Sky Heights - nearest residential project from Khadi Machine Chowk on Katraj Kondhwa road:
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Good things in small packages!If you visit my blog on the launch of Sky Heights, April 27, 2009, you will find that i was wondering why LushLife ( www.lushlife.co.in ) and Trimurti Group were trying to miniaturize the typical upmarket residential project.
Whereas most of the comments were not ready to buy the builder's trick of avoiding "property price reduction" by reducing the size of the flat.
However, now after almost 5 months from the day Sky Heights was launched, property rate of Rs. 2,300 per sq.ft. and even compact flats are considered OK in Pune real estate market.
Certainly, not by those who wish for bigger flats but by those property buyers who were practically thrown out of booming Pune real estate market. By those property buyers who can pay EMI in the range of Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 17,000.
Accepting the reality, these property buyers compromised on the size of the flat and fulfilled their life long dream of becoming a home owner by booking these compact flats launched in all corners of Pune real estate market.
Besides offering 1 bhk and 2 bhk flats fitting in these property buyers' budget, every project tried to offer "an extra feature" as a safe guard while entering in this new market which Pune builders had ignored for a long time.
For example, construction quality, property rate and possession at Darode Jog's Greenland-County in Narhe Ambegaon (off Sinhagad road), advantage of staying near Hinjewadi at Om Developers' Golden Palms in Wakad Pune, location in the heart of town at Rama Groups' Swiss County Too in Thergaon and connectivity by road at Nano Homes Ravet in PCMC, furnished flats at Eiffel City in Chakan, close to Eon IT Park and upmarket neighborhood in Gera's Park View 1 in Kharadi, more carpet area at Suyog Development Corporation's Suyog Lucky Homes in Wagholi!
Obviously, when i visited the Sky Heights, i asked Kayum, sales manager, about the miniaturizing. He said, "Instead of offering only an extra feature, Trimurti Group believes in offering the same premium flat, like we have offered in our upmarket project Waterridge ( www.wateridge.in ), in Undri, in a small size!"
"Doesn't this 3 side open design of compact flat increase the construction cost?," i asked him.
"Certainly! Not only the design but CQRA, third party professional Quality Control and Assurance certification adds substantially to the cost of construction. Over and above, at Sky Heights we provide all luxurious amenities too!," Kayum said.
"Why? Who needs all those so called luxuries? Certainly, not the property buyer. Only builder needs all those amenities to justify his property rate, to avoid further price reduction...," i was almost going to say this but Kayum said, "Don't belittle Sky Heights by calling it miniaturization. Consider it as a sachet containing the same expensive premium shampoo. Appreciate that we are offering good things in small packages!" Admiring his enthusiasm for offering better homes, i eat my words and we went to the site.
Sky Heights: Construction updates: First slab of A Wing:
Sky Heights - view from Pisoli - Undri Road:
Property rates and budgets of 1 BHK, 2 BHK Flats in Sky Heights, Undri:Currant property rate at Sky Heights is Rs. 2,300 per sq.ft. Including stamp duty and registration charges, budgets are:
1 BHK Flat - 568 saleable- Rs. 16,07,974
2 BHK Flat - 758 saleable - Rs. 20,72,644
2 BHK Flat - 847 saleable - Rs. 22,85,621
2 BHK Flat - 928 saleable - Rs. 24,79,454
2 BHK Flat - 1005 saleable - Rs. 26,63,715
2 BHK Flat - 1020 saleable - Rs. 26,99,610
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