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Smart Homes Aren’t Automatic Money Makers as Investments

Smart Homes Aren’t Automatic Money Makers as Investments

Smart home technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, and what was once the province of tech billionaires like Bill Gates has now become accessible to the average American homeowner. But there’s  Read more
5 Early Signs a Real Estate Market is Going Sour

5 Early Signs a Real Estate Market is Going Sour

Hindsight may be 20/20, but investors necessarily don’t need perfect vision to see when a market is headed south. The real estate market fluctuates all the time, going up or down depending on the seas  Read more
To Gauge Long-Term Health of a Real Estate Market, Look Beyond Sales Prices

To Gauge Long-Term Health of a Real Estate Market, Look Beyond Sales Prices

When gauging the health of a real estate market, it’s tempting to focus on sales numbers, and median and average prices. But to determine the resiliency of a location, and the potential for returns on  Read more
Where Do Luxury Markets Stand in the U.S., U.K., U.A.E. and Australia?

Where Do Luxury Markets Stand in the U.S., U.K., U.A.E. and Australia?

The global luxury real estate market has had a good run recently. Prices are up and key markets have shown healthy growth despite a period of intense uncertainty that occurred around the U.S. presiden  Read more
Is Now the Time To Invest in a Prime London Home?

Is Now the Time To Invest in a Prime London Home?

London’s luxury market, long home to aristocrats, wealthy Middle Easterners and Russian oligarchs, has been more aptly known lately as the home of plummeting real estate prices. A series of tax bumps   Read more
Germany’s Luxury Boom: Why It Might Be Too Late to Cash In

Germany’s Luxury Boom: Why It Might Be Too Late to Cash In

Home prices in German cities are soaring, recent reports show, with several logging double-digit price hikes because of increased demand and diminished supply. Investors have been getting in on deals   Read more
Is It the Right Time to Invest in Luxury Real Estate?

Is It the Right Time to Invest in Luxury Real Estate?

Opportunities to turn a quick profit buying and selling luxury homes in today’s market are growing scarce. Recovery from the Great Recession in the U.S. and the global credit crisis of the early 2010s  Read more
Investing in History: London’s Listed Homes Offer More Than Luxury

Investing in History: London’s Listed Homes Offer More Than Luxury

London’s historic homes present a unique opportunity for the real estate investor: They offer not only stunning architectural features you’re unlikely to find in newer builds or in other cities, but a  Read more
When Buying in Cash Pays Off in Real Estate

When Buying in Cash Pays Off in Real Estate

High-net-worth individuals might be tempted to mortgage a home when interest rates are low, choosing instead to invest on high-yield stocks or mutual funds than on property, which could take a long ti  Read more
Why a Washington, D.C., Luxury Investment is a Smart Bet

Why a Washington, D.C., Luxury Investment is a Smart Bet

There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding Washington, D.C.’s luxury real estate market lately. Pegged as one of the top U.S. markets to watch in 2018 in the 39th annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate su  Read more
The Four Pillars of Foreign Investment

The Four Pillars of Foreign Investment

There are abundant rewards to investing in real estate overseas: The opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign culture, diversify your investment portfolio, and perhaps see substantial returns over  Read more
Open Houses Need to ‘Tap Into the Emotion of the Current-Day Family’

Open Houses Need to ‘Tap Into the Emotion of the Current-Day Family’

It’s easier than ever to learn about a property from afar, with listings featuring more detail, high-resolution photographs, and three-dimensional floor plans, plus the advent of virtual reality tours  Read more
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