Homestore tops real estate stocks index

Inman Index: 2005 a money-losing year for investors

Investors who played it safe in 2005 with broadly diversified market index funds were more likely to end the year in plus territory than were those who selected investments among the corporations that comprise the Inman Index.

At year-end, the hypothetical Inman News index of 10 publicly traded real estate brokerage, mortgage and technology stocks had lost 35 percent of its value.