investment Archive

Are Big Investors a Big Problem?

Highlights: The recent securitization of more than 3,000 single family homes has alarmed some housing analysts who fear that these properties could be dumped back on the market simultaneously causing prices to tumble. The structure of the security allows...

Investor Buyers Still Active

Investor buyers continue to be active in the residential market. About 20 percent of REALTORS® who responded to a monthly survey about their last sale in January 2014 reported that the sale was made to a buyer buying for...

Investors Continue To Be Active in the Residential Market

Investors remain active in the existing home sales residential market. About 19 percent of REALTOR® respondents reported a sale to an investor in November 2013. The share of investors has generally stayed at about this level since 2008. Cash...

Commercial Investments Rise 24% in First Half of 2013

As the traditional summer vacation season wrapped up, it became easier to focus on the economic performance over the first half of the year. However, the task became an exercise in reading fortune cookies given the many changes in...

Investors Remain Major Buyers of Distressed Property in April

The share of distressed properties on the market continued to decline in April. Approximately 18 percent of REALTORS® who responded to the April REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey and who reported a sale sold a distressed property, substantially down from...