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    Dorota Dyman and Associates Real Estate: Tips on de-stressing process of home purchase

    We must also not forget about the stress involved in moving to a new location. After all, one is leaving familiar surroundings and neighbours behind for good. Simultaneously, it often becomes necessary to get acclimatised to a new area where everyone is a stranger.

    What are some of the most difficult and emotionally stressful experiences in any person's life? We can easily list the top four:

    The death of a loved one
    Breakdown of a marriage
    Change of jobs
    Buying a home
    Does the last point really belong in this list? Actually, it does. Anyone who has ever been through the process of buying a home will agree that there is a lot of insecurity involved in such an operation. People ask themselves a lot of questions when buying a house:

    "Are we doing the right thing?"
    "Is this the right time?"
    "Is this the right area/neighborhood/flat? I liked the previous one better."
    We must also not forget about the stress involved in moving to a new location. After all, one is leaving familiar surroundings and neighbours behind for good. Simultaneously, it often becomes necessary to get acclimatized to a new area where everyone is a stranger. Finally, the expenses involved in buying a home are easily the biggest financial responsibility any of us will ever shoulder.

    Conducting a carefully organized market survey can result in considerable savings, both in matters of finance and heartache. You can contact a real estate agent [ dailystrength.org/groups/dorota-dyman--a.. ], place your requirements and budget before him, and allow him to conduct the search. You can (and should) actively assist him in this, but be open to all options that come your way and do not make impulsive decisions. New homes should be bought with the head and not the heart.

    Another aspect of effective home buying is considering all the expenses involved - not just the price of the new residence. There will be a lot of extra costs to consider [ dailystrength.org/groups/dorota-dyman--a.. ] - down-payment, stamp duty and registration charges, brokerage, electricity meter charges, legal costs, packing and moving, housing loan EMIs (if you have taken a housing loan), etc.

    Preparing for all expenses gives you a clearer idea of what you are doing, what you can genuinely afford, and in which areas you may have to restrict spending money for a while after the home is bought. All things considered, proper planning will put you more in control of the situation, making the stress of home buying easier to handle.

    The above article is repost from moneycontrol.com/news/real-estate/tipsde..
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    Dyman Real Estate: Millionaires See Real Estate as Top Investment for 2014

    U.S. millionaires see real estate as the top alternative-asset class to own this year, according to Morgan Stanley. (MS)

    About 77 percent of investors with at least $1 million in assets own real estate, according to a survey released today by the New York-based investment bank’s wealth-management unit. Direct ownership of residential and commercial properties was the No. 1 alternative-investment pick for 2014, with a third of millionaires surveyed saying they plan to buy this year. Twenty-three percent said they expect to invest in real estate investment trusts, the second-most popular choice.

    Wealthy investors are turning to a rebounding real estate market as fixed-income yields remain historically low and equities surge. U.S. commercial-property values rose 8 percent in the 12 months ended Jan. 31, and have jumped 71 percent since hitting their post-recession bottom in 2009, research firm Green Street Advisors Inc. reported today. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 cities is up 24 percent from its 2012 low.

    “After a year where the Standard & Poor’s Index rose 30 percent, some millionaires are moving money out of traditional, long-only strategies to find outperformance, and turning toward alternatives such as real estate and private equity,” said Gary Kaminsky, a vice chairman at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in New York. “Sophisticated, high-net-worth investors are much more concerned about losses.”

    Collectibles ranked as the third-most-popular alternative-investment choice this year, with 20 percent of millionaires saying they planned to buy, followed by private equity at 19 percent and precious metals at 16 percent.

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    Wealthy investors see stocks getting expensive and interest rates staying stable or even declining over the next couple of years, Kaminsky said in an interview at a conference for Tiger 21 investors last week in Scottsdale, Arizona. That’s why they are looking more closely at alternatives including real estate for returns and income, he said.

    Tiger 21 members, who have at least $10 million in investable assets, increased their average allocation to real estate last year to 21 percent as of the fourth quarter from 19 percent in the first three months of 2013, according to a separate study released by the New York-based group last month.

    Will Ade, a Tiger 21 member, said real estate is a particularly attractive investment as stocks show vulnerability in 2014. The S&P 500 has fallen more than 4 percent this year, while developing-country stocks have tumbled on concern that the outlook for economies is worsening.

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