This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Home into A Love Nest

In this fast paced world where there is no time to sit back and relax, keeping the love and intimacy alive in your relationship looks like too much of a task. It’s not just the work pressure or financials or kids’ responsibilities that have turned you into a boring couple; the environment you live in also affects your mood and relationship. It is extremely important to connect with your better half but this doesn’t mean you have to go outtodinner, or take a vacation. A healthy and sweet relationship is about togetherness, about spending some meaningful time with each other.

This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Home into A Love Nest

This Valentine’s Day, Turn Your Home into A Love Nest

This Valentine’s Day, let’s create a home that encourages you to spend quality time with your better half and keeps the spark alive-

Celebrate Your Relationship

Whether you are just a honeymoon couple or you have spent a decade together, a relationship grows with every moment and you would have millions of memories. The home you live in is your love nest and some parts of it should speak of the love between you and your better half. Use symbols of togetherness to adorn your house, they will also keep your cool in tough times. A framed picture, a painting you both love, a memorabilia- anything can make your house more loving. [Read more…]

Your First Home Will Now Cost Rs 2.4 Lacs Less

2017 is surely the best year to make your dream home a reality.

After a favourable Union Budget, here is another good news for the first-time homebuyers. Government has announced changes in the home loan interest subsidy slabs to spur the real estate market.

Your First Home Will Now Cost Rs 2.4 Lacs Less

Your First Home Will Now Cost Rs 2.4 Lacs Less

As per the new slabs, if you earn Rs 18 lac per annum, your first house will cost you Rs 2.4 lacs less as you will get subsidy on a part of your home loan interest from the government. This subsidy was earlier available to only those earning up to Rs 6 lac per annum. This progressive change in slabs will encourage more middle-class individuals to buy their dream home. [Read more…]

Can You Get An Unsecured Home Loan?

When you think of financing a home through loan, you know that it is going to be a traditional mortgage loan which is secured by your own property. An unsecured home loan is like a dream come true for many of us. However, this dream has still not turned into a reality in India.

What is an unsecured loan?

As the name suggests, an unsecured loan is one that is not secured by any collateral. In case of home loan, the property itself acts as a collateral. It is a cushion for the lending institution as the last resort in case if you fail to make the home loan repayment. Hence, home loan cannot be an unsecured loan. Other form of borrowings like personal loans, credit cards etc., come in the category of unsecured loans.

Can You Get An Unsecured Home Loan?

Can You Get An Unsecured Home Loan?

Usually, unsecured loans have slightly higher rate of interest and shorter tenure, thus making your EMIs bigger. This is because the banks want to make up for the risk taken by them. [Read more…]

Home Décor Trends That Will Rule 2017

With the dawn of a new year, everyone wants to do something new and different, it could be new resolutions or shedding a few pounds, taking up a new hobby or completely revamping their living space for renewed inspiration. So what’s new this year, as the year has just begun the new trends are asking for lush colors, plush textures and modernistic takes on traditional designs that make a perfect environment to create a ‘new you’.

Home Décor Trends That Will Rule 2017

Home Décor Trends That Will Rule 2017

Some things which were so much in vogue last season are just so outdated or way too overdone; things which were ancient/antique have suddenly become very happening. Nothing stays forever, change is inevitable. Each year brings something new in home décor, and those who to keep up with the trends would not like to miss out. [Read more…]

Vertical Forest Building Coming Up in China to Combat Rising Pollution Levels

Over the last few years, China has been fighting uncontrolled levels of pollution leading to extremely unhealthy air quality. It is the side-effect of large scale industrialization in the country. This extreme pollution level in China is a trending topic all over the world and one Italian architect- Stefano Boeri- has found a solution for it.

The architect is coming up with a vertical forest in Nanjing city of China. This project will consist of two towers adorned with over a thousand trees and more than 2,500 shrubs and plants. The buildings will absorb enough carbon dioxide to produce around 60 kilograms of oxygen every day. The shorter tower will house a Hyatt hotel, while the taller one will be home to a museum, offices and a school of architecture.

Vertical Forest Building Coming Up in China to Combat Rising Pollution Levels

Vertical Forest Building Coming Up in China to Combat Rising Pollution Levels

According to an official press release, Nanjing has an air quality index of 167 which is considered very unhealthy. The air is full of pollutants from industries which make it unfit for breathing. At times of post-Diwali smog, Delhi had a respirable pollutants level of 283-517 micrograms per cubic metre which exceeds the safe level by multiple times.

Nanjing will be the third city to have a vertical garden after Milan (Italy) and Lausanne (Switzerland).

Rising pollution level across the globe is a major concern for everyone. Architects and planners are doing their bit in making homes eco-friendly. Delhi should also take cue from this vertical forest in Nanjing, China.

Stefano Boeri also has plans to build similar structures in Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Chongqing, Guizhou and Shanghai.

Read More About……Pollution Control: How is the Real Estate Sector Contributing?

Design Tips for Renting Out Your Home

Owning a great rental property can make you stand out from the crowd and will make sure your property is rented out as much as possible as you like it to be. Short term rental sites are gaining popularity and hence property owners are putting more consideration in curating their spaces to cater to guests. Whether you are renting out your vacation home for a long term or putting your city home in the market for a short term, your space should be designed in such a manner that once a client walks in he/she just wants to live there. You should give your home a luxurious look and feel and at the same time, make the guests feel at home.

Design Tips for Renting Out Your Home

Design Tips for Renting Out Your Home

A little effort can go a long way to make your place appealing and hospitable to renters.

Get started

Planning ahead is the key if you are reconfiguring or designing from scratch. Figure out the pivotal layouts by identifying the best features of your home. Sketch, map and decide which area is ideally suited for what function. Give each space a job. Make sure you can cater to target audience that means you cater to kid-friendly features or providing laptop friendly workspace with office amenities. [Read more…]

Drones: Revolutionizing Real Estate Photography

If you own an apartment, or a commercial space, or an industrial unit or a piece of agricultural land and are looking forth to create an impeccable portfolio of your property for selling purposes, there is a must-have ingredient for that portfolio nowadays which will make your property flashier, classier and more saleable, Aerial Photography through Drones.

Drones: Revolutionizing Real Estate Photography

Drones: Revolutionizing Real Estate Photography

Gone are the days of the old-fashioned, straight-angle, customary snaps of your real estate property. Sticking to such photographs is one of the most common mistakes made by home-sellers. So you need to step up the ante in the looks department and give prospective buyers a view of the complete package that your property offers. Offering a better and wholesome view of the property to be succinct, getting aerial shots of your property through drones is the ideal path for you to walk on. [Read more…]

Union Budget Key Highlights: Affordable Housing Gets Infrastructure Status

Union Budget 2017 was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday- 1 February, 2017. Among other favourable initiatives for real estate announced by Mr. Jaitley, giving infrastructure status to affordable housing came out as a showstopper. It has not only paved the way for the growth of real estate but has also given a big fillip to PM Modi’s ‘Housing for All by 2022’ scheme.

Union Budget Key Highlights: Affordable Housing Gets Infrastructure Status

Union Budget Key Highlights: Affordable Housing Gets Infrastructure Status

Giving infrastructure status to real estate was a much debated topic in the last two budgets. Now that it has finally been approved, both homebuyers and developers are in a cheerful mood. [Read more…]

Real Estate Sector Welcomes Union Budget 2017 with Applauds and Cheers

The real estate sector has applauded Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget. Market players are expressing their happiness on favourable initiatives announced for the real estate sector. Major push was given to affordable housing and on improving long-term demand in real estate. A number of secondary initiatives have also been taken to promote push in the affordable housing market.

Real Estate Sector Welcomes Union Budget 2017 with Applauds and Cheers

Real Estate Sector Welcomes Union Budget 2017 with Applauds and Cheers

Let us discuss the impacts of Budget 2017-18 on real estate in some detail-

Infrastructure Status to Affordable Housing

After several years of proposal and rejection, affordable housing has finally been given infrastructure status in this budget. This is the most welcomed move and will act as a catalyst to achieve Modi’s dream of Housing for All by 2022. With this step, developers who come up with such low-cost housing projects will be eligible for several initiatives like subsidies and institutional funding. This will also encourage private players to invest in affordable housing market. [Read more…]

RERA Finalized For Delhi: New Rules You Must Know About

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu cleared and finalized the RERA rules for Delhi and the implementation has already begun. Udai Pratap Singh, the vice-chairman of DDA, was designated the task to act as the interim regulator. The rules provide clarity on a few aspects. In addition to RERA rules notified in October, for Delhi, the rules also provide clarity on some aspects like litigation details that have to be published on the website, provision for quality audit of projects and flexibility in agreement of sale.

RERA Finalized For Delhi: New Rules You Must Know About

RERA Finalized For Delhi: New Rules You Must Know About

RERA is a blessing which has brought transparency in the whole real estate sector, especially for the buyers. A promoter or developer has to publish details of litigation on the regulators website, with other details related to the project while registering the projects. Most real estate consultants believe that this will help the homebuyers and others to evaluate the developers’ credentials. Here again there are two schools of thoughts some believe it is correct to publish details while others feel there is no need to put in all the facts. [Read more…]