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Top 5 REITs under $25 for 2nd Quarter 2019

How I got into REIT trading is a funny or tragic story depending on how you look at it. Many years ago I moved out of my first home but was stuck. The housing market tanked so I had to rent it out. Well even though I had renters for four years I can say it was no picnic.

You get the random call that they broke something, or that their are ants in the home. Then my favorite is when they said they “accidentally spent” the rent money. In the end I never wanted to rent a home again or if I did I would get a far better property manager. So I sold the property when the market got better and was lucky to break even.

Well some time pasted and people kept telling me I need to get back into renting homes. So I was trying to find an easier way to get back 7% on my investment without having to buy property and that is when a good friend of mine told me about REITs.

So what is a REIT?

REIT stands for real estate investment trust (REIT). It is a a closed-end investment company that owns assets related to real estate such as buildings, land and real estate securities. When you buy stock in a REIT you are putting money towards a company that is in the real estate business that does all the work and you get paid in dividends and when the stocks go up.

You can trade them as much as you like and you don’t have to own a single piece of land again.

Now I have been trading REITs for little over a year now and I have found some good ones that I like to use from time to time.

The next question you might have is what app do I use to my stocks? Well I use RobinHood

I found having this app on my phone and the alerts that I get have helped to keep me on top of my stocks and if you use this link (http://bit.ly/2WL5SiB) you can sign up as well for it and get a free stock for signing up!


5)Industrial Logistics Properties Trust NASDAQ: ILPT

First some history on this company according to their site. As of December 31, 2018, ILPT owned 270 industrial and logistics properties with 29.5 million rentable square feet which are approximately 99.3% leased to 248 different tenants with a weighted average remaining lease term of approximately 10.3 years.

This means the average tenant is signed for a 10 year lease. Which makes this stock very stable year over year. As you can see from the graph they did take several hits but I saw similar hits with other REITs. But near the end of the 1st quarter 2019 they have been seeing a increase. Now this screenshot was taken last week and as of today they are trading .5 cents more in less than 10 days.

So if you took that over 100 shares you would seen a 5 dollar profit. Now I know you are thinking more of the Gordon Gekko means the Wolf of Wall Street. But with REITs when stable might only gain .20 cents here in their.

This stock does offer a 4.728 Div/Yield which is nice.

4) Medical Properties Trust, Inc. NYSE: MPW

I call this REIT my security weapon. As you can see it has been doing better month after month but this is because the type of REIT it is. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that invests in healthcare facilities. For the most part Medical facilities cost billions to be made and take years to create and become permanent fixtures where they are made.

Since taking this screenshot for this article this this stock has gone up by over 10 cents. Which is a nice jump for less than 10 days. They also are paying out 6.219 Div/Yield.

3) Kimco Realty Corp NYSE: KIM

What lead me to Kimco was my drive around my neighboorhood. They are currently building a lot of shopping centers near my home. Every one of them had Kimco logos on the construction signs. So I started to dig and found that they are a very busy company.

For those of you who don’t know Kimco Realty is a real estate investment trust that invests only in shopping centers. Which is like malls or stores. According to their site they own interests in 437 shopping centers, comprising 76 million square feet of leasable space.

They pay out a Div/Yield of 7.645. They do have dips from time to time, but from what I have seen it looks like they could have a strong second quarter.

2) Physicians Realty Trust NYSE: DOC

I stumbled on these guys while looking for just another REIT to add to my portfolio. As per their page they claim.

“Physicians Realty Trust is on a mission to help medical providers, developers, and shareholders realize better healthcare, better communities, and better returns. ”

They seem to make good on their claim with having a DIV/Yield of 5.739.

As you can see the chart above they did take a hit near the end of 2018 but has since recovered and is climbing.

1) Brixmor Property Group Inc NYSE: BRX

This is my go to pic when I first got into REITs. This company has the following people as customers.

TJX Companies
Dollar Tree
Ahold Delhaize
Ross Stores
Bed Bath & Beyond

After seeing this I dropped my first $100 on these guys. Now Brixmor Property Group’s history traces back in late 2003 when Centro Properties Group an Australian shopping mall firm, entered the United States market by the purchase of 14 neighborhood, community and power centers in California.

Since then they have been on the grow.

They have a 7.522 Div/Yeild which is awesome as well.

In concluson, these were my first picks when I got into the REIT trade and I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for a turn around in 2nd qtr 2019.

Top 5 Espresso Machines For Under $150 to buy in 2019

What inspired me to write this article was a hunt for a good Espresso maker. I bought a cheap one which is number 5 on this list 4 years ago after taking a trip to Jamaica and trying real Blue Mountian Espresso for the first time.

It was a flavor rush with an amazing taste. Not to mention the kick I needed to start my morning. But after using a Steam Espresso machine for several months to no success in recreating that cup of coffee I had I was hooked on finding the best Espresso maker out there.

The only issue is an Espresso maker has a HUGE range in prices going from something cheap for about $80 to over $1000. I can not begin to tell you how it made my head spin after reading piles of reviews, watching YouTube videos, even subscribing to coffee podcasts to find there were so many things to look for in a good Espresso machine.

So I went to work doing several hours of research I found a small but very affordable group of Espresso makers that can get the job done for less. Now you can always spend way more than $150 on your home Espresso maker but the point of the ones on this list is to cheap and not take up to much counter space.

With that being said let’s get on to the list.

5) Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Steam Espresso System – https://amzn.to/2Whp3jA

This espresso machine comes in at a firm #5 because it is not a “true” espresso machine. Unlike other Espresso makers on this list, this one does not use the “bar system” for pressure. With most professional grade espresso makers coming in at at least 15 bar and home versions coming in at 10 bar.

This one is steam powered. That means it at the most might pull 3 to 4 bar. This means you are most so getting a pressurized drip coffee vs a true espresso maker. With that being said if you want a Latte or Cappuccino it will do some excellent milk frothing.

So if your overall goal is to do a more milk based coffee this should do the trick!

Some key features of this model are as follows.

  • Frothing arm makes creamy froth to top off your cappuccinos and lattes
  • Easy pour glass carafe that comes with this unit serves up to 4 shots.

4) Mueller Espresso Machine – https://amzn.to/2U9h62t

This Espresso maker is unlike most. YOU CAN NOT USER FRESH GROUND COFFEE IN THIS COFFEE MAKER. You have to use the Nespresso pod. Similar to the k-cup system. These pods will give you one shot per pod.

This Espresso maker came in at a 20 bar so it will do a great professional grade Espresso with plenty of crema (the Guinness effect).

Some key features of this model are as follows.

  • Delivers up to 20 bar pressure which like premium professional machines allows for a barista-style result
  • This machine only needs 25 seconds to preheat, then you can get coffee immediately without preheating and within 10 minutes the energy-saving mode will switch off the machine automatically saving you electricity.
  • The one-touch buttons with two cup capacities Short and Long shot.

3) De’Longhi EC155 Espresso Maker – https://amzn.to/2HGCLJw

This Espresso maker is near and dear to my heart. I use to own this one and it is amazing for the cost. You get 15 bar pressure which means you will get crema with this machine. I would highly and I mean highly recommend you do a fresh grind of coffee when you use this machine. If not the cup of Espresso will not be as bright and the crema will not be as thick.

Some setbacks on this model is that it was not designed to hold an 8oz cup. Which means most if not all of your household cups would not fit in the machine.

For me, that meant I had to buy 1oz Espresso cups just so I can use this machine. Also to get a good pull of Espresso every time I noticed the heating element has to be primed for over 30 mins.

Some key features of this model are as follows.

  • Machine is set to perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately.
  • Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder. It makes espresso preparation simple and fast
  • Enjoy delicious espresso for years to come with the durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pump pressure.

2) De’Longhi ECP3420 Espresso Machine – https://amzn.to/2TuQ5SY

This machine is my daily driver when it comes to all of the coffee makers I own. You get 15 bar which means great creama. You CAN use normal coffee cups so there was no need to buy and special coffee cups to make the Espresso. Also, I noticed I could get a good pull if I just warmed up the machine for about 10 to 15 mins. Which is amazing.

The frothing wand gets the job done and gives nice tight bubbles if you use whole milk. I notice if you use 2% or Almond milk you have to do a lot more movement in the frothing technique to get tight bubbles but outside of that, I think this is a pretty solid Espresso maker.

Some key features of this model are as follows.

  • 15 bar professional pressure assures quality results every time.
  • Second tier drip tray to accommodate larger cups.

1) AICOOK Espresso Machine – https://amzn.to/2CzDPLa

I will start by saying I have never heard of this company before but there are some benefits that this company machine has over all the other machines. Because this is a all digital machine. The computer built into the coffee maker knows when the heating element is ready to go. It knows how long to do a pull of Espresso and it auto shuts off when it is done.

Other machines on this list do not do this and because of that you will find you will be looking up many YouTube videos on “How to pull the perfect Espresso”. Also after viewing the forums many people have broke their non-digital Espresso makers because they will warm up the heating element only to get busy and forget it was on, or do a pull of Espresso and forget to turn it back off.

So for those reasons, it makes the list because not everyone wants to be as educated as a Starbucks barista. They just want to push a button and get the same great cup of coffee.

Some key features of this model are as follows.

  • One-touch control digital screen for 15 BAR espresso machine. Almost no special skills required,just touching screen keys, you can get your favourite drink.
  • Make fantastic foamed milk for cappuccinos, lattes.You can turning the Froth Control Knob to the right for more foam and to the left for less foam.