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  • Wave of Evictions Leads to Homeless Crisis in Spain Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    The number of Spanish families facing eviction is mounting at a dizzying pace, and when they can’t move in with relatives, they often take over empty homes, and there are plenty of them. The NYT reports.

  • Professionals, like doctors and lawyers and anyone else who might be sued, should work with an adviser to keep creditors from cleaning them out if they lose in court

  • Why China Still Faces a ‘Hard Landing’: Nomura Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:16 AM ET

    Official and private sector surveys on China’s manufacturing sector suggest the economy is finally perking up, boosting stocks in Shanghai almost 2 percent on Thursday. But exports, the main engine of growth, are still struggling and that means the Chinese recovery is not on solid ground yet, economists say.

  • With financial advisers moving from one firm to another more frequently than in the past, chances are you'll have an opportunity to review your needs.

  • Try Candor and Humility With Your Clients Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:53 PM ET

    The way to foster long-term relationships is to admit that we cannot know what the markets will do, says  Mark Hebner, president of Index Fund Advisors.

  • Singapore's Surging Property Stocks Primed for More Gains Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:45 AM ET
    Private housing apartments in Singapore

    Singapore’s property stocks have surged on average 48 percent so far this year, far outstripping the 15.5 percent gain on the broader Straits Times Index, and analysts say there is still more upside for the sector.

  • Taking a Healthy Approach to Real Estate Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

    When it comes to investing in health care, sometimes it's not about medicines and devices. There are real estate investment trusts specializing in the health care sector that invest in property and facilities.

  • New Definition of Success? Survival Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:06 PM ET

    Consumers would do well to follow these financial survival skills, according to Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the CFP Board.

  • Focus on Money Matters, Not Investment Returns Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    For financial advice, take the focus off the factors we can't control and move it to the things we can. It requires robust communication and periodic reassessment, according to Marilyn Capelli Dimitroff of Capelli Financial Services.

  • Problem Clients? No Problem at All Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:04 PM ET

    There are really no problem clients so much as there are clients in problematic situations, says adviser Dan Mathews of Stepp and Rothwell.

  • Finding Help for the Real Estate Baron in You Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:03 PM ET

    Many people get into real estate as a hobby or for a little extra income, but what happens when a part-time pursuit becomes a full-fledged business.

  • How to Break Up with Your Financial Adviser Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Hand on detonator

    When it's time to cut ties, make sure you know what to do and when to do it.

  • The markets are trickier than ever, technology is a bear and the parade of complex products with odd names is enough to make your head spin.

  • Dealing With a Problem Client Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    It’s important to distinguish between high-maintenance clients (who need a lot of hand holding) and problem ones (who want the impossible).

  • Sure, investment returns grab the headlines, but fees fatten the top and bottom line, which makes expansion into other services tempting.

  • Leaving the Street to Go Solo Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    Wall Street’s shedding jobs, so why not start your own business. You may be an investment guru but are you a general manager?

  • Puerto Aventuras Homes Villas, Casa Delfines

    Mexico is doing its best to target investors for its real estate market. Even with drug violence, analysts say opportunities are good for foreign investment.

  • The World's Hottest Real Estate Markets Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | 6:54 PM ET
    Global property markets have had a forgettable last year, with prices rising a paltry 0.5 percent, leading to gloomy forecasts for the current year as well. But over the past five years beginning 2006, property prices have registered huge gains sparking fears of an asset bubble and concerns over the impact of high household debt.We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest property markets based on research by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, which ranks countries according to

    We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest real estate markets. Find out which countries have seen house prices skyrocket.

  • Investors Are Looking to Buy Homes by the Thousands Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:35 PM ET

    With home prices down more than a third from their peak and the market swamped with foreclosures, large investors are salivating at the opportunity to buy perhaps thousands of homes at deep discounts and fill them with tenants. The New York Times reports.

  • Post-Bubble Home Improvement Rules Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:56 PM ET
    The housing market remains shaky amid an improving, broader economy. And after years of declines, homeowners have changed their priorities in home improvement. Duo Dickinson, a home remodeling architect for more than 30 years, has seen his share of ups and downs in real estate. But this time, it is different, he says. Instead of waiting for flush times again, homeowners are scrapping second-home dreams and fancy remodeling projects. They’re focusing instead on staying put and value-focused home

    Man caves? Jacuzzis? Great rooms? Who needs them? Big, fancy and expensive are out; small, utilitarian and frugal are in. Oh, and so is the outdoors!