Real estate

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The Straits Times  3 hrs ago  Comment 
December 17, 2014 1:34 AM HONG KONG - Chinese shopping mall developer Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties has raised US$3.7 billion (S$4.9 billion) in an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, a report said yesterday, making it the biggest in...
The Hindu Business Line  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Real estate developer DLF, which has been ordered by a single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court to tear down parts of its multi-crore lakeside apartment complex at Chilavannoor here, has...
The Economic Times  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Sources further added that the changes will only be applicable for large scale industrialisation projects; not for real estate companies.
The Times of India  10 hrs ago  Comment 
At least 32 companies have been found by capital market regulator Sebi to be operating unauthorised money-pooling schemes in the garb of real-estate business.
Wall Street Journal  Dec 16  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  Dec 16  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  Dec 15  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.




 

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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