5 Things to Do Before Buying Real Estate Property

It pays off to know the basic things about buying real estate property. A real estate refers to as a business term that involves selling, buying and renting the land or structure. For the first-time home buyers, this article will give you some of the things you should do upon purchasing a property.

Read them below and assess your current real property plan:

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 Create an achievable expectation.
You must build realistic and achievable expectations when it comes to personal investment. You can list them down so you would remember it when the time comes to buy a house and lot. Remember this: there is no perfect house but it will be perfect based on your preference and realistic expectations. Before you purchase a property, you should know what you really want in a condo or house unit. Be patience when you start looking for a new home or property. You must keep in mind that it should be within your budget. You can seek help from real estate agents because they would be able to give you sound advice.


Set the budget.
Budget should be your top priority when you plan to buy certain property. You must determine first your finances – expenses, debt, savings, etc. – then find the best price for the property you would like to buy that would fit into your budget. Comparison of prices from different real estate developers will help you to choose the lowest one. In selecting a home or condo unit, you must check the amenities and decide if it will fit your lifestyle. The mortgage is an important aspect too when purchasing a home or condo unit and you must be pre-qualified on it to avoid costly spending.


Compare the prices of renting and owning a property.
If you consider renting a condo unit or apartment, then it can be a good alternative alternative when you can't own a house right away but expect that it will increase after a certain period of time. Real estate properties these days are much cheaper than renting an apartment or condo unit because there are so many competing real estate companies, forcing them to lower the cost in order to get more clients. You must compare the price of your rent versus to the mortgage you are going to pay once you have acquired a property.


Make yourself educated about real estate.
You should read blogs/newspapers and take notes on business journals about renting a unit versus owning a home/condo unit. It is worth noting that interest rates are still low these days because of the competition among real estate companies. Reading news via online about the real estate market conditions or at least the latest news about real estate condition will keep you in the loop. Do your thorough research first because most of the time, the price goes up quickly when you are not aware.


Learn the purchasing process before signing any papers.
Keep in mind that research can arm you with enough knowledge. You must comprehend what you are reading about real estate news and facts. If you have any concerns and inquiries, you can seek help from professional real estate agents. Throw in a lot of questions for clarifications. You don't want to be left hanging when you decided to purchase a property.


It would take a lot of courage, time, research, money and contemplation to buy a property but you must prioritize things first.


About the author:

Candice Larson is a home and lifestyle buff. She writes periodically for Wincrest. She works as a copywriter for an advertising firm.


Know Your Neighbourhood – Whitefield, Bangalore

Whitefield, located in East Bangalore, is a major IT hub in the state of Karnataka. Originally established as a settlement for Eurasians and Anglo Indians, Whitefield remained a quiet green locality until the 1990s when the IT boom saw it being transformed into a major suburb. Whitefield comes under the purview of BBMP. Some surrounding areas include Brookfield, Hoodi, Kadugodi and Varthur.

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Real Estate
The average price of apartments in Whitefield is about Rs 4,200 per sqft with prices varying between Rs 3,500 and Rs 7,500 per sq ft. Average land prices are between Rs 4,000 to Rs 10,000 per sq ft.

Connectivity
Two major four-lane roads connect Bangalore city with Whitefield. The Whitefield Road via Mahadevapura and Varthur road (Old Airport road) via Marathahalli. Both intersect with Karnataka State Highway 35 (SH-35) which runs in the north-south direction. Whitefield has very good road connectivity with BMTC buses plying a variety of services in the locality. A Traffic and Transit Management Centre (TTMC) in EPIP is functional with schedules connecting it to most parts of the city. Air-conditioned Volvo buses are also available for transport.

The Whitefield railway station, situated on the Bangalore-Chennai route, is located about 3kms north of Whitefield Bus Stop and is double and electrified. There is a proposal to make the Krishnarajapuram-Whitefield section into a quadruple line. The station will become a junction when the new 53km-long Whitefield-Kolar line is completed. Major trains passing through the area includes the Mysore-Howrah Express, the Chennai Express, the Tirupati Passenger and the Kanyakumari Express. Trains passing through Whitefield leave from Bangalore City Junction.

The Bangalore International Airport is 50kms away from Whitefield.

Social Infrastructure
Whitefield houses many IT Parks, business spaces and restaurants. Whitefield is home to many IT and ITES companies like Accenture, Capgemini, Dell, GE, Oracle, SAP Labs, TCS, iGate, HCL, Perot Systems, Intel, and Wipro among others. Hindustan Lever Research Centre (Unilever) and Padmini Industries are among the leading industries located here. The locality boasts various shopping malls like Forum Value Mall, Phoenix Market City, Park Square Mall and Inobrit Mall.

Education
Whitefield boasts several good schools and colleges. Some of the schools in the area include Narayana e-Techno, Vydehi School of Excellence, and Whitefield Global School. Vydehi College of Nursing, MVJ College of Engineering, Government Polytechnic, Sri Sathya Sai Arts and Science College are among the many colleges here.

Hospitals
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences is a super specialty hospital renowned for offering free medical services. Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre is another super-specialty hospital here.

Famous places
The Sathya Sai Baba ashram is located here.

Worship
Shiva Temple, Subramanya Temple, VenkateshwaraSwamy Temple, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, CSI Memorial Church, Noorani Masjid, and Masjid-e-Rehmania are some places of worship here.

Looking to buy your new home or perhaps a good rental investment?RoofandFloor has great listings for projects in Whitefield. Your dream property is just a click away.

Article written by: Anita Kurup

Anita is a content professional for the past 15 years and has worked in both traditional and digital media. She transitioned to digital media early on in its advent in India. She will never say no to toddler-proof keyboards and caffeine. 


Know Your Neighbourhood – Velachery, Chennai

Velachery is a residential neighbourhood in South Chennai. The name comes from Vel in Tamil meaning King and Cheri meaning a place where people live together. In 2005, the widening of the Bypass Road into a six-lane road transformed Velachery into a prime residential locality in Chennai. It has IIT-Madras in the north-east, Taramani in the east, Adambakkam in the northwest and Pallikaranai Marshland in the south. Other neighbouring areas include Thiruvanmiyur, Guindy, Adyar, Perungudi, and Madipakkam. According to a report by Cushman & Wakefield, this locality is projected to be one among the Main Street retail hubs in the city.



Real Estate
Velachery offers mid-range and luxury apartments though the locality also has independent houses as well. Apartments in Velachery are sold at Rs 6,000-Rs 6,800 per sq ft.

Connectivity
Velachery has good road connectivity with MTC plying buses between the locality and the rest of the city. Vijayanagar Bus Terminus is the major bus stand in the Velachery locality. There are three arterial roads: Velachery Main Road, Taramani Link Road, and Velachery Bypass Road. The 100 feet Bypass Road connects Guindy on the northwest.TheVijayanagar junction is one of the most important junctions in the city.The Taramani link road on the north east connects Velachery with Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR).

The railway stations in Velachery connect to Old Mahabalipuram Road, East Coast Road, Besant Nagar and Marina Beach. The St Thomas Mount railway station is about 2-5 kms westwards from Velachery. ChennaiInternational Airport is about 9-10 kms away from Velachery. MTC operates direct Volvo buses between the Airport and Velachery.

Social Infrastructure
Westin Chennai, ITC Grand Chola and Park Hyatt are some of the new hotels in the locality. The Phoenix Market City mall and the PS Srijan Grand Mall attract a lot of people. 

Education
The American Advent Mission School has been functioning since the 1950s. Some of the schools in the locality include Guru Nanak Matriculation HS School, Sivasakthi School, Bethel Matriculation HS School, and LakshmiVidyalaya among others. The colleges include Gurunanak College on Velachery Main Road, Jerusalem College of Engineering and Balaji Dental College and Hospital.

Famous places
Velachery aeri or lake, is nestled between Velachery and Adambakkam and was once an important source of drinking water to people in the neighbourhood. The Velachery Aquatic Complex, built as a South Asian Games venue in 1995, is a swimming pool complex which seats 4,000 people. The pool is open for memberships by the public and offers concessional coaching to medal winners.

Looking to buy your new home or perhaps a good rental investment? RoofandFloor has great listings for projects in Velachery. Your dream property is just a click away.


Article written by: Anita Kurup

Anita is a content professional for the past 15 years and has worked in both traditional and digital media. She transitioned to digital media early on in its advent in India. She will never say no to toddler-proof keyboards and caffeine.


7 smart features in Truecaller

Truecaller is an app that you can install and use in your android phone and resolve the mystery of unknown callers  by a single click.




The features are -

1) Block calls
This app can be used to block calls beginning with a certain set of numbers i.e. 8051.

2) who is calling without data connectivity
Once a number is identified the app will identify it, whether or not you are connected to the internet.

3) Protect yourself from spammers
Truecaller automatically safeguards you from the known spammers in a region once you download the app in your device.

4) Use Truecaller as default dialer
You can use truecaller as default dialer in truecaller. This features works much like twitter and facebook's methods to find people you already know. It works on your location and existing contact list.

5) Identify the number with search bar
Truecaller makes its easy to identify any number with the help by search bar. You also may type in address and names.

6) Set up your own profile
with truecaller, you can set up your profile, your full name, a picture, a website, and email id, customize it the way you want.

7) Remove your number from its database
The app also lets you remove your number from its database. You need to visit the link - http://www.truecaller.com/unlist and unlist or remove your number.



5 new features of email service provider Gmail

Google has been constantly upgrading its free email service gmail to better user experience.

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The features are -

1) Rich Text Formatting
It is difficult to format text - bold, italic, underline or highlight - while mailing someone from the mobile app. Google now added rich text support.

2) Instant RSVPs
Google has made it possible to schedule and respond to google calendar or microsoft exchange invitations on the mobile app.

3) Gmaility
Google's Gmail android app has allowed users to manage their mail from non-Gmail account, Gmality takes the feature of Gmail like in-box organization. Google cards, spam protection and better with outlook, Yahoo and email addresses. For now it works only with Yahoo and Microsoft's Hotmail / outlook accounts.

4) TLS encryption alert
Gmail supports TLS encryption to automatically encrypt both incoming and outgoing calls.

5) Alert For unauthenticated message
Gmail will now notify users about unauthenticated messages by a question mark instead of the sender's regular profile photo, corporate logo or avatar.


Know Your Neighbourhood: Avadi, Chennai

Avadi is a suburb in Chennai. In Tamil, Avadi means ‘a place full of cows’. Avadi, a municipality in Thiruvallur district, is about 23 kms northwest of Chennai and is surrounded by major defence establishments.

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Connectivity
Avadi is well-connected with a good rail and road network. Theneighbourhood is servedby Avadi Railway Station,part of the Chennai Suburban Railway network. Suburban trains connectAvadi to Chennai Central, Chennai Beach, Arakonam, Thiruvallu and Tiruthani. A few express trainslike the Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai Mail also stop at Avadi railway station. The Avadi bus terminus is situated close to the Avadi railwaystation. Buses ply frequently to places like Broadway, Tambaram, Thiruvanmiyur, VivekanandarIllam, Anna Square, Thiruvallur, and Mandavelli.

Real Estate
Avadi houses have several residential properties, including layouts, independent houses, apartments and plots. The average price is about Rs 3,700 per sq ft.

Avadi Lake
The Avadi Lake is located behind the Tamil Nadu Housing Board. The lake, of about 2.5 kms in length, is a source of water to the locality and attracts many migratory birds.

Healthcare
CRPF Hospital is among some of the hospitals located in Avadi.

Education
There are manyschoolsand colleges in Avadi. Schools like KendriyaVidyalaya, St Joseph’s Matriculation, and Nazareth Matriculation Higher Secondary School are here. The Vel Tech EngineeringCollege and St Michael’s Polytechnic College are among the colleges located here.

Businesses
Avadi has various commercial establishments like restaurants, hotels and markets, including Farmers Market. 

Defence
Major military establishments like Indian Air Force, Heavy Vehicles Factory, Indian Army, Engine Factory, Central Reserve Police Force, Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, Indian Navy, The Ordinance Depot, Central Vehicle Depot, and Ordnance Clothing Factory have divisions in this locality. Avadi also trains a division of the Tamil Nadu Police.

Worship
Avadi is home to many old temples. Some famous temples include KarumariAmman temple,Chinnammantemple,Nagavalli Amman and Perumaltemple. Vaikundhanaadhar Temple, Angaalamman temple, Sri VenkateswaraPerumal Temple are all located nearby. Thirumullaivoyal, near Avadi, is famous for MasilamaniswaraTemple, Thirumullaivoyal – an ancient temple of Lord Shiva as well as Pachaiamman Temple. Avadi is also home to a few mosques and churches as well. Vasupujiya Jain Temple and a Gurudwara is also located here. 
           

Looking to buy your new home or perhaps a good rental investment? RoofandFloor has great listings for projects in Avadi. Your dream property is just a click away.

Article written by: Anita Kurup

Anita is a content professional for the past 15 years and has worked in both traditional and digital media. She transitioned to digital media early on in its advent in India. She will never say no to toddler-proof keyboards and caffeine. 


Know Your Neighbourhood – Porur, Chennai

Porur islocated on the Mount Poonamallee Road and surrounded by the Pallavaram Hills. It is known for its chemical industries, manufacturing plants,residential colonies and vegetable markets.Porur is one of the fast-developing suburbs of Chennai. It has a long history and was in existenceeven during the Pallava period.



Real Estate
Porur is fast becoming a major IT hub with companies like Sutherland, iGate, Dell, IBM, MphasiS and Cognizant situated here and theiremployees prefer Porur as a destination. The average price for multi-storey apartments is approximately Rs5,500 per sq ft. Average price for an independent house is between Rs4,500 per sqft to Rs 5,500 per sq ft. Residential plots come at an average price ranging between Rs 3,000 per sqft to Rs6,000 per sq ft.

Connectivity
Porur has good road connectivity with Chennai city as well as other adjacent suburbs. The Mount Poonamallee Road connects Porur with Guindy and Poonamallee and Nungambakkam by Arcot Road. The Kundrathur road connects with the temple town of Kundrathur. These three roads meet at Porur Junction – an important intersection for buses to Kancheepuram and Bangalore. Porur does not have any railway stations. Porur is also close to the NH 4 (the Chennai-Bangalore Highway). The Porur Flyover, built over Porur Lake, connects Maduravoyal with Tambaram near the Tambaram Bypass road.

Social Infrastructure
There are about 20 or more schools located in and around the locality. There are many hospitals also based in the locality.  The Porur Lake and the Chembarambakkam Lake forms the RetteEri (two Lakes divided by road, one lake with water and the other occupied for living a long ago). The Porur Lake is the principal source of fresh water for the suburb and surrounding areas.

Famous places
Porur houses the Mono-Pulse Secondary Surveillance radar, one of the two radars in the city, which aids air-transport communication. The Sri Ramachandra College and Research Institute was opened here in 1985 and is a well-known premium educational institute.

Worship
Porur is home to many temples, mosques and churches. The 1000-year-old RamanathaEaswarar temple is located here towards Kundarathur Road. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Chennai. Porur also has the ArulmiguBalaMurugan at EaswaranKoilStree and the Nagathamman Temple on Kundarthur Road. Porur is the headquarters of the Porur Evangelical Church.

Looking to buy your new home or perhaps a good rental investment? RoofandFloor has great listings for projects in Porur. Your dream property is just a click away.

Article written by: Anita Kurup

Anita is a content professional for the past 15 years and has worked in both traditional and digital media. She transitioned to digital media early on in its advent in India. She will never say no to toddler-proof keyboards and caffeine. 


Office Space @ "Spectrum Metro" at Sector 50 Noida Metro Station

Office Spaces in "Spectrum @ Metro", Sec 75, Noida starting Rs 11 lakh , One of the largest commercial developments of Delhi NCR.
 
Details: 
1. Tower A - dedicated to world class office space
2. Floors 5th -24th 
3. Min Size: 305 sqft
4. Minimum Investment: Rs 10.98 Lacs
4. With 12% Assured Return













Some of features listed below -

  1. Spread across 15 acres at a prime location of sector 75
  2. 1 km long High Street Retail cum commercial complex
  3.  4 side open corner plot
  4.  Next to upcoming Metro station
  5. 100+ renowned multinational brands
  6. Catchment of more than 1.25 Lac families 
  7. Parking for more than 5000 cars
  8. Ground Floor shops height: 18 feet
 
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Know Your Neighbourhood: Kilpauk, Chennai

Kilpauk is a residential locality in Chennai, situated just off the Poonamallee High Road in thewest.Chetpet, Egmore, Anna Nagar and Purasawalkam are some of the localities situated nearby.The locality has good condition roads connecting residential neighbourhoods with nearby commercial areas. Kilpauk was a British military cantonment before India’s independence. 

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Connectivity
Kilpaukisoneofthemost well-connected localities in Chennai. Kilpauk has good road connectivity. Poonamallee High Road connects to Koyambedu as well as Chetpet, Numgambakkam, andMount Road. T Nagar, Vadapalini, and Marina Beach are also accessible from here. There are bus standson the Poonamallee high road and Kilpauk Garden Bus Stop.Chennai Egmore andChennai Central railway stations are only 5 km away from the micro market. ChetpetRailway Station, across from Poonamalee High Road, is the main railway station here. Kilpauk is connected to Numgambakkam, Kodambakkam and St. Thomas Mount by rail. The ChennaiAirport is about 18 kms from Kilpauk. The upcoming metro is expected to have a stop at Kilpauk Medical College Station.

Healthcare
The 200-year-old Kilpauk Mental Hospital, built by the British, is located here. Other hospitalsinclude the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital,One Life Mots Hospital, Gremaltes Leprosy Centre, among others.

Education
Kilpauk schools include the Seth P D Hinduja Sindhi Model Senior Secondary School, C.S.I Bain School, ChinmayaVidyalaya, BhavansRajajiVidyashram andothers. 

Real Estate
Average price of an apartment in Kilpauk is between Rs 8,000 per sqft to Rs 10,300 per sq ft. An independent house will range between Rs 11,800 per sqft to Rs 15,500 per sq ft. Plot layouts costs at an average Rs 16,000 per sqft to Rs 20,850 per sq ft.

Businesses
The locality is also home to small scale industries which manufacture packaging materials, chemical supplies, cement supply and export and produce wood carvings.

Entertainment
There are many shopping centres, including malls and movie theatres like the Abirami Mega Mall and City Centre. Movie theatres include Ega Theatre and Sangam Cinemas.

Looking to buy your new home or perhaps a good rental investment? RoofandFloor has great listings for projects in Kilpauk. Your dream property is just a click away.

Article written by: Anita Kurup

Anita is a content professional for the past 15 years and has worked in both traditional and digital media. She transitioned to digital media early on in its advent in India. She will never say no to toddler-proof keyboards and caffeine.

Know Your Neighbourhood – Vandalur, Chennai

Vandalur is a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai. It islocatedinKancheepuram district. The suburbs of Perungalathur, Mudichur, Tambaram, Urupakkam and Padappai are located nearby. Vandalur is a residential area at the junction of the Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road and connects the Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST) with Old Mamallapuram Road (OMR).


Its strategic location on Tiruchi-Chennai Highway, adjoining Vandalur-Walajabad-Vandalur Road, has helped turn Vandalur into a much desired locality in the city.

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Real Estate
The average price for multi-storey apartments is Rs 3,500 per sq ft. Average price for independent --houses is Rs 3,700 per sq ft. Residential plots in Vandalur come at an average of Rs 12,700 per sq ft.

Connectivity
The Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road connects Vandalur to GST Road and OMR. The Tiruchy-Chennai Highway and Vandalur-Walajabad-Vandalur Road connect Vandalur to other localities in Chennai. The Vandalur Flyover Bridge plays a role in providing better accessibility.The nearest railway station is the Vandalur Railway station on the Chennai Suburban Railway line and connects Vandalur to Chennai Beach, Nungambakkam, Chennai Egmore, Chromepet, Tambaram and other areas. The main bus terminus is the Vandalur Bus Stop. Chennai Central is situated 37 kms from Vandalur, and can be reached via SH-114 and Chennai Bypass Road. Localtrains from Vandalur to Egmore can also be used to reach Chennai Central. The Chennai International Airport is situated 16 kms from here. 

Social Infrastructure
Vandalur is well equipped with social and commercial infrastructure like schools, colleges, hospitals, restaurants, railway stations and bus stops in the area.
Some of the schools in the locality include Shri NatesanVidyasala Matriculation School, Government High School, Sri ViswaVidyalaya High School, Delhi Public School among others. Colleges in the region include the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Chennai School of Ship Management, various engineering colleges including VIT Chennai campus.  

Famous places
Vandalur is also home to famous Vandalur Lake. Vandalur also houses the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in the Vandalur Reserve Forest with an area of over 1,000 acres. The Park, one of the largest zoological parks in South Asia, is home to many rare species of flora and fauna. Also called the Vandalur Zoo, it was the first public zoo in India.Vandalur Hill is part of the Arignar Anna Zoological Park and entry is restricted.

Worship
Some places of worship in the locality include Padappai Church, Arai Kaasu Amman Temple among others.


Looking to buy your new home or perhaps a good rental investment? RoofandFloor has great listings for projects in Vandalur. Your dream property is just a click away.


Article written by: Anita Kurup

Anita is a content professional for the past 15 years and has worked in both traditional and digital media. She transitioned to digital media early on in its advent in India. She will never say no to toddler-proof keyboards and caffeine.


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