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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

How to Invest in Industrial Real Estate | Real Estate Investments | US News

How to Invest in Industrial Real Estate | Real Estate Investments | US News: Though industrial real estate was hit hard during the recession and lagged in its recovery, it is now improving steadily and is perhaps the most desirable commercial real estate class, says Nick Vertucci, a real estate investor and CEO of The Nick Vertucci Cos. in Irvine, California.

In the first quarter of this year, industrial real estate sales hit $16 billion, the second-highest number in the sector's history, and that's up 20 percent over last year, according to JLL, a professional services firm that researches real estate and investment management. Vacancy rates for industrial real estate are also down to a historically low 5.1 percent nationwide, according to CoStar, a commercial real estate database.

Do Real Estate Agents Need To Pay Attention To Cryptocurrency?

Do Real Estate Agents Need To Pay Attention To Cryptocurrency?: It's no longer a niche topic for a relatively small group of individuals — it’s a reoccurring factor in housing transactions around the world

Monday, May 21, 2018

More foreigners are buying real estate in Mexico – The Yucatan Times

More foreigners are buying real estate in Mexico – The Yucatan Times: The strength of the dollar against the peso is the main reason for foreigners buying real estate in Mexico right now. In 2016 and 2017 the number of closed sales to foreigners rose to 1,105 on an annual average. From 2008 to 2015 it was 663 on average, according to information obtained through a Transparency request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE); so far in 2018 there are 290 properties sold to foreigners.

This investment occurs mainly in the historic centers of colonial cities such as San Miguel de Allende, as well as in the border strip and beach destinations, such as Los Cabos and Cancun.

Financially Sound Real Estate Stocks Selling At A Discount – Simply Wall St News

Financially Sound Real Estate Stocks Selling At A Discount – Simply Wall St News: Performance in the real estate sector generally tracks the economic cycle. During periods of high growth and inflation, real estate investments usually post strong returns. However, during an economic bust, these investments tend to underperform. Currently, HMG/Courtland Properties and Piedmont Office Realty Trust are real estate companies I’ve identified as potentially undervalued, meaning their share price is below what these companies are actually worth. There’s a few ways you can measure the value of a cyclical company – you can forecast how much money it will make in the future and base your valuation off of this, or you can look around at its peers of similar size and industry to roughly estimate what it should be worth. Below, I’ve created a list of companies that compare favourably in all criteria based on their most recent financial data, making them potentially good investments.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

London Home Prices | Real Estate Investors

London Home Prices | Real Estate Investors: If you’d like to call the same city as Meghan Markle home, there’s no better time to buy a luxury property on the other side of the pond, according to analysts.

Increase in housing sales gives hope to real estate sector - The Sunday Guardian Live

Increase in housing sales gives hope to real estate sector - The Sunday Guardian Live: Housing sales increased by about 25% in seven major cities in the country in April, giving some hope that real estate sector may be on the revival path in the current financial year 2018-19.

As many as 1,726 units were sold in seven cities — Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune — in April, as against 1,382 units in March.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

This week in celeb real estate: A mansion Danny DeVito owned lists at $85M, former model buys for $34M… and more

This week in celeb real estate: A mansion Danny DeVito owned lists at $85M, former model buys for $34M… and more: In Beverly Hills, a sprawling estate formerly owned by actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman hit the market for $85 million this week. The now-split celebrity couple sold the pad to lawyer Stuart Liner and his wife, Stephanie, three years ago for $28 million. They’ve since doubled the size of the home, bringing it up to 29,000 square feet spread across four structures. The property now includes a hair salon, seven-bedroom main house, eight-car garage, wine cellar, screening room and lounge. Despite its heavy price tag, the Beverly Hills manse is just the latest deal for the Liners, who have bought and sold 21 homes.

VR, Drones changing the face of real estate in WNY - WKBW.com Buffalo, NY

VR, Drones changing the face of real estate in WNY - WKBW.com Buffalo, NY: Using videos to sell homes has a large advantage.

"Realtors who use videos actually have 403% more inquiries than those who do not" Jordan Scinta, co-founder of Three Sixty Views said.�

Three Sixty Views is one of the only companies in Western New York that is feeding the need for more creative videos in real estate.�

Friday, May 18, 2018

Chinese and South Korean investors are buying real estate on North Korea’s borders — Quartz

Chinese and South Korean investors are buying real estate on North Korea’s borders — Quartz: When it comes to making money out of North Korea, Chinese real-estate investors could be the proverbial early birds that get the worm.

As the diplomatic efforts to bring North Korea out of the cold intensify, home prices in Dandong, a Chinese town bordering the reclusive state, are rising. Prices jumped 2% in April from a month earlier, the biggest gain among 70 major Chinese cities, according to data from China’s national statistics bureau published Wednesday (May 16).

Memphis real estate investor glad he wasn't arrested after racial profiling 911 call

Memphis real estate investor glad he wasn't arrested after racial profiling 911 call: Michael Hayes, a Memphis real estate investor, recently talked about how happy he was.

He was happy to go�home alive, to see his wife and son. Said he headed�home to�hug her. Said he was happy he didn’t get arrested.

I’m happy for him too – but sad for the reality that he and other African-Americans are increasingly confronted with these days.

That reality is one in which racists use�911 to bar black people from�spaces they believe only they are entitled to exist.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Supervisor questions real estate firm’s credibility as tenants call for investigation into 'corporate landlords' - by l_waxmann - May 16, 2018 - The San Francisco Examiner

Supervisor questions real estate firm’s credibility as tenants call for investigation into 'corporate landlords' - by l_waxmann - May 16, 2018 - The San Francisco Examiner: A San Francisco supervisor questioned the credibility of one of The city’s largest commercial real estate firms at a hearing Wednesday sparked by allegations of health and safety violations and targeted displacement of rent-controlled tenants at properties owned by the firm.

Justin Sato, chief operating officer of Veritas Investments, a private firm with a portfolio of over 250 rent-controlled buildings throughout the City, told the Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee that any displacement of tenants was due to “natural attrition.”

Monday, May 14, 2018

Real Estate Dividend Stocks Of The Month: Property For Industry And More – Simply Wall St News

Real Estate Dividend Stocks Of The Month: Property For Industry And More – Simply Wall St News: The real estate sector performs relatively in-line with the wider economy. Prosperous periods bring about high growth and inflation, leading to strong returns in real estate investments. These factors drive the profitability and cash flows of real estate companies, which in turn steer the dividend payout and yield for investors. During economic growth, these companies provide an opportune time to increase your portfolio income through dividends. I’ve made a list of other value-adding dividend-paying stocks in the real estate industry for you to consider for your investment portfolio.

Adding child to house title has risks

Real-estate Matters: Adding child to house title has risks - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Sunday, May 13, 2018

5 tips for making an offer in a hot real estate market - My Edmonds News

5 tips for making an offer in a hot real estate market - My Edmonds News: Steady demand. Limited supply. That’s what we are seeing in real estate markets across the country right now. Inventory is particularly tight within the lower price ranges. “The starter house is nearly missing in some markets,” according to Jessica Lautz, managing director of survey research and communication for the National Association of Realtors.

John Campbell of Stephens Inc. Invests in the High Growth Real Estate Technology Stocks - The Wall Street Transcript

John Campbell of Stephens Inc. Invests in the High Growth Real Estate Technology Stocks - The Wall Street Transcript: John Campbell�is a Managing Director and Research Analyst covering real estate-related stocks across a handful of industries for Stephens Inc. He joined Stephens Inc. in 2011 as a Research Associate in the business services and insurance brokerage space. Mr. Campbell was promoted into a lead analyst role in 2014, and has since built and currently leads the firm’s Real Estate Services practice. Prior to joining Stephens Inc., Mr. Campbell spent time as a corporate strategy planning analyst at FedEx. He holds a B.A. in banking and finance and an MBA from Ole Miss.� In this exclusive interview in the Wall Street Transcript, John Campbell finds the high growth names in the real estate sector.

Can Hong Kong’s Central harbourfront be more than prime real estate? | South China Morning Post

Can Hong Kong’s Central harbourfront be more than prime real estate? | South China Morning Post: “It’s a real sculpture park – large objects on grass with blue skies,” he said. “That’s rare in Hong Kong.”�

The Harbour Arts Sculpture Park lasted for seven weeks this year (February 22 to April 11) as an Arts Centre initiative to bring top-notch public art to the shores of Victoria Harbour – an unprecedented exhibition in a city where quality public art is still rare. The space itself is rare, too. Less than 40 per cent of the harbourfront is even accessible to the public, and this particular spot – reclaimed from the sea just over a decade ago – retains the feeling of an interstice: a leftover patch of earth caught between the towers of Central and the busy waters of the harbour.�

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Celebrity Real Estate | Luxury Listings

Celebrity Real Estate | Luxury Listings: This week, the former home of hotshot Hollywood producer and executive Brian Grazer traded for $25.4 million in an off-market deal. The Imagine Entertainment co-founder lived in the beachfront residence up until 2014, when he sold the mansion for $17.4 million. It’s been used as a pricey rental ever since, raking in up to $275,000 per month. With 6,000 square feet of living space, the Mediterranean-style home includes five bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread across three stories, the Los Angeles Times reported. It also features an art studio and media room, in addition to an indoor swimming pool. Markus Canter and his wife Cristie St. James Canter had the listing.

NYC Real Estate | TerraCRG

NYC Real Estate | TerraCRG: Tune in next week for a few events!

On May 14, join us as we host our 11th Annual New York Showcase Form from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. Attend and mingle with investors, brokers, developers, financiers and more. Jay Badame of AECOM Tishman, Marty Burger of Silverstein Properties, Bess Freedman of Brown Harris Stevens, Raphael De Niro of Douglas Elliman, among others, will provide speeches at the event.

Real Estate Column: Decoding Agent Speak

Real Estate Column: Decoding Agent Speak: Every profession has its own terminology. Some of this terminology is to describe situation that most lay people never think about. One of my favorites along this line is “winter water views”. This is an actual option when an agent lists a property. What it means is that when the leaves are off the trees you can see the water. Now in most cases the water that you can see is Long Island Sound, though I did once see a listing where you had water views of a small pond in mid-country, when the trees lost their leaves.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Universities like Harvard and Yale are real estate titans, too.

Universities like Harvard and Yale are real estate titans, too.: You don’t need to drop out of Harvard and move to the West Coast to start a company anymore. You can cross the Charles River to the i-Lab, a 30,000-square-foot incubator for undergraduates that the university founded in 2011. Tech office style prevails in this building behind the vaunted Harvard Business School: open floor, whiteboards, a ping-pong table. In the da Vinci room, students can use machine tools. The mission: “unlocking unrealized value that can have a deep impact on markets, on the world, and on the individuals who walk through these doors.” Or, in plain English, helping undergrads start companies. Across the street is another innovation lab, with a focus on life sciences, open to graduate students and alumni.

North Korea border town becomes China's new hot property market, Real Estate - THE BUSINESS TIMES

North Korea border town becomes China's new hot property market, Real Estate - THE BUSINESS TIMES: A NORTH Korea border town has suddenly become China's new hot property market, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's embrace of peace sparks a buying frenzy.

New home sales in Dandong, which sits across the Yalu River from North Korea and is the center of trade between the two countries, surged to an eight-year high of 320,000 square metres in March, when US President Donald Trump announced he would have an unprecedented summit with Mr Kim, who then made a surprise visit to Beijing.

As seen on TV: Home makeover shows have totally upended homeowners’ expectations - The Washington Post

As seen on TV: Home makeover shows have totally upended homeowners’ expectations - The Washington Post: When Kuangchi Chang and her husband, Robert Peterson, were planning a kitchen renovation in 2015, they drew on a lot of professional help. And we’re not talking only about the contractors who transformed the den and sun porch of their 1970s Colonial into a sleek white-and-gray cucina. Chang, a confessed HGTV fanatic, watched countless episodes of rehab shows such as “Property Brothers,” “Love it Or List It” and “Flip or Flop” to get ideas.