Real estate

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Forbes  Jul 21  Comment 
Listening to economists is a great way to understand the housing market. But what about listening to real estate agents? Redfin is the only company that collects and tracks data from its own real estate agents across the country at scale — data...
Motley Fool  Jul 20  Comment 
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The Straits Times  Jul 20  Comment 
July 21, 2014 12:57 AM A NEW mixed development in Beach Road pulled in solid sales over the weekend, after its developers launched it at lower-than-expected prices and enlisted as many as six real estate agencies to market it.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 20  Comment 
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Motley Fool  Jul 20  Comment 
Vector Group's real estate segment makes it a good buy for growth investors and income investors alike.
Motley Fool  Jul 19  Comment 
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New York Times  Jul 19  Comment 
A writer’s year as a real estate agent was filled with frustration, not to mention her boss’s incessant 1980s tunes.
The Economic Times  Jul 19  Comment 
The government is considering a proposal to hive off real estate owned by sick public sector companies in Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune and Ahmedabad to NBCC.


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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