Real Estate

Construction spending posts record drop in 2008

Construction spending fell for a third straight month in December, closing out a year in which building activity dropped by a record amount as housing continued to plunge. And economists don't expect a quick turnaround amid a severe recession and the ongoing financial crisis.

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The Year of the Debt

We just got a copy of a report about real estate investment trusts in our inbox from Advantus Capital Management titled “Follow the Debt: Public debt markets could predict REITs’ direction,” which predicted, frighteningly, “a staggering amount of real estate ...

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