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WELCOME YOUR NEW HOME!

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Those who believe in auspicious days for buying property, one of the three-and-a-half popular mahurats of the year is here. And those who like the fervor of the festive season to have a new beginning, here’s the reason: Dussera is just around the corner. It’s time to take possession of a new house and move in. The season for celebrations has already started and with Dussera, the market is just going to brim with more activities and offers. So if you have been thinking a lot about realty these days, this is the best time to clinch your deal.

So what is it about Dussera that makes it such an auspicious time to take possession of a house? Vijayadashmi or Dussera, as it’s popularly known as, is believed to bring in Vijay, which means victory. Hence the festival makes a new investment, by buying a land, a home or vehicle on the day of Vijayadashmi, favourable. In Hindu culture, we generally do not invest or buy a home during the time of Pitrupaksha. Now is when the wait for the end of Pitrupaksha is over. It’s widely believed that if you have some wish, then Dussera is the time when it will be fulfilled. Isn’t it a good enough reason to not continue waiting for the correct mahurath or auspicious moment, and make that really important decision of moving in now?

We believe it is. Every year witnesses a rise in bookings at the time of Dussera. It is during the first nine days of Navaratri that people actually come forward to book a flat as that is believed to bring in prosperity.

But auspicious occasion notwithstanding, here’s a reality check. One cannot deny that currently there is a slowdown in the buying behaviour of the customers. Because of the current state of economy, many buyers are in a dilemma about investing in new property. And those who have already made the big decision are in two minds about moving in. But buyers, here’s a tip. You might be holding yourself back anticipating a decrease in prices, but such a situation might not come. Unfortunately, there are chances that the rising cost of construction material might only result in higher property rates. We say that with the festive fervor taking over the buyers and builders, there’s a movement seen in realtors. It’s time to get ready to take the benefit of the wide choice of offers laid before you.

Make the most of the season. Dussera is the time to let bygones be and start something new with reinstated hopes and dreams. So evoke the majestic intervention and blessings of the goddess. Take the plunge. Welcome your new home and have a happy new beginning.

LIGHT UP WITH DIWALI

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Thousands of revelers beat drums and dance. Thousands more offer their prayers to the goddess of wealth. There are smiling faces everywhere. Diwali is one festival that illuminates people’s hearts and lives with myriad colors and lights. Diwali is important not only for its religious significance, but also for the happiness of getting together with friends and family. In the society, the celebration of Diwali brings the community together and enriches joyous moments among its residents. While a special puja dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi is an indispensable part of the day, home decoration is integral too.

For NRIs who travel home to celebrate the occasion with their closest friends and family and end up scratching their head in confusion looking at the wide array of decorative items at malls and big discounts getting bigger with the approaching day, here are a few tips.

Lamps (Diya)
There is a reason why Diwali is popularly known as the ‘festival of lights’. No Diwali decorations can be thought of without considering diyas. This time, paint the earthen lamps or embellish them with sequins, beads, minakari work etc. to give them the chic look. Panchmukhi floral diyas can be painted as per your own DIY styles too.

Candles And Lanterns
Diwali lanterns or ‘Aakash Kandil’ create the perfect festive ambience. You may get floating candles as well to float in varied colors on urns filled with colored water. Use as many colored stones, glitters and mirrors to add to your Diwali mood. For something unique, light charcoal in terracotta pots lined with foil to make them look like unique lanterns.

Rangoli
Rangolis, colorful designed made on the floor, is a traditional Diwali decor. Be creative with Rangoli and use mirrors and embellishments. Mix and match your rangoli designs with the areas of your house that scream contemporary.

Flowers
Flowers are the best decorative items. Pick garlands of colorful flowers like rose, marigold, jasmine etc. and fix them along your stair handles to create a festive ambience. Combine string of lights with flowers to add to the elegance. Use old and traditional copper and brass urns a vase with a bunch of lotus buds and fully blossomed flowers.

Bandanwars

Bandanwars are a traditional decorative for the festival of Diwali. Hang up a bell at the entrance to your house and wrap strings of colored lights for added effect. Let the visitors ring it instead of the electric door-chime for the festive feel. You can also use wind chimes.

Diwali is one auspicious occasion when most Indians splurge on high net worth items, mostly houses. Whether you are buying a new house or not, don’t forget to decorate it with all your heart. Once you are done, set up an al fresco dining for them to enjoy the view of the night sky filled with fireworks. We wish you a safe and happy Diwali.