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REITs could benefit from stock index split-off

REITs could benefit from stock index split-off

Publicly traded real estate investment trusts could benefit from a decision by major stock indices to break out real...

REITs could benefit from stock index split-off
S&P 500 will break real estate out as its own sector

S&P 500 will break real estate out as its own sector

  Real estate investment trusts had a bit of a rough year despite the surge in the wider market,...

S&P 500 will break real estate out as its own sector
Fade out of terrorism insurance will jack up property costs

Fade out of terrorism insurance will jack up property costs

The possible scaling back — or elimination — of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act at the end...

Fade out of terrorism insurance will jack up property costs
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S&P still gives AAA rating to bonds backed by subprime mortgages

Standard & Poor’s gave a higher credit rating to a set of bonds tied to homeowners with below average...

S&P still gives AAA rating to bonds backed by subprime mortgages
S&P downgrades Fannie, Freddie

S&P downgrades Fannie, Freddie

Standard & Poor’s today downgraded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to AA+ from AAA+ following its downgrade of the U.S. credit rating this past Friday night, the New York Times reported. The S&P explained...

S&P downgrades Fannie, Freddie
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U.S. housing prices see modest gains, but likely have long way to go

For the first time in 11 months, U.S. housing prices increased month-over-month for a second consecutive time in May...

U.S. housing prices see modest gains, but likely have long way to go
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Report shows continued spring bounce for U.S. home prices

U.S. home prices appear to have turned a corner this spring after a year’s worth of declines, but whether...

Report shows continued spring bounce for U.S. home prices
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U.S. housing prices sink to new low

National housing prices have hit a new low, and economists believe the descent is far from over. House prices fell 4.2 percent in the first quarter of 2011, according to Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller...

U.S. housing prices sink to new low
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NYC housing prices relatively flat in January

New York City-area home prices remained relatively flat in January, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, released today....

NYC housing prices relatively flat in January
Upstart ratings agency looks to fill gap where Moody’s, S&P fell short

Upstart ratings agency looks to fill gap where Moody’s, S&P fell short

At age 68, longtime private detective Jules Kroll is breaking into the credit-rating business with an eye toward besting...

Upstart ratings agency looks to fill gap where Moody’s, S&P fell short
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