This article explains the different types of investors that are present in the real estate market. Various classifications have been made based on different criteria to explain the diversity present in the markets.
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This article uncovers the various myths present in the real estate market. It then debunks them one by one in a logical and structured manner.
This article challenges the belief that real estate is the safest investment option available. It lists down the risks and challenges inherent in real estate investing.
This article explains the relationship between the real estate prices as well as the money supply in an economy. It explains how the fractional reserve banking system has led to a complex interaction between the two which influences the entire economy.
This article explains the ratio analysis technique used by real estate investors to make an investing decision. It lists down some of the commonly used real estate ratios for analysis purpose.
This article lists down the various transaction costs that are incurred when real estate transactions take place. It also explains how these costs make flipping properties difficult and impractical.
This article provides an explanation of the different levels of information that is available in the real estate market. It also explains how investing on the basis of this information can lead to different results.
This article lists down some of the expenses that are commonly incurred when one invests in properties. An explanation has been provided regarding the behavior of these expenses.
This article lists down some of the emotional reasons that people base their real estate investment decisions on. It contrasts these reasons with financial logic that are ideally supposed to dictate such decision making.
This article compares investing in real estate to cash in on the rising prices vs. investing for a steady stream for cash flows. It provides a risk-reward comparison for both these investing approaches.
This article explains the concept of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). It also explains why Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have become as popular as they have and how they can provide advantages to small ticket retail real estate investors.
This article lists down the advantages of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). It compares the advantages to individual investments in the real estate market or investments in securities like stocks and bonds.
This article lists down the metrics that help real estate investors identify a bubble. The article also explains how to differentiate between a genuine price rise and an economic bubble.
This article lists down the different situations under which a property could possibly be selling for a bargain. It also provides the rationale as to why such situations arise.
This article explains the rent vs. buy choice that investors face when it comes to real estate. It explains a framework for making this choice and lists down the pros and cons of buying as well as renting.
This article enumerates the details of the Japanese real estate boom of the 1980s and the crash of 1991. It also explains how the Japanese market has still not recovered from the real estate shock even after the passage of more than two decades!
This article explains the history of the American real estate market after 1980s. It also explains the two major economic slowdowns that this sector has witnessed in the past three and a half decades.
This article provides an account of the transformation of the Chinese real estate market. It explains how the rules were slowly changed and private ownership was allowed in a communist economy.
This article provides a brief history of the Indian real estate market. It explains how the market went from being a conservative market to a highly speculative market that it is today.
This article examines the gloomy outlook for the real estate sector in India based on recent trends and other aspects that have been commented upon by experts. In addition, this article spells out some steps that the government and other policymakers such as the Reserve Bank of India can take and are taking to remedy the situation. The key theme in this article is that systemic and structural reforms are needed to overhaul and revamp the real estate sector in India.
This article lists down the different metrics that investors have to view in order to gauge the performance of their real estate investments. It also explains why gauging the true value of real estate investments is a difficult proposition.
This article explains the relationship between housing bubbles and house financing. It provides examples of several countries to describe the different types of effects financing can have on home prices.
This article explains the concept of subvention. It also describes how this concept is heavily biased in favor of the builders and why consumers must avoid falling prey to such schemes no matter how lucrative they may seem at first.
In this article, the issue of increasing home prices has been critically analyzed. This article lists down the reason as to why rising home prices are not good for the economy as a whole.
This article explains the concept of shared workspaces. It also explains the pros and cons of using this arrangement as opposed to the traditional leasing of office spaces.
This article explains some of the problems that are associated with the creation of a real estate price index. It also briefly explains the methods that are commonly used to create such price indices.
Real estate appreciation is the result of several factors. In order to predict the future appreciation, an investor needs to understand the relevant factors and make an educated guess about how they will play out in the future.
Much has been written about the Indian Real Estate Sector by experts. This article adds to the available commentary on the sector by outlining the problems plaguing it and discussing some of the attempts at reform that have been undertaken by the government. It also suggests some added measures that can be implemented. The key theme in this article is that the problems of the sector are structural in nature and which can only be fixed by radical measures and bold and innovative policies.
This article explains why building more houses are unlikely to solve the problem of high real estate prices. It explains why real estate prices are not a function of supply and demand. It also explains how speculative cash flows affect real estate prices.
This article explains the root cause of the housing shortage in Hong Kong. It lists several reasons that have made Hong Kong the most unaffordable housing market in the world.
This article explains the concept of proptech. It defines proptech and also explains what the three major verticals of proptech are.
This article explains the business model used by Invitation Homes. It explains how the funding was raised and acquisitions were made even though the entire real estate market was in a downturn. It also explains how this model can be replicated in other countries as well.
This article explains why the real estate sector in India saw unparalleled appreciation during the 1990s. It also explained why this price rise is unlikely to continue in the near future.
This article explains the various ways in which the government is responsible for increasing the housing prices. It also explains why government created affordable housing is actually not possible. The article urges the government to stay out of the real estate business and let private markets run their course.
This article explains how the legal and market conditions pertaining to real estate sector funding have changed in India. It also lists the parties which are likely to be affected given the complex financing chain which is common in the real estate sector.
This article explains the reasons why real estate is a bad investment. The article is written from the point of view of a middle-class salaried employee.
This article explains how homebuyers will now be treated as financial creditors under the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. It also explains how this move may affect the financial interests of the homebuyers.
This article describes the real estate situation in different cities across the globe. It lists the various factors that are responsible for the decline in real estate prices all throughout the world.
This article explains the various policies implemented by the Canadian government with regards to real estate. It also explains why these policies are likely to end up creating an asset bubble in the Canadian housing market.
The above article explains the various disadvantages associated with investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). It also describes the various types of REITs, such as Equity REITs and Mortgage REITs.
This article elaborates on the affordable housing problem being faced all around the globe. It also lists a few innovative solutions which have been used at different places around the world. The pros and cons of these solutions are discussed in this article.
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