Headlines 10.30.2012

Real estate is recovering. Yes, you read that correctly.

After the worst collapse since the Great Depression, the sector is on an upswing. It is slow, cautious and fragile, to be sure. But it’s real.

Now much wider evidence of a moderate rebound comes from the Urban Land Institute’s influential Emerging Trends report, which digs deep into the prospects for 2013 and includes interviews with top investors and developers. The survey is compiled along with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Once again, Seattle stands as one of the nation’s top markets. Overall, Seattle ranked No. 7 nationally for investment, development and homebuilding. Its attractiveness comes from having a diverse economy, high quality of life and being one of the nation’s “brain power centers.”

Urban Land Institute finds Seattle among most attractive real-estate markets ~ Seattle Times

Zillow Adds 1.2M Foreclosed And Pre-Foreclosure Homes To Its Real Estate Listings ~ TechCrunch

Housing market rebound … finally! (Video) ~ CNN Money

Serial refinancing makes a comeback ~ MSN

Fugitive Mastro and wife arrested in France ~ Seattle Times

Microsoft Surface: The comeback story begins? ~ GeekWire