Real estate

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DailyFinance  7 hrs ago  Comment 
WALNUT CREEK, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/14 -- Tom Engberg, CEO of Loja Real Estate, announced the acquisition of two recently developed single-tenant Trader Joe's properties for approximately $15.6 million. Located in Libertyville, Illinois...
Forbes  7 hrs ago  Comment 
It was only last Wednesday that her company closed what could be the largest deal on Long Island’s North Shore this year for $17 million with a Chinese investor. Barbara Candee, high-end director at Daniel Gale Sotherby’s International...
The Hindu Business Line  10 hrs ago  Comment 
The Reserve Bank of India has urged banks to stick to policies approved by their respective Boards while investing in real estate or carrying out transactions related to realty at overseas branche...
DailyFinance  Apr 10  Comment 
PARK CITY, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/14 -- DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions will sell the Crested Eagle Estate, a 15,000-square-foot ski-in/ski-out home in Deer Valley Resort's gated Bald Eagle Club community, in an absolute auction...
SeekingAlpha  Apr 10  Comment 
By Mike Arnold: One of my favorite investment ideas for 2014 and beyond continues to be Dream Unlimited [(OTC:DRUNF)(DRM.TO)] because it exhibits many classic inefficiencies (e.g., recent spin off), owns/operates a set of related operating...
DailyFinance  Apr 10  Comment 
Today,Resource Real Estate Diversified Income Fund (the “Fund,” ticker RREDX) announces its quarterly dividend of $0.153 as of March 31, 2014, increasing its quarterly distribution by 11 percent from its first ...
Reuters  Apr 10  Comment 
A unit of U.S. investment fund Blackstone has raised the price of its buyout offer for Italian real estate fund Atlantic 1, the U.S. company said in a bourse statement...
DailyFinance  Apr 10  Comment 
Taylor Consulting, Inc. (OTCBB:TAYO), a Texas-based sports consulting company, announced today that it will form a new division to expand the company’s business into the multi-billion-dollar U.S. real estate market. The...
MarketWatch  Apr 10  Comment 
Sun City: Here we don’t come!
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 10  Comment 
The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday said banks should ensure that all future transactions relating to purchase/sale of real estate as well as acquiring /letting out property on le...




 

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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