A Winning Budget for the Real Estate Sector

 

Budget GrowthThe Union Budget proposed by finance minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley has provided a warmth amid the cold winter, especially for the real estate developers across the country. The budget provides infrastructure status to the real estate sector which assures that the property market will receive government incentives, tax benefits and subsidies. What more, Developers can also get bank loans at minimal rates – a massive boost to the real estate as an industry sector.

Getamber Anand, National President, CREDAI says, “Affordable housing getting infrastructure status will enable efficient supply of housing stock in the country and provide benefits associated with it.” Mr. Anand’s statement strikingly evidences the following policy benefits,

The Industry status also means that both the owner of the land and the developer can remain worry free on any risks related to lands, and ensure transparency. The Joint Development project would encourage interested land owners to offer their lands to the developers, a sign of a potential growth in the real estate sector.

Land transactions given a boost – According to JDA (Joint Development Agreement), the new tax reforms would result in making a significant impact leading to increase in the allocation of land to the property landscape. This is also highly indicative of resulting in easing and greatly improving the land transactions.

A welcoming change for the developers is that the buying window for affordable housing has been changed from built-up area to a carpet area. In metro’s, the applicable calculated limit stands at 60 sq.mtr in metros and border areas of the four metropolitan cities, whereas in the rural parts the limit applicable is 30sq.mtrs. A great news for the developers is that tax on notional profits are deferred. Tax is incurred only after one full year and upon the completion of a project with a completion certificate.

In a measure to provide tax relief to developers, the holding period has been reduced from 3 years to 2years. This move helps investors in the property market who have stocked more inventory to be relieved from tax on capital gains from 3 years to 2 years.

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Interesting Interest Rates

State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest money lender welcomed the new year by slashing the marginal cost of funds based lending (MCLR) by a whopping 0.96% for one year. MCLR is the benchmark rate to which all home loans are linked. These rates have been cheapest for the past six years; this was further welcomed by other banks slashing their MCLR rates too.

The reduction in the MCLR rates simply means that the home loans would now be available at a cheaper rate since most of the home loans are locked in at a one-year MCLR. The older loans can avail this benefit post one-year completion of their MCLR period.

This move has ignited the spark in the real estate sector, which has seen a steady rise in demand from fresh buyers. The industry witnessed massive struggle to cope up the with the unaffordable prices which were a directly proportional to the poor demand from the consumer’s end. With the slashed interest rates the market looks up.

Demand for both realty and office properties are bound to witness a steady rise as the demand is going to drive two-fold. The housing sector is expected to see more traction as the central bank has reduced the risk weight on the housing segment, which means lenders would have to keep aside a lesser capital at the time of borrowing.

The reduced interest has simplified the finance process associated with lending for borrowers, which leaves the borrowers on a high note. New borrowers will also see an increase in the eligibility with a 50-basis point drop in home loans. The reduced rates will also result in lowering of equated-monthly installments.

Overall the slashed in interest rates would garner a lot more demand in the housing sector as the interest rates transcend into an interested rate for the consumer.

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Outer Ring Road: – A true buyers’ choice

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The northern part of Bangalore once considered to be a sleepy town is now one of the upcoming hubs. The stretch of Outer Ring Road consists of IT parks, Malls, Hospitals, and Educational Institutions making it, a perfect package for those looking to invest in properties.

Location is one of the most attributing factors that rope in a lot of potential property buyers to this part of the town. With the road leading to the international airport, the stretch caters to various IT parks like Baghmane and Manyata to name a few.

The accessibility to Banaswadi and K.R puram railway station adds to the convenience factor of having a home at ORR. The northern part of town also dots a lot of scenic lake views such as Hebbal and Thannisandra lake. This not only provides the much-needed water resource but also a circulation of fresh air to these regions.

Unlike other regions in the city where the infrastructure cropped up post the IT boom, the northern part had a well-established infrastructure already in place before the construction of the international airport which led to an explosion of growth in this region. It’s further improvised by housing and commercial properties in this stretch.

The growth potential of the region is enormous, if you’re looking to make an investment in this part of the town look no further, the property value of this region is set to shoot up to 42 percent in the coming years, giving a true meaning to the return on investments.

Price advantage ought to get your attention when making an investment decision in this part of the town. On comparison with other regions of the city an investment in the north region is yet more feasible. But this could be a short-lived feature since there’s been a 10-15 percent expected appreciation in property surrounding the region.

Durga Petals is aptly situated on the Outer Ring Road IT corridor. A premium apartment spread over 5 sprawling acres consisting of 8 towers. Durga Petals is your one stop location if you’re looking to buy 3 bhk apartment in Bangalore in one of the hubs of northern Bangalore.

With over 40 amenities, the project is carefully designed to suit all your needs. The project is carefully designed to make your life more comfortable and provide you with a true sense of home. Durga Petals features amenities that give other project on the vicinity a serious competition.

Dawned with 70 percent open spaces there are various zones which cater to the needs of every citizen. Malgudi a section that takes your game play to the next level, featuring life size game boards, the experience is bound to trigger the kid in you. Nukkad houses a wide variety of arenas and courts such as badminton and basketball. Panchayat a zone specially designed for the senior citizens with a dedicated gazebo and chit-chat zone. Aangan a special recreation zone consisting of a swimming pool, rain dance floor, party arena and a barbeque area. Rangoli club house features top class amenities such as Gym and Spa, work from cubicles and few other effective amenities.

Exclusively designed with comforts that keep you close to the nature, Durga petals boasts all the aspects of a perfect home.

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A Perspective on modern housing trends

There are a million types of people in this world, we have rich, the poor and the ones who aspire to be rich. Now, why am I talking about the riches & poor??? Well, the reason is Housing, its a perspective about housing through my eyes. There comes a lot of reasons to have a home, one might have it for the purpose of shelter another for maintaining his standard..we have housing from huts to bungalows.The Joy of having own house is considered to be one of the best feelings I feel !, A big fat one with all beautifully constructed, such a personal achievement!

One might have his own concepts about housing, few might go for independent houses and the rest might opt for apartments/flats. It’s a long way until you get your home ready, right from the internet to the realtor and to the final settlement, one must take utmost care in choosing the right realtor to make the entire flow hassle free. There are a lot of instances where people get frauded by realtors or have their whole project badly baffled. So the first and foremost importance have to be given in choosing the right person to rely upon.

That satisfaction after completing your first home is always priceless! it’s such a proud moment to have an investment for a lifetime. Present times has taken us to the world where individual choices and attention to detail are given the top priority. We now have interior designers to tailor according to our needs, I personally feel this is such a great change which happened in the housing evolution..we then had houses being constructed according to the engineer but now we do get the option to customize everything right from the floor to the roof.

Getting an individual house nearby your workplace may not be the easiest thing one can think of, this being one of the reasons people prefer investing in apartments/flats. They are more preferred due to the convenience and safety they offer. It’s easy to own, easy on pockets and also offers a lot of other amenities. The only tough part is to find the right apartment in the right locality and the rest is completely being taken care by the builder, also a lot of financial support from the banks linked to the builder is an added advantage as well, now this makes apartments a perfect choice for the corporates as it’s an easy process and hold good value for money.

If you are reading this from Bangalore or you are planning to settle down in Bangalore, why don’t just spend a while looking at the latest offering from Durga projects?

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Bangalore homes are evolving with time

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In the midst of all hustle and bustle, we found ourselves a peaceful abode of Durga Petals. The place we proudly call our home. Earlier we were so occupied with traveling from one end of the city to the other that we never thought of purchasing a home. The moment we got to know about Durga Petals and found out that it is the cynosure of the IT corridor, we did not think twice before buying.
Earlier, our days used to be long, hectic and full of travel and traffic. It’s like we were always rushing, we had no family time at all.
Our office is in Bagmane Tech Park which is just adjacent to Durga Petals and it takes us just 10 mins to walk to our office, a healthy solution for us. We now have enough time for ourselves in the morning, to read the newspaper, grab a good breakfast and even pack a healthy lunch for the kids. The evenings are spent exploring malls and restaurants in and around Marathahalli. The apartment has a good connectivity to many Indian and International Schools and bus and train stations.
As the apartment is built on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) prominent localities like Domlur, Electronic city, Whitefield, Hennur, Sarjapur and other major IT hubs are at an arm’s reach.
Besides connectivity as a major component, Durga Petals homes are spacious, full of light, ventilation and a breath-taking panoramic view of the city from the balcony.
We are extremely happy and overwhelmed with our new home and we are sure we made the right decision.

Tips to Protect your Home this Monsoon

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Tips to Protect your Home this Monsoon

Its monsoon again and with the raindrops come gloomy days and dark clouds. The wet weather outside makes us crave the warmth and coziness of our homes.

That’s why it is all the more important to keep the inside of your home safe, warm and dry.

Below are a few tips that can help you keep your interiors dry and cozy:

  1. It is good practice to reduce the number of carpets in the house. Roll them up and cover them with plastics sheets to store them. This keeps them dry. They being highly absorbent can hold a lot of moisture inside, giving the house dampness.
  1. Best to have light solid colored lace drapes for this season. They let enough light through, don’t absorb much moisture and are much easier to clean.
  1. It’s not always possible to dry the clothes outside, but waiting for sunlight is a good idea. Drying clothes indoors should be avoided as that can make the house very humid. Tumble-drying them a little extra can help.
  1. Clothes should not be kept crumpled for long after drying. Ironing them as soon as possible makes it easier to remove the wrinkles and keeps the freshness as well.
  1. If you have wrought-iron furniture in the house, giving it a coat of anti-rust paint is important. Alternatively you can use non-scented oils to protect them from rusting.
  1. Similarly if you have wooden furniture, it needs extra polishing to make it last longer and looking new.
  1. Clothes absorb moisture too and hence its important to keep the cupboards dry to prevent any bacterial growth. Neem leaves or camphor can be used to absorb most of the moisture inside and keep the clothes dry.

Keeping the indoors dry is not only a matter of comfort but also a matter of safety. Too much moisture inside the house can lead to harmful bacterial presence in your home, which can cause a lot of discomfort. So enjoy the rains outside and the warmth inside your home.

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Why should you invest in Bangalore Real Estate ?

Bangalore has since the 90’s been touted as the IT hub of India. The city represents modern face of developed Indian economy and is also home to a large number of people who have migrated from other states to Bangalore and owing to this reason, real estate market in the city has seen a booming trend. The growing number of corporate in the city creates demand for residential real estate and makes the city as one of the best places for investments.

Let’s look at the three vital reasons which make Bangalore ideal for investment in real estate.

Growth in IT/ITES Industry creating employment opportunities: The ever growing IT/ITES sector creates job opportunities which lead to a lot of people migrating to the city. There are approximately 0.95 million people working in about 2500 IT/ITES companies in the city.The city creates over one lakh jobs annually. The working population with an average age of 28 years is educated and multi-cultural. The rising income levels, educational facilities and global exposure have raised the standard of living for this city.

Improving Infrastructure Promotes Development: The government initiative of improving infrastructures rapidly supports the real estate developments. The government of Karnataka is working towards making many corridors that support these developments. Bangalore is experiencing positive trend all over with evident development across both public and private sectors, especially in the road transport. The improvement in road network through ORR (Outer Ring Road) has changed the dynamics of the real estate market of Bangalore.

Increase in Capital Value: Mid-segment residential properties witnessed the highest appreciation in Bangalore in the past three years, says a study. In the high-end properties market, Bangalore recorded about a 40 percent average increase in capital values in the period between 2011 and beginning of 2015. In the hot property areas, Outer Ring Road tops the list.

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5 benefits of yoga in your life

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The most common responses when people hear the word ‘yoga’ is ‘I always wanted to try yoga’ and ‘I could never do yoga because I can’t (insert limitation here)’.

The right response to this is always the same ‘You must always do yoga!’

It is irrelevant if you can touch your toes or not. Doing yoga has nothing to do with being flexible or strong or being able to stand still. Yoga allows every single type of person to start somewhere. Not all who practise yoga are yogis or gymnasts or dancers. Yoga enthusiasts are simple people wishing to achieve objectives such as controlling their breathing, increasing their flexibility and even finding some precious moments of peace.

Some yoga techniques are meant for seasoned yoga practitioners who push their mind and body to the limit and can be extremely taxing both physically and mentally. For example Ashtanga yoga combines strength, cardio, as well as flexibility with practises lasting 75 to 90 minutes.

Yoga has been known to bring instant joy and relief. Clear examples of people being unhappy and anxious have turned to yoga to achieve goals of satisfaction and happiness while being able to run faster, complete somersaults, hold their breath for longer than 2 minutes and being able to hold their own upper body weight using only their upper body.

Other benefits of yoga include:

  1. Drop in anxiety levels – A study in 2010 showed practising yoga three to four times a week rose levels of chemicals in the brain responsible for fighting off depression and anxiety.
  1. Less stress – An Ohio State University study showed long term yoga has benefited practitioners recovering from stressful events even quicker.
  2. More control over medical conditions caused by stress – Researchers have theorised that yoga could be effective in treating individuals with stress-related psychological and medical conditions such as anxiety and high blood pressure.
  1. Increased control of balance – Stroke, the American Heart Association’s magazine, stated yoga practised post-stroke can help improve balance and reduce fear of falling while improving the patient’s quality of life.
  1. Reduced levels of back pain – Pains in the lower back affect people of all ages. Studies show 12 weeks of yoga had an even higher effect than standard medication in patients suffering from chronic back pain.

What better encouragement for practising yoga than a dedicated space available to you at your residence. Durga Petals’ allocated area, Panchayat, is designed for yoga sessions and various workout lessons in an enclosed area within the premises. Panchayat is located along the western wall and right beside the gate to ensure yoga enthusiasts can head to work post workout.

With the benefits and location drawn out for you, what is holding you back from seeking instant physical strength and mental relaxation?

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6 reasons your commute is hurting you

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Bengaluru’s Outer Ring Road is a daily swarm of sweat, blaring horns, heat, traffic and vehicles of every size manoeuvring gaps and green lights trying to reach offices, hospitals, schools and malls. Known at the IT Corridor of Bangalore, the ORR serves as an 8 hour stop over between long commutes for Bangaloreans travelling to and from work. Besides the financial costs, commuting eats into time we could otherwise be spending with loved ones ,creating, reading or anything else we like.

We lose more than just time and money commuting. A closer look at the high costs of commuting can help us make certain decisions like living nearer to our workplace:

  1. Stress and commuting go hand in hand

 

Longer commute equals higher levels of stress. The icing on this predicament is commuting being a reliable source of stress, we are forced to do it. We spend most nights thinking of the next morning’s drive to work instead of focusing on getting the much needed rest and relaxation.

 

  1. Disrupting sleep cycles

 

Unless commutes include drivers, carpooling or self-driven cars of the future, commuting specifically cuts into much needed sleep time. As one can’t sleep and drive, one needs to wake up earlier and head to bed earlier in order to take on long commutes.

 

  1. A lonely affair

 

Even while carefully negotiating masses of humans and vehicles along Outer Ring Road, the experience is lonesome. One almost never has a commute companion with which to chat with. As carpooling is not a common practise, most traverse Outer Ring Road on their own on our own. Social isolation can have disastrous effects on our health and happiness with studies showing it linking to a lack of intelligence, late development of dementia, risk of early death and a basic lack of social skills.

 

 

  • Unpleasant commute

 

 

A recent paper by Princeton University showed women found commuting in the morning to be the most unpleasant thing to do on a regular basis. Taking into consideration that one needs to do this twice a day, every single day just shows how much of an illness we have chosen to accept.

 

  1. Telecommuting

 

The general belief is that telecommuting means little or no work gets done at home. This is slowly changing with many Indian companies realising the advantages telecommuting has for productivity and the bottom line. Advantages of telecommuting include drop in equipment and infrastructure costs, high retention rates, flexible schedules, better for the environment which also results in better CSR ratings for the company as well as more family time and higher productivity.

 

  1. A change in perception and reception of commuting

 

Perception is directly related with stress. Instead of acting outwardly towards other drivers cutting in front, choosing to ignore the situation and smiling can have positive effects on one’s mental health. Succumbing to the temptation of letting other bad drivers get a hold of one’s positive outlook does nothing but add to the growing list of headaches one has to deal with through the day.

 

A simple and easy way of reducing your commute to and from Outer Ring Road daily is to live nearer your office. With large MNCs such as Samsung, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo having offices in the IT Corridor, it makes perfect sense for their employees to take the decision to live nearer to work. This decision serves well in the long run as you can begin and end your day with high productivity, eliminate stress and heart diseases, spend more time with loved ones and bring in better results at work. What could be better than your new home on Outer Ring Road offering you amenities that help boost productivity and make the most out of your family time?

 

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