Times have definitely changed. Smart Money has an article that say now may be a good time for investors to get back into the real-estate market.
Before anyone charges forward to say “But people shouldn’t buy homes as an investment,” let’s be clear: The article is talking about investing within the industry — homebuilders, commercial properties, REITS, etc.
The more positive sentiment is quite a change from just a year ago, let alone four years ago. We’ll take it.
An update – Boston Properties, a commercial real estate REIT, announced better-than-expected quarterly results. Granted, some of it came from a one-time funding source. But the company looks pretty health moving forward.