We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Real Estate Quotes from Jean Chatzky, Mohnish Pabrai, Zubin Mehta, Donovan Bailey, Jeff Bezos. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Wills are trumped by legal titles to real estate or beneficiary designations on financial accounts, retirement plans and insurance policies.
What is John Arriaga’s circle of competence? Is it real estate? No! Is it U.S. real estate? No! Is it California real estate? No! Northern California real estate? No! Only real estate around Stanford. His circle of competence is this small.
Israel is a piece of real estate that neither Jew or Arab will let go of; neither will leave these shores. And so they will have to learn to live together.
I do a lot of media work, I’ve been investing and I’m involved with real estate. It’s totally different from what I had been doing but I find it challenging and fun. To be honest, I really don’t miss the track. I pretty well accomplished what I set out to do and it was time to move on.
Real estate is the key cost of physical retailers. That’s why there’s the old saw: location, location, location.
For Randy Neugebauer, the Texas Republican who chairs the investigations subcommittee, the top sources of funding for his 2012 reelection campaign are from the insurance, banking, finance, securities and real estate industries.
Whether you’re an obstetrician or a third-grade teacher or a real estate agent, you know when you’re doing good work. You’re passionate about it.
Engel & Volkers is international, high end and associated with the very best in real estate which is well represented by our new Park Avenue address.
In the mid-1990s, when Russia was undergoing a construction boom, I entered the real estate development market.
I was a law student when I started acting in plays. I was a real estate lawyer but I continued acting on stage because that is what gave me a lot of happiness.
If folks really want music in their community they can do it very cheaply. It doesn’t have to be a $50 million program. All we need is just a little real estate.
Five centuries from now – barring unimaginable catastrophe – the moon will be developed real estate. There’s economic incentive to exploit the moon – the helium-3 will be useful in powering fusion reactors, and the rare earth elements could supplant the limited terrestrial supply of these materials.
Owning a variety of asset classes means that some part of your portfolio will be doing well when the cyclical turmoil arises. A broadly diversified portfolio includes large capitalization stocks, small cap, emerging markets, fixed income, real estate and commodities.
This is the standard line of the Trump side of the party, that us who oppose him are just a bunch of elites who live in the Acela corridor in this bubble of unimaginable wealth. I wish I had been born into an extremely wealthy New York real estate family and been given multimillion dollar loans to get my start in life.
Golf courses sell real estate and that’s why they’re built.
I was into real estate. I was always an entrepreneur.
In Sydney, we always have a deficiency of housing. So that’s one good thing, which will cause real estate to keep going up. Not fast, but it’ll go up.
You don’t have to be too bright to get into real estate.
I had a couple come in with a negative amortization mortgage on a house that costs way too much relative to their income. They’re consuming real estate, not investing in it.
What people really haven’t thought about with real estate is, if you get tax reform, you’re going to see real estate now… the velocity of selling and buying real estate will just kick.
I’ve been in real estate for my whole life, I’ve been trying to sharpshoot the market with my investments, I’m never right. All you need to do is get near the bottom. That’s good enough.
Even at 10 years old, Jonathan and I started saying things like, ‘Hey, what about this for the property?’ And I remember my parents saying, ‘You’re 10. What do you know about real estate? Go play with toys.’
I don’t often think of Donald Trump, but his daughter is very smart. She’s a woman working in real estate, which is predominantly men, and she’s both savvy and articulate about her business and her business acumen.
For example, if I make money, I put it in real estate. I always did very well. Location, location, location.
I have a real estate development company. I have investments in all sorts of things, and I dabble all over the place.
First and foremost, I’m a real estate person. And that’s what I love the most.
Donald Trump is an archetypal grifter. Using the presidency to promote your golf courses, hotels, and real estate business is grifting. So is getting people to pay a premium for buildings with your name in big, gold letters. Licensing your name is what every grifter dreams about.
I have always admired women that have a strong sense of self, complemented by femininity. I especially appreciate the presence of these women in traditionally male-dominated industries, such as real estate.
In 2008, when the real estate market blew up, it principally hurt older people who saw the value of their houses go down, along with their pension plans.
I think that real estate consumers are stuffy; I think they’re scared. They don’t buy a house every day. It’s a very infrequent purchase.
Many novice real estate investors soon quit the profession and invest in a well-diversified portfolio of bonds. That’s because, when you invest in real estate, you often see a side of humanity that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and saving money shelter you from.
The value of real estate to a city is huge. A community that is invested in making deep roots in an area creates a commitment to making their city the best it can be. It becomes a common bond.
Harlem was the main chance for the east end of New York, for eastsiders, as that real estate boom that took place in the 1890s – and it was a preposterous one where people bought and sold, and everything appreciated with each sale – and eventually, of course, the house of cards would crumble.
Women who have it all should try having nothing: I have no husband, no children, no real estate, no stocks, no bonds, no investments, no 401(k), no CDs, no IRAs, no emergency fund – I don’t even have a savings account. It’s not that I have not planned for the future; I have not planned for the present.
I would think that other people could see if you had other talents. I grew and expanded from the Elly May role. I was doing real estate and personal appearances and kept my foot in the door.
The Nasdaq bubble and crash were followed by the real estate bubble then subprime crash, which led to the unprecedented printing of trillions of dollars in an attempt to prevent a global depression.
We started out as actors. When we were coming out of high school, we didn’t want to be struggling actors, and – I remember the conversation – we were like, ‘Let’s invest in real estate!’
I fell in love with real estate, renovations, and became a licensed contractor when I was 26.
Geo-stationary orbit is actually real estate – you can only put so many satellites up there. It’s like waterfront property at the beach. Everyone builds the biggest thing they can put up there.
Real estate investing is unique in that it’s almost as much a career or a way of life as it is a form of investing. Indeed, the fact that real estate is involves so much sweat equity makes it unique among other investments.
I wanted to be a businesswoman from as early as I can remember, and specifically, my real passion was real estate.
There are caste systems in American cities: Many are marginalized to the edges of urban centers due to real estate costs; price tags seem to lurk around human encounters; there’s a cult of overwork in the middle class; workers at your local manicurist, your local fast casual restaurant, are exploited.
By buying off the bottom in the real estate markets, I’m doing the best I can to protect myself from any future calamity. Time will tell whether it will work.
As a result of the policies of my government, black money in real estate sector has declined substantially, the prices of houses have come down and the dream of a normal middle class family for possessing their own house is being realised.
I started out, coming out of college, I had my Realtor’s license, and I did real estate full time for a number of years.
There’s a lot of real estate in our brain dedicated to facial recognition and to physics. That takes a lot of processing power out of our brain.
I used to be in the real estate business, and I have three areas of interest: Chickamauga Lock, Chickamauga Lock, and Chickamauga Lock.
Real estate sales was perfect training for the experience to go into public life because you learn to accept rejection, learn to meet new people, learn to work with people and find common ground. That’s the way you sell houses… that’s also the way you win over constituency.
Increasingly, the real estate developers can’t get bank loans for their project financing in China. They’re now going into the Hong Kong market to raise money in the bond market at very, very high rates, as high as 15, 20 percent.
People were holding high denomination notes to keep tax unaccounted for money. Some sectors like real estate were using cash to avoid tax.
More and more, the superrich don’t live in one place but many, flitting between multiple homes on different continents, flying to them on private jets, perhaps, concealing many of their real estate purchases through webs of shell companies and trusts.
I was a ball boy for the Atlanta Falcons; I was a tax assessor – this was all in high school – I was an account assistant at the courthouse, and then I was a real estate assistant.
I’ve made money in real estate, hotel, and restaurant investments.
In real estate, you make 10% of your money because you’re a genius and 90% because you catch a great wave.
I always felt very secure and very safe with real estate. Real estate always appreciates.
In India, one has to have faith in equity. What are the alternatives – real estate, debt? If debt can give you 6 percent, equity can give you 15 percent.
To finance this trade deficit, the U.S. has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks, businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world.
Investing in Chicago property is just Wanda’s first move into the U.S. real estate market.
I got sort of sick of seeing Asians being the blank, bland real estate agent or something. I didn’t care. It didn’t mean anything to me.
A major way that losses are generated in real estate ventures is through depreciation, which is supposed to reflect the way that assets lose value over time. But a well-maintained building typically gains value.
Half of this business is politics. As real estate developers, it’s our job to go in there and get beat up.
I wanted to solve every real estate problem with software.
I believe that the Chinese people as a whole love to make investments in real estate.
My businesses are all related – retail, shopping centers, banking, real estate, and tourism development. Together they create synergy.
We’re the real estate industry – not the manufacturers.
Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent; there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him.
Some of the higher price of L.A. real estate does reflect the intrinsic pleasure of living there, as I’m reminded every time I walk out my door into the perfect weather.
Chicago seems to follow New York, and coming from New York and being in real estate, I worry about things happening in Chicago that have happened in New York. I’ve seen a great city like New York go downhill. It has a wonderful financial downtown, but the rest of the city is not very nice.
If you ask me, over time, I am a believer in the Indian financial saving story getting stronger; a lot more savers are moving money away from gold and real estate into banks, mutual funds, insurance and equities.
I thought I would spend the rest of my life being a good tax lawyer. The interesting thing about being a tax lawyer is, none of your clients are poor. I had clients come to me and say, ‘Can you help us make investments?’ That led to me getting into the real estate business.
If you offshore, if you telecommute, if you do anything to minimize your company’s physical real estate, there are real consequences to its culture and cohesion.
There’s no one person that can provide all the insights I need to run the business. There are so many aspects to WeWork: Digital, real estate, operations, space, and design. I pick and choose people who can help in each aspect.
Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books, you have to write about the interesting lawyers – the guys who steal all the money and take off. That’s the fun stuff.
The positive aspect of my negative view is essentially that you shouldn’t own cash and government bonds, but you should be in assets like real estate or equities or precious metals or in commodities.
With real estate, it’s location, location, location. In public speaking, it’s acoustics, acoustics, acoustics.
Most of my ex-girlfriends are still close friends. I guess when you are with someone that long, unless they did something really terrible to you, you remain friends. My real estate business is run by my best friend, who is an ex-girlfriend.
The most valuable real estate in the world lies between the president’s ears.
I’m happy to make returns of 4% to 6% a year on my real estate portfolio. If inflation comes along I’ll be able to increase rent and have capital appreciation roughly in line with inflation.
The golf facet of my life doesn’t go with the rest of my life, which is a rough-and-tumble life. I work in real estate development, which is the toughest business, and I do it in the toughest city. I deal with ruthless people.
Security tokens are going to give birth to a quadrillion dollar market. This is because we will see the tokenization of the world’s fiat money, debt market, real estate, equities, and art.
My dad was in the Navy; he was in Vietnam. My mom was trying to sell real estate on the side. We didn’t have a lot of money.
I didn’t come from a real estate background originally. I was going to school for business and was struggling to find a place to live because there weren’t enough rental properties available to students.
The real estate agent had to go door-to-door in the apartment building we wanted to rent, asking if it was OK for this interracial family – my mom is white and I was a 1-year-old half-African kid – to live in the apartment building.
I think a lot of people try to time the market when it comes to buying or selling a property or investing in real estate, but the real secret to real estate is not timing the market, but time in the market.
A typical day in my writing life starts with looking at pictures of real estate online for at least 20 minutes. If I happen to be actually in the market for a house, I do this for 40 minutes. Then I walk my dog, come back home, and tell myself I can look at real estate for another five minutes.
Quality for me is key, and this stands true in every facet of my business from real estate, hotels, and fashion.
Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate.
In the real estate business you learn more about people, and you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life, you learn more about the impact of government, probably than any other profession that I know of.
I think kitchen real estate is very valuable, so something has to perform multiple functions for me to give it space in my drawers.
The problem with real estate is that it’s local. You have to understand the local market.
I’ve been buying real estate because it’s an asset I can control, that I could finance extremely cheaply if I chose to. I do not choose to; I buy my real estate in cash. I’m not interested in making money on it. I just want to keep my money safe.
The one thing all humans share is that we all inhabit the same limited amount of real estate, which is Planet Earth.
I suppose I was a frustrated artist. I like fitting things together, and there are plenty of different ways to do that with real estate.
London changes because of money. It’s real estate. If they can build some offices or expensive apartments they will, it’s money that changes everything in a city.
Our new app increases the exposure of Engel & Volkers’ premier services and properties to the growing number of iPad users who are researching their real estate markets, locally and globally.
Real estate funded our first creative endeavors as teenagers and we were doing what we do long before the show ‘Property Brothers’ was pitched.
I had no idea about running a hotel, but as an investment, as a property in real estate, it was very interesting because we got a great deal. Talking to my mom, I said, ‘Listen, we’re going to buy this, but I need somebody to run it.’ So I asked my mom, ‘Are you willing to do it?’
Floyd has showed me that he’s set up with real estate, businesses, and investments.
Perhaps the secret to making a billion dollars in real estate is that there is no secret.
I started in the supermarket business in the early ’70s. And by ’75, ’76, I realized you don’t have a business unless you own the real estate.
In 1997, in Rich Dad, Poor Dad, I stated, ‘Your home is not an asset.’ Real estate agents sent me hate mail.
My mom was a single mother. She had six siblings in a big Irish family, all descended from shanty Irish folks who arrived after the Famine. They settled along the Cuyahoga River. It’s the river that caught on fire. We’re real good at picking real estate.
There are deep value opportunities in insurance stocks, which were beaten down because of their exposure to the subprime crisis, annuities, and commercial real estate.
Hedgehogs need somewhere to hibernate through the winter, but also a place that they can lie out at during the day. So have a few places around your garden that are a bit wild, maybe a log pile, potentially even a hedgehog home, all of which are going to be prime real estate for one of these little guys.
I joined a band because I didn’t like school, and there’s nothing else I’d rather have done. If I really wanted to make money, I’d be in real estate. But I’m rich enough. I have a son and daughter, a lovely home, and if I see something I like, I can buy it. That’s rich enough.
The real estate business was something Dad and I could do together.
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
A lot of media that that I want to consume, I don’t want to have to own forever and ever. It’s not like real estate.
Shikun & Binui, our infrastructure and real estate company, implements sustainability by building their projects 100% sustainable while educating their employees worldwide.
Real estate deals a lot with the government. It isn’t like manufacturing, logistics, home appliances or the auto sector, which deal with consumers.
In the commercial real estate business, brokers spearhead major accounts. But they wouldn’t have customers without the people who oversee construction.
Over 17 years, I took on banks, landlords, real estate firms, local governments, anybody who treated anybody unfairly.
Compare with a country like China, India has very few cinema screens, as we have real estate problems.
I’ve leased the apartment; my partner is going to come out here. But we’re keeping our house in Chicago because real estate is a really good investment and also because it is just crammed with full of stuff!
I hope we business people can invest more aggressively outside Metro Manila, whether in real estate, factories, or other enterprises, in order to give equal opportunities to all other regions.
A particular modern problem is that megalomania, especially when it involves real estate development, is the disturbance of many faceless men. And a faceless man is a difficult enemy.
I made a tremendous amount of money on real estate. I’ll take real estate rather than go to Wall Street and get 2.8 percent. Forget about it.
What we have to be careful is that if we drop interest rates where the rate of interest is lower than inflation, then savers will not put money in financial savings and move it to gold and real estate, which is bad for India.
For years, as a seller of real estate and star of reality TV, Donald Trump made a living wooing customers and viewers. His selling skills were good enough that he even convinced voters to elect him as president in spite of his near-total lack of qualifications.
At first, the only thing that I learned was to save. Then I learned about mutual fund, then later on direct stock investments. I also went into small businesses and even real estate.
Moving is easy, exciting, an adventure – when you’re young. Later, not so much. I love Massachusetts, my old home. Sometimes, late at night, I even study the real estate ads in my old hometown. But it’s not even a fantasy. My parents are both gone. The world I left doesn’t exist anymore. Neither does the person I was.
I’m in a fortunate position where real estate isn’t my full-time job, but I have an extreme passion in the field, so as far as picking projects, we don’t have as much pressure in having to pick one in order to make a living.
The right watch is like real estate.
No offense to Bushwick, where all my neighbors greeted me on the street and there is a growing arts community and a curious beauty to its industrial zone, but Bushwick is no Williamsburg, even if the real estate agents would have you believe it is.
Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.
I was really lucky to have been raised in this really powerful matriarchy where my dad was around, but I was with my mom and my grandma most of the time. They were heavy influences on me. My mother has a career in technology; my grandma sold real estate.
I was at UC Berkeley as an undergrad when my father lost a lot of money in real estate investments in Northern California. He wanted a change of pace, so in the early ’90s, my family moved to L.A., right in the middle of Tehrangeles. It was a culture shock for me.
Certainly the advent of technology and electronic commerce has had an immense impact on the real estate industry.
Commercial real estate always trails residential, and as residential growth flourishes, shopping centers flourish and service the communities, and jobs come out.
When you’re trying to expand your business, it’s about real estate in the stores.
I’m not a real estate developer. I’m a golfer. I’m a sportsman.
We will strengthen crackdown on illegal renovations and enforce a restitution of large-scale development gains to better stabilize the real estate market.
Drones photograph, prospect and advertise real estate from golf courses to skyscrapers; they also monitor construction in progress.
If you’ve driven over to the gay section of Los Angeles, it’s like a golf course… Real estate values go ‘boom!’
If you look at any successful professional – a salesperson, a marketer, a real estate agent, a trader – they all have the same qualities as the con man. The only difference is that one side uses their talents in the right direction and the con man is taking the easy way out.
Well, real estate is always good, as far as I’m concerned.
I had probably seven agents by the time I became a legitimate real estate broker.
The National Multifamily Housing Council, a trade association of apartment owners, managers, developers and lenders, has come to the defense of the interest deduction and other provisions favorable to the real estate industry, describing them as ‘core principles’ and promising a fight.
The more books there are on shelves, the more will be sold. Once you get to the level of The Secret and have 40-100 copies in many stores, managers have almost no choice but to put them in prime real estate like front-of-store, end caps, or front window.
South Sydney is a very complicated and wonderful place. You have some of the most expensive bits of real estate in the country and a large percentage of government housing.
When I gave up law to go into real estate, my mother said, ‘How can you give up the law?’ But she lived long enough to see the Bulls win all six championships. She would wear all six pendants at the same time. She could barely stand up.
The first wave of the Internet was really about data transport. And we didn’t worry much about how much power we were consuming, how much cooling requirements were needed in the data centers, how big the data center is in terms of real estate. Those were almost afterthoughts.
For me, I love doing different things with real estate.
Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk.
To my real estate agent, Chernobyl is a fixer-upper.
Robots are interesting because they exist as a real technology that you can really study – you can get a degree in robotics – and they also have all this pop-culture real estate that they take up in people’s minds.
I’ve made my career, made money in real estate and real estate development.
You work with people who are obsessive about shopping, obsessive about owning things and buying things, like this purchase is going to make them happy. And you want to say to them, ‘You know, no amount of real estate is gonna fill that void.’
It was a long, circuitous route from my mom’s real estate business to Netflix. It didn’t happen overnight. Or in a year. Or even in ten years. But it happened.
What we call real estate – the solid ground to build a house on – is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
As income from work has become more concentrated in America, the super rich have invested in businesses, real estate, art, and other assets. The income from these assets is now concentrating even faster than income from work.
We were using the record as a tool to invest money into real estate all through the South, because we were living in an era where the South was changing.
A real estate closer. Oh, what’s that? I’m a real estate opener. What is a real estate closer? You mean at the end where you’ve got to sign all those papers?
Credit expansion and money printing hasn’t filtered much to ordinary people. It’s boosted asset markets, real estate and stocks. So well-to-do-people have done very well.
I want to be a successful landlord. I like real estate.
I own a mortgage company and a real estate company funded by the music. Florida is a kinda gold mine.
I’m a businesswoman. You know, I have other investments too, real estate. A long time ago, I would buy a house and flip it. But now everybody does that, so I don’t do that anymore because there’s no houses out there to buy.
I never had to say to myself, ‘OK now, I’ve got to grow up and work for a bank, or go and sell real estate.’ I never had to make that kind of break.
I always tell my mom that if she would have just bought me a Barbie when I was little, I would have gone into real estate.
For the first forty years of his real estate career, my grandfather never acquired debt. In the 1970s and ’80s, however, all of that changed as Donald’s ambition grew larger and his missteps became more frequent.