Amid all the doom and gloom, it is hard for many think of real estate as anything other than a money pit; for some, however, it is an opportunity, and, hopefully, a well of profit to be tapped. It's the optimistic, even opportunistic, side we're focusing on in our annual special report, "Investor Guide to Spring Real Estate".
Homeownership has long been associated with investment savvy, but the worst real estate recession in decades, as well as potential changes to the mortgage market, may be cause to rework the equation.
Maybe you played too much Monopoly as a child or it’s all the foreclosed properties selling at a deep discount. If you’re thinking about investing in single-family real estate, here's what you need to know.
The group is crawling back to life, say analysts, and is very likely poised for a three- to five-year run for bold and patient investors.
Bargains are thinning out, but that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of real estate investors who target small apartment buildings, especially in the Sunbelt.
Returns for equity real estate investment trusts skyrocketed nearly 28 percent each of the last two years. The question for investors is: Can that possibly happen again? Probably not, but a strengthening economy and fund flows could make for a decent year.
When it comes to real estate, Asia has a very different set of problems from the West. China, Singapore and Hong Kong have all introduced a slew of measures to combat housing markets that threaten to get out of control.
Rising rates, in addition to tighter underwriting and fast-rising home prices, have pushed borrowers to smaller lenders.
After delays due to the government shutdown and a large downward revision for August sales, gains aren't what they seem.
It may be time to lock in rates as the average 30-year-fixed mortgage jumped to 4.5 percent Monday.