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Manufacturers Snap Up Small-Cap/Small-Town Midwest Industrial Buildings

As the rust-belt region's auto and other manufacturing sectors continue rebounding, growing companies are removing vacant buildings from inventories of secondary and tertiary cities in the Lake Michigan region. Read More


Investor Sentiment Softens - Especially In Secondary/Tertiary Markets

Perhaps predictably, recent economic news appears to be slowing the rebound in property purchases. In the small-cap sector, it's most apparent outside major markets - and outside the apartment sector. Read More


Seattle Market Slumps - And Investment Sales Along With It

With investors concerned about the local economy's fallen fortunes, would-be sellers are mostly holding on for better days ahead. The result: 'a dearth of inventory.' Read More


Opportunists Target Small-Cap REOs in Recovering Denver

Lenders in the stabilizing Metro Denver marketplace are listing more office and industrial REOs for sale. And opportunistic investors and users are snapping them up. Read More


Las Vegas Gambles Might Pay Off at Today's Prices

Amid ever-higher commercial vacancies and still-slack employment growth, investors placing small-cap CRE bets in Las Vegas are mostly looking ahead to recovery in space fundamentals. All-cash buyers are finding attractive bargains - but profitable pay-outs may take a while. Read More


Foreclosure Activity Hints At More South Florida Opportunities Ahead

Distressed-property sales have been slow so far in hard-hit South Florida. But the recent boost in foreclosures suggests more small-balance opportunities ahead - for those willing to take on the considerable market risk. Read More


California's Hard-Hit Inland Empire Sheds Distressed Assets

Some lenders are offering distressed small-balance assets at quite attractive prices in the depressed Inland Empire marketplace. But with rents still falling fast, these investments carry no shortage of risk. Read More


Georgia Banks Pushing Atlanta-Area REO Sales

Small-balance REO trading is starting to spike in metro Atlanta this year, as both investors and users warm up to earnest selling of foreclosed properties by Georgia banks. Read More


REOs, Short Sales Picking Up as Phoenix Area Lenders and Investors Compromise

The boom-and-bust Phoenix marketplace is seeing more REO sales and even a few short sales. And pre-foreclosure activity suggests more to come. Read More




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