Real estate investing involves buying, owning, managing, rental and/or sale of real estate for profit. For many people, purchasing a home may be their single largest investment. Understanding mortgages is an important part of owning real estate. Improvement of a real estate property as part of a real estate investment is generally considered to be a sub-specialty of real estate investing called real estate development. REIT’s – Real Estate Investment Trusts are another financial tool for real estate investing. Watch these FinStream streaming videos for free to learn more about Real Estate Investing.