Change homes frequently? Rent furniture to move light
Buying furniture or appliances every time you change home can be intimidating; especially if you shift homes frequently.
India loves to shop online!
The way Indians shop is changing rapidly and the whole perception of the shopping is very different today than earlier times.
The Most Anticipated Hindi Movies to Hit Theatres Soon
2.0: One of the most anticipated movies on late 2018 is 2.0 which is a sci-fi with a gigantic budget of 4.5 billion INR.
Young Indians are Taking The Less-Travelled Career Paths
Gone are those days when Indian students were forced to become a doctor, an engineer, a CA or at the least a Government official.
Indians and their love for automobiles
India is among the few markets in the world where automobile industry is growing at a steady pace.
Today's Indians and Our Eating Out Habits
Indians no longer wait for special occasions such as anniversaries or birthdays to make plans of dining out. Across cities, Indians are eating out with friends and families more than ever before.
REALTY QUARTER presents Real Estate & Construction Industry Leadership Awards 2017
REALTY QUARTER celebrates the highest achievements done by the companies & individuals serving the real estate sector & construction industry, in association with Reliance 92.7 BIG FM
India's Manushi Chhillar Wins The Miss World Crown
Haryana’s 20 year old Medical student, Ms. Manushi Chillar makes India proud by bringing back the Miss World Title; 17 years after Priyanka Chopra brought home the coveted title in the year 2000.
Why Bullying is bad
Though there’s no comprehensible definition of bullying. Commonly, bullying is a type of repeated behavior which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically on the basis of one’s disability, appearance, race, religion or sexual orientation.
Who is a happy man?
Have you seen people who generally look happier than the rest? We all have seen them around; people who are full of life, look genuinely positive and are largely unfazed under stress.
The festival that’s celebrated across the world – Happy Diwali!
This is the time of the year when the mood is cheery and every heart is beaming with festivity. The celebration of light is here. Diwali is around the corner!
Mumbai Elphinstone Road station stampede: What can we learn from the disaster?
Mumbaikars will not forget the morning of 29th September 2017, anytime soon. The day started off as any other week day for office-goers at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road station, but soon after the day went on to become a horrific experience the daily commuters would have many sleepless nights over.
Social media is till date the most potent Drug Indian millennials have tasted
Welcome to the world where every single inconsequential thing is over-exposed; be it an individual’s travel diary, one’s personal relationships, someone’s work-scene or just a pout! Welcome to today’s India, driven and controlled by social media bequest which has gone a bit out-of-bounds.
Brace yourselves, iPhone 8 is here!
After months of anticipations and rumors, Apple has finally unveiled the most awaited iPhone 8 and 8 Plus at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, Califoria, on Tuesday. Apple CEO Tim Cook announces at the event that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are updated versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus respectively, however, they sport a metal and glass bodies and come in two storage options - 64GB and 256GB.
Your child’s safety is not a child’s play!
The gruesome murder of a class II student at Gurugram’s Ryan International School has traumatized the entire country. Parents across the country are yet to come to terms with the horror of the spine-chilling crime, allegedly done by a bus conductor, employed by the School.
The perfect recipe for a rock-solid emotional health
Emotional health plays an extremely important role in our life. Being emotionally inadequate and edgy often translates into failed professional and personal lives. Life in 2017 is not easy! It is a lot more demanding and complex as compared to what it used to be a couple of decades ago.
Green Building: The Indian Scenario
What is sustainable living?
Sustainable living is not just a few measures here and a few policies there; it means a full-fledged committed lifestyle that promotes uses of Earth’s natural resources, minimally, as an attempt to reduce environmental damages.
Why Location and Only Location matters in Real Estate?
If being in the real estate industry was easy, well then everyone would be doing it!
One of the foremost parameters that define a good real estate project is its location. A home’s location determines a number of factors that can impact your family’s happiness, safety, comfort and financial future. Investing in the wrong location can be a very expensive mistake.
Bumpy road for luxury property segment in India
A recent report by property consultant Knight Frank India reveals that Mumbai ranked 24th among 41 international cities with 1.1% price rise of luxury homes in the year ended March 2017. Mumbai is the only Indian city holding on to a positive price trend as far as the luxury residential segment is concerned. But not everything is fine! The cloud is looming large on this segment for some time now and Mumbai market is not any exception.
Sharp dip in the residential project launch in Mumbai
It’s looking like the real estate sector is still aching from the blow of demonetization, the RERA and not showing any significant sign of recovery in Mumbai and other Indian cities. This becomes apparent going by the number of new launches up to June, 2017 which has reduced by 36 % compared to last year during the same period.
RERA & GST: game changers for Indian real estate industry?
In India if common men are asked about their biggest aspirations, many would reply ‘a home of my own’! Probably this kind of a consumer sentiment is unique to India. A normal first home buyer aspires to secure a shelter for lifetime for himself and his family, whereas many consider real estate investments as they have almost always yielded high-returns.
Affordable housing – future of Indian real estate?
What is affordable housing?
Affordable housing typically addresses the housing needs of the lower or middle income population. Affordability is primarily measured by the disposable income of the people. In Indian cities especially Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore etc. majority of the real estate units remain unaffordable for the section of the society with an income below the median mark.
IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR! GO RENT THE PLACE OF YOUR CHOICE
Come April-May and professionals across industries gear up for performance appraisals, yearly bonuses and job switches. It’s that time of the year when a lot of people especially young professionals move places, cities, better and/or bigger rented houses and spend time in choosing the right deals and locations.
'STUDENT HOUSING' IS BECOMING A BIG NAME IN INDIAN REAL ESTATE SPACE
In advanced markets, student housing is a known and significant real estate segment. In India, it was not as important an asset class as it is in USA or UK, until now. As per a report published by JLL India, the demand for student housing is seeing quick growth in India and many real estate firms are leveraging the opportunity in this segment to strengthen their product portfolio and improve profitability in an otherwise slow-moving business.
Indian Real Estate industry & the ‘Modi’ impacts!
Before Modi Government took charge of India Inc., UPA’s first term (UPA-I, 2004-09) saw strong Indian economy on the back of a global economic revival. But with the global financial crisis in 2008 India’s shining growth started looking pale. From close to 9% y-o-y in the first term of the UPA government, average annual GDP growth slipped to below 7% y-o-y during its second term (2009-14).
Mr. Raj Shah, Executive Director, Namrata Group talks about the concept project EcoCity 2.0, how owning a house is no more a distant dream for the middle-class & much more – In a heart-to-heart talk with us.
Tell us something about your recently launched project EcoCity 2.0 at Talegaon.
The Namrata Group is committed to provide superior quality homes at affordable prices. The Ecocity 2.0 project has been designed to cater to India’s burgeoning middle-class and their ambitious dreams of owning a home. Ecocity 2.0 is a thoughtfully designed residential township with spacious 1 and 2 BHK apartments.
Times property investment & homebuyer show kicks off in style, sets the mood buoyant!
There was tension in the air, there were apprehensions everywhere, and people became cautious and watchful; the biggest ever Indian demonetization drive took everyone by surprise! The mood was rather solemn, until this morning, until Times PROPERTY INVESTMENT & HOMEBUYER SHOW takes off in Mumbai!
Mr. Sushil Raheja talks about the journey from a humble beginning to being a leading real estate brand
From a humble beginning of selling standalone properties to have developed a legacy of real estate brilliance - How has been the journey? What were your biggest challenges and most cherished accomplishments?
It has been a journey full of ups and downs in the last 25 years. There has been lot to learn especially with the industry growing, new technologies and trends coming in.
Indian women are making their presence felt in Real Estate industry & how!
Real Estate is not a world of particularly pretty things, it largely lacks the glam factor of other corporate sectors and women aren’t supposed to be comfortable amidst steel, concrete, bricks and mortar! Well, gone are those days. Indian women are embracing the unusual and making foray into the world of Real Estate with aggression, authority and dynamism.
Ultra High Net worth Individuals & Their Luxury homes!
The luxury real estate market in India
In recent years, Indian real estate market has grown up to accommodate ultra-luxury projects meant for the uber wealthy segments. The booming economy and want of lavish lifestyle, India’s UHNIs have shown a keen interest for super luxury apartments, exclusive residences, independent villas, row houses and bungalows.
Commercial real estate: What to expect in 2017?
2017 & its promises
In 2017, Indian economy as a whole is making a turnaround and is expected to be counted among the fastest-growing major economies in Asia. 2016 has been a mixed year with a significantly healthy first half followed by a destabilized market, affected majorly by the lethal blow of demonetization towards the end.
Union Budget 2017: Will it turn the table for the real estate industry?
The D-day is here
Still reeling under the monumental weight of Demonetisation, Indian real estate industry is hopeful of a favorable budget from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 1st February to turn the table around. Expectations are plenty mixed with apprehensions, questions and speculations.
Mr. Dhaval Parikh, Partner Dhaval Developers, shares story of becoming a renowned brand & the way forward –exclusive with 9 AM Stories
Please tell us about Dhaval Developer's journey so far; the early days, the difficult times, the achievements and the motivations that define your success story?
The key management team of Dhaval Developers is from the business era of the mid 80s, which soon hit back with the 1991 reforms, but not looked back since then. The foundation of the company was laid in early 2000. The motives were fresh, and goals high! The company by then had build one tower of 7 floors in Kandivali.
Demonetisation: Happy days for buyers?
A Boon or a Bane?
It is said that in India, ‘cash is king’. Now read this: in Indian real estate ‘cash is king’. Does it make more sense? Well, to be honest, it surely did... until the 8th day of November, 2016!!
Creating a greener world is a collective responsibility - Smart Green Summit & Awards 2016 is all about that & more!
‘Smart Green Summit and Awards’ which is being held today in Mumbai, is an unique platform where who’s who from the building & construction industries come together to discuss various topics on sustainable developments. ‘Smart Green Summit’ is a part of Saint-Gobain’s, ‘Shaping the Future’ initiative that focuses on wellbeing in living spaces and is partnered by The Economic Times.
Indian Smart Cities: The future is now
What is a Smart City?
Smart Cities are planned cities of varied sizes where infrastructural developments are sustainable in nature, so are the real estate and economic developments. Predominantly, a Smart City is all about its residents and technologically advanced systems to create a superior standard of living for the people.
Modi’s surgical strike on black money: How will it affect real estate sector?
All hell broke loose when PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation and announced that Government has decided to scrap Rs 500 & Rs 1,000, country-wide, effective from mid-night, November 8th. There was chaos all around with people frantically queuing up in-front of the ATMs to withdraw and deposit cash before the currency notes of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 turn into worthless pieces of papers.
Karrm Infrastructure to provide affordable housing for 5 lakh families in Maharashtra
Karrm Infrasturucture Pvt. Ltd. Has recently announced the launch of affordable housing project in Shahapur, Maharashtra under the umbrella program – mission 360. This project would provide affordable housing to more than 15,000 families at a cost of INR 7, 90,000 per unit.
Newly appointed Chief Product & Technology Officer - Housing.com Mr. Vivek Jain talks about his roles, challenges and future plans
Congratulations on your new role in housing.com and all the very best from 9 AM Stories team. Firstly, how excited you are to join housing team and how the future is looking like?
Thank you. Yes, the journey seems to be very exciting indeed.The team is young, bright and zealous spelling out marvellous insights on every development in the industry.
Real Estate purchases & Indian festivity
Like every year, real estate industry is gearing up for the great, grand Indian festival season! It goes without saying that this is a feel good thing to spend without a worry during festival times but should it just end with low-cost buys (i.e. electronics, jewellery, cloths, vacations etc.) or one should hold his property purchase decisions till festive season as well – is the question!
Real Estate agents can expect better days ahead – Thanks to CREBAI
Mr. Vikraam Mehta, President, CREBAI in talks with 9 AM Stories
CREBAI is that common platform for the real estate Broking community in India which is committed to work uncompromisingly for the welfare of the realtors. In India, real estate broking is highly unorganized and localized in nature; this is one of the many reasons why brokers’ voices mostly remain unheard by authorities and government.
Mr. Punit Agarwal, CEO, Nirvana Realty talks about new projects & 2nd home market scenario, in a candid chat with 9 AM Stories.
According to you how is the residential demand picking for second homes?
The residential demand for weekend homes is certainly increasing. With the current slump in the 1st homes market, a lot of emphasis is on the weekend homes segment wherein buyers prefer to spend considerably lesser and own a home in the outskirts of the city rather than investing huge amounts into a 1st home in the city.
The inspiring story of Bhairaav Group and its growing footprints in Mumbai’s real estate market - Candid talk with Founder and Chairman Mr. Madan Jain
Sheer determination, hard work, sincerity & commitment will convert one’s visualization to realty in any sphere of life. I began my professional career with Garment Manufacturing business with a capital of Rs. 29,500/- and just one sewing machine and later forayed into real estate, having projects amounting to 5,800 Cr. in hand, thus creating distinctive name for Bhairaav Group.
MCHI CREDAI’s ‘The Great Mumbai Property Festival – 2016’ takes off in style!
The sun lit a little brighter, the sky looked a little clearer as the festival time finally kicking off with a long-drawn monsoon finally receding..! In the wake of brighter days, what could have been more cheering than soaking in the home buying fever Mumbai is witnessing at present.
Mr. Pratik Patel, Director of Rajesh Lifespaces in exclusive talks with 9 AM Stories
Only a few developers understand the dynamism associated with Mumbai’s real estate ecosystem the way Rajesh Lifespaces does. For over 50 years, Rajesh Lifespaces has been creating landmark projects both in residential and commercial segments. As a group, Rajesh Lifespaces stands for unmatched business ethics and utmost commitment towards their customers.
Affordable housing without compromising on quality: Cj Group & Navi Mumbai real estate landscape rising high!
World’s largest planned city, New Bombay a.k.a Navi Mumbai is the new hotspot for real estate roar after Mumbai. While the city of Mumbai is getting crowded with each passing day, Navi Mumbai is becoming more popular as real estate destination for both residential and commercial sectors.
For the love of art and penchant for perfection – With Poonam Shende
The multifaceted powerhouse of creative talents tied with the glitz and glamour of tinsel town, perfectly define, Poonam Shende, the celebrity interior designer. At Poonam Shende Studios, extreme passion for interior designing is evident at every corner.
Why Home is the best place to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Love is around the corner!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and coming with it the usual sweet tensions like ‘where to eat?’ ‘What to do?’ ‘Flowers or chocolates?’ etc. It becomes even more difficult when you want to impress a loved one! This time around, just be at ease as we talk about awesome ways to celebrate lover’s day at your own personal space, your home…
James Law talks about his inspirations to create, Cybertecture International and its esteemed portfolio – Exclusive with 9 AM Stories
We are very curious to know about Cybertecture International. Can you make our readers understand about it in layman's language?
The company is called James Law Cybertecture International. We are a design and Innovation Company which focuses on Smart Architecture, Smart Interiors, Smart Cities and Smart Technologies.
Dream Villas that will keep you captivated for life!
Designed by Sussanne Khan
The Project :
In the lap of Sahaydris there lies the quaint White Villas, by St. Angelo’s VNCT Ventures. There are luxury homes, there are lavish apartments and then there is White Villas, exclusive designed by internationally acclaimed designer Sussanne Khan, which is bound to keep you in awe forever.
Tulip Infratech started hand over of its one of the biggest housing projects “Tulip Violet”
Ready to hand over its 1st phase of 660 ‘Ready to Move in’ 4BHK & 3BHK apartments in eleven fifteen storied towers. Tulip Infratech – one of the leading Real estate development organizations in NCR Gurgaon under the aegis of its CMD Mr Parveen Jain has again come up successfully with its brand new Group Housing project- Tulip Violet which is ready to hand over its 1st phase of 660 ‘Ready to Move in’ 4BHK & 3BHK apartments in eleven fifteen storied towers.
Raju Kanchwala, CEO & MD of JP Infra shares his insights on real estate ecosystem of Navi Mumbai & his expansion plan – Exclusive with 9 AM Stories
Q. According to you how is the residential real estate market picking up in Navi Mumbai?
We are noticing steady demands in residential segment, especially in Navi Mumbai region with a few exceptions like Palm beach Road, Koparkhairane due to availability of a wide range of properties in the vicinity. We have seen a rise of 2 to 14% in demand on quarter to quarter basis.
Real estate industry is poised to witness an upturn
In a special discussion with 9amstories.com, Niranjan Hiranandani, Founder and MD, Hiranandani Group & MD, Hiranandani Communities, expresses his opinions on current real estate scenario and on his new responsibility: President, NAREDCO (West)
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