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The Hindu Business Line  26 min ago  Comment 
Milestone Capital Advisors, a real estate focused private equity firm, today said the company was planning to exit from its Kolkata assets. “We have already divested from Godrej Prakriti...
The Hindu Business Line  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Housing sales have dropped by 17 per cent across six cities with NCR seeing the sharpest drop in home sales, according to a Knight Frank India Real Estate Outlook.   Shishi...
New York Times  Jan 27  Comment 
Mr. Aschendorf is a founder and principal of APF Properties, a real estate investment company that specializes in Class B office buildings.
TechCrunch  Jan 27  Comment 
 Devices can’t get thinner for a few reasons. While a lighter, thinner battery would be amazing, screens still take up a lot of gadget real estate, a fact that is mitigated slightly by e-ink and other “flat” displays. Now, however,...
Forbes  Jan 27  Comment 
Don Peebles is one step closer to becoming a billionaire. You may also see him on a ballot soon.
Benzinga  Jan 27  Comment 
In a report published Tuesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Michael J. Cyprys reiterated an Equal-Weight rating on Ares Management LP (NYSE: ARES), and raised the price target from $19.00 to $20.00. In the report, Morgan Stanley noted, “Better than...
Financial Times  Jan 27  Comment 
Real estate agency suffering as rising tax threats loom over capital’s property market
Commodity Online  Jan 27  Comment 
This is because better economic growth will boost net hiring by IT/ITeS and banking financial services insurance sectors and better customer sentiments will revive the expansion plans of both local and foreign retailers.
The Australian  Jan 26  Comment 
CROMWELL Property has snapped up Blackstone’s majority stake in Valad Europe, giving it control of a European real estate investment manager.
Benzinga  Jan 26  Comment 
Shares of Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) surged higher Monday following an announcement that the company will acquire Auden Mckenzie for approximately £306 million in cash. According to the press release, the company will be acquired on a debt free...




 

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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