If you're intent on developing, acquiring, or owning, or flipping real estate, you can better come to an understanding
of the peculiarities of what you're facing by dividing real estate into several categories.
Beyond this, there are other ways to invest in real estate if you don't want actually to deal with the
properties yourself. Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are particularly popular in the investment
community. When you invest through a REIT, you are buying shares of a
corporation that owns real estate properties and distributes practically all of its income as dividends.