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How & Why Real Estate Investment Works – Generating Income

Generating income is the point of investment. Income may either be ongoing (such as rent from letting a house) or a single lump sum (such as the income from selling … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brazil experiences colossal surge in office rental market

News: comparison of Brazil’s rental markets to mainstays of NY, HK and Tokyo. A worldwide surge in the rental market has sent rental figures soaring to new heights, taking Brazil along … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Government boosts investment in Brazil

News: offering concessions and building funds in Brazil. The two-pronged initiative is part of a comprehensive plan to speed up construction work in Brazil. Developers have, in the past, been … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cooling real-estate prices lure investors to Brazil

News: from high to steady housing price levels in Brazil. Brazil has experienced two phases of real-estate activity. Since 2008, it went through a dramatic growth phase marked by high … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Argentina protects its non-renewable resource

News: Argentina limits land purchases to foreigners. A new law passed by the Chamber of Deputies in the legislative halls of Argentina has set a limit for the sale of … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Looking beyond mere profiteering: rental yields in the UK

News: findings on letting-out performances in the UK It has been found that property investment in the wrong direction can lead to low or even negative returns, so says a … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

London offers tenants greater choice

News: significant increase in floor space for London rental occupiers New research has revealed that the balance of bargaining power has shifted from landlords to tenants in London’s prime residential … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Developers forge ahead in the London area

News: London development is intense but polarized.  Level of development The bulk of construction work has been centered in and around the London area with developers’ attention focused on core … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Resilient real-estate market in Spain

News: hotel real estate in Spain still strong. The Spanish hotel real-estate market has shown the world how it has been able to be resilient in comparison to other economic … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Condominium markets of Bangkok and Jakarta

News: condo markets in Asia pushing upwards. Prices of the prime residential market in Jakarta and Bangkok, year on year, are up close to 30%. In Jakarta, the price appreciation … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hong Kong capitalizes on improving economic conditions

News: Hong Kong measures to boost floor space. The announcement by the chief executive of Hong Kong was made against a backdrop of high floor-space sales and demand that was … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Funding real-estate development in the US

News: pooling resources to invigorate realty development in the US. The KKR & Co., a private equity firm operated by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, is about to market its … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

South Boston Waterfront Construction Boom

News: factors influencing real-estate development in Boston The South Boston waterfront has long been a bleak area cordoned off from the rest of the city by the Fort Point Channel … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Housing demand rampant in Angola

News: emerging middle class amidst boom and squalor in Angola Angola, where a 27-year civil war ended in 2002, is now rebuilding its economy with the assistance of Chinese loans.  … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fair Value and Market Value

Fair Value and Market Value. … and the dreaded white elephant in the room: Below Market Value.  So the start of my last article began with an intro about how … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oscar Niemeyer: master of curves

Oscar Niemeyer: master of curves. Both lauded at and criticised for his designs, it can’t be denied that Oscar Niemeyer changed the way structures and cities are built – and … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beware the retirement shortfall

Beware the retirement shortfall. What does your retirement look like? As an individual staring my 30s in the face, you may not think I care much about my own retirement … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Conundrum Down Under: housing shortage vs population in Australia

Conundrum Down Under: housing shortage vs population in Australia. Plenty of talk about Australia’s housing shortage. But what if the time comes when nobody’s left to buy? By Scott O. … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cutting-edge digs: the art of home automation

Cutting-edge digs: the art of home automation. High-tech homes are no longer the domain of the extremely rich. By Albert Fontenot.  Several years ago, Bill Gates built his famous mansion … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gary Fell of GFAB on his sparing use of curves

Gary Fell of GFAB on his sparing use of curves. Design purpose — a conversation on sustainability and roof issues with a leading Swiss-born architect. Celebrated Swiss-born French architect Le … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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