Real estate

Bloomberg  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Asia Stocks Fall Before Fed on Consumer Shares; Geely Plunges Asian stocks fell for a third day before a Federal Reserve policy decision, with consumer shares leading the...
Reuters  11 hrs ago  Comment 
A private equity fund set up by Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd , India's biggest mortgage lender, is targeting raising $500 million to invest in residential real estate projects, said people directly involved in the process.
Benzinga  Dec 16  Comment 
Morningstar Analyst RJ Hottovy told Benzinga that one of the key strengths of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the relatively strong relationship it has with its franchisees. He explained that because McDonald’s operates as the...
The Straits Times  Dec 16  Comment 
December 17, 2014 1:34 AM HONG KONG - Chinese shopping mall developer Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties has raised US$3.7 billion (S$4.9 billion) in an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, a report said yesterday, making it the biggest in...
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 16  Comment 
Real estate developer DLF, which has been ordered by a single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court to tear down parts of its multi-crore lakeside apartment complex at Chilavannoor here, has...
The Economic Times  Dec 16  Comment 
Sources further added that the changes will only be applicable for large scale industrialisation projects; not for real estate companies.
The Times of India  Dec 16  Comment 
At least 32 companies have been found by capital market regulator Sebi to be operating unauthorised money-pooling schemes in the garb of real-estate business.


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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