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sustainable apartment
27 April 2021
Tips for Sustainable Apartment Living
With changing global climatic conditions, there is now a greater need to safeguard our environment and follow a lifestyle that focuses on reduce, reuse and recycle. Just because you are living in an apartment doesn’t mean that you cant...
balcony garden
27 April 2021
Tips for Balcony Gardening
You don’t really need a yard to enjoy the simple pleasures of growing a garden. Outdoor spaces like balconies make equally lush urban gardening spaces too. It all depends on the clever use of hanging baskets, vertical planters and...
real estate investment
27 April 2021
Real Estate Post COVID-19 Crisis
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on the real estate industry across the globe. The impact on Indian realty was also similar with the country facing a meltdown during 2020. Construction work had come...
property in nalanchira
23 March 2021
Why Nalanchira is the Best Locality to Own a Home in Trivandrum?
Trivandrum is fast becoming the new destination for homebuyers. Coupled with it’s rich cultural heritage, this ancient capital city of Kerala also boasts of great infrastructure, numerous premier educational institutions, multi-speciality hospitals that promote medical tourism and numerous government...
buying property
23 March 2021
The Benefits of Buying Property in a Woman’s Name
To encourage more women into venturing into real estate investment as well as to promote women empowerment, several states are offering greater discounts to women homebuyers. Hence, registering the property in the woman’s name or as a co-owner, could...
IT hub
23 March 2021
Own a Home in the IT Hub of Trivandrum: Kazhakoottam
There is a reason why Trivandrum is considered the best city to settle down in. With its rich history and cultural heritage, Trivandrum is also a rapidly expanding capital city with unlimited potentials. Aside from being home to numerous...
property in kowdiar
23 March 2021
Know Your Neighbourhood Kowdiar
There is a reason why Kerala is known as ‘God’s Own Country’. Its the abundance of lush greenery and bounty of lakes and rivers that gleam like jewels in the sun in this land. Combine this with uninterrupted miles...
rainwater harvesting
18 January 2021
Rainwater Harvesting in Apartments
With dramatic climate changes and global warming staring at mankind in the face, it is imperative to create ways to encourage water conservation. New building rules require a rain-harvesting system to be installed in every new building constructed. Rainwater...
home office
18 January 2021
Ideas to Create Your Home Office
Whether you just spend a few hours or the whole work week in your home office, it does need to be a comfortable space where you can work efficiently. Here are some tips to help create the perfect home...
work from home
18 January 2021
Benefits of Working From Home
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught mankind many lessons, one of them is that working from home has many benefits – both for employers and employees. While working remotely was considered a constraint initially, everyone has settled in and working...
gated community
18 January 2021
Advantages of Living in a Gated Community
While the term ‘Gated Community’ is a relatively new concept, it has caught the imagination of new home-buyers. Both villas and apartment homes can be a part of gated community living. As the name suggests, these homes come enclosed...
Pongumoodu the Next Realty Hotspot in Trivandrum
25 August 2020
Is Pongumoodu the Next Realty Hotspot in Trivandrum?
Till the turn of the century, Pongumood, on the Kollam-Trivandrum National Highway, was one of those areas around the city that enjoyed a rather laidback attitude. From being a small junction on the Kollam-Trivandrum National Highway, Pongumoodu has transformed...
Tips to Declutter Your Home
18 August 2020
How to Declutter Your Home?
However obsessed you may be about keeping your home neat and tidy, it is very easy for clutter to pile up. Odds and ends you may not use, but have been keeping handy for some later time, books, forms,...
Things to Expect When Buying a Villament
11 August 2020
What to Expect When Buying a Villament?
From row houses to condos to luxury apartments, the real estate sector trends keep changing often. The latest entrant in this sector is the villament. So, what is it? Is it an apartment that passes off as a villa...
Credit Score and Home Loan
4 August 2020
Credit Score and Home Loan
Long before you start thinking of a home loan, you have to ensure that you have a great credit score. A good credit score can work in your favour while a bad credit score can hamper your chances of...
Section 80EE
1 July 2020
What is Section 80EE?
Section 80EE deals with tax deductions under the Income Tax Act, 1961. It allows first-time homebuyers to avail of tax benefits on interest paid on home loans. It came into effect in FY 2013-2014 and was applicable to FY...
Energy Saving System for Home
22 June 2020
Solar Panels for Homes
Global warming is fast becoming a reality and its associated problems can be seen in most countries, where extreme weather conditions are now becoming a norm. To combat this effect, more electricity is needed which in turn means using...
Disadvantages of Home Loan
1 June 2020
Negative Side of Taking a Home Loan
People are increasingly buying homes at a younger age. Where most people managed to save enough funds for buying a home by their mid-forties in the earlier days, couples are now buying homes much early on. This is not...
Smart Devices for Home
25 May 2020
Smart Home Technology for your Home
SMART home technology stands for Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology and became commercially available from between 1998 and the early 2000s’. A smart home uses technology to make life more convenient, comfortable, secure and energy-efficient for the homeowner....
Types of Roof Insulation
18 May 2020
Types of Roof Insulation
You often hear about roof insulation to prevent wastage of energy spent in warming up the house. But times are changing and people are now worried about insulating their roofs to prevent seepage of heat into their home’s interiors....
Which to buy - Villa vs Apartment
11 May 2020
Should You Buy a Villa or an Apartment?
Taking the plunge to buy a home is a very expensive one and you can’t afford to go in unprepared. You have to make a list of the things you need in your home including the number of bedrooms,...
Santhigiri Ayurveda Treatment
4 May 2020
Santhigiri Ayurveda Treatment
Kerala is famous for its Ayurveda treatment with a history going back about 5,000 years. Ayurveda is the science of life and longevity and is the oldest known health-care system in the world. This holistic method of healing that...
Modern Front Door Designs 
27 April 2020
Modern Front Door Designs
As far as first impressions go, your front door is the focal point for your home’s exterior. It gives an impression of what lies within the closed doors. It’s the first thing your visitor contemplates upon arrival and the...
Kowdiar Palace History
20 April 2020
Kowdiar Palace History
Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, has been associated with the royalty for many centuries. The late Maharaja Marthanda Varma (1729-1758) of the erstwhile Kingdom of Travancore was instrumental in making Trivandrum as its capital since 1745 AD. The...
Farmhouse Dining Table
13 April 2020
Farmhouse Dining Table
The ubiquitous farmhouse table has been evolving since the 19th century when it used to serve many purposes. It was used as a sorting table for farm-grown produce, as a handy kitchen work counter and most importantly, as a...
Tips for Luxury Home
11 March 2020
Ways to Make Your Home Look Luxurious
Luxury is anything that makes you feel special, it could be a walk on the beach, a kiss from your child or owning something that brings you joy and pride. Luxury comes alive in the finer details of life...
Tips for Outstanding Walls at Home
17 February 2020
Wall Painting Ideas for Home
When it comes to home decor, the walls should weigh heavily into your plans. While most people spend time obsessing over the furniture, fabrics, accessories, and colors, the truth is that it’s the walls that act as the master...
Benefits to Buying a Villa
3 February 2020
Benefits of Investing in a Villa
Truth be told, everyone’s dream home is an independent house with a backyard and front garden to putter around in. However, only a few lucky ones can fulfill this dream. A villa offers exclusive niche living, speaking volumes about...
Know More about Occupancy Certificates
27 January 2020
Know More About Occupancy Certificates
While home buying can be a very gratifying experience, you do need to be vigilant about the paperwork as the process involves several legal permits and certificates. One of these is the Occupancy Certificate (OC) which your builder needs...
Know More about LTCG Tax
20 January 2020
Know More About LTCG Tax
Capital gain refers to profits arising from the sale of a capital asset. This capital asset can be in the form of land, home, jewelry, vehicles, patents or machinery and can also be known as equity. This capital gain...
Importance of Family Relationships
13 January 2020
Importance of Family Relationships
Families are the strongest unit structures that make up the society around us. Children who grow up in strongly-bonded families grow up to become forward thinkers and contribute positively to society. Families with good bonds, however, have to work...
Benefits of Buying a 'Ready to Occupy' Villa
6 January 2020
Benefits of Buying a ‘Ready to Occupy’ Villa
It is a known fact that ready-to-move-in villas are more expensive than under-construction homes. This difference in cost influences many an unsuspecting home buyer into going for the cheaper option and then having to pay heavily for the mistake...
Investment - Favourite Homes
18 December 2019
Why Invest with Favourite Homes
Trivandrum is the culturally-endowed capital city of Kerala that is also rich in infrastructure, premier educational institutions, a vibrant IT hub offering huge job opportunities and a booming medical tourism industry. Blessed with abundant natural beauty and low pollution...
Villaments In Trivandrum - Favourite Homes
11 December 2019
Luxury Villaments in Trivandrum
Trivandrum is one of the best cities in Kerala to set up home, as it has the perfect blend of all the features needed in an ideal location. This ancient city has a rich cultural heritage, great infrastructure, low...
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Favourite Homes
4 December 2019
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is a citizen-friendly initiative set up by the Indian government to provide affordable housing to the urban poor under this flagship programme by March 31st, 2022. As of 1st February 2019 during FY-budget, the Finance...
Bedroom Tips
25 November 2019
Tips to make your Bedroom look Spacious
We all dream of large spacious bedrooms with lacy canopied beds and fancy walk-in closets; the reality, however, is usually different. With spaces getting scarce in cities, homes are getting smaller as well. But that doesn’t mean you should...
Home Pest Control
18 November 2019
Ways to Control Pests at Home
Household pests are those unwanted organisms, usually insects, which creep into our homes and set up base. Common household pests include cockroaches, ants, meal moths, silverfish, fruit flies, lizards and rodents. There are a number of simple and effective...
Homes Loans in India
11 November 2019
Different Types of Home Loans in India
In India, buying a property or a home has become synonymous with taking a home loan against it. It is a more convenient way to finance your biggest life investment and allows you to buy a home even when...
Furniture Essentials for Every Home
22 October 2019
Furniture Essentials for Every Home
Buying your dream home can be so exciting! Your next job is to turn those four walls into a cosy home. The smart way out is by not jumping in with both feet and buying a cauldron full of...