• The Shanghai girl who dared to dream
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    The Shanghai girl who dared to dream

    Yet the fundamental variables driving sharemarkets don’t change, Liu points out. A listed company’s share price is perennially reflective of two things: the business’ underlying earnings, growth, and management; and then how much people are willing to pay for it, or what we know as investor sentiment. That’s where things get hairy. “People underestimate the emotional side of sharemarkets. Most of the time, [stock price] movement is due to emotion,” she says, adding that emotional bias has “significantly amplified” since COVID. Loading “What varies a lot of the time is actually not due to company earnings. It’s because of what people want to pay. And that is behavioural.” Her job…

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  • How to Calculate the ROI of Your Home Improvement Project
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    How to Calculate the ROI of Your Home Improvement Project

    Photo: ronstik (Shutterstock) Owning your home is about more than just having shelter—it’s about managing an investments. A house or condo is often your largest asset, so instead of simply enjoying it, you have to worry about improving it all the time in the hopes you’ll be able to sell it for a lot more than you paid someday. It’s like that the moment you bought your house you began scheming to radically change it—to add or redo a bathroom, to finish the basement, or to modernize the kitchen. Whenever you hesitate to consider how expensive those renovations will be, someone invariably tells you that it will increase your home’s…

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  • Giving an ancient lakeland home a modern twist | Interiors
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    Giving an ancient lakeland home a modern twist | Interiors

    If there was ever a definition of a comfortable seat, this house would be it. A patterned seat, a colourful seat… the interior is an alchemy of antique and modern pieces that are as much to do with comfort and practicality as they are to do with aesthetic appeal. When Simon Rayner and his husband, Jeremy Langmead, moved into their 17th-century farmhouse in late 2019, they both had ideas about what they wanted. Simon was after a house with a long driveway that couldn’t be viewed from the road (it can, but barely). When the garden gates open, there is a feeling of stepping into a private world. Jeremy’s craving…

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  • Theory Design creating interior of custom home in Esplanade Lake Club
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    Theory Design creating interior of custom home in Esplanade Lake Club

    FORT MYERS, FL – the fastest-growing, high-end interior design firm in Southwest Florida – is creating a custom interior for a 4,000-plus-square-foot private residence by Seagate Development Group in Esplanade Lake Club. Located just one minute from Gulf Coast Town Center in South Fort Myers, it will take a coastal modern approach to a tropical community that extracts much beauty from never-ending Lake Como and a resort-style landscape. Come Summer 2023, Theory Design’s Vice President of Design, Ruta Menaghlazi, and Interior Designer, Emily Mastropietro, will breathe life into this custom home fit for an active family of four. Inspired by Theory Design creations in Quail West and other prestigiously renowned…

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  • A unique coastal terraced garden designed as an open air entertaining arena
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    A unique coastal terraced garden designed as an open air entertaining arena

    Portofino is a refined and picturesque Mediterranean fishing village in Italy, pinned between the Apennine Mountains and the azure Ligurian Sea. Here property and land are precious. This breathtaking coastal garden has been created out of four acres of formerly inhospitable, mountainside land facing towards the ocean, and transformed into a unique pleasure garden. Demonstrating what wonders can be achieved with sloped backyard ideas, the design successfully combines planting and landscaping with the expert principles of stylish interior design, decoration and lighting. Read on to discover how. (Image credit: Clive Nichols) Philip Vergeylen, Studio Design Director of luxury award-winning design studio Paolo Moschino (opens in new tab), had re-designed and…

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  • I’m the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company. Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now
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    I’m the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company. Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

    Mark Fleming Housing has become increasingly unaffordable to millions of Americans — with home prices and mortgage rates continuing to rise (see the lowest rates you may qualify for now here). So – as part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now – we talked to Mark Fleming. Fleming – the chief economist for title, settlement, real estate data and risk solutions company First American Financial Corporation – has analyzed and forecast the real estate and mortgage markets for 20 years. Before becoming the chief economist at First American, Fleming developed insights and analytical products for CoreLogic as…

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