Tag: rental yield

Honey, I Shrunk The Budget!

There..I just dated myself.  If you remember “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” movie (1989), then consider yourself also dated! Regular readers of this website know about our big decision to move to India.  I’ve also shared in an update that our move and settling in went easier than I expected.  If you are new to […]

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Four Real Estate Investment Strategies for New Investors

This is a guest post from Adam, who is the founder of Offer Climb, with locations in Houston and Phoenix. With his co-founder Corey, they are driven towards finding the best deals and providing easy payout solutions for homeowners looking to sell their property fast. Adam takes pride in providing flexible offers to fit a […]

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(Un)Real Estate – part 2 of 2

This is a continuation from Part 1, which generated some controversy as I expected.  If you came here straight, please read that post prior to continuing here.   Points 1 -7 are covered in the previous post.   There are some thought-provoking points in this 2-part series.  Think and be aware before blindly buying into any real estate ‘investment’. “We […]

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(Un)Real Estate – part 1 of 2

Quite some time ago, I received an interesting email from an ‘insider’ in the real estate finance industry.  His mail is in line with my views on real estate as an investment, but with some disagreements.  I have largely reproduced it here with only some edits to be relevant to the present scenario.  If you are already financially […]

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House Fever: It’s Global

This post takes off from what I read in Millennial Revolution about a million dollar house-poor owner in Toronto, Canada.  The inference is similar to what I experienced personally in Washington DC.  We Americans and Canadians love home-ownership, and so do Australians from what I have heard.  In my business trip to Spain recently, I learned Spaniards also cherish home-ownership almost as a cultural mandate.  Then, I started wondering whether all this only holds true in large developed markets or does it apply even in developing markets. Perhaps only the developed world is living with contagious house fever?

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