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Dalian Wanda Group, the real estate and entertainment flagship of Asia’s richest man Wang Jianlin, said today it will buy 100% of  World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) for $650 million in its latest push into the global sports industry.
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The Hindu Business Line  11 hrs ago  Comment 
The Securities Appellate Tribunal rejected the miscellaneous application filed by Rose Valley Real Estate and Construction (RVRECL) seeking more time to comply with an earlier order direct...
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Clusterstock  Aug 26  Comment 
There's no denying that investing in real estate is a key part of every smart investor's portfolio.  In 2014, real estate investments averaged a 15% annual return, compared to just 5.2% for stocks and 6% for US bonds. However, great real estate...
Japan Today  Aug 25  Comment 
Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd said Tuesday it will commence the Chicago North Clark Project, a high-rise rental housing project in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago North Clark Project is the third joint project with major U.S. real estate company...
MarketWatch  Aug 25  Comment 
Real-estate industry is on much more solid footing.
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 25  Comment 
Casa Grande, a Chennai-based real estate developer, is diversifying into warehousing and industrial park business with the launch of a 100-acre project. Casa Grande Distripark is located o...
Mondo Visione  Aug 25  Comment 
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an asset freeze obtained against a man in Bellevue, Wash., accused of defrauding Chinese investors seeking U.S. residency through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program by investing in his...




 

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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