Loan prices fall amid higher interest rates in December.
Would cut government role in housing finance.
Apartment market tightening, survey shows.
Survey finds private funds looking less favorable to investors.
New health care REIT responds to aging demographics.
Positive signs for REITs around the world.
Industrial REITs poised to cash in.
Deal expected to be completed in second quarter.
Survey reflects optimism towards industry.
Union would create fourth-largest U.S. REIT.