Real estate returns to ETF radar

Real estate exchange-traded funds have been attracting big inflows as property market returns beat equity benchmarks

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Real Estate ETFs draw big inflows

Real estate has made a comeback in the US and Europe as investors and fund providers tap into the asset class.

"Housing market data continues to suggest that housing may be slowly emerging from a multi-year quagmire," says Bob Doll, New York-based chief equity strategist of fundamental equities at BlackRock, in a weekly commentary.

Flows into existing exchange-traded funds demonstrate renewed interest in real estate. The Vanguard Reit (Real Estate Investment Trust) ETF, for example, which seeks

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