Navi Mumbai, the planned city in the west coast of Maharashtra has attracted many people and now has a large number of the population residing here. The realty market in the area is doing well.

The plan was to make 14 nodes with the best connectivity through road and rail. The region is well connected via road and rail. Now, the metro, which on completion will provide the locality with the best of the connectivity. Other physical infrastructures like power supply, water supply, sewage facilities were planned and designed. The infrastructure facilities available here are many times better than many suburbs of Mumbai. The planned approach is then best approach applied in this region and this has led to the growth of this locality to a greater extent. The market has grown to a large extent in terms of population and with other development. Major infrastructure projects are proposed in the region. This is also another reason for the rate of properties in Navi Mumbai to increase with an increase in demand.

Though the locality has the second largest population in the MMR, the density of population is much lesser compared to Greater Mumbai and this acts as an important factor in the real estate market in the area. The locality has a good place in terms of literacy rate of more than 95 percent and has good social and civic infrastructure facilities.  The locality gives a good quality of life.

The announcement of the international airport in Navi Mumbai has contributed to the rapid growth of the locality. This has played a major role in the real estate market of the city. The commercial market in the area is also doing a good part in the market. These reasons led the market in attracting the major hospitality players in the market. Major hospitality players like InterContinental Hotels, Taj Group, Marriott International have all planned their projects in the market and is expected to be operational in the next three to five years. The major reason for the development is the proposed infrastructure along with the availability of large land parcels at a cheaper cost. The properties in Navi Mumbai are now available at a cheaper cost and this is expected to be the right time to make an investment here. After the implementation of these projects, the property prices are expected to increase rapidly. Real estate experts are predicting a good increase in the capital values of properties here.

The commercial real estate plays a crucial role in the residential market. The availability of large office spaces is attracting many big companies. Many companies are planning to shift their base here as the prices of the residential market are in the reasonable range.

The city now has large lands available for development and infrastructure facilities. The suburbs and few areas still lack of smooth and fast connectivity. The proposed international airport and the proposed SEZs at Ulwe, Dronagiri and Kalamboli are going to boost realty segment of the area. This will increase the employment opportunities and this will make an impact on the residential, commercial and hospitality market. The realty market is promising and will continue to grow in the future.

Pratheepa writes for, a leading online portal dedicated for real estate sector in the country. It provides property marketing solutions for buyers, seller, and real estate agents. 

The presence of IT industries is one of the major factors driving the residential market of Bangalore. The city known for its pleasant climate attracts home buyers and is one among the favourite cities for many.

The residential market of India is sluggish with piled up inventories. The supply is beyond the demand and the unrealistic rise in the property prices contributed to this slump. Though Bangalore market, saw a fall, the drop was less compared to other cities. The market is now stagnant and the property prices need to undergo corrections.

Though the market is slow, Bangalore is still attracting end users. Most of the home buyers are IT professionals. Presence of IT companies and initiative by the government in developing the infrastructure is attracting the home buyers. H1 2015 witnessed more than 1 lakh piled up inventories. This slowed down the launches thereby the first half of 2015 did not get any new projects in Bangalore. But Q3 2015, experienced addition of 5000 units.

Demand for the housing is more in East and South Bangalore. The main reason behind this is the presence of job opportunities in these areas. But this demand has made negligible effect in the property prices. The important micro markets like Sarjapur Road, Whitefield and Marathahalli experienced water and power supply issues and this impacted the realty market of these areas negatively.

Infrastructure is one important factor driving the residential realty of the market. Proposed metro has largely impacted areas like Kanakapura Road and Bannerghatta Road and the demand for these areas are high among the end users. Property prices in Bommasandra and Hosa Road witnessed appreciation after the proposal of metro. The development of infrastructure has largely impacted the realty sector in a positive way.

With the piled up stock, there are a number of apartments for sale in Bangalore. Localities like Electronic city, Whitefield, Bannerghatta, Sarjapur Road and KR Puram can be considered. Indira Nagar can be considered for premium apartments. Most of the demand in the city is dominated for the demand for 2 BHK flat. This is then followed by the demand for the 3 BHK apartments. Hennur road is witnessing good appreciation in the property prices. This micro market is witnessing new projects in Bangalore of the luxury segment from reputed builders.

In the third quarter of 2015, Bangalore topped in the project launches with the addition of 8,100 units. If you are looking to invest in the city, it is a good option. The market is getting back to the revival stage and with the proposed and undergoing infrastructure developments by the government, the realty segment is going to be positive in the upcoming days. The market is expected to give good returns in a medium to long term basis. If you are looking into luxury segment, Whitefield has luxurious villas and South Bangalore is also a good option.

If you are looking for apartments for sale in Bangalore in affordable segment, then Mysore road can be considered. Though the condition of the market is slow, the market is going to revive in the coming days.

The Nature’s call as the action is generally termed is one of the beautiful wonders of nature. In the ancient days before technology evolved into our lives, man used the natural resources to fulfill his bodily functions. With time, the concept of bathing and bodily functioning rituals has evolved and so has the fashion of it. Not only do we have varieties of toilets, but also digitized and futuristic versions. Now you should understand that the main purpose of having bathrooms has gone beyond mere usage. Aesthetic purposes and values have risen quite drastically in the last decade. Having more square footage adds more leverage to your designing and accessorizing techniques.

How You Can Make Use of Space

There are those who can make even the tiniest of bathrooms look majestic and those that take up the most spacious of rooms into a king of bathroom. How do you go about it? Should you have professionals take a look at your restroom and redesign/ design it? You could, if you have the financial backup for that kind of work. Or else, you could simply take things into your hands and go about DIYing your bathroom.

If you are designing your bathroom for the first time, you have the advantage. You can have inbuilt cupboards, racks, or even plan the entire bathroom on a theme. You could separate the dry area from the wet are. The concept behind the dry area comes from the Europeans. This not only keeps the bathroom floor dry, but also prevents any slippery mishaps. Add in a couple of inches to the floor around the shower area or add a shower cubicle. Simply add a shower curtain and Voila! You have your dry and wet areas separated.

Choose between a European and an Indian Toilet depending on your entire theme. This not only affects the appeal but also the concept of a dry bathroom.

Accessorizing your Bathroom

To keep things as crisp and luxurious as a hotel room bathroom, add in a couple of bathroom accessories that will enrich the look and aesthetic value. Place a couple of racks on the wall for holding the bath towels, a separate rack for hanging your clothes and a hamper to dump your soiled clothes.

It is said that placing a simple glass vase with a flower or two will completely change the look and feel of the bathroom. Don’t forget to place room fresheners and a toilet cleaning pellet. A toilet paper roll is a must for every bathroom. Replace your hand-washing soap with liquid soap.

Most of all select an LED light bulb to light he bathroom. If you can choose a light switch with a dimmer, your bathroom will look like one of those in a magazine. The key to having a beautiful bathroom is to keep it simple and subtle. Add in accessories according to your theme. Be it traditional, modern, classic or royal; always remember to keep only things that are needed.

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We hear of building structure collapses every now and then. This year alone there were many such occurrences reportedly taking place all over the country. To name a few incidents that took place recently include the collapse of a three-storey building near Dehradun, a four-storey structure in West Delhi’s Vishnu Garden, staircase in Kalbadevi, Mumbai and a fifty year old three-storey building in Thane, Maharashtra. Bangalore was one of the Indian cities that woke up to this issue after nearly six similar building collapse incidents happened in Bangalore alone during the year 2013.

Improper foundation, defective design and failing to check SBC or Safe bearing capacity of the soil are citied by the civil engineers as the main reasons for buildiing collapses. According to professionals in the field of construction, laying foundation is very important and it should be according to the bearing capacity of the soil. It is advised not to overload the soil beyond its capacity. For instance,  if the area is suitable for building a two storey building it should not be used to build more than that capacity. Other important aspects to consider while laying the foundation is to avoid shallow digging and to avoid choosing a construction site near by wet bed, valley or wetland. Engineering and design of the building too should not be brushed off as less important. Only qualified and skilled engineers and labours will be aware of the significance of proper and scientific distribution of beams and coloumns as they know that it would strengthen the whole structure. If required, steel can be used for reinforcing the base of a structure especially in areas where the soil’s resistance capacity is inadequate to hold the building. Like wise centring has to be done in a proper manner, binding material used for construction need to be of good quality, concrete retained well and cured appropriately for a specific period of time to ensure a sturdy structure that will stand for many years to come. Since a building’s height is directly proportional to the strength of the foundation, it should not be changed after laying the foundaiton. Keeping the convenience, accesibility and safety of the building occupants in mind, it is recommended that a five-storey building  should have a minimum of a forty feet broad road.

Buyers interested in real estate in Bangalore need not panic.  If they have any apprehensions regarding apartments for sale in bangalore, they can either do the survey all by themselves or take the help of a consultant. Upon request and consultation, even a reputed building promoter would be more than willing to clarify all the doubts. Soil tests can be performed with the help of different agencies in Bangalore itself and see if the real estate promoter has adhered to the quality standards. To get a clear idea about the reputation of the builder, legal opinion can be sought or documents , drawings and sanctioned plan pertaining to the structure he has built can be asked for. Checks should also be made to see  if the approval includes tax related papers, Fire and Emergency department approval  that ensures entry and exit at appropriate points.

Unlike other purchases, purchasing an immovable property like a land or house requires registration.  Land or property registration is nothing but legally documenting the money transaction happening between a buyer and a seller and changing the title of ownership  from the name of the seller to the person who has purchased it. In olden days, there was no proper documentation done as both the buyer and the seller exchanged money and sealed the deal , verbally. In those days people kept up with their promises, trusted each other and on top of all were god-fearing. But now things are totally different and we have trained and taught ourselves to be more practical, meticulous and organized in the way we carry out our work. We now know that without documentation it would be hard for the coming generations to keep track of the purchases we have made and know the value of it.

With the passage of time property values have increased sharply whereby triggering the number of land dispute occurances too. Some of the cases registered range from illegal land sales, unlawful land grabbing to make-believe land purchases that had not happened actually. This is where the importance of property registration comes into picture. Keep in mind that registrations are intended to act as a solution  for land disputes and are aimed at lowering the risk of fraudulent practices since public records are updated on a regular basis.  The registration process also helps the government to earn income in the form of stamp duty and registration charges.  In spite of all the checks and balances in place to ensure that the registration process happens in a fair manner, many  find ways to evade paying the actual registration charges while some forge documents or register a property for a lower value than the normal value.

Online property registration is one such measure introduced by the central government of india to tackle the issues pertaining to unfair registration practices. The main objective  of this facility is to bring in transparency in the process, making it convenient for the end-users, clearing all loopholes associated with the traditional way of registering land and also to conserve paper use. According to the 2002 Land Registration Act , this new procedure utilizes verified e-signatures for registering and transferring immovable property, online. New delhi being India’s capital boasts to be the first indian state to launch online property registration.  Any person who wants to purchase a property in delhi can register from the comfort of his or her home or office. Realty experts too favour this system as they feel they can focus on bigger construction projects rather than spending more time on registering small-sized properties like lands or apartments in delhi.

Safety of the procedure has been a major concern as everyone will accept the fact that property in delhi is always in great demand.  Electronic registration takes care of this particular issue too since it is highly secure.Hackers or scammers are kept at bay because the government has ensured that the servers they use are SSL encrypted offering multi-level security and have a login system that is personalized.

People frequently love to hang out during weekends with their friends and family. For everyone, the first choice of place will be a classy and sassy restaurant. Finding the best restaurant has become a tiring task as many restaurants have a posh dining area but the food taste will not be up to the mark and vice versa too.

Delhi, being a capital of the best sub-continent in the world, has much responsibilities of delivering the best in all industry. Restaurants in Delhi have never failed to satisfy the needs of the people of all classes. Places like Rohini and Uttam Nagar is considered to be the hot spots for some good and posh restaurants. Following are few best and classy restaurants categorized according to their cuisine.

North Indian Cuisine:

  1. Spice Art – Crowne Plaza:

Located at Twin District Center, the core area of Rohini, Spice Art is one of the ready-to-party restaurants serving Indian/Mughlai cuisine. With a sassy ambience and live music, Spice Art becomes the best restaurant to go with friends and family.

  1. Ropad Punjab Walo Ka Dhaba:

If you love to have the best North Indian dishes in Rohini, then Ropad Punjab Walo Ka Dhaba will be the perfect choice. But, this restaurant is only for pure vegetarians (Alas for non-vegetarians!). It is not only economical, but lso offers the best and tasty dishes, and is perfect place for family.



Chinese Cuisine:

  1. The Chow:

People call this place as the MOMO joint. Best of all other top Chinese restaurants in Rohini, The Chow serves you mouth watering dishes like Hakka noodles, steamed momos, beg spring roll and many other. This place doesn’t offer dine-in but is a classy restaurant for your takeaway orders.

  1. Mosaic:

The Mosaic located at Crown Plaza offers classy food and is an apt choice for people to hang with friends and family. It is considered as one of the posh restaurants at Rohini and offers a vast variety of mouth-watering foods.

 Fast Food:

  1. The Chocolate Villa:

A great place for small reunions with family and friends. The aroma of yummy chocolates will hit your nostrils the moment you enter The Chocolate Villa. Unfortunately, they don’t offer table service, but the place is best as you don’t mind serving yourself. Green apple soda and brownie chocolate shake are their best offerings, and they also offer best western foods like pizza, burgers, pasta and sandwiches.

  1. WTF – What’s The Food?

This place is sure to be your bestie for your fast food chitchats. The “WTF – What’s The Food?”  Restaurant offers variety of clinching fast food items like noodles (veg and non-veg), fried rice (veg and non-veg) and also Western foods like burgers, pizzas. This restaurant also serves chitchats like rolls of different varieties, Manchurian and dry chops. WTF restaurant is a must taste place in Rohini.

Not only these cuisines but also cuisines like desserts, bakery, South Indian are available in plenty in the restaurant at Rohini and Uttam Nagar at Delhi.

Real estate market has been the talk of the town this year with developers being unable to sell properties. This has been the case in most of the cities, especially with apartments in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Reports from various sources have already proven that the revenue has come down drastically over the years since its boom in 2008. The first two quarters of 2015 have also not been a happy story for the builders. Many completed projects in Mumbai have unsold apartments. Builders are not able to find enough investment to continue their ongoing projects. Various reasons have been identified for this situation. Two primary reasons include the increasing prices of properties and the interest rates that accompany housing loans. Flats located in the outskirts of Thane are reported to cost around Rs 2 crore.

Pressure from the investors is pushing the developers to follow new strategies when it comes to selling properties. The annual report for 2015 from RBI has clearly shown that more customers are losing interest to buy properties due to high price. The Reserve Bank of India has also recently asked the developers to reduce their prices instead of expecting the bank to lower its interest rates. With all these happening around, developers are being indirectly forced to reduce their prices so that their inventory could be refreshed. Builders have already started reducing the prices by up to 10 percent on their old projects to attract customers. This includes the luxury houses only as there is still a considerable demand for small sized flats.

With the third and fourth quarter being filled with festivals including the most celebrated festivals in Mumbai (Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi), it is expected that developers would provide festive offers on their properties to improve the sale. Builders have to some extent agreed that there are plans to reduce the prices this festive season. This includes providing discounted prices on property, free stamp duty registration, extra amenities and so on. With the gradual improvement in economy over the year, builders have realized that the buying potential is again improving. Hence they have started providing offers to make flats more affordable to customers. The customers are now also given the option of paying 10:90 where 10 percent of the price is paid immediately and the rest should be paid as the project proceeds. It is expected that this would lure customers to book for flats as there is only a minor investment involved in the beginning.

While these offers would differ between various projects and developers, it is by all means a good time for people to invest in new properties. Customers have a wide range of options from small flats to luxury villas ahead of them at lower prices this Diwali. They need not even wait till the festive season starts since many developers have already started reducing their prices. Customers finally have a chance to bargain with builders to obtain their dream house. We will have to wait until the end of the year to see if this Diwali will bring joy to both the builders and customers.

What’s not there to love in Bangalore? If you ask a die-hard Bangalorean, he/she will emulate on the most beautiful aspects of the city, its lifestyle and the unique culture. The IT destination of India, Bangalore is known for its IT companies, lush gardens and nightlife. Are you are one such person who came to this city in search of a job and lost your heart to the city? Then are you thinking of purchasing a house in Bangalore and settling down in the city? The idea does sound good, but there are lots of things that you should first consider.

The city has no dearth of facilities and amenities. From malls and hospitals to schools and colleges, the city boasts of some of the best and well established institutions in the nation. Plus, the climate is so nice and pleasant that you will find it a joy to live in the city. If you are convinced about the beauty and facilities in the city, now it is time to take a look at the real estate scenario in Bangalore.

There have been plenty of new launches and project completions during the first quarter of 2015. Nearly 13,400 residential units were launched during this time which is higher than 11,170 buildings completed during the same time last year. Plus, the net absorption rate has also significantly improved when compared to the previous year. If you take a look at the property value in prime areas, you will see a steady improvement over the last year.

The development of IT Park parks and SEZs in the Northern part of Bangalore has led to the development of other commercial buildings and residential apartments in this locality. Areas such as Thanisandra, Bellary Road, Nagavara and Jakkur are fast filling up. Its closeness to the airport is another advantage for this locality. The metro line coming up in JP Nagar and Kanakapura Road has brought with it a spurge of construction projects. More people are willing to relocate here as the train will ease connectivity to other parts of the city.

A number of luxury projects have come up in Yeshwantpur and Rajaji Nagar, both areas at the heart of the city. If you are looking for high end projects, then heed to Sadashivnagar, Vittal Mallya Road and St. Mark’s Road. The number of projects in these posh localities may be a little less, but their price makes up for the gap.

If you are looking for affordable properties, then you should go a little out of the city into the suburban areas. Places like Sarjapur, Whitefield, Hosur Road and Kanakapura have lesser property rates and rental rates compared to the inner city. Moreover, the IT companies are located in these suburban areas. So, employees of these companies prefer to stay in these localities close to office rather than commute from the city every day.

If you are planning to buy an apartments in Bangalore, then this is the time. With plenty of new launches and completed construction projects, you have plenty to choose from. Moreover, the property values in Bangalore look good, which means you will get good value for your money.

Bangalore real estate market witnessed an upsurge in new residential project launches and increase in the absorption rate. While most locality within the city limits have tremendous development in real estate, the suburban areas of Bangalore also witnessed fast growth in real estate.

Whitefield is one of the important residential suburb of Bangalore which is also known for its IT corridor. Until the year 2000, it was just a little residential area which gained incredible popularity after the IT boom in the locality. With green, serene locality, filled with trees, Whitefield is a perfect place to live in which is mostly sought after by many potential home buyers in recent past. From small compact apartments to large luxury apartments and villas, Whitefield has every other residential project to cater to the requirements of all range of potential buyers.

Whitefield is the hottest realty spot in Bangalore that lure many home buyers towards it. But many people stop and think if it is the right time to buy flats for sale in Whitefield now. Though Whitefield has seen a heights of development in real estate now, people are not sure of if it is the right time to invest in properties in Whitefield. But experts say that this IT corridor in Bangalore will always have very high appreciation of properties due to the presence of many IT and ITES companies such as TCS, Dell, AOL, HP, GE and IBM.

Well-laid road, easy connectivity to other parts of the city and other suburbs, improved social infrastructure are key driving force for Whitefield properties. Whitefield which was once little micro market has now evolved itself into a most sought-after suburb of Bangalore with many IT companies and increase in working professional population. People working in the IT industries in prefer to buy flats for sale in Whitefield near to their working place. Thus the demand for apartments in this locality is always high and will never go down until IT industries have their offices in Whitefield.

Investors and builders in Bangalore show high interest in buying large land parcels in Whitefield to launch several new residential projects hoping that it will yield the exorbitant return of interest in very few years. This hope for the developers have increased due to the past rate of appreciation of properties in Whitefield. It has recorded a four time increase in the property prices in the last 10 years of time.

People always prefer localities to invest their hard-earned money only when the appreciation rate of the area is very high. Hence Whitefield is highly preferred by potential home buyers in all aspects. Bangalore as a whole is a perfect investment place for real estate investment. Though many metro of the country are finding it difficult to catch a stable place in real estate, Bangalore tops all the cities of the country in real estate development. The existing and the proposed IT parks in Bangalore are driving force of Bangalore real estate.

While other major metros of the country recorded sluggish real estate trend in recent past, Bangalore stayed robust and showed a lots of real estate development. Out of the three metropolitan cities in the South – Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, Bangalore stood up and recorded highest real estate growth. The annual rate of appreciation of land and residential units are increasing and does not witness a standstill. With demand going high and sales improving day by day, Bangalore real estate market is been very promising for all investors and developers.

Being one of the rapidly developing city in the country, Bangalore always makes heads turn not just in IT and economic development but also in real estate sector. The major driving force of Bangalore real estate is the IT industries. This IT hub of India is also equipped with several physical and social infrastructural development contributing to the tremendous development in real estate sector. Some of the hottest realty spot of Bangalore includes Whitefield, Sarjapur Road, Bannerghatta Road, and Outer Ring Road.

Bangalore consists of multi-cultural population belonging to different income groups. The real estate development in Bangalore has made it to reach the top position in the year 2015 from 6th position in 2009. This rapid development in Bangalore real estate is driven by various factors including IT development, increase in number of high net worth individuals and expatriates.

Bangalore stands at the third positon wit highest number of high net worth individuals (HNIs). With increasing number of HNIs and expatriates the demand for premium apartments in areas such as Central Business Districts, Secondary Business Districts, North Bangalore, Whitefield and Outer Ring Road have been increased in recent days. Not just apartments but also several villa projects have started to mushroom in these areas to cater to the requirement of high income group people.

The major percentage of home buyers in Bangalore belongs to the mid-income group people working in IT and ITES industries. These segment of population prefer to buy apartments with basic amenities, located near workplace, proximity to educational institution and hospitals. These working professional increase demand for housing in micro markets such as Electronic City, Outer Ring Road, and certain areas in North Bangalore.

The next part of buyers are price sensitive population who prefer to buy affordable apartments in Bangalore. Mostly these home buyers prefer to buy apartments in bangalore the suburban areas of Bangalore where there are large parcels of land available, acquisition prices are low allowing developers to sell apartments at affordable prices. Suburban areas that provide apartments in Bangalore at reasonable prices are Mysore Road, Hosur, Kanakapura Road, Doddaballapur Road, Old Madras Road, Off KR Puram Road, and Tumkur.

Apart from concentrating on outskirts of the city, affordable apartments are also available in certain areas within the city limits. But these projects have reduced unit sizes, less civic amenities, and most of the time far away from the main roads. Developers can provide affordable housing inside the city only by compromising on various such factors.

On the whole Bangalore witnesses a lot of new residential projects and also records good absorption rate and reduced inventory.


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