Real estate

Wall Street Journal  3 hrs ago  Comment 
The Japanese railway operator’s dividend plans and real estate potential are proving attractive to investors, who sent its shares climbing 20% in the first 15 minutes of trading.
The Hindu Business Line  11 hrs ago  Comment 
With demand for real estate buying and selling increasing rapidly, the need for a reliable property locator is also growing. The Hindu has,for the first time, created an online initiative to provide ...
Forbes  Oct 24  Comment 
If you've ever been trapped in a cubicle farm or forced to slave away inside four vanilla walls, the Boston Seaport's Innovation and Design Building's (IDB) spaces could seem overwhelmingly cavernous, with sunlight and structural columns to spare....
The Economic Times  Oct 24  Comment 
Both the commercial complexes with total 3.3 million sq ft leasable area at Lower Parel in Mumbai have nearly 90% occupancy.
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 24  Comment 
With an aim to invest in start-ups, growth-stage companies developing technology solutions for the real estate sector, property consultancy JLL India on Monday announced the launch of a new independe...
The Economic Times  Oct 23  Comment 
The move is seen helping the railways become an end-to-end logistics provider and monetise its real estate.
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 23  Comment 
The recently proposed amendments by SEBI are a welcome gift for real estate businesses


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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