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Three Things to Know About: Real Estate Investment Trusts


Saving for college by investing in real estate can be lucrative, but it can also be hard work. For those who would rather take the non-landlord route to real estate investment, real estate investment trusts (REITs) may offer a “low maintenance” alternative.

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Virginia529 offers free, in-person information sessions at locations across Virginia. These hour-long sessions highlight the program’s three plans, explain the benefits to account owners and give you the chance to get your questions answered. If you don’t live near one of our in-person sessions, Virginia529 offers online webinars where you can learn more from the comfort of your own home.