Real estate

TechCrunch  60 min ago  Comment 
 Technology has transformed entire industries over the past decade, from travel and transportation to media and real estate. While commerce has enjoyed some innovation, its transformation is far from over. The next frontier is “Commerce...
The Economic Times  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Sebi today ordered Kalpbut Real Estate to refund over Rs 15 crore to investors within three months, which it had illegally raised from them.  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Accentro Real Estate AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution Accentro Real Estate AG 03.07.2015 12:52 Dissemination of a Voting Rights...
Channel News Asia  Jul 3  Comment 
The Singapore-based property group is investing S$63 million in a joint venture in China which plans to acquire and develop hospitals.  Jul 2  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...
New York Times  Jul 2  Comment 
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles favors a deal to sell an eight-acre property to Ms. Perry — over the objections of nuns who have another plan in mind.
Clusterstock  Jul 2  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  Jul 2  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.


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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