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Real estate broker Eric Agosto would hear the same complaints about narrow layouts whenever he showed certain apartments at an East Harlem condo building. "People had a hard time understanding where they could put a couch or a table," says Mr. Agosto, a Corcoran associate broker. Read More: http:...
China is heading for a real-estate bubble beginning in the east of the country, according to Partners Group Holding AG, a Swiss money manager that has $600 million invested in the country. The Chinese government, which has taken steps to cool the market, may not be able to prevent a drop in comme...
Question: I’ve read your article on how to be a good landlord which I think also included your book picks on the subject and now I wish I had cut out and saved that article. How can I get a copy? Read More: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110130/BIZ/701309939/1005
Pop quiz: Which is a better long-term investment, United States Treasury bonds or real estate in Myanmar? It's a safe bet that most of the 530 investment professionals who gathered Friday night for the annual forecast dinner of the Hartford Chartered Financial Analysts Society would pick U.S. deb...
I’m all for renting rather than buying an apartment, if that’s where you’re at financially, socially or economically. But the last thing you want is to rent an illegal apartment. How do you know an apartment is illegal? Read More: http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/home-equity/rental-re...
China approved property tax trials on some homes in Shanghai and Chongqing, adding to measures announced earlier this week in its campaign to curb real-estate speculation and asset bubbles. Both cities will begin trials for the levy today, following the government’s Jan. 26 announcement it will r...
With risk-taking coming back to most markets, investors in the riskiest asset classes are being forced to channel their funds into different sectors and instruments in their attempts to get the most bang for their buck. Read More: http://blogs.forbes.com/afontevecchia/2011/01/27/distressed-debt-i...
Hong Kong shares fell Thursday, led by mainland property firms after China introduced another round of property tightening measures. The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 63.62 points, or 0.3%, to 23,779.62 after trading between 23,734.70 and 24,023.68 during the session. Market volume totaled HK$69...
A couple of weeks ago I sat down with real estate mogul Sam Zell at his Chicago-based office to talk real estate (see the resulting story on Zell’s foray into the emerging markets here). Read More: http://blogs.forbes.com/kerenblankfeld/2011/01/27/billionaire-sam-zells-advice-to-entrepreneurs/
A recent New York Times article, “Vacation Rentals Add Hotel-Like Luxuries,” detailed all the perks, from concierges to flat-screen televisions, that some vacation rentals are now providing to compete with luxury resorts. Such amenities add to the list of advantages vacation rentals often have ov...