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Russ Koesterich, iShares global chief investment strategist, says investors are likely overpaying for real estate investment trusts.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports weekly mortgage applications fell despite a drop in rates; Bernanke says the private market is ready to step in when conforming loan limits drop, and apartment REIT, UDR has acquired three communities.
Every 1 percent change in the home-ownership rate means a million additional renters, AvalonBay Chief Executive Bryce Blair told CNBC Wednesday. As a real estate investment trust specializing in apartments, that's a good place to be in during the current economy.
The severe and prolonged downturn in housing likely will have one notable beneficiary: Demand for multi-family dwellings is expected to rise as more owners switch to renting.
The powerful and rapid rebound in the stock market over the past two years calls for a thorough review of your asset allocations. A lot has changed and there's more to come.