(Bloomberg) -- Investment flowing into exchange- traded funds focused on real estate this year has already eclipsed the 2013 total as concern over rising interest rates subsides and property markets improve.

In 2014, 31% of money going into U.S. sector-focused exchange-traded funds, or $3 billion through March 6, was for real estate, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s 43% more than the net deposits the funds attracted in all of 2013, and a greater share of total ETF contributions than any time since at least 2012.

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