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…]

How ‘Home buying’ Differs From ‘Investing’?

The Indian economy is showing an upward trend with a pro-active government at the center. Moreover, expectations have risen with demonetization which makes this the right time to buy a property. Buying property nowadays is quite different from what it used to be. Before the economic slowdown, one could be sure that the property could fetch a good dividend in a short span of time. Real estate was looked upon as a lucrative investment opportunity. But today, homebuyers are in doubt as to what they should do; wait for the prices to fall or not. Pre-requisites differ when you are investing in real estate than when you are buying a home forresidential purpose.

How ‘Home buying’ Differs From ‘Investing’?

How ‘Home buying’ Differs From ‘Investing’?

So, are you an investor or an end user?

The difference between the two is that the first is looking for returns on investment and he is backed with a certain amount of a risk appetite. An investor looking for returns is ready to gamble on his assessment of the current and future market conditions and is also invested in other instruments such as stocks and bonds. [Read more…]

Property Management Services: A Booming Sister-Segment of Indian Real Estate 

Since India is growing by leaps and bounds in the real estate sector, property management in India is gaining prominence. Property management is a booming business. These services do all your work and look after your assets, right from maintenance, renting, regular payment of taxes, insurance premiums and utility bills.

Property Management Services: A Booming Sister-Segment of Indian Real Estate 

Property Management Services: A Booming Sister-Segment of Indian Real Estate

With the continued migration of residents, both within the country and abroad, investors in real estate have been finding it difficult to manage properties during their absence. You can rely on your friends or relatives, besides this there are no options. But times are changing and so is the outlook of Indians. One area that has really caught the attention of foreign companies involved in property management is the tremendous potential in Tier I and Tier-II cities. [Read more…]

UP CM Gives Green Signal to Jewar International Airport

Jewar International Airport in Greater Noida is a much awaited project for the entire National Capital Region (NCR). Over the years, it has gone through several regulatory approvals, jumping through hoops one by one.

UP CM Gives Green Signal to Jewar International Airport

UP CM Gives Green Signal to Jewar International Airport

Recently, the Jewar Airport project was revived by UP CM Yogi Adityanath. He gave it a green signal and instructed concerned officials to accelerate the process of getting approvals so that the construction work can start at the earliest. In July 2016, the Union government had sought an Obstacle Limitation Survey (OLS) of the airport site at Jewar from the state government. But the state is yet to send that report to the civil aviation ministry. CM also directed the officials to coordinate with civil aviation ministry soon. [Read more…]

Jhoolas: The Essence of an Indian Living Room

Jhoolas or swings have traditionally been part of many ancestral Indian homes. Indian style interior design is amongst the most exotic, interesting and complex décor styles to work with. Traditionally Indian pieces such as the swing- ‘Jhoola’ can bring a playful and decadent vibe to your living room space.

India is known for its vibrant styles of decoration. Putting up a swing / Jhoola gives an Indian essence to the living room. These Jhoolas can be made of wood, cane or metal. Bold fabrics on these swings give a distinct look to the living room and are really enjoyable.

Jhoolas: The Essence of an Indian Living Room

Jhoolas: The Essence of an Indian Living Room

Dating back to various generations, swings have been a part of our culture and interiors always. When you step into a south Indian home, you will find a traditional Jhoola which is usually a bamboo swing. Rajasthani homes will generally have a Jhoola with bold florals and will be suspended from ceiling with neat cuffs to match the traditional Indian architecture. [Read more…]