Real Estate

COVID-19 is making people take a hard look at their investment strategies, estate planning, insurance and their real estate. Market volatility has given rise to “experts” who are coming out of the woodwork with spam emails and ads that offer assistance with stocks or investment opportunities in hard assets like gold coins. Bad decisions are
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Finding great REITs can be a daunting task, especially during a pandemic like the one we’re living in right now. Lost in the uncertainty, few investors recognize that now is actually the time to act. It’s time to take advantage of mispricing opportunities in order to build a portfolio of “everlasting gobstopper” income. In order
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Residential buildings under construction in Shenzhen, China, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Qilai Shen | Getty Images China’s housing market is showing signs of recovery after the coronavirus crisis and analysts say that offers bond investors opportunities as developers get back on their feet. “Urbanization and upgrading are key demand drivers. Property prices are recovering
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Aaron Galvin is the CEO & Founder of Luxury Living Chicago Realty, a multifamily consulting, marketing, branding and strategy brokerage. Getty Apartment hunting as we know it has changed. As the owner of a brokerage firm specializing in apartment leasing, I have seen the current pandemic dramatically shift how apartments are being marketed and leased. And
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Nearly four months after banks and federal agencies started offering a number of assistance programs aimed at giving Americans a break on their mortgages, about 4.1 million homeowners remain in forbearance plans. But that number is starting to shrink as more workers are called back to work, says Mike Fratantoni, chief economist for the Mortgage
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Buildings should be of their time, not rigidly classically styled. Universal Images Group via Getty Images The American Institute of Architects (AIA) strongly supports legislation proposed today that would thwart an anticipated Executive Order mandating classical architecture as the preferred design style for federal courthouses and other federal properties. The legislation, proposed July 15, 2020
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The color of your front door can match with other painted elements. Getty Images Are you looking for a low-effort, high-impact project to do this weekend? Few home improvement projects give you a bigger bang for your buck than a freshly painted front door. Yet, this is something that most of us can tackle over
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SoundCommerce employees, with CEO Eric Best on far left SoundCommerce On a Saturday in April, several executives from SoundCommerce rented a U-Haul, drove it to their office in Seattle and loaded up the truck with stand-up desks, 48-inch monitors and various other gadgets and personal belongings. For two days, they traversed town, dropping the items
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“Shark Tank” investor Robert Herjavec said Thursday he believes the coronavirus pandemic has shifted attitudes about city living, altering the dynamics of the real estate market for years ahead.  “This is one of the greatest moves to the suburbs from urban areas since the 1950s or the ’60s,” Herjavec said on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley.” ”I recently moved
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Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Disrupt Equity. Learn more about investment opportunities by visiting our website. Getty Profitability is a crucial metric most investors use to determine if an opportunity is worthwhile. The profitability of a real estate investment can be summarized using a metric known as net operating income (NOI). This is also known as
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Founder and CEO of The Raisner Group (formerly Proteus Capital Management), a private real estate investment firm in New York City.  Getty In the future, will we all work from home? This is one of the most-asked questions resulting from the Covid-19 shutdown — understandably so, after a long nationwide experiment in working remotely and handling meetings
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As New York City goes, so goes urban centers across the U.S., according to Ryan Schneider, chief executive of Realogy Holdings. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed city dwellers and potential homebuyers to flee dense areas like New York and parts of California for suburban locations as Americans spend more time at home than before. While
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