Best-Performing Real Estate Funds

LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc RIT D Closed-End 18.30%
ProShares Ultra Real Estate URE E ETF 17.78%
Cohen & Steers Worldwide Realty Income Fund Inc RWF D Closed-End 15.24%
DWS RREEF Real Estate Fund II Inc SRO D- Closed-End 15.09%
DWS RREEF Real Estate Fund Inc SRQ E+ Closed-End 14.14%
RMR Asia Real Estate Fund RAF E Closed-End 13.91%
Cohen & Steers Premium Income Realty Fund Inc RPF E+ Closed-End 13.71%
RMR Dividend Capture Fund RCR E Closed-End 13.55%
RMR Real Estate Fund RMR D Closed-End 13.33%
RMR Asia Pacific Real Estate Fund RAP D- Closed-End 13.19%
ProFunds Real Estate UltraSector ProFund REPSX E- Open-End 12.47%
Cohen & Steers Advantage Income Realty Fund Inc RLF D- Closed-End 11.85%
Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund Inc RQI E+ Closed-End 11.73%
iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT North America Index Fund IFNA E- ETF 11.54%

Delinquencies accelerate in fourth quarter

Some bad news for you, it seems that delinquencies have risen again in the fourth quarter last year from the previous third quarter. At 4.6% this is the highest it has been since over 16 years ago, during the last major savings and loan problems.
In real estate delinquencies were over six percent in the fourth quarter up from 3 percent in the previous year.
What does this mean? People are falling behind on their housing loan payments! Their mortgages are in danger. While this statistic does not reflect the actual foreclosures or bankruptcies, this does indicate some of the things to come. Right? When people fall behind on their payments, that means their mortgages are in peril and what comes next? Foreclosures?

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Read the news carefully today. You never know what you're gonna get. For recommended reading materials on mortgages and refinance aspects and how to fix your deeds or just plain news on real estate, check out the new york times online. It's a very good source of information.