Mr. Market’s love affair with real estate investment trusts

More proof, if any was needed, that the worst is over for U.S. real estate:

Up 21% year to date


Silicon Valley apartment rents nudge upward

Colorado Springs apartments are filling up at higher rates

Twin Cities apartment vacancies down but rent holds steady


REITs power higher

Traders are betting that the real estate recovery is for real. Higher commercial and residential rents may be coming sooner than most people think.

Vanguard closed-end REIT fund

Real estate investment trusts hit 52-week high

If residential housing is about to resume its decline and commercial real estate is about to collapse, why are shares of real estate investment trusts hitting fresh 52-week highs?