House hunting is a vicious cycle. You find the perfect house, move in, only to experience the hidden flaws first-hand. While we tick off almost all our criteria when looking for our nests, it’s only after we’ve made ourselves comfortable that the underlying defects begin to surface.
So where are we going wrong? What can we do to avoid such housing nightmares?
Much like every big decision in life, timing matters. And in the case of real state, when you start looking for your house matters the most. So when do you think would be the perfect time, or season, to start looking?
Surprisingly, it’s during the monsoons! Here’s why.
- Transportation & Waterlogging
Visiting a site during the monsoons, when waterlogging and traffic is at its worst, provides in-depth experience of the situation. One can then take an educated call on the property. During this season, getting local transport to and from home also proves to be a huge hassle – an on-site visit during the rains, then makes more sense to get an understanding of what living there could mean.
- Construction Quality
Cracks in the walls, seepage and leakage are the most common issues residents face during the monsoons. Therefore, a proper inspection during the season gives you a fair idea of what you could be getting into. You might be able to withstand the elements, but not your flat!
- It’s Raining Discounts!
If you’re looking for a property, especially a resale one, this is your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Due to the common perspective about buying a house in the season, the demand is less and the sellers are desperate to sell their properties. This also means they are open to serious negotiations over the discounted prices! Win-win!
While most properties and housing facilities fall short on their promises when put to test during the monsoons, there are a select few you can look into who provide assured quality-led houses. Acme’s housing projects across Andheri are a top choice. A close second is Hiranandani’s township, followed by other players like Raheja and Lodha.
So the next time you seriously start considering investing in a property, look to the thunder Gods for the answer!