Real estate

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New York Times  3 hrs ago  Comment 
The real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate’s cellphone number was published online on Monday.
Clusterstock  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Recently listed for $10.99 million, this 9.5-acre estate in California's exclusive Coto De Caza community features a  backyard wonderland complete with a grotto, lagoon, and pirate ship. Coto De Caza is a gated community best known as the...
The Hindu Business Line  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Ever wondered why stocks, mutual funds and insurance investments are all regulated to death, but not property purchases? Well, that’s what the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, seeks t...
The Hindu Business Line  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Instead of quibbling over clauses, the political class needs to come together on the Real Estate Bill. Some regulation is better than none
The Economic Times  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Realty player Indiabulls Real Estate today reported a twofold surge in net profit for the quarter ended June 30, at Rs 90.68 crore on improved realisation.
Forbes  10 hrs ago  Comment 
I didn't expect to learn anything from reading Julian Block's  The Home Seller's Guide To Tax Savings.  I'm kind of arrogant that way relying on primary sources, but I picked up some important points that had passed me by.  The book packs a lot...
New York Times  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesake stores. It's at least the 10th straight quarter that the metric has declined.
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 3  Comment 
Real estate player Supertech Ltd on Monday announced that it has signed a ₹500-crore contract with Abu Dhabi-based Arabian Construction Company for the construction of first phase of Supertech Hue...
WA Business News  Aug 3  Comment 
Singapore’s GIC Real Estate has sold the Four Points by Sheraton Perth to another Singaporean firm, Bonvests Holdings, in a deal worth $91.5 million.




 

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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