When we talk about home buyers sitting on the fence, we are basically talking about buyers who want to buy a home but are indecisive. Implied therein is that such buyers have the capital to buy now if they choose to – they point is they are not choosing to.
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Pritam Yadav bought an apartment in Noida at Rs 3,000 per sq ft in an upcoming location three years back. The developer had then promised that the price will appreciate to no less than Rs 4,500 per sq feet within 18-24 months. It actually appreciated to Rs. 5000 within couple of years. However, circumstantial exit effort made him realise that the appreciation was only a castle in the air.
This doctor could not find any buyer at the appreciated price point. Forget Rs. 5000 sq feet price that the developer was advertising, he could not get any taker in the secondary market for even Rs. 4000 per sq feet. Even the developer refused to buy back at Rs. 1000 per sq feet lesser than what he h
Experts recommend certain safeguards a homebuyer should take to evade getting into dicey deals:
Reputation: The buyer should invariably consider the reputation of the builder and their development history and form a fair idea of the credibility of the developer both in terms of timely completion of work and the quality of their construction.
In the real estate market consumer activism in India may have been high in recent times, but consumer awareness is pretty low. Most of the first time home buyers even fail to differentiate between what they want and what they need in an apartment, forget about their knowledge with regard to legalities and necessary checklist. The mismatch between developers’ offerings and buyers’ perception is a critical missing link leading to an impression gaining ground that the developer has not fulfilled his promise.
Track2Realty tries to simplify the real estate terminologies in practice that often confuses the buyers. There is no rocket science in real estate that buyers can’t adopt and understand for their own better understanding of the most valuable asset called house.
Weekend homes, also called second homes or vacation homes, are currently an oasis of market activity in India’s the otherwise lacklustre residential real estate sector. In earlier years, only the affluent could and would invest in them – today, these properties are generating interest even from the country’s middle class.
The Indian subcontinent has always been prone to earthquakes. However, it is only the recent earthquakes in Nepal which have made home owners and prospective buyers wonder about the earthquake resistance factor in Indian real estate. Two quakes, a week apart, ripped the beautiful mountainous country to debris and several Indian states and cities felt the impact, as well. In some places, there were even incidents of damage to old structures and ill-planned buildings.
A National Green Tribunal (NGT) order in 2013 and yet another recent one have collectively had a greater negative impact on home buyers in the National Capital Region (NCR) than on the developer community. While home buyers were caught unawares and continue to remain jittery with the resultant delay in possessing their dream homes, these two NGT orders reveal the apathy authorities and developers have towards buyers.
Track2Realty: A decade ago, an Indian woman independent and capable enough to buy her own home was a rare case. However, things have changed today. Latter-day Indian women are very well educated, have good jobs with excellent career growth prospects, and even hold important government or corporate leadership posts.