The Confused Housing Market – Which Way Is Up?



Despite very low interest rates, home prices and the market are still mired down. Even the balance of news shows pretty clearly we may be stuck for some time in a recessive trend. That is unless we are spurred otherwise… For many, “any way is up” these days.

Allianz and Others Looks to Expand Portfolio Possibilities



In investment news from Europe, retail property looks like the next boom territory for investors on the continent. According to a recent Jones Lang LaSalle survey, retail investment in 2010 accounted for at least 28 percent of the total commercial property sector. And, Allianz Real Estate, a unit of German insurer Allianz SE, is actually broadcasting they intend investing €11 billion more.

Venture West’s $7.8 Million Saves Cali Apartments



Venture West funding helps rescue 4 apartments out of economic hardship. With help from Greystone Servicing Inc., almost $8 million is secured for a private owner who needed emergency finance. The four complexes have almost 100 percent occupancy, and 7 and 10 year financing was needed to save this business.

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