We share your views for the future of RIF. We bought into this REIT when it was then RDR. We think the merger of several RMR funds into RIF was just the thing needed to get this fund moving in the plus column. When RDR was in the 1.00 dollar range, we bought more on 3 separate occasions. We had gone into RDR initially on 17 Sep 07 at 14.49. By buying at it's low point, we were able to improve our position and are now more comfortable owning this REIT. We exited RDR with 5000 shares. We have no doubt this fund will go up as soon as real estate gets going again. Good luck with your investments.