A Reit Play That's Less Likely To Go Wrong

For the past few years, the hottest investment in the real estate market has been the real estate investment trust (REIT). But sifting among the piles of REIT offerings flooding onto the scene is becoming a daunting and sometimes dangerous task. Now, though, investors have a rapidly expanding group of real estate mutual funds that want to do the job for them. By culling through REITs to identify the good, the bad, and the ugly, the funds may well become property investors' new darlings.

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