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buy a flat
27 September 2021
Tips for Buying a Home Online During the Lockdown
In keeping with the new regulations associated with social distancing in this COVID era, real estate developers are increasingly employing digital tools to sell residential spaces. This has reportedly simplified the process of home buying which has also been...
covid-19 precautions in apartments - favourite homes
16 August 2021
Managing COVID-19 Precautions in Apartment Complexes
Multi-family housing, such as that seen in apartment complexes, poses a unique challenge when it comes to managing the risk potential for infection during this pandemic. In such a situation, the resident welfare association of the gated community can...
rera impact on real estate - favourite homes
20 July 2021
The Impact of RERA on Real Estate in Kerala
RERA refers to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 which was set up for the regulation of real estate to ensure sale of apartments and buildings in a transparent and efficient manner. The law mandates a compulsory...
rights of apartment owners - apartments in trivandrum - favourite homes
20 July 2021
Rights Entitled to an Apartment Buyer
Buying an apartment in Trivandrum or anywhere else for that matter, entitles you to a set of rights and obligations. Unfortunately, many apartment buyers are unaware of their rights. This knowledge is crucial for maintaining a healthy relationship with...
waste management in apartments
20 July 2021
Efficient Waste Management Practices in Apartments
Increasing populations in the cities have also meant an increase in waste generation. This is more applicable in population-dense areas such as apartment complexes where a large number of families live together. Most of the waste generated is unfortunately...
monsoon tips for home
22 June 2021
Ways to Make Your Home Monsoon Ready
The monsoons will soon be upon us, bringing the aroma of freshly-washed earth and unforgettable memories of sailing paper boats and enjoying tea and pakoras on the patio. However, the monsoon does its share of havoc to your and...
villas in Trivandrum - Favourite Homes
21 June 2021
Is This the Right Time to Buy a Villa in Trivandrum?
Kerala is well-known for its abundance of natural beauty, being blessed with numerous palm-fringed beaches, pristine lakes and the deep and mysterious Western Ghats. Its not only the tourists who are attracted to Kerala however, but also people looking...
workplace essentials - Favourite Homes
31 May 2021
Living Closer to Workplace – Advantages
Spending considerable time on office commute is a hassle many people get to face on a day-to-day basis. Asides from being very inconvenient, it can lead to a very harried and stressful life, having to face traffic congestions at...
trivandrum best places - favourite homes
31 May 2021
Top Places to Invest in Trivandrum
The most important feature to look for when investing in property is its location. No one wants to buy a home that’s located in an unsafe neighborhood or where there is little infrastructure available. This applies both for properties...
home maintenance - Favourite Homes
31 May 2021
Home Maintenance Checklist
Becoming a proud homeowner after a seemingly endless amount of formalities, is an incredible moment full of joy. However, the work doesn’t end there as you need to invest in regular maintenance of your new home too. While this...
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...