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In the last few years, with the scarcity of places in Mumbai, Thane has emerged as the next big neighbourhood in Maharashtra. It has seen considerable growth and has flourished and how!

Few years ago, Thane was considered as one of the last options to buy homes or to put it in a way those who could afford budget homes. Thane was considered as the place for factories and industries. Now in recent years, with the reduction of industries and factories, large vast lands were made availa...

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Emerging Self-Sustaining Projects in Mumbai

We live in a world of instant gratification. We want things and facilities to materialise in front of us, as soon as we think of them. This impulse, clubbed with the instantaneous services that a digital world provides – where we get answers, contact people across the globe, and order facilities, with the click of a button – leads to a need for every space we occupy to be gratifying zones.

This is where housing development projects have stepped in.

In a city li...

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Expert Advice: 7 tips to make a home look bigger

I am quite familiar with both the charm and challenges of small spaces. When done well, they are cosy, comfortable and satisfying.

As a former Mumbaikar, and having stayed in different parts of Mumbai, I feel like I can shed a lot of light on this topic.

The key to an enjoyable small-space living might be easier than one would think. All it takes is a little extra effort and tricking the eye into perceiving more space with three major parameters: scale, light, and movement...

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All about wallpapers!

Crazy about wallpapers?  And why shouldn't one be? They are completely ergonomic and aesthetic interior decoration option when it comes to a home or office. From cartoons, abstract designs, to beautiful landscapes & motivational thoughts; you can choose from a myriad of options. Wallpapers add a bit more color and vibrancy to walls for a quirky look and feel to any space.

Here are a few to consider if you're going the wallpaper way!

1) Size of the room and...

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The New Commercial Hub of Mumbai - Andheri East

As the commercial capital of India, it comes as no surprise that most of the business and commercial offices in India, find their home in Mumbai. Business or commercial districts comprise of private and government offices, business conglomerates, and the likes. Some of the well-known hubs in the city include:

  • CBD in Churchgate, Fort and Nariman Point
  • Central Mumbai, comprising of localities like Worli, Lower Parel and Prabhadevi
  • ...
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The Best Home Loans for your Dream House

While there are thousands of home loan options to choose from when investing in your new home, each with their own unique set of advantages and disadvantages, the best scheme is one that provides an affordable interest rate along with good, efficient services. Although, with newer schemes coming up in the market every day, it gets equally difficult...

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Why this is the Best Season to go House Hunting!

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 ...

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Tips to get more sunlight in the house

If you’re struggling to draw in more natural light, give this a read before you seriously start considering making major renovations! A few tweaks here and there are all you need, to ensure your house basks in the sunlight.

But before you make any changes, walk around from one room to the other for a quick assessment of all your “dark spaces”. Are your problem small windows, heavy furniture, or dark floors in a small room? Start by moving your furniture around to s...

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Well placed and beautiful furniture maketh the home! Furniture has played an important role in human settlements since medieval times. In the 1600’s, Jacobean style rose to popularity, until it was replaced with Scandinavian contemporary style in the 1960s.

With the continuously constricting living spaces in modern times, the need for modular furniture involves working spaces and storage units with dispensable panels, independent storage units with panels and space dividers et...

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Tips to make your own little home garden

A little greenery never hurts, whether it is an office, home or any other commercial space. Here are some tips to build your own, home grown patch of green.


1. Decide on a type

Are you going for a vegetable, herb or flower Garden? It is advisable to choose one as the soil may be conducive to one and not the other type of garden. If you choose to grow flowers, do you want the flowers or fruits to be annual or perennial? You can start small, and then slowly ...

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Brighten up your home with fantastic colours!

Happy colours, happy home, happy you! Colours add vibrancy & give an innate comfort to your home. Well painted walls add to the aesthetic appeal of any home.

It is said that the best colour is the one that suits you. Find the ones that complement your personality, and make your home an extension of you. Let’s look at some colours that can totally transform your home...

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Mason Jars, DIY and Color Significance

Mason Jars – invented in Philadelphia by a tinsmith John Landis Mason, while designs were patented in 1858. The world is currently in a frenzy about the same, but it’s not the first time that mason jars became so popular. These little glass wonders became popular in the early 19th century as glass articles could be bleached and allowed canners to see what’s inside.

Mason ja...

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What is RERA and how will it impact the real estate industry and home buyers?

Why go for a real estate project registered with RERA?

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act of 2016, intends to protect the interest of home buyers. In this blog, we explore how it will affect the various stakeholders.

While all its provisions came into effect, from May 1, 2017, Developers had been given until the end of July 2017 to register their projects under MahaRERA. Post registration, citizens will be able to view, on MahaRERA website, a...

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Tax implications for under construction properties

Mumbai: a city best known for its palatial properties and sky-rocketing prices. Hence, your ‘house hunting checklist’ will always favour under construction properties than a home that is ready for possession.

Once the hunt comes to an end, you leave no stone unturned to have the home loan process in place. However, soon enough, the tax deduction woes engulf you, a...

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Buying a house? Make sure you do a documents checklist: Read on

Mumbai is best known as the hub of commercial and residential propertiesHowever, it is a daunting task to find a property on the basis of your requirements.

Before you zero down on any property, we would like you to be well-versed with paperwork pertaining to the purchasing process.

Below mentioned are few of the documents you would be obliged to pre...

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All you need to know about luxury homes

Owning a luxury home is the dream of every person and it is not merely a status symbol. Though status plays an important role in it, it is more about enjoying all the comforts that you could think of in your home. In India, the term 'luxury' is often misused; as you can see almost every second project being termed as a 'luxury project', while all they offer are basic amenities. So, before getting into the nitty-gritties of the entire 'luxury' scenario in Indi...

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What are Carpet Area, Built-up Area and Super-Built-up Area?

Nowadays, finding a home of one's choice has become both easy and risky because of the wide variety of options available to choose from. A number of builders are out there providing you all that you require in a dream home in terms of construction, infrastructure, and much more.

However, finding out a home that matches your taste is not enough. Knowing a bit more technical details about your future home will keep things in your favour.

Carpet Area

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How to measure the construction quality of a project?

Owning a luxury home is the dream of every person and it is not merely a status symbol. Though status plays an important role in it, it is more about enjoying all the comforts that you could think of in your home. In India, the term 'luxury' is often misused; as you can see almost every second project being termed as a 'luxury project', while all they offer are basic amenities. So, before getting into the nitty-gritties of the entire 'luxury' scenario in Indi...

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Why buying residential property is a safe bet for future real estate investments?

There has always been a clear conclusion that buying real estate in India does not necessarily means making profits. This notion has been in effect ever since the whole concept of buying property came into existence. However, with many alterations over the past few years the norm has defied the age old observations and has brought about a much-needed change in the industry. What was once a buyer's nightmare is now their safe form of investment! This stands particularly true for people who...

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Top 17 Questions to ask when buying a Flat

These basic points should get the air cleared for you.

  1. Where is the proposed construction taking place, how is it accessed and what is being built?
  2. What is the total land area under consideration for the project and what will be built? Is the construction going to happen in phases? If yes, how?
  3. Which are the flats that are currently available and what are their sizes?
  4. Is there a differential pricing policy based on floors or the orientation o...
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