1. Module 1: Understanding Mindset
    9 Lessons
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  2. Module 2: Understanding What you want your money to do for you?
    6 Lessons
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  3. Module 3: Understanding The Types of Real Estate Investments
    7 Lessons
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  4. Module 4: Understanding The Resources
    11 Lessons
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  5. Module 5: Understanding The Finance
    15 Lessons
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The World Of Real Estate Investing

Most people think of real estate investing as owning property to either rent out or flip. They’re right, but real estate investing includes much more, from those physical money-making properties to real estate–related stocks to real estate investment clubs.

You can also invest in housing without buying a home. You can buy stocks of homebuilders. Their stock prices rise and fall with the housing market. Another way is with Real Estate Investment Trusts, called REITs. These are investments in commercial real estate.

According to The Washington Post, 80 percent of Americans live on just 3 percent of the total available land in the United States. The federal government is the single biggest landowner, holding 28.7 percent. That’s followed by the one hundred biggest private landowners, who together own about 40.2 million acres—nearly the size of New England.