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Wall Street Journal  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Greenland Holding, which has been at the forefront of a wave of Chinese investment in real estate in major foreign cities, wants to deepen its investment in markets where it already has a presence.
Wall Street Journal  8 hrs ago  Comment 
WeWork, an office developer that sees itself as transformational to its industry as Airbnb and Uber are in travel and transportation, grabbed a $5 billion valuation in its latest financing.
Forbes  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Kesha’s not the only celebrity who has found a new home in Venice, CA. Patrick Dempsey, the actor known best as “McDreamy” for his long-standing role as Dr. Derek Shepherd on “Grey’s Anatomy,” has just added a “micro-compound”...
Forbes  Dec 15  Comment 
“Die Hard” actor Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Heming seem to enjoy their real estate adventures. They picked up two vast Bedford, NY properties earlier this year and are very close to selling one of last year’s investments.
MarketWatch  Dec 15  Comment 
‘Date-of-delivery’ rules for charitable gifts can create headaches for donors of mutual fund shares, real estate and other assets.
The Economic Times  Dec 15  Comment 
We are also positive on ONGC amongst the exploration names. Amongst the oil marketing side BPCL is the top pick, then HPCL and IOC.
Forbes  Dec 15  Comment 
It's finally over. The October 15th tax deadline is behind us, which means for tax practitioners, our return filings are mercifully finished for the year. Unless of course, you chose to make your career in the not-for-profit world, in which...
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 14  Comment 
Land requires large sums and is an illiquid asset, unlike equities




 

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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