Buying A Home

Let life begin at 60!
October 21st, 2014 | 6:27 am

Much as we measure out our lives in decades and talk about the lost times of youth, truth is, real life does begin at 60! Far from the myriads of “making it” run – if 20 can be termed as independence, hope and excitement, 60 is achievement, pride and life at its best. Celebrate it […]

House-warming Do’s and Dont’s
October 21st, 2014 | 6:24 am

Congratulations for a new home! Surely, after signing all the lines and the keys finally in your hand, you may be breathing a sigh of relief. There’s no place like home that puts a warm smile on your face and gladdens family and friends. You now know it’s worth every pleasure to celebrate a new […]

Things that matter for buying a house
October 21st, 2014 | 6:20 am

Buying a house can be deal of a lifetime. People often spent their life savings in owning a place close to their heart. It is one of the best long-term investments you can make. A lot of factors are considered before buying a home right from the budget, city, vastu, resale brand value, etc. Budget […]

History of Vastu Shastra
October 21st, 2014 | 6:16 am

Vastu Shastra has been a part of the Indian culture for thousands of years. Even today people consult Vastu experts before buying a new property. Vastu Shastra has its origin in Sthapatya Veda which is a part of Atharva Veda. The early principles were drafted according to the sun rays and their differing positions at […]

Should you shift to lower home loan rates or switch lenders?
October 21st, 2014 | 6:11 am

Thousands of State Bank of India’s home loan customers were in for a pleasant surprise a couple of weeks ago. The public sector giant addressed their long-standing pet peeve by providing an option to shift to lower interest rates after paying a conversion fee of 1%. This will mean reduction in equated monthly installments (EMIs) […]

Plan for extra costs before buying a flat
October 21st, 2014 | 6:10 am

Vidyalaxmi, ET Bureau Why does the payment schedule of your house read different from the figure you had in mind? Most probably because you have done your mental calculation by just multiplying the total area with the cost per square foot. However, the total cost of your flat is not just a function of the […]

Owning a property makes more sense than staying on rent
October 21st, 2014 | 6:09 am

By Harsh Roongta Whether to buy aproperty or rent one is an age-old debate and it is unlikely to be settled in a hurry. One can do very sophisticated calculations to show that renting is a smart option. Some equally valid and complicated calculations will show that buying makes more sense. A lot of calculators […]

Don’t let real estate developers spoil your home dream
October 21st, 2014 | 6:06 am

By Amit Shanbaug,ET Bureau Satish Menon, 68, and his wife Vijaya, 64, have been waiting for nearly 12 years to move into their new home. In 1999, they had booked a 2-BHK house in Navi Mumbai, measuring about 800 sq feet. Even though the building is almost ready, they haven’t got possession of the house […]