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Moving to Bangalore – A Beginner’s Guide

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Bangalore, as a city, has seen tremendous growth in the past couple of decades thanks to the information technology and surging employment opportunities. Any such development would compel a major proportion of the workforce to relocate to the place of employment, which in our case forms an important discussion of finding a home for any newcomer to Bangalore. When moving ... Read More »

Don’t Bet the House on Home-Improvement Stocks

A Coke-versus-Pepsi debate seems irrelevant when you’re an investor and soda sales are booming. Likewise, shareholders in Lowe’s Cos. have had less cause to obsess over larger competitor Home Depot Inc. recently. Both home-improvement retailers’ stock prices have been red hot: Lowe’s has risen by 61% over the past year, Home Depot’s by 48%. The fact that Lowe’s was the ... Read More »

Local Home Improvement Company and its sunroom product to be featured on Designing Spaces® airing on Lifetime Television®

COLLINSVILLE – Sunspace of Greater St. Louis, located in Collinsville, Ill., and its sunroom products will be featured next week on the award winning home improvement show Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime Television® June 18, 2015 at 6 a.m. (CST). In the segment, Designing Spaces has a solution for how to experience an outdoor lifestyle no matter where you live?for at least 9 months of ... Read More »

Six Home Improvement Projects You Should Do this Summer

If you’re a weekend warrior who’s waited all winter to spruce up your home, now is the time to get those improvements underway. Whether you’ve got an indoor project on your agenda, or an outdoor undertaking in mind that you know will improve your curb appeal and property value, there’s no time like the present. But with so many options ... Read More »

Masters’ future under a cloud under new CEO

The future of Woolworths’ $3 billion home improvement business is under a cloud after its chief architect and biggest supporter Grant O’Brien announced plans to retire as chief executive, leaving the door open for his successor to convince the board to pull the plug. Mr O’Brien reaffirmed Woolworths’ commitment to the Masters and Home Timber and Hardware chains a month ... Read More »

House Value Jumping? Save Your Home Improvement Receipts

A tax time bomb is ticking for an increasing number of people who have been lucky enough to see big gains in the values of their homes. This is especially true in and around cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and San Diego, where home prices have increased smartly over the last decade or two. There, single ... Read More »

Some Homeowners Go Solo to Sell Their Real Estate

  Verley Platt, a 72-year-old Philadelphian, decided to go solo. In April, she listed her stone Colonial home—sans real-estate agent—for $1.1 million. A quick sale at asking price, she figured, could save her $66,000 in agent commissions—worth all the hard work. “That’s a lot to spend for someone else to sell your house,” says Ms. Platt, who runs an online ... Read More »

Commercial Real Estate Forecast After The Fed Tightens

Investment real estate has been generally appreciating in this environment of expanding economic activity and low interest rates, but what will happen when the Fed tightens?  Commercial investors should be fine for the first and second year of Fed tightening. After that, look for sluggish returns. Real estate investment trust prices have dipped the last few months, probably on expectations ... Read More »

Macy’s Real Estate Has Shareholders Salivating

A string of recent deals has resurrected an old investment idea: that much of the value in retail lies in the bricks and mortar. The most recent came Monday when Hudson’s Bay Co. agreed to acquire the German department store chain Galeria Kaufhof for about $2.7 billion. That price was almost entirely covered by a side deal in which Hudson’s ... Read More »