Looking at The Dividend Channel this morning, cherry picking stocks with noted insider buying activity is one way investors can boost dividend yields. We took a look at the most active and profitable of real estate (REIT) stocks to preview some investment potential deserving of note. A big question for many trusts will be whether or not each can stay competitive with the FED at buying up mortgage instruments.
Direct investment into commercial real estate was up 3% in 2012 in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, according to new research published by Jones Lang LaSalle. The increase of 2012 was strongly supported by the strongest quarter since 2007, as in Q4 of 2012 real estate transactions amounted to €46 billion, putting the yearly totals at €123 billion (USD 159 billion).
In his latest Creative Real Estate iTunes podcast, property investment strategist Rick Otton shares tips with property investors on saving time and money through remote marketing and investing. As property investors no longer need to see a property when buying or selling it, as advised by the Australian property investment strategist as Google maps along with other types of handy technology turn remote decision making into a reality.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the housing market. I’ve seen numerous articles in the media on how well the housing market is picking up. Many “experts” are predicting that 2013 will be the year that a housing recovery finally picks up steam. But The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has some interesting housing data of their own.
There are two sides to the word “flipping”. One is legal, and a great business model when done correctly. The other is an erroneous application of the word “flipping” in cases where someone uses illegal tactics such as mortgage fraud, secret cash incentives or misrepresentation of some material fact.
This morning,Asian markets are up on corporate results from Wall Street. China firms have fared well, while Japan stocks dipped on investors their cashing in on three years of good news. Marketwatch Hong Kong reported the overall prospectus as good even with China advancing only 5.3% in 2012, as compared with 25.4% the previous period.
Lately, we’re seeing a major trend in “turn-key” offerings for real estate investors. When folks want to invest in real estate, but don’t want the headaches of every day management, they find “turn-key” investing to be a viable option for them. But there are things you should be aware of about these programs before you decide to invest.