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