Real Estate

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Turnkey real estate is something that a lot of investors look to get into. Learn common mistakes to avoid and whether you should pursue this investment.  Dec 19  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Walmart Stores are down 0.54% to $85.48 after the company was accused by investors of allegedly ignoring a court order to turn over more internal files on what directors knew about claims that officials doled...
Forbes  Dec 19  Comment 
Nicholas Schorsch, the hard-charging, fast-talking real estate chief who resigned Monday from his American Realty Capital portfolio of companies amid a big accounting scandal, is no longer a billionaire.
Reuters  Dec 19  Comment 
Germany's biggest real estate firm Deutsche Annington on Friday launched its public offer for third-ranked rival Gagfah in a 3.9 billion euro ($4.8 billion) cash and shares...
Finance Asia  Dec 19  Comment 
Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties completes the world’s largest real estate sector IPO on record.
TechCrunch  Dec 18  Comment 
 Online real estate brokerage Redfin today announced that it has raised an additional $70.9 million in an effort to expand into new markets. The round was led by two large institutional investors, Wellington Management and Glynn Capital...
Benzinga  Dec 18  Comment 
Despite the fact that the stocks of large office real estate investment trusts (REITs) have more than doubled in the past five years, analysts at Morgan Stanley believe that there is still opportunity to profit from high-quality U.S. office space....
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 18  Comment 
Real estate stocks gained as much as 9 per cent today after the Cabinet deferred a decision on setting up a regulator for the sector. Shares of D B Realty jumped 8.99 per cent, whi...
Reuters  Dec 18  Comment 
Reuters Market Eye - Real estate companies such as Unitech Ltd gains 4.3 percent, DLF up 3.6 percent.


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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