If you want to invest in the real estate sector and you don't have a house or enough money, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are a viable option. They sell like stocks on major exchanges and one can invest in real estate through properties and mortgages. They receive special tax considerations and offer investors high yields as well as a highly liquid method of investing in real estate. The performance of the REIT is determined by the value of its assets in real estate which an advantage. They are not tied to bonds and shares. REITs are less volatile and offer some degree of protection against inflation.