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Assessing Risk for International Real Estate Investments - Journal of Real Estate Research - Volume 11, Number 2 / 1996 - American Real Estate Society

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Investment Real Estate: An Alternative to Fixed Income

Investment Real Estate: An Alternative to Fixed Income by Mary Ellen Kuesel, CFP®
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In my opinion, investing in a Real Estate project require a minimum of knowledge and skills. The most important thing to consider is the diversification of the portfolio. Nowadays, investors need to prospect fixed income.

 

The core subject discussed in this article is the net leased property. Sincerely I did not have enough understanding of the commercial Real Estate. That why I found the article interesting. I understand that the net leased property have the benefit for long term capital appreciation and gain from tax advantage. Also they are three important factors affecting the value of Real Estate which are:

-          Economic conditions

-          Tax fluctuations

-          Regulatory changes

 

Finally as discussed in other articles that I published before, Real Estate interact positively with the inflation factor but it is negatively associated with stocks and bonds.

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High returns make realty investors ignore risks, says experts

High returns make realty investors ignore risks, says experts | Real estate investment | Scoop.it
MUMBAI: The ongoing slowdown and steep rupee fall are among the factors making the country a riskier realty destination for global investors, even as it continues to be a high return market, say...
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Real Estate in India is not considered stable. In fact, many investors think that putting the money in that country can be risky and bad investment especially when it comes to global investors.

 

In recent years, emerging countries like Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and other countries have been the central concern of Real Estate investment. Many risks are faced when investing: “combination of market”, “regulatory”, and “political” risks. But despite of these associated risks, India continue to be an attractive country for investors because it still provide a healthy return and are expected to continue this way in the coming years.

 

I think that the mean concern of investors is to find a stable market where to invest and gain a competitive advantage throughout it. In fact, investors have lost a lot of money in the financial crisis so the only solution is to change their way of investing. Now, many investors prefer less but safe return rather than taking the risk that can lead them to lose everything and go bankrupt. 

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How to make money investing in real estate

How to make money investing in real estate | Real estate investment | Scoop.it
A house is the biggest investment most people make, but there are other ways to gain exposure
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Investors should be aware about the volatility and uncertainty of the Real Estate investments. in fact, before deciding to put the money into a specific project, investors should at some point be sure or have a positive prospect about this investment.

 

In the article it is mentioned that Real Estate in recent years has been seen as a gainful investment as the Real Estate prices increased in the long term. But I think that it is not sufficient to base our investment decision in this criteria as they are other unpredictable factors that investors my encounter between the time they purchase a land until they start to sell and see the benefit of their projects.

 

So in my point of view, it is important not only to see how the country has performed in the past years but also be aware about the economic future development ( between 5 to 10 years) and the GDP growth of the country you want to put your money on it. 

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Fully Managed Versus Do-It-Yourself Real Estate Investments

Real estate investing can be a challenging industry. At the same time, the risk/return profile of real estate investments dwarfs just about any other investment opportunity out there, and anyone can invest in real estate.
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Investing in Real Estate can be dangerous and difficult to achieve without experience and enough understanding of the internal and external factors that may impact our decision to invest in a project especially for the long term ones.

They are many types of Real Estate investment but this article will cover only two of them which are: “Fully managed” Real Estate versus “do it yourself “Real Estate investment.

Fully managed Real Estate investment saves time.  Also, the provider will have enough information and experience when it comes to investing. So probably in this type of investment, they are a low probability of losing money but the return will be inferior to the return investors can get while choosing the “do it yourself investment” as the provider will also get part of the money he made.

Generally speaking, if investors choose the “do it yourself investment” method, they should have a minimum of skills in the investments process in order to avoid bankruptcy and negative net present value of their project. 

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Where investors should look for the next great risk play

Where investors should look for the next great risk play | Real estate investment | Scoop.it
Risk and volatility have been familiar bedfellows for investors during the past few years. But this year’s blockbuster rally has meant many plays have become crowded. Here's where to look next
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The article: “Where investors should look for the next great risk play” talks mainly about the importance of investing in a Real Estate and how this can help investors to make profits taking into account the risk and the volatility related to this investment decision.

The investment tendency have in some way changed in  which make Greek Government debt viewed as an opportunity to raise money rather than a harmful investment in the years before. Economists are expecting a recover from the financial crisis and an important economic growth in the coming years especially in US and when it comes to emerging countries but higher investment related risks.  

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Investment Real Estate: An Alternative to Fixed Income

Investment Real Estate: An Alternative to Fixed Income by Mary Ellen Kuesel, CFP®
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In my opinion, investing in a Real Estate project require a minimum of knowledge and skills. The most important thing to consider is the diversification of the portfolio. Nowadays, investors need to prospect fixed income.

 

The core subject discussed in this article is the net leased property. Sincerely I did not have enough understanding of the commercial Real Estate. That why I found the article interesting. I understand that the net leased property have the benefit for long term capital appreciation and gain from tax advantage. Also they are three important factors affecting the value of Real Estate which are:

-          Economic conditions

-          Tax fluctuations

-          Regulatory changes

 

Finally as discussed in other articles that I published before, Real Estate interact positively with the inflation factor but it is negatively associated with stocks and bonds.

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Real estate in 2014: Haggle hard with the developers - The Economic Times

Real estate in 2014: Haggle hard with the developers - The Economic Times | Real estate investment | Scoop.it
Buyers should make the most of the opportunities available currently. However, they should not postpone their purchase plans endlessly.
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Real Estate sector did not see a total recover from the financial crisis faced in 2008.  In fact, in 2013 it still deals with a lot of complicated situations like “high property prices and interest rate” which consequently decrease the demand of buying a house.

 

In the article we took India as the principal example. The prices increase by 4 to 19 % in the country. This effects lead Real Estate sector to slow down and consequently, investors were required to stop the project during the construction period. So we can clearly say that Real Estate was no longer seen as a good opportunity in 2013 due to its volatility and unstable current situation.

 

In order to overcome these issues in the coming years (probably the next five years), i think that Investors should focus on the overall furure economic position to make it possible to continue their investment profits and gains.

 

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Institutional Perspectives on Real Estate Investing: The Role of Risk and Uncertainty by Ravi Dhar, William N. Goetzmann :: SSRN

Institutional Perspectives on Real Estate Investing: The Role of Risk and Uncertainty by Ravi Dhar, William N. Goetzmann :: SSRN | Real estate investment | Scoop.it
In this paper we address the factors influencing the institutional decision to allocate resources to real estate. We survey a sample of major institutional inve
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Worried about inflation? Here's how to protect your portfolio.

Worried about inflation? Here's how to protect your portfolio. | Real estate investment | Scoop.it
Steps to take to make sure your investments don't take a hit as prices rise.
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Inflation is considered an unpredictable economic event. In fact, it can happen any time. Investors should always be prepared to this kind of economic changes to avoid losing their initial investment and therefore their money invested. Also, low rate of inflation can have a negative impact on investor’s future prospect investments that enable them to achieve their goal in the long term.

 

The mean solution in this case as it is clearly montioned in the article,  is to allocate a portion of investor’s portfolio to “treasury inflation- protected securities” or “TIPS”. The benefit of this decision is related to the fact that if the inflation goes up, the payments will directly increase (a positive relationship).  Sometimes, advisors recommend investors to add annuities in their portfolios (more stable option).

 

Real Estate is seen as one of the asset classes that have overcome inflation when it comes to long term in the US. But in the article, the author, call attention to the risk and illiquidity part of investing in a Real Estate project that explain his theory of not investing more than 10% of investor’s portfolio on Real Estate. 

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The role of real estate in a balanced portfolio > R.E.I.N. - Canada Real Estate Investment Strategies & Tips > Real Estate News View

The role of real estate in a balanced portfolio > R.E.I.N. - Canada Real Estate Investment Strategies & Tips > Real Estate News View | Real estate investment | Scoop.it
So just how much real estate should average investors have if they hope to achieve financial independence? This is a question I hope will be tackled a...
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The article meanly discusses the importance of Real Estate that helps investors to accomplish financial independence. It also more or less point out the astute that conduct and help Real Estate investors to achieve their financial planning.

Investing in Real Estate plays a major role when it comes to portfolio diversification. In fact, nowadays, many people are interesting in putting their money in a real estate project in order to increase their profits. As it is clearly said in the article: “Being an asset often turns out to be a best investment”.

We should also take into consideration the interest of leveragability which makes Real Estate seen has the better investment an individual can make. So, that explains the importance of investing in a Real Estate in order to balance the entire portfolio. 

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