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The Motley Fool fool.com 02 Aug, 2022 10:45 am

Worried About a Housing Crash? 3 Stocks to Protect Your Real Estate Portfolio

Worried About a Housing Crash? 3 Stocks to Protect Your Real Estate Portfolio
These 3 REITs were built to withstand a market downturn.

Until recently, the real estate market has remained somewhat unaffected, growing sky high despite the uncertainty.No one can truly know if a crash is coming, but there are ways to prepare and hopefully protect your portfolio from a sudden or dramatic loss in real estate values.Real estate investment trusts (REITs) in particular can offer investors a hedge during a down real estate market with attractive dividends to boot.06%) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE -0.

Downsizing and relocation, in particular, are known to increase in down housing markets, which could help maintain steady business for the company despite lower values in real estate.Multifamily real estate typically benefits from downward pressure in the housing market because some people eventually decide to give up and just rent until the market either cools off or they can qualify for a big enough mortgage.

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