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Written by Ambrose O'Callaghan at The Motley Fool Canada
Passive income is money earned from very little or no active labour on the part of the investor. The establishment of a strong passive income is a major milestone. Today, I want to discuss how investors can achieve that goal with the aid of real estate investment trusts (REITs). These are fantastic sources of income in this market. Moreover, I want to target these REITs in a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), which will allow us to generate tax-free income going forward. Let’s jump in.
This healthcare REIT offers defence and big dividends
Northwest Healthcare REIT (TSX:NWH.UN) is a Toronto-based REIT that offers investors exposure to healthcare real estate around the world. Its shares have increased 1.1% in 2022 as of late-morning trading on April 13. The stock is up 5.6% in the year-over-year period.
This REIT proved to be a top defensive option for investors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, investors should bet on increased activity at healthcare facilities going forward. This will be bolstered by aging populations across the developed world.
Shares of this REIT were trading at $13.82 in mid-morning trading today. In our hypothetical, we’ll snatch up 1,965 shares for a total purchase price of $27,156.30. Northwest Healthcare currently offers a monthly distribution of $0.067 per share, representing a 5.7% yield. This will allow us to generate weekly passive income of $30.38 in our TFSA going forward.
Passive-income investors should look to target True North today
True North REIT (TSX:TNT.UN) is another REIT that operates a portfolio of office properties across Canada. This stock has dropped 6.1% in the year-to-date period. That has pushed the REIT into negative territory from the prior year.
In 2021, True North saw its same property net operating income (NOI) rise to $88.4 million compared to $87.9 million in the prior year. Meanwhile, adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) remained flat in the year-over-year period.
This REIT was trading at $6.97 per share at the time of this writing. In this scenario, we’ll look to snag 3,900 shares of True North REIT for a purchase price of $27,183. True North last paid out a monthly distribution of $0.05 per share. That represents a monster 8.5% yield. This investment will allow investors to generate tax-free passive income of $45 on a weekly basis.
One more REIT that can complete your passive-income portfolio
American Hotel REIT (TSX:HOT.UN) is the last REIT I’d look to target to build a passive-income portfolio. Investors may want to target this space, as travel demand and tourism is on the rise after two pandemic-ridden years. Shares of this REIT have climbed 1.5% in 2022.
The American Hotel REIT was trading at $3.85 per share in mid-morning trading on April 13. For our final purchase, we’ll pick up 7,050 shares for a total purchase price of $27,142.50. This REIT last paid out a monthly dividend of $0.015 per share. That represents a strong 5.8% yield. We can now count on weekly passive income of $24.42 going forward.
These REIT purchases will allow investors to generate weekly passive income of $99. That works out to annual tax-free income of over $5,000.
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Fool contributor Ambrose O'Callaghan has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends NORTHWEST HEALTHCARE PPTYS REIT UNITS.