Some real estate stocks bounce back

Inman Index: Investors pick up shares of title insurers, home builders

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Investors took a new look at housing-related stocks in January and seemingly liked some of what they saw, especially after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates twice near the end of the month. Half of the 10 real estate companies that comprise the hypothetical Inman Index posted healthy stock-price increases in January while the other half suffered further drops in their already-battered valuations.