Spring Real Estate Investing 2011

  • Wading Back In Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 9:01 AM ET
    CNBC Investor Guide to Spring Real Estate 2011

    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".

  • For Rebound, Once Again It's Wait Until Next Year
    By: Mark Koba
    Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 8:57 AM ET
    Foreclosed Home

    The glimmer of hope that housing would stage a sustainable comeback this spring has melted with the winter snow, dashing the hopes of sellers again.

  • Home Alone: Ownership Losing Its Alure Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    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.

  • You Don’t Have To Live In Your House Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 8:56 AM ET

    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.

  • Homebuilder Stocks May Finally Get Off The Ground Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 8:59 AM ET
    Home Construction

    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.

  • Apartments

    Bargains are thinning out, but that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of real estate investors who target small apartment buildings, especially in the Sunbelt.

  • REITs Could Have Another Good Year Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 9:07 AM ET

    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.

  • Regulation And Politics Weigh On Market Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    The mortgage market is currently mired in policy and politics that could directly affect buyer decisions on Main Street, at a time when the housing market remains in a slump.

  • In Asia, Property Boom—Not Bust—Is the Worry Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 7:04 PM ET

    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.



  • Best Cities: Buying A Vacation Home Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 4:58 PM ET
    When the real-estate bubble burst, some of the hardest-hit markets were sunny destinations. That means there are some serious bargains out there for vacation homes“A lot of those markets — Florida, Nevada, Arizona and even some markets in California — were also foreclosure hot spots and overbuilt, so there are home bargains galore in those areas, many of which are actually newer housing stock,” said Tara-Nicholle Nelson, consumer educator for real-estate site  Home prices rose temporarily in 200

    When the real-estate bubble burst, some of the hardest-hit markets were sunny destinations. That means there are some serious bargains out there for vacation homes.

  • Cities Where Renting Is on the Rise Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 3:19 PM ET
    The American Dream used to include home ownership as a given, but it has gotten shaky of late. With so much instability in the real estate market, not to mention high unemployment and tight credit, renting has seen upticks around the country. In many cases, this represents a show of caution in the face of economic distress; people are loath to buy in a weak market, or they can’t get a mortgage. provided a list of the top ten American cities with the largest increases in rentals by comparing the

    Trulia.com provided a list of the top ten American cities with the largest increases in rentals by comparing change from the third to the fourth quarters of 2010. Check out what they found!

  • Where The Rich Are Moving Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    The nation's wealthiest homebuyers are moving to towns with humble beginnings that have bloomed into millionaire enclaves, and also to a handful of communities that were planned from the start with affluent residents in mind. To determine which towns made up this list, analyzed data for towns with populations over 10,000 where the median home value is over a million, and where they saw the biggest increase in percentage of total home sales. Click on to see fifteen of the nation’s priciest commun

    Click to see fifteen of the nation’s priciest communities that are still open to those with deep enough coffers.

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