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Do home owners need to hold real-estate investment trusts in their stock portfolios?

It’s easy to confuse real-estate investment trusts, or REITs, with housing. But your home and an investment in REITs are very different. First of all, REITs largely invest in commercial real estate, such as office buildings, shopping centers, hospitals, and malls — not single-family homes.

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