real estate mutual fund

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real estate mutual fund (REMF)

Similar to a REIT but with technical differences that make the REMF like any other mutual fund.The REMF invests in real estate assets, including REITs and REOCs and pays dividends to investors. A REMF is open ended, meaning investors may demand that their shares be redeemed and can then cash out and pursue other investments.

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