Important amenities to look for in a premium apartment

State-of-the-art amenities and world-class facilities are few of the top reasons why investors are flocking to gated communities in search of their dream home. With premium apartments cropping up in the prime neighbourhoods of the city, homeowners need to make sure that their properties are packed with the important amenities that complement urban living. Few […]

How to make your apartment monsoon-ready this season

We’ve reached that time of the year when we get to bid farewell to the scorching heat and welcome the refreshing monsoons. The air is filled with the scent of rain and lush greenery. However, amidst all this beauty the monsoon also brings in humidity, stagnant water and water-borne diseases. Our homes tend to suffer […]

Best schools in OMR every parent should consider

There is a list of factors to keep in mind while investing in a property and proximity to leading educational institutes is definitely one of them. One of the top localities in Chennai that is peppered with a generous dose of schools, colleges and research centres is the burgeoning stretch of OMR. From play schools […]

5 ways to keep your home spick and span

Coming home to a spick and span home after a long day at work is everyone’s dream. From crisp white bed sheets to fresh curtains, a squeaky-clean home will help you unwind and relax in peace, without having to worry about clearing your space. Read on for some easy tips and tricks to make your […]

Top factors that will impact your home loan eligibility

For almost all Indian families, owning a home is a dream. The best way to make your property dreams come true is by applying for a home loan to reduce your financial burden. Read on to know more about the factors that will impact your home loan eligibility to make the process more comfortable and […]

5 Smart Appliances Every Home Should Have

Technology has made almost every aspect of our lives more convenient. But has it made its way into your home yet? Most of us have the basic appliances already. There’s a refrigerator in our kitchen, a television in our living room and an air conditioner in our bedroom. But while these appliances are essential, it’s […]

Plot vs Flat: Which is a better investment?

Real estate is one of the best investment decisions because it guarantees steady returns and growth potential. However, it isn’t always straight forward. Both end-users and investors alike face a common dilemma when it comes to investing in either land or flat. While both are sound investment options, they each come with their own merits […]

Add greenery to a compact home with vertical gardens

As concrete landscapes continue to expand all over the world, more and more people are waking up to the importance of greenery. But with most urban homes shrinking in size, maintaining, let alone owning, a home garden is a tedious and often impossible task. However, gardening aficionados have found a way around this conundrum – […]

How to avail tax benefits on home loans

When it comes to buying a home, there is a lot of financial planning that is done prior to the purchase. Most of us save money and accumulate funds over time required for buying a home or opt for a home loan. Getting a home loan has become easier and hassle-free and it also offers […]

All you need to know about sale deeds

The sale deed is an important document that completes the process of buying, selling or transferring a property from one party to another. It consists of all the important details of the development and the seller. So, if you are a first time home buyer, it is important to understand the basics of this crucial […]

5 tips for better home waste management

Despite its supposedly austere lifestyle appeal, India ranks as one of the highest garbage generating countries in the world. About 60 million tonnes of garbage is generated every day, and the sizes of garbage heaps continue to rise by the year. Despite the progress of campaigns like Swachh Bharat, the daily contribution of garbage has […]

5 library design ideas for your home

No public or university library can match the feeling that a personal home library can offer. The books that we read are more than just a hobby and so they need to be celebrated and displayed in a home. You don’t have to have a large mansion to curate a home library of your own. […]

All You Need to Know About LED Lighting for Your Home

The right kind of lighting can instantly transform a boring home into an eye-pleasing wonder. While that holds true, people often do not take into account what impact these lighting fixtures can have on the environment. The fluorescent bulbs and CFL lights which we normally use can do more harm than good. With the rising […]

5 Best Financial Apps to Help You Save for Your Dream Home

The first step to becoming a homeowner is getting your finances in order.  While home loans can finance up to 80 percent of the property value, the remaining 20 percent will have to come from your savings. For more insights, read Top Tips to Apply for a Home Loan to learn how to get your loan […]

7 Easy Tips to Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden in an Apartment

How would you like a  glass of lemonade prepared with homegrown mint leaves or your favourite pasta sauce with basil from your own garden? Those days are not far away if you grow a kitchen garden in your own apartment. If you’re worried about not having sufficient space for a garden, worry no more. The […]

5 Home Security Features to Keep Your Family Safe

Everyone wants their family and home to be safe and secure, so having a proper home security system in their home has become a necessity.  Getting home insurance can cover any financial losses after an event occurs, but you can proactively prevent these things from happening in the first place. Home security solutions have advanced […]

A homebuyer’s guide to getting home insurance in India

Home insurance is intended to protect homeowners from any damage to the house and its procession, and it can be taken for a fixed period. Here is everything you need to know about home insurance.    Contents1 Types of home insurance in India2 What is the amount covered?3 How to apply for a home insurance4 […]

7 things to remember when renting out a house for the first time

Being able to earn a second income through rent is one of the many reasons why real estate is considered one of the best investment decisions. There are multiple factors which can prompt you to rent out your property. Some homeowners choose to buy a house as an investment and decide not to move into […]

How to turn your apartment balcony into a green haven

In the bustling cities that we live in today, greenery has become even more precious than ever. There’s no feeling that can quite come close to the peacefulness we feel when we are in the midst of lush greenery. But with most of us living in apartments, gardens have become a rarity. Do you still […]

9 Resourceful Ways to Conserve Water This Summer

Along with longer days and sweeter fruits, the hot summer months also mean less rains and water shortage. On an average, each person uses up around 150 liters of water every single day. This number might seem shocking to you, but there are several easy steps you can take around your home to bring down […]

8 Factors that make 2018 the best year yet for Indian real estate

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Real estate is one of the most promising sectors to invest globally. In India, the real estate sector is the second largest employer after agriculture and is projected to grow at a rate of 30 percent over the next decade. 2017 witnessed India’s real estate sector going on a bit of a roller coaster ride […]

Advantages of Living on OMR

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Chennai currently ranks 9th on Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 cosmopolitan cities to live in and offers excellent quality of life for its residents. As investments continue to pour in and more people move to Chennai for jobs, the city has expanded towards its suburbs. This growth has encouraged more people to invest in […]

7 Ingenious Decor Ideas For Your Bedroom

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Home is where the heart is, but your bedroom is your most personal space. At the end of a long, tiring day, there’s nothing better than sinking into your bed and snuggling under the covers. But how many of us give our bedrooms the attention they deserve? We try to keep our living rooms, kitchens […]

Your Essential Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

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With the days already getting rapidly warmer, it’s time to gear up to face the full force of the summer heat. While all of us love the bright, sunny months of summer, it can also take a toll on your home. Before summer actually sets in, this is the best time to take a look […]

7 Easy DIY Decor Ideas That Enhance the Beauty of Your Home

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Do you feel like your home could use a little more love? Switching up your interiors can do more than just make your home look beautiful and welcoming; it’s also the quickest way to uplift your mood. But if there’s one thing that often stands between you and your dream home makeover, it’s your budget. […]

7 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

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Are you looking for ways to make your home more environmentally sustainable, but are not sure where to start? Many eco-friendly measures often require extensive effort and aren’t apartment-friendly. However, don’t let this deter you from contributing towards a greener planet. There are many inexpensive environmentally friendly home ideas you can easily use in your […]

Important Tips for NRIs Investing in Indian Real Estate

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As an NRI, if you are looking to make a profitable investment, there are many reasons to never delay a property investment. Government policies around real estate have enabled greater transparency in the sector, encouraging more investments and simplifying the process for NRIs to invest in Indian real estate. In addition to ensuring high appreciation, […]

How to Improve Your CIBIL Score in 5 Easy Ways

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If you are trying to get a loan to help you finance your dream of buying a home, nothing can be more worrisome than a low CIBIL score. A CIBIL score is a number between 300 to 900 that is based on your credit history. Banks use your CIBIL score to determine whether or not […]

Top 5 Money-Saving Tips for Your Home

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If there’s one thing that makes people hesitant about investing in a home, it’s the common real estate myth that buying a house is a very expensive affair. While real estate does require more funds than many other forms of investment, it can actually bring you greater returns in the long run. If you are […]

5 Decorating Tips to Help Your Child’s Room Grow Along With Them

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Children’s bedrooms are the perfect place to let your fun and imaginative side shine. But while your toddler might love their bedroom right now, they’re probably not going to feel the same way about it a few years down the line. Children grow at a notoriously fast pace, so can their bedrooms keep up? Revamping […]

Your Ultimate Guide to Home Floor Renovation on a Budget

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When we are looking at  decor and home renovation ideas, most of us focus on getting new furniture, curtains, and upholstery. But while all of that is undoubtedly important, it’s your floors that really set the foundation for your decor. Flooring can have the biggest impact on the entire look of your home. Dark flooring makes […]

7 Common Real Estate Myths Debunked

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Investing in real estate is a huge commitment for any individual. This is why most people try to do as much research as they can before making an investment. Unfortunately, however, not all the information about real estate you come across is legitimate. There are many false perceptions people hold about the property sector which […]

Stocks Vs. Real Estate: Which One Wins?

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When looking to make an investment, most people are faced with two options: either invest in the stock market or in real estate. Both options have the potential to give you high returns on your investment and prove valuable in the future. But the best choice out of the two depends on a variety of […]

Easy home DIY projects – Photo gallery wall

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A plain blank wall is nothing but an open canvas to reflect your thoughts and ideas. From eclectic wallpapers to elaborate showpieces, there are multitudes of ways in which you can deck up an empty space, and a heart-warming photo gallery is easily your best bet. Displaying your special moments and putting up happy faces […]

5 Colour Palettes You Should Explore for Your Home in 2018

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If you are all set to transform your life in 2018, then the first step to do that is by giving your home a makeover. Your home reflects your personality, but it can also influence it as well. The right colours in your home decor can make you more peaceful, productive and happy. Your home […]

Everything You Need to Know About the PMAY Scheme

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In a milestone effort to make home ownership affordable to people from every income bracket, the government has launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). As a part of this initiative, people who fall within the lower and middle-income groups are eligible for subsidies on the interest of their home loans. This is a much-needed […]

Home decor and renovation ideas

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Gear up for 2018 by revamping your home with some extremely simple ideas. Apart from buying new furniture and disposing of old ones, there are a lot more things you can experiment with to make your house significantly better and beautiful. Contents1 Add some colour2 Let there be light3 Change the flooring4 Add some greenery […]

Top Tips to Apply For a Home Loan

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Gone are the days when only celebrities or influential personalities could own a home at the click of a button. With a plethora of reputed banks and financial organisations stepping forward to finance potential home buyer’s dream, getting a home loan is on every family’s checklist. Since the RERA Act came in, there’s been a […]

6 steps to speed up the process of buying your first home

6 steps to speed up the process of buying your first home

Buying a new home isn’t an easy task. There is a lot that goes into the investment process. From checking your finances and taking innumerable site visits to going through the legalities of signing the deal, the steps involved in buying a property can get a little taxing. However, there are ways to speed up […]

Top 6 Real Estate Investment Hotspots for NRIs in Chennai

Top 6 Real Estate Investment Hotspots for NRIs in Chennai

For NRIs looking to invest in real estate, Chennai is one of the most prominent destinations. The city’s economy is growing at an unprecedented rate, with investments pouring in from many different sectors. The booming IT sector in particular has been a catalyst in the expansion of the city and the development of its suburban […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Delay a Property Investment

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Investing in real estate is a huge decision. There’s no denying that there are multiple processes you need to go through before you can finally become the owner of your own house. For many first-time home buyers, these processes can often seem daunting, which might make them put off their decision to buy a house. […]

LOCATION HIGHLIGHTS OF GUDUVANCHERY

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The calm locality of Guduvanchery is fast-emerging as one of the top property hubs in Chennai. From seamless connectivity to unbeatable infrastructure, Guduvanchery is on every potential home-buyers checklist. As a result of Chennai’s rapidly expanding economy, the outskirts of the city are becoming a real estate hot spot. Home buyers are now flocking to […]

The Financial Benefits of Moving Into a Ready-to-Move Apartment

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When you’re considering buying an apartment, you have two broad options in front of you: you can either invest in a property that’s still under construction or buy one that’s ready to move in. Most people believe that investing in a property which is still being constructed is a wiser decision since their prices are […]

Home Loan vs. Loan against Property: Crucial Differences

Home Loan vs. Loan against Property: Crucial Differences

The terms ‘home loan’ and ‘loan against property’ are often used interchangeably. However, both these types of loans are completely different from each other. Each of these loans comes with a specific procedure, requirements, benefits and drawbacks. When you take out a home loan, the bank lends you a certain amount of money to pay […]

The Big Question: Should You Buy or Rent a House?

It’s that age-old question again: is it wise to buy a house or should you continue renting? The answer isn’t that straightforward. Arguments can be made for both cases with each side having pros and cons. While buying a home offers you greater stability, renting can be the cheaper option in the short run. So […]

Why You Should Invest In Chennai Outskirts

Investing in real estate is undoubtedly one of the smartest investment decisions you can make. Real estate nearly always pays off with high returns, making it one of the most attractive avenues for investment. However, the question on most people’s minds is where do you buy the property? Should you invest in prime locations within […]

How Will RERA Act Change the Real Estate Market in India

The real estate industry is on a transitional period, and much of that transition is proving to be a boon for prospective home buyers. One big reason for this transition is the release of the reformed Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Bill. The RERA Bill has introduced a number changes to the way real estate […]

What are the important documents for NRIs buying real estate in India?

India is increasingly becoming a favorite investment hotspot, especially for NRIs looking to buy property in their homeland. Real estate in India has only been increasing in value and this upward trend doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon. Technological advances in real estate have also made it easier for NRIs to invest […]

Review of the budget impact on Affordable Housing & Real Estate Sector

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The year may be coming to a close, but 2017 is proving to be the beginning of something very exciting for prospective home buyers as well as developers. The announcement of Union Budget 2017-18 by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley brought some interesting and crucial reforms to how money is perceived in the real estate industry. […]

Repo Rate Cut- Lower Home Loans Interest

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Compared to some 30 years back when only the wealthy bought houses, today anyone can buy a home. What would otherwise have entailed putting all the money up front for buying a house does not exist at all today. All this is due to the policy of Government distributing home loans through banks. From buying […]

How to Spot Your Dream Home and Buy It

Buying a dream home is a wonderful thing. The immense satisfaction you get when you step into the home is one to cherish. Real estate investments are one of the most profitable investments you can make, which is why you should never delay a property investment. Be it a first time home buyer or a […]

How Technology Has Helped Real Estate Industry

Technology is part of everybody’s lives these days. From the moment we wake up to the moment we sleep, our lives involve some dose of technology that can’t be ignored. Almost all commercial establishments have started embracing technological advances, and all of this is for the better. Real estate is one such industry where technology […]

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

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Are you on the lookout for a purchasing your first home? Confused over how to go about things to get the best possible living space? Then you’re not alone! Purchasing a home is a dream for many, but it could also turn out to be a nightmare if you are not careful with your decision […]

5 important amenities an apartment should have

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Gated communities are the newest trend in the real estate industry. They provide a sense of security to all its residents with a plethora of amenities, eliminating the need to step out of the compound. Read on for a consolidated list of the top five important amenities every apartment should have to offer its residents […]

Best Places to invest in Chennai

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Chennai is and has always been a great place to invest in real estate. With unbeatable connectivity provided by the newly launched Chennai Metro, high post-disaster recovery rate and the lowest crime rate in the nation, it is a hotspot to buy a home. Additionally, it is known to be one of the cleanest metro […]