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Low interest rates and an improving labor market have created what could be the perfect scenario for REITs, with CNBC's Jeff Cox.
Low interest rates and improving job picture have given real estate investment trusts a boost that will make them an attractive alternative to stocks and bonds.
As investors look for bargains in the stock markets and consumers look for deals that won't lighten wallets as much, Kevin O'Brien, president and CEO of Revere Data, suggests investors look into the food, living arrangement, apparel and transportation sectors.
With bond interest rates at all-time-low yields to maturity, concerns about a double-dip recession are mounting and baby boomers are beginning to retire, so the need to generate income has become increasingly important and difficult to attain.
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.