How will RERA change the Indian Real Estate Industry

RERA or the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 passed in March 2016 in the Indian parliament is the law which attempts to streamline the Indian Real Estate Industry. This Act has been implemented throughout the nation from May 1st 2017. RERA, also a government body with the namesake of its governing law, will deal with the regulation, execution and functioning required in channelizing the builders, buyers and real estate agents of the industry, encouraging them to indulge only in fair practices and contribute in the wholesome development of the country.

How will RERA change the Indian Real Estate Industry

How will RERA change the Indian Real Estate Industry

RERA has been hailed as a buyer-friendly law, one which will bring accountability, reliability and transparency to the real estate industry of our country. The Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has also affirmed that it is one of the most consumer friendly laws and that states have no power to dilute its provisions. He also has said that the law will make “buyer the king”. [Read more…]

Amazing Ideas to Spruce up the Bathroom of Your Rented Apartment

Renting a home doesn’t necessarily stop you from giving your worn-out bathroom a makeover. Yellow tiles, mismatched fixtures, declining apparatus and many such contusions make the bathroom of your rented home a stinker. And since you don’t own the apartment, you have to go along and bear the pitfalls of this bathroom.

Amazing Ideas to Spruce up the Bathroom of Your Rented Apartment

Amazing Ideas to Spruce up the Bathroom of Your Rented Apartment

Surely some permanent modifications of the bathroom are simply out of your control however certain temporary changes are within your reach. So go for these tips and see how only a few alterations can change the look of your private space. You don’t have to tear down the walls of your bathroom but implementing these few tips can energize your bathroom while keeping your landlord happy and making you comfortable. [Read more…]

Home Decor Guide: Makeover with Mirrors

A well-placed mirror can open up a room, alter a view or reflect your personality. Thinking of renovating your home or just simply refreshing it, you can say it with mirrors—let your décor speak for you. Tight spaces expand and rooms seem roomier when you prop up a mirror in it. It’s a classic Interior Decorators’ trick to create instant, if not real, footage.

A Mirror makeover helps in spreading the beauty of any room by bringing in more light and depth into the room through the reflection process. Paraphrasing a renowned interior designer, ‘Mirrors are like decorative windows that you can move around and place as you like’. Mirrors have several benefits which include reflecting and emphasizing scenes and colors from the surrounding art-pieces and adjacent walls working towards creating a special effect setting and increasing the luxury component of your room.

Home Decor Guide: Makeover with Mirrors

Home Decor Guide: Makeover with Mirrors

Mirrors can be put to many effective uses through some of the practices detailed below:

Mirror Art – A bold and gorgeous Mirror can be the focal point of a room. Even a large Mirror can bring simplicity to a space if used correctly. [Read more…]

Here is What’s Making Your Home Messy

‘Hi, come in but excuse me my house is in a mess’, this is a common saying which you may have heard or uttered umpteen times. So what is the next step – well get organized and get your act right! Is your home messy right now? Are you boggled as to why, since you are constantly trying to get everything right? There are some common clutter causes that work against a clean home, some are which are discussed below. If any of these are the reasons for your home’s mess then go right ahead and deal with them:

Clean Paper Pile- Your own little clutter mountain, mail, coupons, pamphlets, newspapers or their cuttings etc. piled up here and there or strewn all over the place are a harbinger of a messy home. Begin clearing it by getting rid of the unwanted pile of paper-File what is important and don’t just keep collecting unnecessary trash. Dispose of the old newspapers once in a month or two; this way your home will look clutter free. Also, get rid of the unrequired books by donating them and make way for a new collection and see the difference yourself by doing just these simple things.

Here is What's Making Your Home Messy

Here is What’s Making Your Home Messy

Put back Things Where They Belong-  Are you one of those people who pull out things and after the task is completed just dump them anywhere or leave them lying around? If yes, then you will have to incorporate a policy that when every time you leave the room, you will put back the things to the space allotted to them or if they are homed somewhere else, you will take them back to their original home. We all have spaces allocated to things and if you keep putting them back, half your battle is won! [Read more…]

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Investing in a Retail Shop

Retail properties have the potential to earn high investment yields and allow you to take calculated risks and diversify your portfolio. In order to reap the benefits of retail investments consider your budget and see if it you can make it work.

Through thorough research, intensive planning and careful consideration, investing in retail realty can become a very lucrative investment. But before buying anything you must consider your budget, location, use and timing so as to make a sound investment.

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Investing in a Retail Shop

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Investing in a Retail Shop

Budget- Investing in any type of property is expensive and retail property is no different. First of all, you have to consider your budget and all your over-and-above expenses which go along with it. Determine the size of the property, its location and purpose in accordance to your budget. You also need to consider the costs of repairs and renovation which will go in readying the shop and giving it the look your business requires. You have to include other expenses like stamp duty, business tax, property tax, insurance, maintenance costs, energy costs like electricity etc. in your budget too. If you are leasing your property you can surely pass some of these costs to your tenant. [Read more…]

5 Reasons Why Ventilation is the Most Important Feature of a Good House

Whether you are buying a new house or taking care of the one you are living in, good ventilation is important because it helps protect your health and your home – it is critical to your comfort and safety.

Your Health –

Good ventilation protects you, your family and your guests from unpleasant odors, irritating pollutants and potentially dangerous gases like carbon monoxide and radon. Well-organized ventilation also prevents the growth of fungus and molds in your home and keeps it protected from allergies and breathing issues.

5 Reasons Why Ventilation is the Most Important Feature of a Good House

5 Reasons Why Ventilation is the Most Important Feature of a Good House

Your Home-

Good ventilation protects your home from damage by eliminating excess moisture from the air. Too much moisture rots window sills and attic eaves, peels paint and attracts insect infestation. Damp insulation in walls means lost heat, higher bills and destructive mold growth. Carpeting, wall-paper, electronic items and furniture can be damaged by excessive moisture, thus organized ventilation is required. [Read more…]

Add a Gazebo to Your Backyard and Make a Style Statement

You may have spotted a Gazebo, a pavilion structure which provides shade and shelter, in a public park or a garden. However, if you have enough space in your own backyard, you can add this traditional and ornamental landscape feature there too. This perfect addition can enhance the overall view of your garden and help you make a style statement. It can be a place where you can go and relax with your loved ones and make the most of your family time within the comfort of your home.

Add a Gazebo to Your Backyard and Make a Style Statement

Add a Gazebo to Your Backyard and Make a Style Statement

In a Gazebo, you can spend your time reading or relaxing on a lazy summer afternoon or a warm winter day. Furnished with some cozy seating options and basic furniture, a Gazebo can serve as your small outdoor living room. It can be the home upgrade you were planning for long, helping you in creating an outdoor room that extends the square foot area of your home and be your ideal relaxing space. Gazebo also acts as a shelter regardless of what type of climate you live in or what the weather is outside. A Gazebo can’t halt the howling winds or the harsh sunlight but surely it can provide a shady vantage for you to soak in the beauty of your backyard while having a hot cup of tea or coffee. [Read more…]

Why You Must Visit a Sample Apartment Before Finalizing the Deal

One of the most challenging decisions faced by many people is buying a home or a property as it involves a lot of investment. One of the major concerns of the customers who are looking to buy a home or have already signed the deal is trying to conjure up a picture in their mind of their finished home. To get a feel of their dream home, earlier prospective buyers were either made to visit under-construction flats or were forced to rely on the construction pictures of the project on the developer’s website.

Why You Must Visit a Sample Apartment before Finalizing the Deal

Why You Must Visit a Sample Apartment before Finalizing the Deal

So to address this growing concern of the buyer about the builder’s final product, developers have begun crafting sample apartments and organizing customer visits to the same. A sample apartment is a dummy flat, usually in the builder’s office or at the construction site, with the same specifications or area as the actual apartment and is usually furnished by the builder. This basically gives the customer an idea of what their home will look like when it’s completed – A significant step in their home-buying journey. [Read more…]

Why Designers Love Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl flooring, with the help of recent technological advances, has quietly graduated from being just a practical, dull and drab flooring substitute to being a high quality, stylish and versatile flooring choice. Especially since well-known designers are putting their stamp on the usage of this easy care and affordable material.

Vinyl floorings are available in a huge range of patterns and colors with high-luxury Vinyl mimicking all kinds of surfaces right from stone to wood to mosaics and metallic. With the help of modern technology, the images are digitally printed onto the Vinyl giving it a very natural and realistic effect.

Why Designers Love Vinyl Flooring?

Why Designers Love Vinyl Flooring?

Thanks to technological advances in printing, Vinyl now packages durability and water resistance with high end finishes. Also, it also lets you craft a maintenance-friendly and an easy-clean home. So if you are in any doubt regarding Vinyl flooring, the following benefits may help you decide. [Read more…]

Real Estate Overview: It’s All Happening in the Suburbs

Once rural outskirts are now turning into Suburbs all over the map. May it be Mumbai, Pune, Chennai or Bengaluru; the driving forces behind all this expansion are new expressways, metro rail links, IT Parks and commercial hubs.

Let’s consider Mumbai: far flung areas are being enveloped in the fold of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), such asUlwe and Taloja in Navi Mumbai and Ambernath in Thane. Some of these areasform the satellite cities of metros. These suburban places not only enjoy good connectivity but also decent infrastructure and social amenities. Many top rated schools and colleges are opening branches in these areas. Restaurant chains,malls and multiplexes, hospitals etc. are expanding to these locales, thus making the suburbs even more attractive.

Real Estate Overview: It’s All Happening in the Suburbs

Real Estate Overview: It’s All Happening in the Suburbs

Anuj Puri, Chairman and Country Head of realty consultancy JLL India says, “These suburbs are about convenience and shorter commutes, about fine living and a wholesome lifestyle. There are more open spaces here, with a focus on leisure and quality time with more companies, both Indian and foreign, establishing offices in the suburban locations.” [Read more…]