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Technology is changing the rules of the real estate market

The real estate market is inflexible and lacks transparency, but with the use of technology and analytics it can be simplified, data can become more widely available, and overall efficiency can improve. Technology, finance and real estate are evolving into one of the strongest triptychs of the world economy. This specific triptych involves the terms …

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How can an asset manager increase your net income by 32% (and why you will never hire them to do it)

Assume that you are the sole owner of a company that has a turnover of €600,000 per annum, 10 staff, a rent roll of €32,000 per annum, and a profit margin of 22%. You are probably taking home, after tax, from salary and dividends, around €142,000. Not bad. We would suggest to you to buy …

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When Theory Meets Practice: Cost vs Price vs Value vs Worth

This article does not concern itself with the etymology of cost, price, value and worth; it focuses on the mess that these terms are causing to the banking system. In everyday language, cost, price, value and worth are often interchangeable, but they have specialized meanings in Real Estate business. Cost is the construction cost of …

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Borrowing to buy an apartment is affordable, but comes with risks in the long run

The real cost for a couple buying an apartment remains low – a trend that started in 2012 and continues – since the occasional rise in apartment prices was absorbed, to an extent, by the low interest rates for housing loans and subsequently the cost of debt. WiRE FS has conducted the very first relevant …

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Buying a property from a bank or an investment fund? Make light work of it!

The similarities and differences compared to acquiring properties from traditional sources   After 2015, numerous properties passed into the banks’ ownership, mostly through debt-to-asset swaps or foreclosures. Subsequently, several of them were acquired by credit acquiring companies and, in the near future, more are expected to follow the same path. These properties are referred to …

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Banks and credit acquiring companies put properties worth €2.5 billion up for sale

Non-performing loan sales have changed the game in the real estate market   Banks and credit acquiring companies have currently over six thousand properties with a value close to €2.5 billion on the market. To be more specific, according to data gathered and analysed by WiRE FS, the aforementioned companies have currently 6.200 properties available …

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Office market: The avalanche approaches for companies, workers, and landlords

Based on responses from more than 4,300 office-based workers and 1,500 Senior Decision Makers on behalf of their employees, surveyed across six countries, Barclays Capital believes that the work from home (WFH) revolution is upon us. Employees are expecting to work 60% more from home (to 1.6 days on average/week), while employers expect WFH days …

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