Given all the talk of commercial real estate's dire problems and the spectacular REIT rally that swept through the markets last year, investors might be tempted to write off real estate mutual funds, at least for a while. That would be a mistake, analysts said, because there still are opportunities to be found by thoughtful, diversified investors. "Yields are still handsome, and there is room for continued growth," said Tom Roseen, a senior research manager at Lipper. It's still possible to get into these funds at 2003 prices, he said.
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