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Real estate falling out of favor with investors

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Real estate falling out of favor with investors Energy ranks as top investment choice   A growing number of investors expect home values to decrease in the coming year, while inflation and unemployment is generally expected to grow, according to a "Voice of the American Shareholders" poll released by BetterInvesting, a nonprofit organization focused on investor education.   BetterInvesting, formerly the National Association of Investors Corp., sponsored the poll, which was introduced in 2003 and is designed to track investing behavior and provide insight into shareholders' attitudes and views on current topics that could affect their investment decisions.   The Voice of the American Shareholder study was conducted online by market research firm Harris Interactive on behalf of BetterInvesting between Oct. 12 and Oct. 24 among 1,006 U.S. adults, 18 or older, who currently own individual stocks or stock mutual funds.  Figures for age, sex, race, education, region and h...