Oliver Loutsenko

Oliver writes on micro and macroeconomic topics covering a niche range of diverse, eclectic topics across digital technology and finance fields, tailored to real estate investing as much as possible.

Four Major Valuation Methods Explained: Commercial Real Estate (CRE)

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From the perspective of investors, coming up with an accurate property valuation is the most significant factor in making investment decisions. Commercial real estate (CRE) investment has become increasingly popular in the past few decades. That’s because it’s viewed as an excellent vehicle for corporate and public wealth investors to achieve stable returns. In this …

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What Happened to the Cryptocurrency Market on Black Friday?

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On a Friday that surely won’t be forgotten anytime soon, on January 21st, 2022, according to CoinMarketCap, cryptocurrencies lost $205 billion in combined market capitalization. Bitcoin was trading at $38,440 as of 10AM Eastern Time on the day many are already calling “Black Friday”. This represents a 16.6% year-to-date drop for the most widely recognized …

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New York City’s Housing Market Finishes Strong in 2021; Slowdown Expected in 2022?

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New York City’s residential real estate market closed 2021 with many arguing it had the strongest performance in three decades. By mid-October, Manhattan contract signings already surpassed the previous record, which was 12,520 in 2013 (UrbanDigs). With a little under two weeks left in 2021, closings reached 14,774 (Cavanaugh, TheRealDeal). Already, that’s more than double …

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Inflation is Rising, What About Housing Prices?

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Prices are rising, nearly universally. Inflation appears to be increasing at an increasing rate. Just about all credible economists are continuing to signal the inflation warning bells, with consumers continuing to pay more for everyday necessities, such as food and gasoline (Fox, CNBC). While we’re yet to see substantive, broad housing price increases, many believe …

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NYC’s Real Estate Market: Roaring Housing Prices Show No Signs of Slowdown

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“The story that I’m seeing across the board: All segments are transacting. New York [real estate] is back, and people want to be here.” – Christopher Kromer, Brown Harris Stevens Statistically, that’s an excellent summation of New York City’s real estate market. While real estate was least of all financial asset classes hit by the …

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