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Should you Buy a House Or Find House For Rent in Bangalore?

Places like Jayanagar and Basavangudi happen to be not just among the most popular house renting option in south Bangalore; they also happen to be popular among those looking to retire in peace. All of the attention that these places receive from retirees certainly has one effect – it drives the prices of homes up. People in their mid-50s now who are beginning to seriously consider whether they should choose this path to retire and buy a house, look at these popular retirement spots and wonder if now would be a good time to buy in. Housing prices happen to be depressed now and the interest rates on loans for homes happen to be at all time lows as well. If you happen to be 10 years away from retirement, should you still buy a house now to take advantage of the market?

The way buying a retirement home has usually worked always, you think about the actual purchase after you retire. You sell the home in which presently you are staying, in the city that you are working in currently, and then you search for a new apartment to buy in a city you will be happy to retire in. Now though, older buyers are beginning to look to buy a house even before they retire. They don’t want to be priced out of some of the more popular retirement spots. In towns like Kormangala and Adugodi, apartments for sale in south Bangalore have jumped up by a third every year. Even house for rent in Bangalore is beginning to sell better than ever before.

What is it that attracts so many buyers to buy now? They wish to take advantage of the unbelievably low home prices and mortgage rates that they see around today. The Housing Affordability Index run by the National Association of Realtor’s has found that homes have never been cheaper ever since they began recording data about 40 years ago, than they were last year. Median home prices in all kinds of retirement destinations are falling by as much is two-thirds. People used to buy homes here just to flip them. Today, the low prices are bringing people in who actually hope to live in these houses that they get at the bottom of the market. It you have enough money for a down payment and if you have no mortgage on your primary home, to buy a house now will save you staggering amounts of money. The time is now. Wait a couple of years to buy your house, and interest rates could actually claim.

There are actually a few warnings you probably need to keep in mind. Housing prices in all these retirement destinations are expected to start to climb in a few months. The only reason that the prices are low today is that there have been many foreclosures in the recent
past. The banks are stuck with more homes than they know what to do with. And prices in retirement destinations are expected to really climb faster than anywhere else in the country.

Not every house for rent is going to offer bargain prices though. Places where the foreclosures of 2013 and 2014 have been particularly harsh, places like North Bangalore or south Bangalore, you’ll find that the prices are as low as you want them to go. Places that didn’t experience too much tumult in the wake of the recession won’t really have that much to offer in the low prices department.

Five Easy Steps to Staying Motivated and Thinking Positive

Motivating yourself to excel at your job or to be an example to your employees, should not be something you do only when the spirit moves you. It’s an ongoing process that should include every facet of your business life. This means your mental attitude, physical well-being and appearance, work atmosphere, your interaction with others (clients and employees alike), and your off-the-job environment.

Motivational experts get paid big bucks to tell professionals, striving for success, that they must constantly examine these factors. How do you do that? Follow the 5 tips that follow, and watch the changes.

Maintain a Positive Attitude – Let’s realize that life is only 10% of what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. We’re responsible for our own actions and attitudes, and changing them when appropriate. When you’re around people/things that are uplifting and positive, you feel that way. You have more confidence in yourself, and know you can change whatever needs changing. If you can make your workplace such a place you’ll find happier workers and higher production. You might even find your employees look forward to coming to work!

Leave Personal Troubles Home – Everyone has problems, but they don’t belong at work. Turn your attention and energy entirely to your on-the-job tasks. This will actually be good for you because you’ll get a mental break from your troubles.

Create Positive Affirmations – The reason for writing goals for your business is the same as creating positive affirmations on paper. What your eyes see and ears hear, your mind will believe. Try it! After you’ve written them down, read them aloud to yourself – and do it every morning when you get into work. You’ll be amazed at what happens. Come up with a set of new ones every month. Statements such as, “I’m an important and valuable person,” or “I know I’ll make good use of my time today.” Repeating them out loud everyday at a set time will help reinforce positive actions. Being positive is how to be happy in life .

Make Sure Break Times Are Really Break Times – This is an area where most bosses/entrepreneurs fall down. You become so intense about the project or situation you’re working on that you don’t ease up. Thinking that it’ll be solved in the next few seconds, and then you’ll get a cup of coffee can lead you right up to quitting time. Regularly adhering to a specified break schedule, even if you’re the boss, releases the tension. If you work on a computer this is even a greater problem because before you realize it – you’ve been working in that same position for hours. The best answer to this is to set yourself a reminder on your appointment calendar for every 2 hours, and let the computer reminder chime send you the alert to move around.

Exercise, Exercise, Exercise – I know that lately it seems that “exercise” is the cure-all to every physical ailment or your love life, but despite that there is some truth to that ugly word. By “exercise” I don’t mean that you should go out and join a gym and spend your lunch-time, 3-days-a-week there working out. What is really beneficial and workable is that at those chiming alerts from your computer, get up and walk around your desk or room. Maybe go outside and get the mail and enjoy the sunlight (if you’re an entrepreneur that has a home office), or just get up and do a few stretches. Concentrated, tense thinking – typing – plotting plans – or whatever your work, makes all those muscles tighten up and knot up. Then when we move we “ooh” and “ouch” because we’ve knotted up into a ball of tension. Periodic stretching, even at our desk, or just getting up and walking over to the window and getting a different view can help. One of the greatest disservice modern business decor has done to us, is making our offices pristine, sleek, unencumbered spaces. There is nothing more relaxing than getting up from your desk and walking over to a peaceful, serene, seascape or pastoral painting and just drinking it in visually. Momentarily transporting your mind out of work and into that place does wonders. A few good paintings and less shiny chrome in offices would benefit us all.

It only takes a little concentrated effort on our part to keep motivated and productive, which leads to success. I know you’re going to hate hearing this, but it’s true anyway – and that is, “WHEN LIFE GIVES YOUR LEMONS – MAKE LEMONADE!”