Home Care

What you need to know while buying a home.

Buying a home is a big legal and financial commitment.

Now that we have got the attention of all the home buyers out there, let’s move on to the next question: What should one look for while buying a house? What adds the adjective ‘dream’ in home and in home buying experience? The exact answer varies in every case and for some, buying a house can be a more overwhelming process than for others. Here are a few pointers that will help:

Your home: Day and Night

The windows that let in so much light during the day may attract sly peeping toms at night. Your windows might open up to a peaceful view in the day time, but the seemingly quiet residential street may be just a hub for rush hour traffic at night. The park in the neighborhood might look unsafe/deserted at night. The shady tree right outside might be a brutal punishment during autumn. So check, check, check.

Talk to neighbors

More often than not, a helpful neighborhood is the key. You don’t want to be in a community where no one cares or knows about each other. Knock at doors and ask questions, how much ever silly they sound. Afterall you don’t want your kid to have no one to play with. Neither would you want to make STD calls to your best friend every time you have a gossip or some issues, right?

The sellers are the boss!
Get into the history of the house. What issues did the previous owners experience? Were the issues fixed? If you need something fixed, will you get help easily? After clearing your minutest doubts, get a home inspection done. Fix all the anomalies before you move in. Knowing what needs fixing can help you negotiate a lower price. If nothing, you’ll at least be prepared for costs you’re soon to incur.

‘Once the view, always the view’ is a fad.
Make sure you inspect your neighborhood area and buildings and you know what you are signing for. There could be tear downs that might restrict your awesome ‘priced’ view that made you sign the dotted line and purchase the house in the first place. You want to be prepared for any mammoth structure that could crop up close to your house and affect your light or the way your house looks or your view.

Taxes/ Land prices
In some areas, houses are re-appraised. What could feel like a great deal and a good investment may not remain quite so grand if the property taxes are re-appraised year after year.

Once you are done with the external factors, do a detailed internal introspection. Check the drains, the windows and the faucets. It’s your dream home after all. Don’t hurry up with your decisions or else it might turn into a nightmare.

Let life begin at 60!


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 independenly and joyfully at Riva- our dedicated community to help you start your second innings with sixers!

Riva is a Tata Housing community that salutes the young, active and independent at heart. Aimed at bringing like minded senior individuals together in a modernized community; Riva is built on a concept of integrated township where people can come together and share experiences in a community that encourages self-reliance in a peaceful environment. In simple words – in Riva, you’d find a friend, get to live your style, have your rules followed and cherish your undying love for life.

Never be old!

11Old is when you think you are! At Riva, one hardly ever gets the chance to feel so. To bring alive the active living experience, Riva is built around the new-age community concept of an integrated township which is planned and tailored to offer care, comfort, security, privacy, serenity and activity in the milieu of an environment that enables you to lead a lifestyle that’s healthy, hassle-free and completely independent.

Manicured gardens, quaint sidewalks, no traffic, like minded people with a whole lot of commonalities makes Riva a place you’d love to indulge in.

Relax hard. Play harder. Live strong.

13Run a mile, chase a cat, swim a bit, take a deep breath – Riva is equipped with a full scale gymnasium, a 24X7 wellness center, a reading room, a multi-purpose lounge and a host of other amenities that keeps you busy. The best part about Riva is that its infrastructure meets the need for all classes.

Care @ Riva

12If you are wondering about how Riva’s care would be- it spans 360 degree. While the qualified in-house staff takes constant care of your needs, Riva’s dedicated recreational therapist ensures that you have a great time. To add, there are hobby groups and community dinners that opens up to a great social circle where friendship blooms.

Units and Floors

You can avail a 1BHK unit or a 2 BHK unit, with each floor having 4 spacious units and not more!

Click here to know more – www.tatahousing.in/riva/index.php

What a great way to begin 60’s isn’t it? When most of us brood on the impending question of where to stay when we retire, we already have a plan etched to let you start your second innings with a bang!