The Reality of Investing in Realty

There is a mandatory question that is oft asked at wealth seminars: “Which is the best Investment you have ever made?” I usually make it a point to invert that question and state that the worst ‘investments’ I have made are the funds I parked in realty, years ago, when I had no grey hair…

How Blockchain Is Changing The Face Of Investing – Beyond Cryptotrading

Time was, anyone who wanted to invest in the stock market used a broker. That broker provided investment advice and handled all trades. The reason, of course, was that brokers did the research and had access to information that the average individual investor did not have. All of this changed as technology provided individuals access…

Top Blockchain Applications Making Waves in Commercial Real Estate

The commercial real estate (CRE) industry is comprised of many different types of service providers, including property management, brokerage firms, banks, and other types of lenders. When a CRE transaction takes place, there are various operators involved, requiring extensive sharing of official property documents, and financial information which need to be validated. The requirements for…

How Australian Banks Became the World’s Biggest Property Addicts

Australia is riding out a huge gamble on property. The bet: 27 years of recession-free economic growth—during which Sydney home prices surged fivefold—would continue unabated and allow borrowers to keep servicing their debt. The gamble has turned dicey. Tighter lending rules are deterring investors, and lofty prices are starting to deflate. A banking probe is…

How is Best Buy Thriving in the Age of Amazon

In Best Buy’s perfect world, all 380 of its new “in-home advisors” would park their clean, white Priuses in front of a customer’s house rather than in the driveway, where the car could block others. They would quickly appraise the neighborhood, survey the landscaping, and see if a security system is in place. After knocking…

Blockchain and the Real Estate of Tomorrow

While much of the hype around blockchain has been concentrated around overvalued crypto-currencies and opaque ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), it is becoming increasingly clear that real estate – the worlds largest asset class by a large margin – will be one of the first industries to be revolutionized by the blockchain. From seamlessly registering land…

The State of Education in Croatia

Those who are planning on moving to Croatia for any purpose should be aware of how the education system in the country works. This is especially for families that plan on entering the country. While anyone can find quality real estate Croatia spots, it is another story to find education services that are sensible and…

Why millennials are choosing shares over home ownership

Chris Brycki founded Stockspot, an investment firm that focuses on millennials who have chosen to skip home ownership in favour of shares, in 2013.  “Between 5 and 10 per cent I’d say of our clients are specifically investing to save up for a house deposit,” he said. “The rest either have decided they either don’t…

Satyam’s pack of lies crumble

The Satyam mountain of lies crumble in face of evidence.  As per Ramalinga Raju, a big 4 consulting company had advised the management on the Satyam-Maytas deal.  All the top 4 consulting firms (Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and KPMG) have now denied being a part of the deal. Satyam’s valuation of unlisted Maytas…