Investors in California and around the country who put money into real estate investment trusts enjoyed healthy gains during the first nine months of 2016, but some financial experts believe that REITs will find it difficult to replicate this success in 2017. Through Sept. 30, the S&P 500 provided a robust return of 7.8 percent, but REITs posted an even more impressive 12.6 percent return during the same period. REITs are particularly attractive to investors seeking income in a low-yield environment, but their soaring popularity and rising prices have some analysts concerned.
There is a great deal of variation among different easements. For one, not all easements involve a person having a right to a certain use on property owned by someone else. Negative easements do something quite different.
No one wants to experience an unpleasant surprise, particularly when it comes to a big purchase. For most people, one of the biggest types of purchases they will make during their life is a home purchase. Unpleasant surprises related to a home they purchased, such as the discovery of an undisclosed defect, could greatly affect a person's ability to use the home the way they wanted to and their future ability to resell the home at a solid price.