Feb
11

Real Estate Cycles

During the last several years, we have seen real estate markets dramatically fall but then take an about-face with exceptional speed.  Other markets have returned to pre-2008 levels while some are still in recovery mode. After their first month in this New Year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 5.2 percent while the S&P 500 declined 3.6 percent in January. This follows a 2013 with double-digit gains for both. Especially notable is the market’s declines in the last week of January, which may have led some investors to scratch their heads as they think about 2014 investments. There could be a lot of confusion about where to invest their money. Investment Confusion Infuses Should they stay away from stocks? What about bonds?  Where should they invest? Help is on the way and one thought is prime real estate markets; they have recovered well as they were without exotic loans and areas. […]