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Clusterstock  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Major League Baseball players are well compensated for their talents. But when it comes to luxury real estate, even the top-paid players are better off avoiding the field in New York.  During the recent MLB All-Stars Game, CityRealty took a...
TheStreet.com  4 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The threat of higher rates ahead has kept REIT shares in check so far in 2015. Nevertheless, investors shouldn't run from REITs because fundamentals in the sector remain strong, said Wilson Magee, portfolio manager for the...
newratings.com  7 hrs ago  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Donald Trump gave the strongest indication that he would consider a third-party run for the White House in an interview with The Hill, telling the Washington newspaper he would "absolutely" launch an independent bid if...
Forbes  7 hrs ago  Comment 
On the small screen, 2015 Emmy Award nominees play their scenes in highly-stylized homes – from 1960s New York (“Mad Men”) or hulking stone castles (“Game of Thrones”). In real life, these talented stars live in a variety of abodes....
Wall Street Journal  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Hudson’s Bay Co. Chairman Richard Baker says a joint-venture his company set up for some of its real estate could be a model for rivals who are under pressure to extract value from their properties.
Benzinga  8 hrs ago  Comment 
A heated competition to carve out prime digital real estate and win the hearts and minds of brokers and real estate agents is now being fought on the document battlefield. Zillow Group Inc (NASDAQ: Z) on Wednesday announced its first...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 23  Comment 
Real estate site for high-end properties worldwide was launched by Dow Jones in May
Clusterstock  Jul 22  Comment 
To prove that his net worth is more than double the $4 billion figure touted by Forbes, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently submitted a  92-page personal-financial-disclosure report to the  Federal...




 

Real Estate includes land (measured in area), and any residential, commercial property built upon it.

Its value is usually based on the area and individual value of the types of assets (homes, buildings, parks, schools, even office cubicles) that are accommodated in that area along with the immediate surroundings (access to transportation, business opportunities and several other factors).

The term "real estate" refers to the land and fixtures together, as opposed to "real property" which refers to ownership rights of the land and anything affixed to it.

Many laws are based on distinguishing between "real" property (land and anything affixed to it) and "personal" property (everything else, e.g. clothing, furniture, money).

With the legal protection associated with private property ownership, real estate has become a major area of business.

Real estate can be a desirable investment vehicle, however there are risks associated with it which must be thoroughly researched, understood and taken into account. Like any other investment, real estate should not dominate a portfolio.

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