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Mid-America Apartment Communities: Be Selective With Entry Points Now


  • MAA is a leading rental apartment REIT and one that I have long recommended. Since my last buy call, it has risen almost 20%.
  • The gain is good news, but super-charged returns usually give me pause. In this case, I see this double-digit gain as a reason for some caution.
  • I see a number of headwinds for the market and Real Estate going forward. These include a higher interest rate environment, slowing home price gains, and a weakening labor backdrop.
  • This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, CEF/ETF Income Laboratory. Learn More »

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The purpose of this article is to evaluate Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) as an investment option. The company is a "real estate investment trust that focuses on the

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Comments (10)

Dividend Seeker profile picture
15% drop on this one - certainly looking like time to start buying again...
M1Bobby profile picture
@Dividend Seeker I started my opening position today 👍🏼
jbradsh1 profile picture
Nice article. Interest rates going up, home price appreciation, higher cost of building new apartment properties and homes due to land, material and labor cost inflation, curtailing of new apartment projects being started, housing demand unsatiated ... this is a perfect scenario for more demand for apartments.
Dividend Seeker profile picture
Thanks for the kind words and for adding that detail
What % stock appreciation do you expect within next 1-2y? For MAA and other rentals.
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I've never found predictions like those to have much value so I refrain from making them myself
@Dividend Seeker for what purpose do you buy the stocks? Buying MAA for divs is hardly compelling in high interest environment.
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For total return - capital appreciation in addition to dividends.
You bring up some interesting points and concerns, thanks for posting the article. Long MAA, ESS and WELL.
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