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The Chinese Middle Class Won't Stop Buying American Real Estate

Chinese consumers may have soured on some American products, like iPhones, but they have only sweetened on U.S. residential real estate. They have been the top foreign buyers in both units and dollar volume of residential housing for six years straight, according to the National Association of Realtors, and now they expanding to new, lower [...]

Jeff Bezos has an Impressive Real Estate Portfolio– But For How Long?

Jeff Bezos has been all over the news as of late due to his impending divorce. The wealthiest man in the world, Bezos has made his fortune with a little-known company by the name of Amazon. Although his real estate holdings comprise but a small fraction ($84 million out of $137 billion comes out to 0.613 percent) of his vast riches, there is [...]

The State of Boston Area Commercial Real Estate in 2019

The Greater Boston office market ended 2018 with a bang as absorption gains of nearly one million square feet pushed vacancies down to 11.6% in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a report by a Boston brokerage firm. Year-to-date net absorption totaled nearly 1.6 million square feet as out-of-market demand and local growth resulted [...]

Boston Is Among The Best Real Estate Bets For 2019

Boston has made it into the top 10 best real estate bets for 2019. In 2018, jobs grew at an unprecedented rate of 2.5 percent. Home prices went up 6 percent, and income went up 6 percent as well. The average home is listed for $426,000 and the average monthly rent is $1,614. Taking all of these factors into consideration, Boston area real [...]

The Top 3 Foreign Real Estate Bargains Probably Aren't What You Expect

Have you always dreamed of buying an old house in Italy or France? Change that goal to Turkey or Greece and you may find the dream is more affordable than you imagined.

Analysts looked at real estate data from 36 developed (OECD) countries and calculated the places where you'll get the most home for the least money. By these rankings, Turkey [...]

Jimmy Page is not a Fan of Luxury Basements

We recently wrote about developers taking luxury underground. Across the luxury market, extravagant basements are on the uptick, with people spending fortunes on subterranean additions. In Kensington, a historic neighborhood in the center of London, real estate is almost as expensive as anywhere in the world– in fact, the average home is now [...]

Bitcoin vs. Real Estate in 2019

Bitcoin won in 2017.

Real Estate won in 2018.

Who wins in 2019 and beyond?

2017 was the year of bitcoin (BTC-USD): the price surged from below $1,000 to a high of nearly $20,000. Meanwhile, 2018 has seen the price crater to ~$3,700 as of this writing. Given this enormous volatility, it is anyone's guess what 2019 will bring for the [...]