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houseonmoney__voronin76_450bloomberg.com - U.S. millionaires see real estate as the top alternative-asset class to own this year, according to Morgan Stanley. 

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.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450homes.yahoo.com - If you're looking for a remodeling project that can amp up your curb appeal this fall, replacing your home's siding is a good start.

Replacing your siding is one of the best ways to improve the look of your home, while also providing a protective barrier against the elements.

And according to Remodeling Magazine's 2013 "Cost vs. Value Report," it's also one of the best ways to increase your property's value. And while price and return-on-investment (ROI) will vary depending on the materials and contractor used, the report reveals that homeowners can expect to recoup 72.9 percent of their investment on a vinyl siding replacement job, which costs an average of $11,192. 

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Over the last few years real estate investor confidence has been harder to find than a needle in a haystack. Today, however, things look differently as investor confidence is on the upswing—which is positive news for everyone involved in real estate.

Let’s face it—in comparison to the life of real estate investors before the crash, it has been very hard to make a living with real estate investing over the last few years. Successful investors decided to purchase foreclosures and other distressed properties and turn these homes into rental properties in areas with a high demand. Although these investors had to expand their job description to include “landlord,” this minor adjustment enabled these investors to immediately start seeing a return on

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realtytimes.com - The promise of turning a quick, hefty profit on house flipping can be irresistible, but it takes a certain investment savvy not to flop on the flip.

Flipping is a real estate investment that involves buying a distressed property, swiftly improving its value - typically through physical upgrades - and then selling it at a higher - than - purchase - plus- improvements - cost, in order to pocket a profit.

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housingwire.com - Homes purchased for investment purposes rose 65% in 2011 as investors looking for a place to park their cash sought out bank-owned properties, according to the latest Foreclosure News Report for RealtyTrac.

Last year, 1.2 million U.S. properties were acquired for investment purposes, up from 749,000 in 2010.

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