Signaling the end of a chapter when financial risk was rife, General Electric has announced it's selling off the bulk of GE Capital, divesting out of the financial-services market within the next two years.
According to the United Nations, by 2030, Africa and Asia will have higher numbers of urban dwellers than any other major area of the world.
It can be challenging to listen to the wisdom of the generations before us (we all have to make our own mistakes, right?), but there are some key credit lessons that are long overdue their time in the spotlight.
If you're like many baby boomers, you possess an unfailing optimism about the future, while also waxing nostalgic about the past.
I don't want to make this an article about becoming a super fix & flip guru or even managing your own rental properties. What I want to help investors to do is to look at how they can exit REITs but stay in real estate as an investment asset class.
Real estate investors who have properties in areas requiring flood insurance need to know about changes in the law that went into effect on April 1, 2015. ROI and cash flow considerations make keeping up with cost increases important.
The baby boomers are coming, and smart investors are checking out real estate investment opportunities. Current estimates are that 10,000 boomers are turning 65 every day.
Niche clientele. Developers of New York City's residential real estate market have been designing properties suited for buyers with a specific focus, including the health-centric buyer and the swimming buyer.
Paula Deen's estate on Wilmington Island is for sale. Located about 10 miles outside downtown Savannah, this home is the ultimate Southern retreat. In addition to the sprawling main residence, the expansive property features two guest cottages, a barn that houses a three-bedroom guest apartment and an eight-car garage, and a dock complete with a quaint dock house.
What was once an over-cluttered and poorly-lit space became an open, airy, and elegant home with a modern design.
Reasons are logical, but the question is whether we're really headed toward becoming a nation of renters, or if home ownership will again become the goal of the masses. There seems to be a lot of information showing many years of renting still in the future.
Successful real estate investors don't just drive through a neighborhood and buy homes for flipping or rental units. Sure, driving a market area is part of the research you need to do.
Consumers these days are bombarded with information through the Internet. They can read reviews of any product they may be considering to buy. There are consumer reporting and review sites with the stated objective of advising consumers about what is a good deal and what is not. There are consumer product safety sites with loads of product safety information.
What includes a sprig of mint, a twist of citrus, and packs a real punch in every room of the house? Here's a hint: It's better suited to a spray bottle than a cocktail glass.
As New York's wealthy flock to the city and millennials trade in their apartments downtown for the Upper East Side, the residential makeup of New York's neighborhoods is experiencing a reversal.
I lived in Vancouver for a decade, visit it at least yearly and expect to retire there. But I've lived in or visited many of the most acclaimed and biggest cities in the world, as well as tons of the smaller ones: Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, San Francisco, San Diego, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Los Angeles, Miami, Singapore, Ottawa, Calgary, Copenhagen, etc.