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Great Tips For Your New Home

Rohan Builders is responsible for developing the grand project called Rohan Leher Phase 3 at Baner, Pune. This group of builders has been credited with a wide range of residential projects in the prominent parts of the city. Pune is at the centre of numerous upcoming projects, IT industries and other commercial undertakings from all around the world. It is continuously being chosen as a major city for new projects and businesses.

Spread over a vast space, this serene complex easily accessible from major commercial points in the city. It is located in a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood yet easily connected to the city through taxis and buses. These residential spaces are designed to meet the needs of the home owners. With a promise of a luxurious life within the city limits, this residential complex is one place to indulge in.

 Key features and facilities on offer

2 BHK variants of apartments have been planned to be constructed in this extravagant residential project. These spacious segments of edifices are available in the sizes ranging from 748 square feet to 753 square feet. Spread on a total land area of 1.5 acres, this development is spacious and provides plenty of privacy. Along with spacious and well-designed sets of apartments, it also provides a spectacular view with a natural surrounding and lots of greenery. People looking for a break from their every day will find themselves immersed in the bliss and comfort of nature.

A plethora of activities are on offer for the convenient of the residents. Facilities for sports and other essential services are available to make life easy for both adults and kids. Security services such as video surveillance are also available for the safety of the gated community.

Location and Pricing

Rohan Leher Phase 3 Pune project is located nearby several essentials services such as entertainment and social hubs, hospitals, banking facilities, reputed schools and colleges. It has immediate access to Nande-Balewadi road, Baner road, and other important highways. This residential depiction is in close proximity to central Pune city. It is a 10 minutes drive from Balewadi and 30 minutes from Shivajinagar. It is well-connected to other parts of the city via taxis and buses.

Great idea for apartment bedrooms

unduhan (8)The bedroom. It’s where all the magic happens. But all too often, this private space ends up being everything but the peaceful oasis it was meant to be. Do you walk into your bedroom and immediately feel overwhelmed or frustrated because it’s in such disarray? Well, your bedroom is supposed to make you feel the exact opposite. At peace. Calm. Fulfilled.

With TVs, laptops, tablets and phones, most of us are connected 24/7, even in bed. But it’s time to block out all the noise and focus on you and that special someone, even beyond Valentine’s Day. These appealing, magazine-worthy apartment bedrooms might inspire you to focus a bit more on where you get your beauty rest.

The bedroom is the last place you want to feel cramped and disorderly. You cannot expect to have an intimate, restful space if it’s nothing but a cluttered room of shame. Keep things as simple as possible. If you can add color to your bedroom, go beyond the predictable white or neutral colors. In this Beverly Hills master suite, the purple accent wall stands out but it isn’t too overwhelming.

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Blue is calming, soothing color, so it’s no wonder that using this hue in the bedroom will actually help you to fall asleep! Studies show that, when surrounded by this favorite color, you’re more likely to wake up happy. No more feeling blue!

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Next to blue, yellow is another color that lends itself to a good night’s sleep. When paired with a neutral like gray in this Woodbridge, NJ apartment community, it won’t overpower your room.

A big, soft bed is an absolute must. Seriously. Invest in a good quality mattress, sheets and pillows. You won’t regret it.

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If your bedroom is big enough for a bed, nightstand and dresser, that’s a great start. But if your space can stand it, push the envelope by adding an unexpected piece. Think of it as another opportunity for you to sit, read, tie your shoes, or whatever. Ottomans, accent chairs and benches will serve your sophisticated bedroom well.

Natural light in the bedroom is far greater than any lamp. Not only does it beautifully illuminate the space, but the extra warmth can reduce the need to constantly crank up the heat!

PRIVATE HOMES ON TIPS

When it comes to optimising security outside and inside your home, there are a whole host of security systems that will allow you to protect and secure your property in a way that should deter criminals from trying to break in.

Thanks to advances in technology, there are now a number of state of the art security systems that will provide peace of mind that sufficient measures are in place to protect your property and your belongings whether you’re are at home or away.

fter all, if you invest in high performance security systems, statistically you’ll be less likely to become a victim of burglary.

When it comes to choosing security systems for private homes, it’s important that you find a system that meets your exact requirements, including your budget, preferences, the level protection you need, and the size of your property.

So we’ve created a helpful guide outlining some of the best security systems for private homes…

Wireless Burglar Alarm

If you’re looking for a high-performance burglar alarm that also looks aesthetically pleasing, a wireless burglar alarm is a great option. But that’s not all… wireless burglar alarms are also easy to install, easy to navigate, and call upon smart battery powered sensors that communicate with a control panel using radio signals.

Bells-only Burglar Alarm

A bells-only burglar alarm is a great option for optimising security in private homes.

When a bells only alarm is triggered, it instantly sounds a loud bell, which often scares off intruders whilst alerting other people in the area that an intruder is attempting to break into your property.

However, one of the main disadvantages associated with this type of alarm is that, when the alarm is triggered, it doesn’t automatically alert the police.

With this in mind, it’s certainly worth thinking about the type of neighbourhood you live in – are you surrounded by neighbours who you would trust to call the police or do you have friends living near by who would take the necessary action should your alarm sound?

Speech Dialler

This practical device will provide you with further peace of mind that, should an intruder attempt to break into your home, you will be alerted straight away.

A speech dialler is an innovative device that is built into or connected to your existing alarm system. When your alarm is triggered, the speech dialler device will attempt to call or text you to let your know that your alarm is going off.

Key holder monitoring service

You could also invest in a key holder monitoring service if you are regularly out of the area or take frequent holidays. This service involves a either company responding itself if your alarm sounds, or contacting a nominated key holder if your alarm is triggered.

Tips to make easy buy a home near your office

If you’re entering into the real estate market for the first time, you’ll hear the old adage: location, location, location. That’s three of the key factors… I’m kidding but, location is, indeed, a very important concern.

However, many buyers think location is most important because of the surrounding area. So, if the neighborhood is nice, with parks, good schools, retail stores nearby, and somewhat close to freeways, it’s a good location. But what also makes it a good location is how close it is to your work.

These days many people are telecommuting, which allows them to work from home and save gas. If that’s the case, a 45-minute or hour-plus drive, one-way to the office, might not be too intimidating because you’re not going to have to do it every day. But your long commute could still become a key factor when it comes to getting a mortgage.

Some lenders may factor in your long commute as part of your overall debt-to-income ratio, (DTI) which will directly impact how much money you can borrow. Regardless of whether the lender takes your extended commute into consideration, buyers should. With rising gas prices and increasing traffic, an extra long commute to the office can hurt your pocketbook.

A study from the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology reported that transportation expenses for households in the largest metro areas increased 44 percent from 2000 to 2010. And about 600,000 full-time workers have a huge commute of at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to get to the office, according to U.S. Census data.

Sometimes the allure of rural areas with typically less expensive housing prices is so strong that buyers forget to consider how long they’ll be on the road before they’re home at night. They also don’t factor in the gas costs that add up fast and can amount to hundreds of dollars in expenses each month.

If you do purchase a home with a long commute, talk to your company about possible commuting subsidies, arrange a carpool, or try to work remotely more frequently to reduce the back and forth commute. Craigslist.com andeRideShare.com help connect people with others who live and work nearby. Some cities even have their own sponsored program for free online matching services for carpooling. You can also ask your work to adjust your hours so that you can come in and leave at times when you’ll miss rush hours. This way you’re not just burning gas while sitting in tight, slow-moving traffic.

Cities with good mass transit are attracting buyers and providing options that help avoid putting extra unwanted miles on their vehicles. It makes sense. Sometimes the commute, if they don’t have to drive, is a welcome break giving workers time to catch up on a good book, movie, or extra work. Plus, some cities have waterway ferries that make it a beautiful and enjoyable commute.

If you’re shopping for a home and considering the long commute, spend a little time weighing the pros and cons. Also, do a little research. You can visit commutesolutions.org to use their online calculator to determine the true cost of your driving commute. Having a road map that shows your expected expenses will help you accurately budget for them.

Tips to Make Your Over Your Home

It may seem hard to imagine but, yes, the cycle has spun around and in some markets there are bidding wars leaving buyers wondering, “What can I do to make my offer stand out?”

The real estate market is again heating up and many buyers are trying to get into the market now after taking a long break. For some, it’s a chance to become first-time homeowners. For others, it’s a chance to make a move up to a larger home or to buy a second home. Still others may have owned in previous years and are now getting back into homeownership. Regardless of the situation, making your offer to buy stand out among the others is important.

  • Keep your offer simple and straightforward. In a market that has multiple buyers making offers, one of the best things you can do is keep it simple. That doesn’t mean you have to neglect important things that you want in the offer. However, it does mean that you should not get caught up in smaller issues that could become huge issues for no apparent valid reason. For instance, a minor repair might be worth fixing yourself as opposed to putting it in the offer as a repair demand.
  • Try writing an offer letter. This is a formal letter explaining why you want to buy their home. This is an opportunity to show the buyers how you will utilize the home. This is where you tell them about your family, how much you like the home and how it’s perfect for your needs.
  • Personal Delivery. The next two have to do with follow through. It’s a good idea to have your agent present your offer in person to the listing agent. It may sound old-fashioned but this can go a long way. Real estate, like all business, is about relationships. Faxing or emailing an offer may seem very efficient but it can be less effective. Your agent should be prepared to build you and your offer up to the listing agent. This will give the agent a good presentation to take back to the buyers.
  • Loan Officer Follow-Up. Another great tip is to have your loan officer call the listing agent after the offer has been submitted. The loan officer can assure the listing agent that the buyer is qualified and ready to close the deal

    This is not where you tell the sellers that you plan to gut their precious home and completely remodel it (even if that’s the ultimate plan). You don’t write an arrogant letter that expresses “there are many fish in the sea”. Instead, you want to convey that this home is the one you truly want to buy. Let the sellers know that you have done your homework and hope that they will accept this offer as this home is a good fit and you’re prepared to move quickly.

    Most important, be ready to act swiftly when the time comes to close escrow.

Tips For HOME SELLERS

Liquated Damages Clause Can BE Valuable, But May Be misunderstood

Is a liquidated damages clause a good thing to have in a real estate contract? If so, for whom is it good? The buyer? The seller? Both? Like so many questions in real estate, and life in general, the first answer to such questions is, “It depends.” Before we get into that, though, a word about what a liquidated damages clause is.

A liquidated damages clause sets in advance — at the time of contract formation — what the monetary value of damages shall be in the event of contract breach by one of the parties. Often, a liquidated damages clause (actually, a paragraph or section) will include a recitation that the parties are agreeing ahead of time, because it would likely be difficult to determine the actual damages should a breach occur. But such a statement is not necessary.

A liquidated damages clause could be directed toward both parties. For example, “If either of us fails to perform, he will owe the other $10,000.” But it need not do so. Commonly, a liquidated damages clause will be directed towards only one. E.G., “If the commercial landlord doesn’t deliver the property within fifteen days of the date promised, he will owe the tenant $10,000.”

The standard residential purchase contract produced by the California Association of REALTORS®(CAR) contains a liquidated damages clause. It says this:

“If Buyers fails to complete this purchase because of Buyer’s default, Seller shall retain, as liquidated damages, the deposit actually paid. If the Property is a dwelling with no more than four units, one of which Buyer intends to occupy, then the amount retained shall be no more than 3% of the purchase price. Any excess shall be returned to Buyer. Release of funds will require mutual, Signed release instructions from both Buyer and Seller, judicial decision or arbitration award…”

Three items are worth noting: (i) This provision is asymmetrical. That is, it burdens only one party, the buyer. It does not provide for any preset damages should the seller breach. (Presumably, a seller breach could lead to a suit for performance.) (ii) It is limited. For residential properties of less than five units, one of which will be occupied by the buyer, the amount cannot be more than 3% of the purchase price. This has been set by legislation (Civil Code 1675). (iii) Payment of the damages would still require the agreement (by signatures) of both parties. That is because there has to be agreement that there has been a breach. Otherwise, a judicial or arbitration conclusion will have to be reached.

Signing (or initialing) a liquidated damages clause is optional. Although it is preprinted into the CAR purchase agreement, it will only apply if both parties so indicate. This is where problems, based on misunderstanding, may arise.

Commonly, when encountering a liquidated damages clause, a principal is liable to ask, “What does this mean?” It would not be unusual for an agent to say something like, “This means that if the buyer breaches, the seller gets to keep the deposit.” That, unfortunately, does not go far enough in explanation for many sellers. They need to know that it means that, in the event of breach, they would be entitled to no more than the deposit (or no more than 3% of the purchase price, if the deposit is larger than that). Often, when buyers have breached a contract, the seller feels wounded and entitled to more than the deposit. If a liquidated damages clause is in effect, that will not be an outcome.

Let us consider some possibilities. Say the purchase price of a single family home intended for owner occupancy is $300,000. The liquidated damages limit is 3% of the purchase price — $9,000. Suppose the CAR liquidated damages provision has been signed and that the buyer subsequently breaches.

(a) The deposit is $5,000. The seller has a right to the $5,000; but not to pursue the buyer for the additional $4,000. Liquidated damages is limited to the amount of deposit actually paid.

(b) The deposit is $15,000. The seller is entitled only to $9,000, the statutory limit.

(c) The original deposit is $5,000, but it had subsequently been increased by another $5,000.

     (i) If the increased deposit was accompanied by a separate liquidated damages provision (CAR form R.I.D.,Increased Deposit/Liquidated Damages Addendum), signed by both parties, then the seller would be entitled to $9,000 of the $10,000 actually paid.

     (ii) If the deposit had been increased by $5,000, but no separate liquidated damages provision had been executed, then the seller would only be entitled to the original $5,000.

Is a liquidated damages clause a good thing? For both buyers and sellers the answer may be ‘yes’ and ‘no’. It depends. Suppose the buyer backs out — breaches — very early into the transaction. Typically, that would not cause a lot of damage to the seller. A liquidated damages provision may give too much to the seller. Conversely, a seller who has gone through a long escrow and who has made plans and commitments — sometimes financial — may feel that limiting the damages to the deposit (or 3% of the price) is not sufficient.

For both parties, though, if they have agreed to a liquidated damages provision, they at least know what is at stake.

Tips to Selling Your Home

images (19)Some say winter is the worst time to sell a home. Given the cold and stormy weather we have been experiencing, there are definitely challenges, but don’t be discouraged. First impressions and lasting impressions are key to progress potential buyers into active buyers. Be very wary as the slightest discomfort or issue can sour this experience and turn a buyer away from your home, but by addressing a few key areas, any winter woes can be easily avoided.

Here are five simple tips to maximize the showing potential of your home during the winter months.

1. Don’t Let Winter be an Obstacle

It’s storming or just post-storm, but you have showings booked for your home. (You must have motivated buyers to go out in that weather!) Don’t make it even more of a chore for them, be sure to shovel your drive or walkway so that the first impression is a clean and accessible entry. Buyers have been known to turn away, rather than hike to the doorway in knee deep snow and risk snow in their shoes, wet pants, and wet socks.

2. Consider Your Home’s Temperature

Remember, buyers are usually viewing more than one home at a time, and thus traveling around and running in and out of cars or up and down elevators in condos. Typically they will be dressed for the great outdoors, so although having the heat way up is great for lounging on the couch, it can be oppressive for visiting buyers. Be sure to monitor the temperature of the entire house and set it appropriately.

3. Get Buyers Out of the Dark and Into the Light

The winter months also mean shorter days and less natural light. Be sure to have adequate lighting in every room. Dark rooms are depressing when coming in from the cold. Keep it bright in the winter. Some may object for energy saving reasons, but it is best to leave all the lights on before showings or use timers. This allows you to set the mood lighting, and saves the buyers fumbling for light switches.  Remember first impressions.  Is your home a sanctuary or an oasis from the cold?

4. Preparation is Key

Be sure to prepare for those wet and snowy shoes and boots. No one likes having snow and dirt tracked around there home by shoes or wet socks, just as no one enjoys having wet socks and dodging puddles in the doorway.  Be sure to have a “Shoes Off” sign. Place an absorbent mat protecting your stone or wood flooring. Be sure to have a shoe tray or appropriate storage area for shoes, not only to avoid the puddles but to show off the organization of your home.  Apply this also to winter jackets, hats and scarves. Show functioning and organization by thoughtfully arranged set ups, don’t just have outerwear exploding out of closets or haphazardly hanging on hooks or coat racks.

5. Pet-Friendly—and Groomed!

If you do own pets, be sure to have the appearance of clean pets…especially dogs. We love our furry friends, but it’s best not to leave those dirty slush-soaked towels and doggy outfits laying around. The last thing you want is the smell of wet dog greeting your buyers at the front door.

Tips to make your home more Cooling

When the temperatures spike, most families crank up the air conditioning to keep their homes cool. While blasting the AC is often viewed as the first step in cooling a home, there are a number of other ways to keep your home comfortable in the summer.

#1 Open Windows at Night

If you live in a region of the country where nighttime temperatures tend to dip into the lower 70s and upper 60s, open your windows at night and turn off the AC. Once the sun is down, that cool air can flow into your home overnight and help maintain a cooler starting point for the next day. Turning on any fans you have around the house will help circulate that cool air.

#2 Leave Interior Doors Open

During the winter months, it’s a good idea to close doors to unused rooms to avoid wasting money heating those spaces. But closed-off rooms can become heat blankets in the summer if you don’t open them up and allow for even airflow throughout your home. To help keep the house cooler, open your interior doors.

#3 Close Blinds During the Day

It’s nice to open the shades and let in some sunlight, but up to 30 percent of the unwanted heat in your home comes from windows. Shut your shades to limit the house-warming sunlight allowed into your home. Focus on closing only west- and south-facing windows to still give your home the benefit of natural light. This can help lower the mid-day temperature of your home by almost 20 degrees.

#4 Using Appliances at Night

Your oven, washer and dryer are the primary culprits when it comes to unwanted heat in your home. Using your grill to cook is a simple way of keeping unwanted heat outdoors. As for your chores involving laundry, leave those for the nighttime hours when temperatures are naturally lower.

#5 Keep the Furnace Fan On

The vast majority of thermostats give you the power to manually control the fan that blows hot air through your home in the winter. If you turn this fan on during the summer, it can help to distribute the cool air from your basement to the other levels of your home. This provides better airflow in your home and an overall cooler feeling.

#6 Leave the Bathroom Exhaust Fan On

The steam from your shower will create a pocket of hot air in your home that will exit the bathroom the moment you open the door. It’s already a good idea to run the exhaust fan while you’re in the shower, but consider leaving it on for 20 to 30 minutes after your shower to help blow out the hot air.

#7 Consider Upgrades Outdoors

There are two big things you could do to the outside of your home to help keep it cooler in the summer months. First, you could repaint the siding of your home with a lighter color to deflect more of the sun’s rays. The siding on your home is just like any dark surface or dark clothing. The darker it is, the more heat it attracts and retains. The same can be said for your roof. Slate, concrete, clay and various tiles offer better protection from heat than standard shingles.

#8 Install New Windows

Old, single-pane windows are a significant source of heat gain in your home during the summer months. These old, outdated models make it too easy for hot air to creep in and cold air to leak out. Replace your older windows with newer models if you can. Or, install new weather stripping to reduce the temperatures in your home.

Tips to Update Your Room

unduhan (9)You don’t have to hire a decorator (or break the bank) to give a room a quick update with lots of impact. So whether you’re getting ready to sell, have just moved in or feel like a mini overhaul, these five tips will have you enjoying the room of your dreams in no time.

Change Your Fabrics

Replace your curtains, re-cover your throw pillows, buy a new rug, Any one of these easy fixes can make a big impact; but all three will completely change the entire room! And if it’s a bedroom you’re tired of, same rules apply: Replace the duvet cover, re-cover the headboard, and toss a few new pillows on the bed.

Freshen Up With Paint

Whether you tackle an entire room, or maybe an accent wall or two, a new coat of paint is probably the easiest way to change a room. From light and bright to dark and dramatic, paint can completely alter the mood.

Re-Organize A Bookshelf

Bookshelves are amazing; not only do they keep your books organized, but they can also serve as great focal pieces. Try colour-coding your books or arranging them in stacks instead of side-by-side. Remove an entire row of books and replace them with framed family photos or bright accent pieces. Sometimes all a room needs is a shift in thinking about it.

Update Your Art

Updating the art on your walls is a great way to showcase the family talent. Frame your daughter’s sketches from high school (no one will know it’s not a real Picasso) or your son’s first finger painting. Or grab a blank canvas and paint it a bright colour to hang in the kitchen (you don’t have to be a Fine Art grad to add some basic pops of colour!). And the best part of this approach is once you’ve bought the frames, the art can be rotated throughout the year at no extra cost.

Add An Accent

Is your bathroom feeling boring or your living room giving you the yawns? Pick bright, colourful wallpaper and add an accent wall! Paint stripes in your dining room, or buy a chandelier for your front hallway. Adding an impressive accent is a fun way to give the room some personality without a complete overhaul (of the room OR your bank account).

Great Design Trends Tips

Every year home design trends come and go but it’s never too late to try something new. Update your décor and impress your friends (and yourself) at the same time, by including some of this year’s hottest design trends.

Pantone Colour of the Year

Year after year the iconic people at Pantone come up with their colour of the year, inspiring not only home décor trends but fashion and other design areas across the board as well. For 2014, the colour du jour is: Radiant Orchid, a gorgeous pinky purple-hue. An infusion of this beauty would be a welcome breath of colour anywhere—from kitchen to bedroom and every room in between.

Florals

Florals are holding strong and continuing to be on-trend this year, but they’re definitely growing in size. Now, pretty blooms, the bigger the better are a force to be reckoned with. What lovelier way to add some vibrant colour and bold patterns to your home than throw pillows, sheets or duvet covers with big bright florals. (Try to find some with radiant orchid for a double-dose of style.)

Blue & Blue

Black’s younger, lighter cousin grey has certainly had its heyday, but this is the year for something far more dramatic. Black walls are en vogue—think entire living and dining rooms–but if you’re not ready to go all in, try one accent wall or the always-in-style coupling with white. And when it comes to blue, think every shade–from lovely sky blue dishes displayed in your kitchen, to darker navy and white striped towels in your bathroom.

Vintage

Everything old is new again but the good news is mixing and matching is totally ok. A distressed old-trunk serving as a coffee table or impressive antique maps framed and hung on the walls, not only serve as beautiful, on-trend décor pieces, but add a lot of intrigue (and conversation starters) to the room.

Warm Metals

Especially in the kitchen. Seems grey isn’t only taking a backseat in the living room, but in the kitchen this year as well. Warmer bronzes, golds and black are replacing sleek chrome and stainless steel when it comes to lighting and cabinetry accents. And if you’re really looking to make a big splash, try some bronze sconces in the kitchen.