Real estate

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New York Times  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Zillow agreed on Monday to buy Trulia for about $3.5 billion in stock, creating a giant repository of online listings for real estate and home values.
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Forbes  Jul 28  Comment 
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Wall Street Journal  Jul 27  Comment 
REA Group Ltd. accelerated its expansion into Asia with a 106.3-million Australian dollar (US$99.9 million) purchase of a minority stake in online real estate listings website iProperty Group Ltd.
Motley Fool  Jul 27  Comment 
Don't focus on price appreciation, focus on cash flow.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 27  Comment 
With reference to the article, “What drives property prices,” property prices are high because most of the black money is invested in real estate. Property prices have gone beyond the purchasing p...
Forbes  Jul 26  Comment 
A rumored consolidation of the two largest players in online real estate have their stocks surging.
Forbes  Jul 26  Comment 
After nearly two months of detention, a billionaire real estate developer that ranked No. 21 on last month’s new Forbes Taiwan Rich List has been released on bail by the Taipei District Court but charged with bribery and ordered to stay at home.




 

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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