For those of you who follow this blog, the fact is that my interests to remain in the direction of real estate and real estate trends when blogging. Of course this is not always appetizing for readers, and I hope to work in different interests in order to consider a wider spectrum of people.
One piece of news that came out in the paper today that did stand out to me was the fact that Facebook figures for its last quarter actually came in soft. For those of you unfamiliar with Facebook, welcome to 2012. For those of you who are familiar with Facebook, we are all anxiously awaiting the release of the IPO is planned for some time next month. Very few people in the industry imagined that soft numbers would lead Facebook into the IPO.
In fact, the purchase they make just couple weeks ago up of Instagram highlights the sort of issues that Facebook is dealing with at the moment. Instagram was purchased as a result of the competition it posed to Facebook, and this once again lets us know that even companies as significant in size as Facebook are dealing with what I like to call uncharted territory in terms of the paradigm shifts we are seeing in the business world.
How Does this Relate to Real Estate?
If Facebook navigating this new age of business and financial transition in a very freewheeling manner (the purchase of threatened to derail the IPO), then we have to imagine that our own investments in a time where the world is globally reshaping itself are going to be somewhat challenging. We can no longer see them at our economic shifts will be anything like they were 50 years ago. The changes are coming faster, and swings are generally wider. Our real estate perspective needs to be open to the fact that not only is technology changing, but our world is changing, and our interpretation of real estate investments need to consider this sort of fluctuations our economy will likely continue to see.