China Property Market Cools



In news from Bloomberg this morning, the risks of buying property in China are apparently far outweigh benefits. A cautionary tale about Asia real estate now, after months and months of hype directed at that market, does not shine hope on a world market clearly in stagnation. The report from Bloomberg points to the potential of bank failures in China, should large property funds default.

World’s Most Expensive Home Lies Empty Due to Worries over Vastu Shastra



The world’s most expensive home is a 27 storey, billion-dollar tower in Mumbai which was built for India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, who according to Forbes is the ninth wealthiest person on the planet with a fortune estimated to be $27 billion. The tower, which is called Antilia, was completed last year and dominates the […]

Simon Fashion Now: One Good Way to Add Property Value



In news from Indianapolis, Simon Property Group, Inc. is bringing high-energy runway fashion to shoppers across the US with Simon Fashion Now. This free celebratory event, from the nation’s largest developer of high quality retail space, comes to premier shopping centers from Houston to Indianapolis.

Where the Best Foreclosures Roam



It is no secret that investors can gain windfalls by buying some foreclosed properties. A recent study shows clear advantages to buying forclosures in some cities too. Where price is the determining factor, clearly some places are better than others. But depressed markets have their down side too. Forbes’ list of cities most likely to drop prices again this year reveals at least cost advantages if the investor does his or her homework.

Confidence In Real Estate 2011



A report released last week by the National Association of Realtors suggests the housing market for 2011 may be a lot better than previously expected. Existing home sales are up again, and investment in new construction stock is up as well. With jobs and other variables stabilizing, it seems as if the overall outlook is very positive for 2011.

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