Buying a home is a major decision in one’s life. And there are obviously a lot of things to be considered, other than the financial constraints involved in it. A huge sequence of myths must be debunked that are not true before you actually think of purchasing a home, which will ultimately demotivates you completely.
The home buyers are bound to be clouded by the following most common myths:
Both financially and emotionally, home-buying can be a tough job as it is very important to buy a home that cater all your needs and wants. But it is not compulsory to look for a house that will fulfil all the things in your dream home wish list.
A few tiny changes like changing the wall paint colour or adding an extra storage space can be done so as to transform the new house into your dream home, no matter whether you buy villas or new apartments in Kochi.
These are the basic remedies to resolve the trivial issues that arise after you purchase a house. A home buyer must consider the crucial aspects of a house like the location, its price, space, design, architecture, amenities, etc. well before he actually purchases it.
Some say it’s better to purchase a house and some say it’s cheaper to rent a house. The renting vs. purchasing has been a never ending debate. This decision completely depends upon the various requirements of the home buyers.
If you are planning to make an investment, then buying a home is always the best option. But if you are planning to settle in for a shorter period of time, then renting a house is a better option than buying.
Thus, owning a home is an investment, while renting is merely a living expense.
Similar to renting vs. purchasing; owning plot vs. buying flat has also been a never ending debate. The decision on whether you should purchase a plot of land or buy an apartment/villa absolutely depends upon one’s personal preferences.
It’s up to you, whether if you prefer to buy a piece of land as a real estate investment and plan to set up your dream house there in the near future or purchase apartments in Kochi.
Buying or investing in anything is indeed a risky business. No investment is 100% risk free; whether if it is gold, market shares, mutual funds, bank deposits or real estate.
The fact is that every type of investment has its own pros and cons. A clever home buyer will scrutinize the pros of buying a home and work a way around the cons.
But if you are planning to purchase a house from the reputed and reliable builders in Cochin, then you can be guaranteed of making the right real estate investment decision.
By now, you would have known about the most common home-buying myths. It’s high time that you debunk all the above mentioned myths and then go ahead with your plan of purchasing your dream home. Varma Homes wishes you a Happy Home-Buying!!! ???
If you are someone looking for ready to move flats in Cochin, Varma Homes has got a wide range of luxury apartments in the various prime locations of Kochi.
The most dependable and trustworthy builders in Kochi, Varma Homes’ prestigious project of Varma Maalika in Tripunithura is to be inaugurated on 25th of February just after the inauguration of Varma Regent at Edappally that had recently held on 28th of January. (Hurry up, only a few units left!)
Varma Kottaram, Varma Padippura in Kochi, Dr. Pais Heritage in Trivandrum and Varma Spectrum in Thrissur are the ongoing residential projects. And many other residential apartment projects in the major cities of Kerala including Kochi, Thrissur and Trivandrum are in the pipeline.
If you have any plan to sell your apartment in a couple of years, then maintaining your apartment in a good condition is very essential. As it is significant to not only get a good value for the possessions but also to boost the life of the same. Let’s check out some simple ways to add more value to your home on a budget. Pick the right locality- The most thing is ensuring that your apartment fetches a good worth starts right from the point of purchase itself. Select for a locality that is fully packed on with facilities and accessibilities for a smooth and peaceful living. The clean and well-maintained neighborhoods boost the value of your apartment. Do thorough research and select for an area that bids good appreciation value. This is the first step in confirming that your property has a good worth at the time of sale. Ensure proper maintenance- Make the slightest of the repairs of the apartment as early as possible is the simplest method to enhance the value of a home. Any damage or even small cracks is best-taken care at the earliest. Negligence of these minor damages will lead to bigger damages to the apartment complex and which may take more time and money to correct. Upgrade the home based on the necessities- If you have any plan to renovate or remodel your apartment, first evaluate your present structure with the support of a competent engineer/ builder and then take the help of a good designer to ensure that your structure is upgraded to the best potential form of its self at a viable rate. At times, the structures are so beyond patch-up, it is not wise to renew it, as it can be a useless workout. Examine for damages periodically-Periodically check your apartment for any damages and services gadgets installed and other things to ensure that all are running smoothly. As we all know, prevention is better than cure. It is sensible to keep your apartment in a good working condition than wait for it to be subject to damages to take care of it. It will not only enrich the value of your apartment in terms of its monetary value, but it also enhances its lifespan. Paint your house every once in a while-One of the best ways to add value to your apartment on a budget is by painting it. Choose for simple and soothing colors when you desire to put the house on the niche realty market. Stunning interiors and colors with a heavy character regularly tend to put off purchasers. Make certain to hire capable painters to reach a charming and even coat of paint for your apartment. Being artistic- The inexpensive and the best improvement you can add to your apartment is by placing simple artistic elements. Adding artistic wall paintings, wooden racks to place books, designing walls with creative graffiti, bean bags and so on, these may seem simple, but you would definitely be amazed to see the results. Add greenery- Adding landscape and greenery can truly enrich the value of your home manifold. We all like a touch of nature in our living spaces. So, try to add a small garden to boost the aesthetic charm of your apartment. Even though each home has a personality of its own, and one must try to preserve the same-shaping your home to have a mass charm is the prime factor in enhancing the apartment value. It must hold a similar appeal to various potential buyers who may visit it as the first look and it may vastly define its real worth. Keep these simple tips in mind to ensure that your apartment is much in demand amongst various buyers from diverse walks of life. If you are looking to buy an apartment and enhance it, then do consider our exclusive range of residential projects at prime locations of Kerala like Kochi, Thrissur and Trivandrum. Being the top builders in Kerala you can trust Varma Homes for your dream home. So, contact us today or please visit our website for more information on our latest projects.Read More
Everyone dreams of owning a beautifully designed luxury home. What makes a dream home luxurious are its features like amenities and interiors. If these features remain the same, then what makes a luxury mansion stand out? Now, we can see that many luxury apartments in Kerala are made with exclusive features that make your dream home lavish and elegant. When it comes to luxury living, the choices to customize your living space are infinite. Moreover, you do not have to be rich to have some of that luxury. Here are some most common features that define a luxury home. Technologically Competent: Most of the real estate builders and homebuyers believes that a luxury home should be exemplary in the kind of technology it uses. Hence, automation is the keyword. Based on the price of the property, the range of technological advancement would differ. Smart home technologies are very much in demand these days and these technologies monitor systems inside and outside the home. Whether it is controlling the smart lighting and sound homes, thermostat, smart toilets or locking the door, you can easily look after your home from anywhere in the world using a smartphone. Such kind of features separates a luxury home from a normal one. Open Floor Plans: Today we can see that the homes do not have separate areas like kitchen and dining. All these areas come together in one big living space for a comfortable and flexible living experience. Many luxury homebuyers are demanding the open floor plan for their homes. High-End Kitchen: If the heart of the home is the kitchen, then luxury homes have a very strong pattern. Kitchens are now coming as a spacious kitchen with top-class appliances and high-end equipment like chimneys, fridge microwave, dishwashers etc. from high-end international brands. Security: Many luxury apartments in Kerala have in-built security features that are necessary. These security features are what separates luxury homes from standard ones. To secure your home from burglary actions and unwanted attention, the homes come with smart locks, safety alarms for fire or break-ins, CCTV cameras etc. Apart from home security systems, these luxury apartments also have strong security at the entering of the property. Breath-taking View from Apartment: A home may have all the specifications and amenities, which makes it world-class, but if it lacks a breath-taking window view, then it is not qualifying as a luxurious apartment. That is nothing feels better than coming home from work to a serene and a peaceful environment. Luxury apartments designed with open areas and huge balconies provide a fantastic view of the surroundings. You can enjoy staring at the skyline or breathe in some fresh air while you calm your mind as you watch the sea. Entertainment at Home: A home with a home theatre and a personal gaming zone is the new trendsetter for defining a luxury home. The latest updates in the niche market gadgets are must-have things for both the old and young alike. The objective of this feature is to create a space where the homebuyer never feels the need to leave the luxuries of the home. Spa Quality Bathrooms: This is yet another feature that sets luxury homes apart. The bathroom serves a utilitarian purpose, but many people consider it as a perfect place to relax after a long day. The luxury homes bathrooms are right on par with professional spas. They not only have a separate shower and tub but also saunas, steam rooms, touch screen mirrors that double as a TV. In a nutshell, Luxury homes are all about lifestyle and have stepped up to offer more comfort living to homebuyers than ever before. Amenities that were once considered an extravagance have become standard and have forced homebuilders and homeowners to take luxury amenities to the next level. If you are a luxury buyer looking for that unique feature and special touch that sets a home apart from all the rest. Then you can get in touch with Varma Homes, the most promising builder in Kerala offering superior quality and affordable luxury apartments in Kochi, Trivandrum and Thrissur. We design all our residential projects with care to make the life of the residents easy and lavish.Read More
Lush greenery, spiritual aura, and delightful cultural displays within a safe and peaceful environment sound quite pleasing to your senses, doesn't it? Frankly, this is what the glorious city of Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala, has to offer. It is a city that’s emerging as the trendiest spot for residential properties due to certain winning factors. Learn why this boost and high rise in demand are happening.The Central BridgeThrissur is like the frosting on the cake because of its position in the center. North and South Kerala are connected by Thrissur, which acts as a bridge. Given the geographical location of Kerala's cities, not every city can claim to have easy access to the majority of its flats and apartments. It is simple to commute to different regions of the state as well as neighbouring states from Thrissur.FacilitiesLiving in an apartment in Thrissur puts you in close proximity to key facilities that a family requires. The neighbourhood provides easy access to major shopping facilities, commercial centers, medical facilities, schools, and colleges. Well-known landmarks and religious centers are close by, so you can re-energize your spirits. The railway station and the airport are also easily accessible. People who reside in the flats here have access to these amenities whenever they want. Excellent InvestmentDue to the fact that Thrissur is a thriving business center where thousands of people come in seeking work, there will always be a demand for real estate properties to rent or lease. As an investor looking for a consistent source of income, buying flats in Thrissur will provide a favourable cash flow. Return on InvestmentThrissur is a constantly developing region, and investing in its future is a solid bet, since the growing economy will only help your property's return on investment. If you decide to sell the property in the future, the price will only rise, and the longer you keep it, the bigger the profits will be. Favourable weatherThrissur is a green and sustainable city, noted for its economic development, environmental promotion, and conservation. It also enjoys the nicest weather, which appeals to potential property buyers. The steady temperature of the city helps towards the comfort and stability of modern life. Rich Cultural EloquenceThere is the added benefit of a rich cultural atmosphere in Thrissur, which is known for its festivals and celebrations. The Thrissur Pooram and Vadakkumnathan Temple attracts visitors from all around the world. The district's cultural significance makes it one of Kerala's top investment opportunities. A flat in Thrissur might be a great place to spend the holidays. Thrissur's properties are in great demand during festival seasons, with visitors and tourists flocking to the city. It can be used as a cost-effective solution by a person or rented out. Safe & De-stressing AtmosphereThis district has a wonderful ability to relax and calm people. Get away from the hustle and bustle of cities, pollution, violent crimes, monotony, and meaningless existence. Aside from that, this city is a secure location to live. The district is considered one of the safest in Kerala and South India. VARMA SPECTRUMVarma Homes invites you to take advantage of all this boon happening in the magnificent metropolis of Thrissur with Varma Spectrum apartments! Varma Spectrum is located in Poochatti, with its wonderfully composed first-rate construction, reflecting the enthusiasm of the location, which is near the NH bypass and Bhavan's Vidya Mandir. With a proven competence in delivering dream apartments in Kerala, built with state-of-the-art construction ideas and world-class amenities such as a fitness center, furnished lobby, library, and indoor play area, we thrive to provide you with the best. At Varma Spectrum, you are going to enjoy a trailblazing lifestyle. It is an essential asset for people looking for the greatest luxury flats in Thrissur that provide more than what any resident desires. Therefore, if you're seeking a unique living experience with globally acclaimed facilities, abundant flora, and a relaxing atmosphere, look no further. Thrissur, Kerala's cultural capital, is the hottest, happening place to own and live life. Seize the opportunity to call Varma Spectrum your ideal home, which is nearing completion by August 2022. To know more about this project, please visit our website or call us at +91 9539 29 33 33.Read More
COVID pandemic has discouraged the spirit of many home buyers, for all those who were in the middle of hitting a deal for buying an apartment. Is this uncertain crisis holding you back to realize your dream apartment in your hometown? You don’t need to stop your dream of chasing your lifetime investment of owning a beautiful home. Here is a good news, at Varma Homes we are here to help you to realize your dream of owning your apartment even in these unusual times with all the safety measures. Being a responsible and reliable builder in Kerala, we stand for constructing a better world tomorrow and we have resumed the operations in all our project locations such as Kochi, Trivandrum & Thrissur while keeping the safety guidelines of the Government. Given the strict regulations surrounding social distancing, we have started sharpening our digital tools. Well, waiting until the lockdown is lifted to buy your dream apartment wouldn’t be the wisest decision. So get ahead of the market! Here is how you can still benefit from the lockdown and buy your dream home. Exclusive Online Booking Now customers who are keen on purchasing an apartment are more likely to go online to seek information, interact, and even close a deal. Potential buyers, including NRIs, are now getting enough time to discuss and research properties online. Once you get the information about the property, you may even opt to make the booking online. Online booking involves payment of the initial token amount for the property. You can complete the entire booking process online, including making advance payments in a jiffy just like that. Adhering to Social Distancing 'Site Visits' Considering the current scenario, where there is a strong emphasis on social distancing we provide site visits for our customers with full measures. We promise you to full safety while you make site visits. We have taken all precautions for your safety as per the guidelines issued by the Government Health Authorities. We use sanitised cars for client pick up and drop Thermal scanning at the entrance to assure safety Sanitizers provided at each site for sanitising hands Each visitor shall be provided masks during the visit Only one person will guide you for the guided tour. Only one person will be permitted to enter the sample apartment at a time. Clients are requested to strictly follow social distancing and safety protocols during the visit. Special Offers to NRI’s With the ongoing pandemic leaving a crippling effect on societies and economies worldwide, we introduced special offers for potential buyers especially for NRI’s. With our special offers, you can now own a luxury apartment even in this unpredecent situation. Yes, this will be an offer that you simply can’t refuse. So take advantage of time and situation. Have a happy and safe purchasing! This is limited so hurry up the especially NRIs who are preparing to return to “safe haven” Kerala by buying a piece of the country’s real estate.At this moment, it is important that each one of us do our bit in controlling the outbreak. For this, we can collectively take the benefit of digital transformation, with this the physical and time-consuming act of buying a home could be reduced to a few clicks. This digital transformation will help both the builder and buyer to close the deal effectively. Hence we can take the positive sides, whatever the situation, the game must go on. Indeed, this crisis will leave more sensitised about personal hygiene, cleanliness and healthy ways of life. Let us give time with courage, patience and compassion, together we shall overcome! Let your investment be not under lockdown. Do the safe booking of your dream apartment from your home. Stay Safe & Keep Social Distancing!Read More
It is possible that, as a first-time buyer while deliberating on purchasing a dream abode, choosing an apartment will cause you to second-guess your thoughts. After all, it's your hard-earned money and the secure future of your family that’s on line. There was once a time when different builders had different standards and principles applied to the purchase of an apartment, stirring confusion among home buyers. This is the reason why the Indian government brought about a revolutionary change in 2016 to safeguard the interests of existing and potential buyers. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act was enacted in 2016 and the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) was born. The Kerala Real Estate Regulatory Authority (KRERA) was founded by the Kerala government to regulate and enhance the real estate industry in the state. KRERA is the new real estate champion, supporting accountability, citizen-centric policies, and greater financial discipline while defending the rights of investors. This Act is a sigh of relief for consumers as it makes real estate dealings transparent. Here are the positive RERA ACT benefits for why you can confidently buy an apartment now:? Exposure to comprehensive informationOne of the most essential benefits of RERA for house buyers is the right to property information. You get thorough information about the property that you are purchasing as a home buyer. When it comes to making prospective selections, this type of knowledge can be quite useful to a purchaser. The developer or builder should share with you all the project information, such as the layout plan, building phases, action plan, and completion status. ? A normalised carpet areaThe carpet area, or the area of the apartment apart from the width of the inner walls, is the space that can actually be covered by a carpet. Prior to the RERA Act, builders used their own technique or calculation for estimating the carpet area of a unit or property. RERA, on the other hand, has codified or standardised how a builder determines the carpet area. As a result of the RERA Act's implementation, a builder must now specify how much carpet space they are providing. Property prices in India are now determined by carpet area. ? No more holdups in projectsThe possession date for each flat must be specified by the property developer. The developer will face a flurry of penalties if the project is not completed by the deadline. If the developer fails to deliver on the specified date, the buyer has the option of either withdrawing from the project and receiving a complete refund, including interest, or continuing to work on it and receiving reimbursement and interest. ? Control over advances One of the great benefits of RERA is that a builder cannot charge more than 10% of the cost of the flat as an advance or application fee before entering into a sales agreement. ? Flaws are held responsible If a buyer discovers any flaw or problem in the structure, quality, or service of the flat within 5 years of ownership of the flat, the builder is required to rectify the deficiency within 30 days at no additional cost under the RERA Act. The buyer would be able to claim compensation if the builder failed to correct the fault. ? Mending broken promisesThe buyer has the right to litigate if the builder's obligations or promises regarding the actual project do not match. The buyer then has the right to decline the projects and receive a full refund of the initial deposit, plus interest and compensation. ? Approval before selling offBuilders may have sold projects without the necessary permission in the past. This is not the case under RERA now. Builders and real estate brokers will be obliged to register with the authorities, providing every detail about their projects, and only then will they be permitted to sell them after receiving the necessary approval. ? Prohibition to deviate fundsTypically, a developer will be working on multiple projects at the same time. They used to be able to divert funding between projects as they pleased. After the implementation of RERA, this will no longer be possible. The builder must set aside 70% of the project's proceeds in a separate bank account. He can only withdraw money from such an account after the project has been completed and certified by a civil engineer, an architect, and a practising chartered accountant. Because the funds can no longer be diverted to other projects or used for other purposes, they will be used for their intended purpose. ? Fast track grievance redressalComplaints against a builder can be brought to the state body established under RERA, which will have the jurisdiction to resolve all. If you disagree with the order, you may appeal to the Appellate Tribunal, which will resolve your case within 60 days. It will keep track of the reasons for any failure to do so also. The Varma PromiseWe at Varma Homes understand the buyer’s requirements and concerns. Therefore, all of our projects from the year 2019 are KRERA approved, following the industry norms, and are delivered as per our given commitments. We consider RERA as an opportunity to comply with a rule that warrants the hard-won endeavours and investments of many. If you aspire to buy an apartment in Kerala, Varma Homes is all set to take you ahead. We are a renowned real estate builder who specialises in providing accessible residential properties. You can select from a variety of alternatives to meet your needs and budget. We started with residential construction in Kochi and have since expanded to Trivandrum and Thrissur. Our major launches will be coming soon in Calicut and other important cities. Choose the option that best meets your requirements! For additional information, please contact us at 9645 88 33 33.Read More