Real estate investing is the investment in real estate for the purpose of producing additional income. These investments can be done through managing, renting, purchasing, or owning real estate property. There is a large range of possibilities to pick from when investing in real estate. The most basic types are residential, commercial, industrial, and retail. Mixed use properties, which are a mix of the most basic types, are also common for seasoned investors as a means to reduce risk. Real estate investment trust (REIT) is a security that invests in real estate mortgages or properties; this type of real estate investing can provide high returns and is recognized as a liquid way to invest in property.