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3 Unexpected Ways Apps Are Changing Our Lives: What’s Next?

Remember the “dark days” of 2006? A decade ago, we were still busy scrolling through email on our Blackberry phones. It was hard to imagine using our phones to summon on-demand rides, virtually deposit checks, stream music for free, or even find instant turn-by-turn directions to our destinations. A decade later, Apple’s mantra “there’s an app for that” has become a way ... Read More »

Leading Cause of Death of Startups: Real Estate

Ross Mayfield, CEO of SocialText, and a long-time blogger himself, is finally getting an office. For two years his company has operated virtually, with employees working from their homes across the United States. He calls it “net-enabled bootstrapping” because the company has used technology tools to operate at a low cost and grow from within. He says real estate is the ... Read More »

Truss Says It Has 100 Million Square Feet of Office Space Listed for Small Businesses

Commercial real estate platform Truss is trying to level the playing field for small businesses looking for office space. Find Small Business Office Space Online The company has now listed 100 million square feet of office space on its website for small businesses to lease in five major markets: Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Houston and Austin. And it plans on adding another city ... Read More »

The Problem With Expensive Real Estate

The U.K. Office for National Statistics has recently begun to track the value of land as part of the national accounts — and it turns out that dirt is now just about the biggest thing going in Britain: Land Takes Over the U.K. Balance Sheet Value as a percentage of gross domestic product Source: U.K. Office for National Statistics I was tipped off to this development ... Read More »

CREDAI-MCHI real estate exhibition to be held from November 16-19, 2017, in Mumbai

The post CREDAI-MCHI real estate exhibition to be held from November 16-19, 2017, in Mumbai appeared first on Housing News. CREDAI-MCHI will be holding its ‘28th Real Estate & Housing Finance Exhibition’, from November 16-19, 2017. The exhibition, which will be held at the MMRDA Grounds, at BKC, in Mumbai, is set to be the first major property expo, post-RERA and will showcase ... Read More »

RERA and the cleaning up in real estate

At the RICS Real Estate Conference in Delhi on November 15, the talk was about transparency – what you see is what you buy. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, which came into force this year, is forcing many developers to revamp their business models. The industry, some said, was in a “phase of cleaning up”. Here are the key takeaways: ... Read More »

Maharashtra not keen on bringing real estate under GST

The government of Maharashtra is not keen on bringing real estate under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime, and has asked the GST council to take a decision after conducting an in-depth study including impact on the state finances, reports DNA. State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar told the paper he had sent a letter to the Centre about two weeks ... Read More »

Why Would A Real Estate Company Want To Buy Harvey Weinstein’s Film Studio?

Tom Barrack There are opportunistic deals. And then there is buying a film studio that bears what is currently one of the most toxic names in the world. Colony NorthStar is undertaking due diligence and will decide in the next fortnight whether to push on with the purchase of Weinstein Co., the film studio formerly run by producer Harvey Weinstein, who ... Read More »

Indians are the biggest investors in Dubai’s real estate: Report

In the eighteen-month period between January 2016 to June 2017, Indians bought property worth Rs 42,000 crore in Dubai, said a Dubai Property Show statement accessed by the Times of India. The statement indicates that Indians are the top foreign property investors in the Emirates. In 2014, the Department recorded Indians investing Rs 30,000 crore in Dubai’s property. “For years, Indians have consistently ... Read More »

5 Reasons that Passive Real Estate Investing Works

People have been looking for ways to invest their money in a way that earns generous returns for centuries. This is nothing new at all. In fact, real estate investing has been around for longer than most financial institutions, as the early days saw people bartering for properties and services. We have come a long way since those days, but ... Read More »