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TheStreet.com  3 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of Carlyle Group , sees a number private equity investment opportunities in China and in U.S. real estate, but not in Greece. However, he is concerned about a potential bubble in...
Clusterstock  10 hrs ago  Comment 
(Reuters) - U.S. mattress maker Serta said it would not renew its licensing agreement with the Trump Organization, the latest company to distance itself from real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump, after his comments insulting...
Forbes  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant will air after all: The cable network Reelz has acquired the rights to broadcast the pageant after NBCUniversal and Univision canceled their broadcast agreement following Trump's derogatory comments about Mexican...
Forbes  Jul 2  Comment 
Fosun Property, part of the Fosun Group controlled by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang, and European investment firm Resolution Property today formed a joint venture company to act as Fosun’s manager for property investments in 14 European...
WA Business News  Jul 2  Comment 
The second measure of Perth's residential real estate market in as many days has shown a similar result, with the Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA) reporting a 1.3 per cent fall, or $5,000, in median prices in June.
TheStreet.com  Jul 1  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If you want to live cheaply, New York City's borough of Manhattan is not for you. Real estate prices are going through the roof. Average apartment prices hit record highs in the second quarter, up 11% from last year's...
Insurance Journal  Jul 1  Comment 
New Empire Group has expanded its property managers’ portfolio to include coverage for real estate agents & brokers, real estate consulting, construction management, asset management, property preservation, escrow agents, bookkeepers and more....
Yahoo  Jul 1  Comment 
In New York City, where Trump built his fortune in real estate, his company has a contract to run a golf course at Ferry Point in the Bronx. Trump also manages two public skating rinks in Manhattan's Central Park. On Monday, NBC cut ties with...
Forbes  Jul 1  Comment 
Developer Jeffrey Soffer rides Florida's real estate recovery to ten-figure heights.




 

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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