Real estate investment clubs

Dean Foust

Came across this interesting article over on MSN's Money site on a topic I'd been meaning to discuss: the boom in real estate investment clubs -- which have roughly quadrupled in number, to 178 in past three years. Granted, as author points out, that's nothing like the boom we saw in investment clubs in the late 1990s (which soared to more than 36,000). Just as individual investors had the NAIC to help them form an investment club, there's the National Real Estate Investors Association, which will help you set up a real estate investment club of your own. Even in my own neighborhood, I have friends that have been trying to twist my arm to join them and other friends to go in together and buy rental properties.

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