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Dos and don’ts for housing societies for pets and stray dogs

The issue of stray dogs in residential areas, often evokes mixed reactions from people. While pet lovers tend to show affection towards these animals by providing them food and sometimes shelter, others are wary about health issues such as rabies and the possibility of dog bites. Sudipto Chatterjee, a business director at Mediacom, says “In our […]

What is Stamp Duty Rates & Charges on Property?

The government levies a tax when there is a transaction of property (i.e., when a property changes hands, from the seller to the buyer). This tax is known as ‘stamp duty’. It is levied on residential and commercial property transactions, as well as freehold or leasehold properties. Stamp duty is levied by states and therefore, […]

Documents required for a home loan application

While planning to take a home loan, it is imperative to be aware of the documents that are required for the application. Here’s a look at the basic paperwork that applicants need to prepare for. Home loan application form This is the basic document for the home loan, where the applicant will have to fill […]

Maintenance aspect and laws governing plants at home

With cities becoming increasingly polluted, many home owners are turning to gardening, by keeping small plants at home, to provide some greenery. However, installing plants at home also means that one needs to know how to maintain the plants and also have the time to do it. Maintaining a garden is not just a personal […]

Hyperloop: A road to hyper real estate growth?

In October 2017, businessman Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, announced a strategic partnership between his company and Hyperloop, named Hyperloop One. The first three corridors selected for the Hyperloop One transportation system, are Mumbai-Pune, Dubai-Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles-Las Vegas. In the real estate sector, there is hope that such technological advancements and […]

A year on, RERA yet to roar

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA), which is meant to safeguard the rights of the home buyers and provide speedy redressals, has faced significant hurdles in its own implementation, ever since its introduction on May 1, 2016. It was not before one year that all the provisions of the RERA could be […]

The essential checklist, for building your own house

Building a house is a one-time event for most people and an expensive affair. Quality of construction, hence, is of extreme importance to the owner, as it determines the life of the building. People who own land in a gated community, have the choice of getting the house constructed through a developer or through a […]

How to make the most of a second home investment

A large number of second home buyers purchase luxury homes that provide them with a retreat away from the city, where they can relax and rejuvenate. According to Sunil Sharma, VP – marketing and CRM, Mahindra Lifespaces Developers Ltd, the growing population of high net worth individuals (HNIs), has spurred the demand for second homes. “For […]