Archives: September 26, 2014

Are you Ready to Invest In Real Estate? Your Check List is Here!

When it comes to property investment, timing is everything. Ultimately, choosing the right time to enter the market will have a significant impact on the long-term success of your investment.

But how can you, as an investor, know whether the timing is right? Here are 10 tell-tale signs that now is the time to start building your investment portfolio.


1. You are financially ready. You have saved enough for the down payment and you have also established your emergency fund. You have taken into account home maintenance expenses. Your credit history is good and you are able to meet all the financial obligations.

2. You have set your long-term goals. You have a clear picture in your mind of your investment’s purpose and you are flexible enough to adjust to changing circumstances. You are not hesitant. When the timing is right, you are able to adapt to the market needs and the development of technologies.

3. You have done your research. You know the neighborhood of your future property well enough to foresee the coming trends and the possible changes in the community. You have researched all the schools in the area as well as the best commuting means.

4. You have chosen a stable economy. The area is financially stable, economic trends are promising and equities are surging. No demographic fluctuation or no irregular variation of population have been recorded in the area.

5. You understand the country’s policies regarding real estate. The policies of the region promote and encourage a positive, innovative environment as well as drive further economic growth. The tax policy in the country is positive for homeowners. Global innovation index is rising in the area.

6. Infrastructure projects are underway and likely to lead to an increase in property values. The infrastructure of the area is being developed with a focus on: transport, energy, solid waste and water management developments.

7. The region is moving toward sustainable development. The region’s awareness of global and local environmental issues is increasing, the demand for eco-friendly homes as well as for sustainable rural and urban development is rising. As more and more people head toward sustainable living, investing in sustainable property will increase its value in the future.

8. The location draws a lot of interest. Whether it is the best travel destination or the hot jobs spot, the location is always on the top of the search engine. It has become a successful start-up hub already or is planning to do so in the coming years, driving a lot of job seekers into the area. The number of enrolled students is increasing every year and the area draws interest of international students.

9. You have found a reliable real estate agent. It’s particularly crucial to have a reliable representative. Your real estate agent is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and knows the local market well enough to be able to help you make the right choice.

10. You have researched local differences in the property market. Whether you plan to invest in a residential property and turn it into a rental or an office space, you are fully aware of all cultural differences that might occur when you deal with a property seller.

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Saurabh Dwivedi Pins the Right Headline on Mars – Mangalyaan Yathra Contest

Takes away Gift voucher worth Rs 1,000.

When the entire nation was praying for the safe insertion of Mangalyaan Orbit into the planet Mars, we ran an confident booster contest on Mangalyaan Yathra. It was an open contest for all. Participants had to come up with encouraging headlines on the successful insertion of the Mangalyaan orbit into Mars, considering that the journey was successful. The encouraging responses showed that we Indians had huge confidence on ISRO and their most talked about baby – Mangalyaan Orbit. To encourage them further, the contest carried a gift voucher reward of Rs 1,000 for the best one-liner/headline which landed in the kitty of Saurabh Dwivedi.

The contest began on September 19, 2014 hitting the weekend and successfully went on till September 23, 2014; 8 pm. We planned to conclude the contest few hour before the most awaited success news on Mangalyaan journey so that we could decide among the huge number of participants. We also displayed the winning headline along with the winners name on our Facebook cover page. Here is the contest page that we ran and some encouraging comments that came our way.

The Contest

Contest on Headline on Mars Mission Mangalyaan Facebook









Encouraging Comments from the Participants

3 Cheers to the Success

 Mangalyaan Comment 1




First Attempt Mein Pahoocha Koun?

Mangalyaan Comment 2






India All the Way

Mangalyaan Comment 3




The Sanskrit Touch

Mangalyaan Comment 4






Earth Finally got its partner – Wedding Bells

Mangalyaan Comment 5





Mars has No way to Go

Mangalyaan Comment 6



Rhyme and Rhyme all the way

Mangalyaan Comment 7

We are proud of you ISRO.

Looking forward for more such events which will make India proud.

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Invitation: Waste Management Workshop on September 27, 2014 from 9:30 am at Christ University, Bangalore.


ApnaComplex, ReapBenefit, CHF Global communities and CSA-Christ University is organizing a workshop on waste management pinning on how apartments can take charge and manage its own waste.

With the Mandur Landfill slatted to close down on December 1st, the city’s garbage has nowhere to go.  At the very least there is going to be a widespread disruption to the garbage collection and disposal. In light of this, Reap Benefit along with its partners ApnaComplex, CHF Global communities and CSA-Christ University is organizing a workshop on how apartments can take charge and manage its own waste.

Takeaway for apartments:

  1. Are you complying with present rules and regulations?
  2. How do you involve residents and implement a successful waste management program
  3. How do you manage kitchen waste, recycle your dry waste and dispose of rejects?

Invite for Waste Management Workshop Apnacomplex Facebook

Event Details:

Date: September 27, 2014

Venue: Christ University, Hosur Road, Kaveri Layout, Mini Auditorium, 2nd floor, Block 1,

Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

RSVP by phone, please contact +91 98450 45398, +9199866 15136, +919833 923266

By email:

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5 Things you Should ask your Real Estate Agent Before Zeroing your Apartment

Be smart, question your real estate agent before buying a apartment and stay worry free 

Owning a home is like a dream come true as the property squeeze has forced many prospective buyers to look at a relatively affordable accommodation. With busy lifestyles, people are looking out for accommodations which require low-maintenance and are complete value for money. The boom in the real estate sector has led to the emergence of several home developers who offer a decent standard of living to its potential buyers.

misisHowever, before purchasing any property ensure that you have gone through the following checklist. There would be some notable points that only you can collect information and your broker/real estate agent won’t tell you. These are –


Before settling for any property, do a background study of the developer and make sure that property which you will be buying has no legal issues. Consult a legal adviser for the same who can analyze the financial status of the developer better. As soon as you receive the confirmation from the adviser, you can proceed to the next level of putting in your hard earned money into the property.


Unless and until you won’t spend a considerable time at a particular place, you will not get a proper idea about the locality. Knowing your neighborhood is really crucial. You will get the idea about the crime rate, basic amenities and traffic snarls, if any. Speak to people in the locality and gather as much information as possible.


The increasing levels of pollution in metro cities has forced some people to move out from the place and settle in the vicinity. If you are one among them, check out that the building has allocated enough space for natural light and ventilation.


There might come a time, when the agent won’t tell you the ‘actual’ cost and take hidden charges in the form of maintenance. Find out whether the charges for car parking and using other amenities are inclusive of the price quoted. Apart from it, check with the association about the security measures that are in place.


Check with the agent or an expert architect to estimate the age of the building. Also, consult the developer if anything needs repair or replacement.

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ApnaComplex Contest: Imagine a Crisp & Catchy Headline and Take Away Gift Voucher Worth Rs 1,000

Suggest a Crisp and Catchy Headline, Anticipating Successful Mars Orbit Insertion of the Mars Orbiter Mission – Mangalyaan which is Scheduled to be happen on September 24, 2014.

All of us are waiting for Sep 24th 07:18 AM for India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) to be a success.
Have some fun while waiting!

Suggest a Original Crisp and Catchy Headline that can be used upon successful mission and take away Gift Voucher Worth Rs. 1,000/-.

Here is how you could participate:

1. Submit your headlines as comments under this facebook post before 8PM on 23rd Sep 2014.
2. Number of likes on your comment would be a key point in deciding winner.
3. Keep it original.
4. You can also post your headlines as reply to any our tweets at with hashtags #CheerIndia2Mars

The best headline among all the submission will Win a Gift Voucher worth Rs 1,000 and the Headline will also be showcased on our Cover Page along with Your Name on 24th.

The contest ends on September 23, 2014 at 8 pm.

Contest on Headline on Mars Mission Mangalyaan Facebook









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ApnaComplex Contest: Guess the Semifinalist Teams Qualifying for Champions League T20, Win yourself a Gift Voucher Worth Rs 1,000

2 Simple Steps and You may be the Lucky one to Walk Away with the Gift Voucher worth Rs 1,000. 

Champions League T20 Contest for Blog









A Lucky Draw Among the Right Answers will Decide the Winner of the contest, who will Walk Away with a Gift Voucher worth Rs 1,000.

So go ahead and participate, Click here to go to the contest page.

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Are your Taste-Buds Craving for Onam Sadya? List of places to try out this Onam.

Onam Sadya has 24-28 dishes served as a single course of meal

It is Onam time, so what what come first on you mind? That’s right its time for Onam Sadya.

Onam Sadya

The tasty food served on the banana leaf with 24-28 dishes served as a single course of meal. Rice, served along with other dishes collectively called Kootan which include curries like Parippu, Sambar, Rasam, Pulisseri and others like Kaalan, Avial, Thoran, Olan, Pachadi, Mango pickle, Naranga curry, as well as Papadum, Banana, plain Yogurt or Buttermilk, and plantain chips. Oh! Not to forget the dessert – Payasam.

So are you up to satisfy your taste-buds, here are few good places we have collated for you to choose from —


  1. Ente Keralam located at Ulsoor Road, Bangalore (September 1, 2014 to September 7, 2014). Ph: 080-32421002
  2. The Paul Bangalore, at Domlur Layout (September 7, 2014). Ph: 080 – 4047 7777
  3. Drumsticks, located at Richmond Road, Bangalore(September 7, 2014). Ph: 080-41116903
  4. The Gateway (September 7, 2014). Ph: 080-66604545
  5. Onam Sadya at Rangashankara – Anju’s Café (September 7, 2014). Ph: +91 9845036605
  6. Cafe Malabari in Koramangala (September 7, 2014). Ph: 080- 25507373
  7. Menna’s Delight, Domlur (September 7, 2014). Ph: +91 9379398865
  8. COCONUT GROVE, Koramangala (September 7, 2014). Ph: 080-25596262


  1. Promenade, Aditya Park Inn, Ameerpet (September 7, 2014). Ph: +91 9246887195
  2. Utupura, Banjara Hills (September 7, 2014). Ph: 040-6464 6362


  1. Kera, Aundh (September 7, 2014). Ph: 020-6529 0805
  2. Zambar, Viman Nagar (September 7, 2014). Ph: 020-66890606

Did we miss any restaurant serving Onam Sadya? Share it in the comments below!

So what are you waiting for?
Book your table now and enjoy Onam Sadya!
Happy Onam to One and All!!!

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