Real Estate

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Benzinga  40 min ago  Comment 
As with many things Greek right now, the logistics and risks of investing directly in Greek real estate might be a bit much to undertake for even the most sophisticated U.S.-based investors. However, one option for getting involved in Greek real...
The Hindu Business Line  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Private equity investments in real estate sector in the country registered total inflows of Rs 15,410 crore during 2014. This was more than double the investment of Rs 7,360 crore record...
Benzinga  Feb 23  Comment 
In a recent note, analysts at Deutsche Bank provided an update on the online real estate war between Zillow Group Inc (NASDAQ: Z) and News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS). The two entities are butting heads over News Corp’s ListHub and Zillow’s...
Forbes  Feb 23  Comment 
Taylor Swift is enjoying her new loft in Tribeca while singing her new hit, “Welcome to New York,” but it appears her neighbor Orlando Bloom may not be thrilled with the paparazzi invasion. Or maybe Bloom just doesn’t have the best real...
Benzinga  Feb 23  Comment 
Prudential Real Estate Investors announced today the acquisition of 55 East Monroe, a 49-story Class A office property in Chicago, on behalf of institutional investors. GlenStar Properties, which has managed the property since 2005, will...
The Economic Times  Feb 23  Comment 
"Some of the smaller, smarter real estate players will definitely outperform in the first wave and it will take much longer for the larger ones and older heroes."
Motley Fool  Feb 22  Comment 
In turnkey real estate investing, the investor buys, rehabs, and has a property managed through a third-party, usually from a long distance away. Is it right for you?
Forbes  Feb 21  Comment 
Jeff Vinik, a former hedge fund manager, has his sights set on building half a city in downtown Tampa.  According to the Tampa Bay Lightning owner, he spends approximately 80% of his time on his real estate ventures.




 

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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