23 June 2015

Darden Restaurants to Separate Some Real Estate Assets

arden Restaurants Inc. said Tuesday it plans to separate some of its real-estate assets into a publicly traded real-estate investment trust, while leasing back most of the properties. The restaurant operator, which owns Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse among other chains, will transfer about 430 of its owned-restaurant properties to the REIT and then lease […]

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28 May 2015

Real Estate in Hungary

A NEO-BAROQUE MANSION WITH FOUR BEDROOMS IN BUDAPEST $3.58 MILLION (990 MILLION FORINTS) This ornate 7,083-square-foot mansion was built in 1932 in a Baroque fashion, and its facade was refurbished to retain that style during a renovation from 2004 to 2008 that added modern comforts like spa facilities and an elevator. The four-bedroom four-bathroom house, […]

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28 April 2015

Canada’s market more exposed than pre-crisis America?

Hilliard MacBeth, portfolio manager and author of a recently released book about a Canadian real estate bubble, believes Canada’s market is in more at risk than America’s before 2008. “Our bubble is bigger,” Hilliard MacBeth, portfolio manager with Richardson GMP and author of When the Bubble Bursts: Surviving the Canadian Real Estate Crash, told the […]

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21 April 2015

Canada Consumer Confidence on Real Estate

Increasing confidence signals the economy is starting to adjust from last year’s plunge in crude oil prices, which should begin to have positive effects rather than negative in the second half, according to Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz. The Bloomberg-Nanos index remains below a reading of 60 set in late September before the oil […]

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13 April 2015

How to choose a real estate agent

When you are buying or selling a home, it is essential to choose the right real estate agent for your needs. The best agents are energetic, positive and proactive. On the other hand, selecting the wrong agent will cost you lots of time and money. So how do you find the best agent for your […]

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12 April 2015

Record snow leads to sluggish real estate sales

Single-family home sales in Massachusetts rose slightly in March, while condominium sales fell sharply, according to new figures released Tuesday by The Warren Group. “Condo sales seem to be cooling off, as we are not seeing the big increases in sales we saw at this time last year,” said Timothy M. Warren Jr., chief executive […]

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16 March 2015

First-time home buyers in Canada can’t afford a house without their parents’ help

A Bank of Montreal report suggests first-time home buyers are increasingly turning to the “Bank of Mom and Dad.” BMO’s 2015 Home Buying Report found that 42 per cent of first-time buyers told an online survey that they expected their parents or relatives to help pay for their first home. That’s up 12 per cent […]

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