3 High-Dividend Real Estate Stocks to Buy in February

In times like these, with indexes at highs and investors getting crazy (e.g., short-squeeze mania), buying a high-dividend-paying real estate stock or two can help you focus on other things. You know, like tracking the income your portfolio produces instead of the ups and downs of volatile stock prices. If that sounds like a good thing, here’s a primer on high-yielding W.P. Carey (NYSE: WPC), Broadmark Realty (NYSE: BRMK), and National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI).

1. Smooth sailing

W.P. Carey owns a portfolio of net lease assets, which means its tenants are responsible for most of the operating costs of the properties they occupy. Generally considered a fairly low-risk segment of the real estate sector, W.P. Carey takes things a little further. It also spreads its portfolio across industrial (24{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} of rents), warehouse (23{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}), office (23{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}), retail (17{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}), and self-storage (5{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}) property types. But that’s not the end of the story — it also generates around 37{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} of its rents from outside the United States, largely Europe.

You know diversification is good for your portfolio, but it’s also good for a real estate investment trust’s (REIT’s) portfolio. The proof of that comes from early in the 2020 coronavirus

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Stone Point, Insight Agree to Buy Real Estate Firm CoreLogic

(Bloomberg) — Funds managed by Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners have agreed to buy the real estate data firm CoreLogic Inc. in a deal with an equity value of about $6 billion.



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Stone Point and Insight are acquiring the company at $80 a share, a 51{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} premium to CoreLogic’s unaffected share price on June 25, according to a statement Thursday.

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The auction had come down to a group led by Warburg Pincus and CoStar Group Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked to not be identified because it isn’t public.

The Warburg Pincus group had submitted a cash bid at $74 a share, one of the people said. Stone Point Capital was part of the original Warburg Pincus group and continued negotiations after Warburg Pincus left the group, the people said.

Earlier this week, CoStar had offered to bid 0.0933 per CoreLogic share, they added. This was worth $86 a share based on CoStar’s close on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg calculations.

CoStar’s bid didn’t include a stock collar, which would protect the deal value

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3 Best Real Estate Stocks to Buy in February

Wall Street has a habit of getting caught up in fads, but dividend investors looking for value should step back and think about what’s behind the ticker. Here are three high-yield stocks that have solid underlying businesses in the real estate space. While investors clamor for the next hot trade, you can collect fat dividends and avoid the speculation with well-positioned real estate investment trusts (REITs) like W.P. Carey (NYSE: WPC), Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT), and Healthpeak Properties (NYSE: PEAK). Here’s a primer on each.

1. A little bit of ‘everything’

Leading up the list is W.P. Carey, which offers investors a generous 6.1{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} yield backed by over two decades of annual dividend increases. In fact, the REIT has increased its dividend each year since it went public in 1998. With the broader market, using the S&P 500 Index as a proxy, yielding less than 2{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}, these stats alone would make this REIT stand out. But there’s much more to like.

For starters, W.P. Carey has a widely diversified portfolio, spread across the industrial (24{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} of rents), warehouse (23{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}), office (23{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}), retail (17{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}), and self-storage (5{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}) sectors (“other” makes up the rest). It also generates roughly

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Real-Estate Agents Recall Clients Who Were There to Spy, Not Buy

Real-estate agent, The Corcoran Group, Bridgehampton, N.Y.

I worked for 27 years as a hair colorist in Manhattan at some of the top Madison Avenue salons before going into real estate. Those are the people that either have homes in the Hamptons or want homes in the Hamptons, so it was a very good customer base to tap into. A lot of my hair-color clients transitioned into real-estate clients over the years, and this client was one of them.

She contacted me and said, “There’s a house in East Hampton that I would like to take a look at.” It was beautifully maintained, with an asking price just under $3 million. But one thing that was odd was that she and her boyfriend had specifically told me that they didn’t want a house with a pool, and this house had a pool.


She had roped me into getting her into that house to check things out.


— Real-estate agent Michael Lynch

Another thing that was unusual was that she brought a friend with her to see it. Most of the time when I showed her a house, it was with her boyfriend. They had been a couple for

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Blackstone to Buy Interior Logic for $1.6 Billion in Housing Bet

(Bloomberg) — Blackstone Group Inc. is buying Interior Logic Group Inc. for about $1.6 billion including debt, preempting the company’s initial public offering and bolstering a bet on single-family housing.



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Private equity funds managed by Blackstone are acquiring the interior-design technology provider from a group including Littlejohn & Co. and Platinum Equity, according to an emailed statement Monday. Last month, Interior Logic applied to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker “ILG.”

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Interior Logic also provides supply-chain and installation-management services to homebuilders. The Irvine, California-based company operates in 37 states. Blackstone hopes to expand the company’s geographic reach and enhance its technology, said Seth Meisel, a senior managing director with the firm.

“ILG’s technology, relationships and purpose position it exceptionally well in the single-family real estate value chain,” Vikram Suresh, a managing director at Blackstone, said in the statement. The investment is being done through the firm’s private equity business.

Blackstone, one of the world’s largest real estate investors, is getting in on the rebound in single-family housing in the U.S. fueled by low borrowing costs and the need for larger living spaces during the pandemic. U.S. home construction starts climbed in December to

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Sweden’s EQT to buy real estate investment firm Exeter for $1.87 billion

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s EQT said on Tuesday it had signed a deal to buy global real estate investment manager Exeter Property Group for $1.87 billion as the buyout group reported an almost doubling in net profit for 2020.

FILE PHOTO: Swedish private equity group EQT CEO Christian Sinding poses for a picture at the company’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Esha Vaish

EQT said the acquisition fitted well with its plan to expand its real estate operations, particularly in North America where the firm aims to strengthen its position.

Exeter, majority-owned by Ward Fitzgerald and other members of Exeter’s management team, has more than $10 billion of assets under management, EQT said in a statement.

“We’ve found a perfect match in that they are similar to us in terms of growth, financial profile and underlying culture,” EQT Chief Executive Christian Sinding said on a conference call with analysts.

“Real estate is a market we see as quite attractive, growth has been strong and we expect that to continue,” he added.

EQT shares were up just over 10{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} at 0840 GMT.

Pennsylvania-based Exeter is focused on acquiring, developing and managing commercial and residential properties mainly across the United

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Best Stocks To Buy Now? 3 Real Estate Stocks To Watch In January

Should Investors Consider Real Estate Stocks In Their Portfolio?

Although the stock market has performed incredibly well as of late, there are still some attractive options that may be under-the-radar. Real estate stocks are one of the places that could present opportunities to investors. There’s a great chance that the sector could benefit when there’s an injection of stimulus into the economy. Of course, the recent events at the Capitol would have triggered some selling. But for top real estate stocks, the impact has been rather mild, if there’s any. 

Employment and economic activity are pillars of real estate,” said John Kim, a real estate investment analyst at BMO, “although concerns about the inflationary impact of government spending is typically a headwind for the industry.

Sure, the hotel and office sectors have yet to see any real improvement because of the raging coronavirus pandemic. That’s because retail and office real estate investment trusts (REITs) were hit especially hard as a result of shutdowns and work-from-home mandates. Even some of the top REITs in the stock market lagged behind the S&P 500 in 2020. However, there appears to be a turnaround story for the real estate

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Mum’s stunning decor trick using a budget $15 Kmart buy



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A creative mum has shared her ‘first ever Kmart hack’ transforming a plain wooden serving tray into a stunning centrepiece.

The mum proudly posted before and after photos of the serving tray to the Kmart Home Decor and Hacks Facebook Page – and it was an instant hit.

‘Bought the board for $15 and used some resin I had at home to make this beauty,’ she revealed.



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More than a thousand Kmart lovers reacted to the post – in awe of the amazing beachscape inside the serving tray.

‘This is beautiful, I need resin right now,’ one woman said.

‘That would compliment any home,’ another said. 

Another woman wondered if the serving tray would look better with sand glued onto the beach picture. 

Others wanted the clever mum to list the steps and materials she used to make the beautiful piece of serving wear so they could make one of their own. 

She directed them to a video explaining how to pour resin at home. 



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3 Home Improvement Stocks I’d Buy Right Now

Home improvement was one of the biggest gainers during the pandemic, since people couldn’t do much outside their homes. Companies that were prepared with diverse ominchannel options had some of their strongest quarters ever. But what happens after the pandemic ends? Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), and Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM) all have the power to make their gains last.



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3 Home Improvement Stocks I’d Buy Right Now

The leading home improvement retailer

Home Depot has shown yet again that there’s a reason it scores more sales than its competitors, with $33.5 billion in fourth-quarter sales, a 23{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} increase over the prior year. Hardware stores were mostly open during the pandemic as essentials retailers, so Home Depot’s success wasn’t about being the only game in town like Target or Walmart, but about being the trusted brand for many Americans. 



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The company made deep investments in its digital options and infrastructure just before the pandemic that gave it powerful capabilities to meet customer demand. But it’s also keeping profitability high, with $3.18 in earnings per share versus $2.53

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Home Depot Won in the Pandemic. One Analyst Now Says It’s a Buy.

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stock is getting a lift following an upgrade from Guggenheim, which says the home improvement retailer’s profits will rise thanks to recent investments.

Analyst Steven Forbes raised his rating on Home Depot (ticker: HD) to Buy from Neutral, and established a $310 price target for the stock. The move comes on the heels of the company’s acquisition of HD Supply, its recent $3 billion debt offering, and a more moderate valuation, which stands in contrast to the stock’s historical premium, he said.

Forbes originally moved to the sidelines with Home Depot in September of 2019, concerned that the company’s investment plans would weigh on profit margins. While management is still spending, he forecasts strategic investment will fall year over year in the second half of 2021, giving a lift to margins. The “2022 margin implications could be even greater as the weight of up to $900 million of incremental investment spend begins to roll off.” he wrote.

That leaves him confident that the company can return to a more normalized EBIT margin next year, leading to mid- and eventually high-single digit

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