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28May/16Off

3 Ways to Keep Your House Ghost-Free

download (99)When it comes to moving, it's understandable to feel a bit spooked. New homes can make people uncomfortable for a number of reasons; sure, it's exciting to get a new start-but it's also overwhelming. Being in an unfamiliar place can make you feel anxious; everything is in boxes, nothing is where it should be, and the hallway light won't stop flickering no matter how many times you change the bulb. Fortunately, these three easy tips will help you keep your house free from ghosts and bad energy. Don't believe in all that stuff? Well, why not do something to ease the post-move jitters anyway? It can't hurt!

1. Death Disclosure

Some folks aren't bothered by the fact that someone may have died in their new house. In fact, if you're purchasing a historic home, it may be almost unavoidable. For the more sensitive souls among us, though, this can be a deal breaker. Laws about death disclosure vary state by state-for example, in California a seller must tell you of any death that has taken place in the house in the past three years, while in South Dakota only suicides and murders must be disclosed. If you're looking to avoid the body count altogether, it might be best to look at building your own place through a company who specializes in entirely new homes.

2. Cleanse the Space

Whether you're moving into an older building or scoping out new homes, cleansing your abode will give you a sense of comfort and security. Bad energy can lurk anywhere, even if there haven't been any deaths on the property, so if you've just moved in, it's time to whip out the sage and commune with your inner hippy. There are plenty of cleansing rituals available on the Internet, but the main idea is to open all the doors and windows in your house and burn a tightly packed bundle of sage (also known as a smudge stick) while repeating a prayer or chant of protection. This will ward off any bad juju, as well as help you claim the space as your own.

3. Bless This Mess

If researching violent deaths and burning weird herbs isn't your speed, why not turn to your faith? There are plenty of prayers, mantras, and rituals to help bless and protect new homes, from religions as diverse as Catholicism, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam. Most of these blessings require only simple props, such as candles, salt, or rice, and can be easily performed by yourself and your family members. Why not mark this exciting new chapter of your life with a spiritual act? Blessings can also help ease your nerves and bring a sense of peace and prosperity to the house.

Even if you don't believe in things that go bump in the night, new homes can still be unsettling. Psychologists have proven that engaging in rituals can be a healthy way to ease stress and soothe the psyche. By following the above tips, you'll transform your anxiety into excitement in no time at all!

 

27May/16Off

Modern Home Design for the Masses

images (85)The term "tract housing" evokes, for many, the image of suburban sprawl and conformity. Many tract subdivisions are uninspired and banal, cookie-cutter neighborhoods that give little thought to aesthetics. Sprinkled throughout California, however, there are a number of housing developments that cut against this preconception. The residential communities constructed by Joseph Eichler in the 1950s and 1960s brought modern home design to the masses and introduced an appreciation for architectural innovation to tract housing.

Joseph Eichler had little exposure to real estate or home design in his early life. He was not an architect or a builder; he was, first and foremost, a businessman, and that enabled him to recognize an opportunity. He received a business degree from NYU and worked briefly on Wall Street before helping to manage his father-in-law's poultry business. In 1940, Joseph moved out to San Francisco to assist in the West Coast expansion of the family business. Soon after World War II, a family scandal (the details of which are now, unfortunately, lost to history) forced Joseph Eichler down a different career path. He began developing prefabricated houses on individual lots in northern California. His natural business acumen, sharpened by years in the competitive wholesale food industry, put him in a good position to take advantage of the post-war demand for suburban housing in a manner unique to the progressive tastes of northern California

While in the Bay Area, the Eichler's lived in the Bazett House, a Usonian-style dwelling in Hillsborough, CA, built by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright. Joseph Eichler had always had an appreciation for design, refinement, and modernism, but the years he spent in the Bazett House illuminated the possibilities of modern architecture for him. Modern architecture embraced clean, simple lines and understated elements that allowed the personality of the owner to shine through. Until Joseph Eichler, these styles were reserved for custom residences and corporate buildings. Eichler teamed with Robert Anshen, an architect fresh out of the University of Pennsylvania, to develop plans for residential developments that harnessed the simplicity of modern home design. Anshen, himself greatly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, brought the artful harmony of space and structure while Eichler ensured that these were easily reproducible and cost-effective. They started small, with a 50-unit neighborhood in Sunnyvale, CA. It sold out in two weeks. By the time Eichler passed away in 1974, he had built 11,000 homes and popularized modern home design on the neighborhood scale.

Eichlers, as the style has come to be known, are single story residences made mostly of glass and wood. The homes blur the distinction between interior and exterior space, to take advantage of the temperate California weather. Eichlers are designed around open-air atria with floor-to-ceiling glass walls facing the backyards that connect the inhabitant to the environment and give the inhabitant a feeling of being cradled, rather than encapsulated. Many of the neighborhoods developed by Joseph Eichler are now designated areas of historic significance, ensuring that the groundbreaking home design concepts he popularized are preserved for future generations to call home.

 

23May/16Off

Localities in Pune That Will Charm You

images (84)In the last few years, Pune city has been witnessing defence, engineering and many other sectors making it their headquarters. Even though there has been a good progress in the development of real estate in Pune, the city has still been able to retain 40 per cent lush greenery for the right balance. Known to be at its nature's best, Pune has come a long way, and with increasing population, this city has emerged as a real estate hub for many home buyers and investors.

In the recent time, it has been a favourite with home buyers as it promises assured returns on property. Let's look at some of the localities that are showing their potential for investment in properties in Pune.

Wagholi

Wagholi is located in the Eastern part of the city and has transformed as an important hub due to its good connectivity to industrial hubs like, Hadaspar and Kharadi. Apart from that, it is in close proximity to Pune Airport and IT hubs like Magarpatta and Shikrapur - Chakan Industrial belt.Buyingflats in Punein thislocation will reap good returns in future. Wagholi offers apartments at an affordable price of Rs. 30 lakh.

Hadaspar

Located at Pune-Solapur highway, Hadaspar is a burgeoning locality with proximity to CBD (Central Business District) and manufacturing hubs of the city, which houses multinational companies like, IBM, Accenture, TCS and many more. Most of the housing projects are ready to move and are mostly built by reputed builders. Experts say that Hadaspar is one locality which is located at the right place that is close to commercial space, yet affordable. Apart from that, there are many good schools, colleges, and healthcare.

Wakad

Wakad is a rapid growing and a self-sufficient locality in evergreen Pune. It is gaining popularity because of its closeness to the IT corridor and Pune-Mumbai expressway. This locality is witnessing many mixed land development and high street kind shopping areas. Professionals generally prefer this area as it is close to IT and automobile hub. Besides, that also has close propinquity to Hinjewadi (a locality with many IT companies and Bio parks) and Industrial area of Pimpri-Chinchwad.

Kalyani Nagar

Nestled between Viman Nagar and Koregaon Park, Kalyani Nagar is a locality that has been in vogue in the real estate of Pune. It is also in close proximity to Mumbai - Pune highway. Even though Kalyani Nagar is bit on the expensive side, home buyers do not mind to invest in, due to the capital appreciation. Most of the housing projects found here are in the completion stage or ready for possession, that encourages many home buyers to make an investment. Even if the property is let out for rental purpose, it can easily fetch Rs. 13000 per month for a single bedroom apartment.

Baner

Baner is located on the eastern side of Dehu-Katraj Bypass on the NH - 4 in Pune. The outstanding infrastructure development and the superb connectivity to Mumbai has made Baner a realty hot spot. Its closeness to the expressway, Pune-Mumbai highway and to Hinjewadi IT Park has brought it to the limelight. The price has also been stable in Baner and this has attracted home buyers. Many housing projects in Pune are being developed around the Baner - Pashan Link Road, and that too at an affordable price.

Buying a home at the right place with all the facilities and amenities is a top priority for any home buyer. It is pertinent that right decision has to be taken for your loved ones. Each and every need of the home buyer has to be satisfied and buying your dream home in the above said localities will sure fulfil those concerns.

Housing in India, the most populated country, is a big issue. And since property market here is not that simple & transparent so, home buyers here need lot of expertise to strike a good property deal. So Aashish Palliwal decided to help home buyers by providing them complete details of upcoming housing projects to bring transparency in this sector. The website indianhousingprojects.com is an Informative Website for the Home Buyers of Apartment Flats in major Indian cities like, Hyderabd, Chennai, Mumbai & Pune. It help you choose the housing projects first and then the property there in. Get a complete analysis of City's best location along with the Builder verification. Keep reading to learn more about real estate in your Town.

 

11May/16Off

Pune Is An Ideal City For Owning Your Luxury Home

download (98)Reasons behind Pune's transformation into a luxury real estate delight

Pune referred as the "Oxford of the East", is one of the top cities in the country to live in. It is also called the Cultural Capital of India as it is home to people of different values, who bring in a lot of cultural diversity. Pune is located in the western end of the Deccan plateau, hence called the "Deccan Queen". It is also known for its beautiful weather, which ranges between 15-35 degrees throughout the year. Pune is also one of the fastest growing cities in India, not only in terms of development, but also as a tourist destination and educational hub.

Pune is no longer just a Pensioner's Paradise; three factors defining the city's increased demand in the real estate segment in recent times are - The growth of Information Technology, the massive spread of organized retail in the city's ever changing demographics and the rapid growth of its industrial sector. In the recent years, Pune has observed defence, manufacturing and many other crucial sectors making it their headquarters, transforming it into a major business centre. Considered as one of the greenest cities of India, Pune has more than 40% of its area covered by greenery. With every passing day the face of Pune is changing and the infrastructure challenges are also increasing. Due to the increased number of upcoming projects and developments taking place in the city, Pune's population is also rising.

Another significant change noticed is the demand for homes has shifted from basic towards luxury properties. With the presence of the IT & manufacturing sectors paying large salaries in Pune, aspirations of home buyers to lead a good life have also increased. Now many Puneites are expressing their desire for open spaces, independent homes and luxury penthouses & villas rather than pocket-friendly smaller units. To cater to these demands, Pune developers are also evolving and offering you a niche product based on a strong foundation of design & innovation.

Locations just right for Luxury Homes in Pune

Luxury homes are in high demand at present and many renowned developers across the city are offering you a wide selection of exclusive luxury homes in Pune's most sought after locations like Koregaon Park, Boat Club Road, Bhosale Nagar, Magarpatta, NIBM Road, Kharadi, Wagholi, Balewadi, Bavdan and Baner. These apartments, penthouses and Villas redefine the way luxury is perceived and offer residents' a better and fuller living lifestyle. Home Automation, Plunge pools on private terraces and private spas, gyms and home theatres in your apartment are some creature comforts offered to the discerning few. Thus, many developers in Pune are moving towards the luxury segment which caters to the urban demand of the city. The city skyline is transforming from small buildings to skyscrapers which will shift Pune into the 'Developed Cities' club. Developers in Pune by their unique building designs, landscaping and amenities are attracting residents by providing them with better living opportunities.