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Monday, September 29, 2008

Rohan Tarang, The NO NEIGHBORS Apartments at Wakad, wants neighbors!

Property rate Rs. 3100/- per sq.ft. to 3300/- per sq.ft.:

Walk to work!

Rohan Builders have opened the bookings of 2nd phase of Rohan Tarang at Wakad. To go to Rohan Tarang, you have to take the first right turn as you drive down 'Hinjewadi flyover'. If you take the left turn you will go to Palash 2, Kalarch Developers' SuCasa, Kasturi Housing's apostrophe', and Mont Vert Seville!

Oh! but if you have a flat at Rohan Tarang you will not use the flyover. Because everyday instead of wasting time in traffic jam you will prefer to walk to work. Right?

Time is Money!

Oh! Now i realized why Paranjape Schemes is opening the bookings of new towers of Blue Ridge at Hinjewadi on 30 Septemebr '08.

Because as long as the Commonwealth Youth Games at Balewadi Stadium do not get over, Paranjape Schemes do not have to justify why the property rate at Blue Ridge is Rs.3,800 per sq.ft. and do not have to explain "advantages of the strategic location"!

In the month of December, as per the original schedule, it would have been very difficult to convince. Time is money. Isn't it?

Stalls sold out. Balcony is available!

Cut to Rohan Tarang. The interesting thing is that in the 1st phase, Rohan Tarang has booked flats on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors. So the 2nd phase is of 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th floors. I am sure, there will be a 3rd phase of 10th and 11th floors. Because when Rohan Tarang was launched, i remember, Rohan Builders were telling that they were going to construct 11 floors! Means "Picture abhi baki hai!"

Thanks to adwatchman.com!

Official: Project Details:

Total No. of Buildings - 4 buildings of 9 floors

Phase - 1 - Sold out ( 1st - 5th floor )

Phase 2 - Bookings are now open from 6th to 9th floor.


2 bedrooms: 1150 sq.ft with Attached terrace of 280 sq.ft to 300 sq.ft

3 bedrooms: 1466 sq.ft & 1498 sq.ft with Attached terrace of 250 sq.ft to 276 sq.ft.


Rs. 3100/- per sq.ft to 3300/- per sq.ft.

MSEB, Parking, Maintenance deposit, stamp duty & Registration charges extra

Note: Above rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Possession: December 2008.

Sample flat: No, demolished. The flooring work is in progress & you can visit one of the flats to get a feel of the layout .

Sales persons at the site: Mr. Moreshwar or Ms. Anuradha.

Rohan Builders & Developers Pvt. Ltd.
Head office-
Pradeep Chambers,
813, Bhandarkar Institute Road,
Pune 411 004, Maharashtra, India.
Tel: 91-20-2567 4413 / 4 / 5
Fax: 91-20-2565 1103.

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Related Stories:

1) Rohan Builders opens bookings of Rohan Mithila at Viman Nagar in Pune at Rs. 4,150 per sq.ft.

2) Rohan Mithila at Viman Nagar, Pune - pre-launch bookings of 2 bhk and 3 bhk flats opens at Rs. 4,000 per sq.ft.

3) Thanks to Megapolis at Hinjewadi! Inspired by it's success, i am announcing my first integrated township based on "swim to work" concept!

Paranjape Schemes to open bookings of 2, 3, 4 & 5 bhk flats and duplexes in tower number 7, 8 and 10 of Blue Ridge, Hinjewadi on 30 September, '08

Property Rates of Blue Ridge, Hinjewadi:

1) Upto 7th floor Rs. 3,800 per sq.ft.
2) Floor rise: Rs. 20 per sq.ft. from 8th to 20th floor
3) 21st to 25th floor: Rs. 4,300 per sq.ft.
4) Booking amount: Rs. 1 lakh
5) Own contribution: 15 % of the agreement value within 15 days
6) Agreement: within 3/4 months
If you do not want to wait till tomorrow, September 30th, feel free to book today!

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2) Paranjape Schemes' Blue Ridge Township: Residential infrastructure for IT professionals working in Hinjewadi, Pune

3) It was a business as usual at Paranjape Schemes but Pune Real Estate Market is still in a frenzy

4) About Paranjape Schemes' reputation, booking rate at Blue Ridge and investing in the township at Hinjewadi, Pune

5) Wait is over! Now you can become a world citizen! Paranjape Schemes', out of this world, Blue Ridge will be launched tomorrow!

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nanded City Pune News - Get ready to select the flat, pay your own contribution and register the agreement!

Everything depends upon the property rate!

From the next month, October '08, Magarpatta City's 700 acre integrated township on Sinhagad Road, Nanded City Pune will start the process of allotment of 5,000 flats in one sector.

You will be invited in the groups of 100s. For the first time, you will see the floor plans of the flats. Then you will decide whether you want to book a 1 bhk , 2 bhk or a 3 bhk flat. Actually, you do not need any time to finalize the flat and pay your own contribution, 10% of the agreement value, but Nanded City Pune is giving you a month. After you pay your own contribution you will be called to sign and register your agreement.

This process will start in October and will end in December '08. Whether you will get the first opportunity or the last will depend upon your rate. No, you may have paid the highest rate, Rs.3,500 per sq.ft., but you will not get the first opportunity to select the flat and the building. You lazy fellows, will be the last, may be in December. Dear Nanded and Magarpatta City family members, your rate was Rs.2,750, you will be the first, in October. And honorable gentlemen, who had given Rs.3,250 per sq.ft. will be second in the months of November - December.

Isn't it strange?

No! This is the first lesson of harmonious community living for which Magarpatta City is famous for. Nothing depends upon how much money you have, what is your paying capacity or what property rate you are paying. Every thing is done on the first come first serve basis!

Not convinced! OK!! You must be reading my blog on Nanded City Pune for the first time. Sir, some times strange things happen in this world. People pay without seeing the product. If you want to know why, please, read my posts on Nanded City Pune.

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Welcome to Nanded City Pune!

Nanded City Development & Construction Company Limited.
Corporate office: Megaspace,13 Solapur Bazar Road, Off east Street,Pune - 411 001.
Site Address: -Nanded City, Sinhgad Road, Pune, India.
Email: nandedcity@magarpattacity.com
Website: - www.nandedcitypune.com
Tel.No. -020-64705471 / 72, 64705474.
020-24391222 / 24391223 / 24391224 / 24391225

My blogs on Nanded City Pune:

1) What are your views on living in a gated community, townships like Amanora Park Town or Kumar Properties' Megapolis?

2) Everybody in Pune is talking about Magarpatta City's upcoming project 'Nanded City' on Sinhgad Road

3) Magarpatta's Nanded City may be on Sinhagad Road but it is an extension of Warje, Kothrud annex!

4) Launch of Nanded City, Pune - visit to the venue of Magarpatta's upcoming mega township on Sinhagad road

5) Launching of Nanded City, Pune - A farewell to India!

6) Nanded farmers turn shareholders in realty venture

7) Is Nanded City, Pune all about real estate development?

8) Nanded City - Pune opens bookings at Rs. 3,250 per sq.ft. from today morning at site on Sinhagad road in Pune

9) Magarpatta's Nanded City Pune closes it's offer of phase 1 with a promise to open 2nd phase in December 2008

10) Magarpatta's Nanded City - Pune: Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, MP and Chairman, Pune Vyaspeeth, you too?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Visit www.tmcity.in to find out the status of your Tanaji Malusare City (TMC) Karjat application form

No need to call 022 6772 7100!

It's very easy to find out what happened to your application form of Tanaji Malusare City (TMC) Karjat - whether you are allotted the flat or what is your waiting list number?! No need to call the customer care number +91 22 6772 7100. Or my mobile number +91 98600 44110! Just follow 3 simple steps:

1) Visit www.tmcity.in Tanaji Malusare City (TMC) Karjat's website

2) Enter your application number and click search.

3) You will see the columns- Date, Application No, Applicant Name, Status, and Priority No on Allotment. In the status column you will find out whether the flat is allotted to you or not. If the flat is not allotted to you and you are on the waiting list, you can see your status on the waiting list, for example W/L 101!

Visit Balaji Bhavan, CBD Belapur (E):

If the flat is allotted to you, to complete the procedure, you have to visit the corporate office of Tanaji Malusare City (TMC) at Balaji Bhavan, just opposite CBD Belapur railway station (East).

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1) Tanaji Malusure City, 100 acre low cost housing scheme near Karjat, to offer 10,000 flats at Rs. 999 per sq.ft.

300 to 500 sq ft flats in 3 to 7 lakhs:
A joint venture between Sterling Construction Systems (SCS) and Eredene Capital Plc, a UK-based venture capital fund, which has given Rs100 crore to the project, Tanaji Malusure City, will have over 10,000 flats of 300 to 500 sq ft at Karjat. Read more.

2) To know more about Tanaji Malusare City at Karjat, please, visit their website www.tmcity.in

3) TMC, Karjat is hot! Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Market News Blog ranked 8th in real estate section of TopBlogArea.com, Blog Directory

8th popular real estate blog in the world!
I felt like my Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Market News Blog has become 8th popular blog in the world! Read More:

4) TMC - Tanaji Malusare City at Karjat - to launch 1 bhk and 2 bhk flats too!

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5) Is it morally improper for well to do people to apply for the flats in Tanaji Malusare City (TMC) at Karjat?

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6) Tanaji Malusare City (TMC) Karjat and the famous 'digg effect'!

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7) Views of Tanaji Malusare City (TMC) Karjat!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Magarpatta City - sustainable community

What is the current property rate in Hadapsar - Kharadi IT belt in Pune?

When we talk about real estate, we talk about property rates. What is the current property rate in Pune real estate market? 'Real estate rates down in Pune' 'Pune property prices' 'booking rate of flat' are the most popular search terms which bring you to my Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Market News Blog.

When we argue about the current property prices in Baner and Wakad, some property buyers believe that Rs.3,500 per sq.ft. or Rs.2,900 per sq.ft. is too much. Considering the infrastructure in the area, road and all, not worth at all.

Most famous quotes of the builders are also about rates.:
1) "Builders will increase the rate according to the stage of the construction,"- Mr. Shantilal Kataria, Vice President of PBAP, announcing price hike in Pune between Rs 50 and Rs 400 from April 20.
2) “How can prices move down when both land cost and cost of construction that accounts for 60 per cent of the final price are phenomenally up over the last three years?” - from "Chicken Soup for the Pune Real Estate Developer's Soul".

Community life, Sustainability and Safety:

When i received the press note about "Magarpatta City Ganesh Festival 2008" , i said, "come on, nothing great about it. Every housing society celebrates it." Though, i do not celebrate Ganpati at my home, i look forward to participate in my society's festival. How can anybody miss an opportunity of flirting with his neighbor's wife?

But when i read it carefully and saw the photographs in the press note, i realized few things we do not consider while booking a flat or talking about the 'right' real estate rate or worth of the property.

1) Community life:
We do not feel shy to express who should not be our neighbor, for example Hindu property buyer generally does not want Muslim neighbor. Builders promote the project for the specific community and highlight the "Jain Temple", or call it as "Only for the Vegetarians".

But how much importance we give to the quality of community life we would be able to enjoy in the particular project? Is the layout of project designed to give you quality community life? Like, for example, Shree Bal Developers' Kapil Malhar at Baner designed by Arc. Vishwas Kulkarni.

2) Sustainability:
In the audio visual presentation of Amanora Park Town, while talking about the size of his 400 acre township, Anirudha Deshpande says, "Townships of smaller size are not sustainable!"

I do not want to talk about the ideal size of the township but about the sustainability of any project of any size. After all, to live happily ever after in your apartment or to gain the appreciation of your property, the project has to be sustainable. Means your society should be able to afford to maintain the project and the amenities provided by the builder. It may be a 400 acre township like Magarpatta City, 12 acre township like Runwal Seagul on Hahdewadi road or a standalone single building project. Right?

When in the press conference of Runwal Seagull, while talking about eco-friendly construction, Mr.Sanjay Runwal, managing director of Runwal Housing mentioned about earning the carbon credits, i was surprised. I never thought carbon credits can be a source of a revenue and could contribute to maintain the a medium size projects like Runwal Seagull on Handewadi Road at Hadapsar.

3) Safety:
Digital home or digital security system has become a popular specification in all good projects. I am talking about simple video door phone or biometric identification system. From marketing point of view these digital security features are as important as all those features in mobile phones, which most of us do not use much but prefer to have when we buy a new handset. Besides safety from the human beings, we see that building would be safe in case of earthquake.

Unfortunately, the way terrorism is becoming the part of the developed world, i think, big townships have to consider the possible threat while town planning. We have to consult Hollywood script writers to find out the possible solutions and make changes in the planning of the on going township projects. I am sure, you must have got what i mean. There is no need to illustrate by example. You can imagine.

Your Comments:

Point is, we have to ask about the community life, sustainability and safety features of the real estate projects when we visit the sample flat. We have to give these features proper importance while negotiating the current, ongoing property rates. Otherwise there is no point in taking the trouble of saving pre-EMI or prepaying the home loan if the home is nothing but private four walls in the common compound.

Please, read this Magarapatta City's press release form this point of view. Please, let me know in the comments what do you think about these features. How much importance you give to the community life, sustainability of the project and safety of you dear ones and your property. Yes, if you haven't read the new Ravi Karandeekar's Blogs's Comments Policy, please, read. If you are visiting my Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Market News Blog for the first time, please, subscribe for free to receive an email or read it in your preferred reader. To know about my other blogs, please, visit and join for free to my Google Group, Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Blog Group.

Harmonious community living in Magarpatta City

The Magarpatta City Foundation:
The concept of Magarpatta City was not only to make homes and office space on the ‘walk to work, walk to school, walk to recreation’ but also to create a new vibrant community. With a zeal to promote community living, various initiatives have been taken for an active participation of the residents.

The Magarpatta City Foundation has been formed with its objectives being Magarpatta Citizen-centric and all unit holders become members of the Foundation by default. Thirty percent reservation on the council is for women, to align with the National policy of women empowerment.

Magarpatta City Council:
The working of the foundation is very democratic and for every hundred units there is one representative on the Magarpatta City Council for its period of tenure of two years.

The Council conducts and manages major events celebrated in Magarpatta City i.e. Republic Day-26th January, International Women’s Day-8th March, Maharashtra Day-1st May, World Environment Day-5th June, World Eye Donation Day-10th June, Independence Day-15th Aug, Ganesh Festival, Navratri, Deep Mahotsav on 1st Day of Diwali, Childrens Day-14th November, Magarpatta City Foundation Day-3rd December, Christmas Eve-24th December, etc.

Belonging and Sharing:
Committees in the Magarpatta City Council i.e. the Library, Senior Citizens, Children’s, Sports, Ladies, Social, Cultural, Magazine, etc. contribute to strengthen social ties by means of activities for environmental upkeep & awareness amongst Magarpatta Citizens.

Besides the above - competitive sports, games, chess tournaments, blood donation & yoga camps, etc. are conducted regularly to encourage and promote a sense of belonging and sharing amongst the fraternity. The current Ganesh Festival had Healthy Baby, Drawing, Dance, Singing, Mehandi, Rangoli, Fancy Dress, Cookery & Salad Decoration competitions, Fashion, Traditional and Magic Shows, Bhajan Sandhya, Open House and Marathi Drama.

Magarpatta City Ganesh Festival 2008:

The idol of Ganeshji being brought in at Magarpatta City:

Residents & IT professionals celebrating:

Cultural performance at Festival:

Mr. Raman Lamba - Executive producer, Ms. Shona Urvashi - Director of SAAS, BAHU AUR SENSEX & Mr. Satish Magar - performing puja:

Corpus for Sustainability:

Magarpatta City along with Cybercity Magapatta - its integrated infrastructure, clean green surroundings, wide roads, features, parks, water bodies, sports club, scenic locale is now turning out to a hot destination for films and advertisement shootings.

Films like Aitraaz, Sivaji the Boss, Thodi Life Thoda Magic, Patta Cut and advertisements like Maruti Swift, Chevrolet UVA, Birla Super Cement, TVS, Bajaj and Hero Honda motorcycles have been shot here.

Saas, Bahu Aur Sensex:
The latest – the first Indian presentation having a worldwide release this week by the internationally renowned Warner Brothers - ‘Saas, Bahu Aur Sensex’ and produced by PLA Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Production has been extensively shot here at the Cosmos neighborhood, the Central – Aditi Gardens, Cybercity Magarpatta and other scenic locales of Magarpatta City.

The proceeds and contributions for allowing these cine - shootings and promotions here are pooled into the Magarpatta City Foundation creating a healthy and regular corpus for the foundations activities.

Carbon Emissions Saved:

As a part of energy conservation measures Magarpatta City has implemented Flat Plate Collector (FPC) based Solar Water Heater Panels for all the residential dwellings and installed 4,710 to date with a capacity of 5,92,650 litres per day (lpd) saving over 95,62,987 electrical units (KwH) annually.

The flat solar panels are connected to the water storage tanks above each building, ensuring hot water without any additional cost to every home.

The environmental conscious effort has appeared in the latest Limca Book of Records, 2008 - the largest energy saving project by a single entity.

On completion a total of 7,160 Solar Water Heating Panels will be installed - totaling a capacity of 8,98,900 litres per day which will materialize into a saving of 1,45,48,447 electrical units(KwH) annually.

As on date this saves 8,890 tonnes per year of carbon emissions which will finally reach over 13,483 tonnes per year of carbon emissions saved.

One Time Maintenance Deposit:

For those living in Magarpatta City, a one time maintenance deposit is charged, hedging them from future inflation and recurring maintenance outgoings.

Reduction in the Property Tax:

Sincere efforts of Magarpatta City are perpetually on to conserve the environment - like solar water heating, garbage segregation at source, bio gas, vermi-culture, rain water harvesting, tree plantations, cleanliness and maintaining the roads. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) recently reduced the Property Tax by 10% of the Magarpatta City residents.

All the above go a long way in making Magarpatta City, the first planned, integrated township – the pride of Pune, an ideal for community living.

Related Story:

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cargill arm, CarVal invests in Pune realty | Property Bytes

"Sanjay Runwal, MD of Runwal Housing, which owns 51% in the SPV, said to make the flats more affordable, his company was offering a scheme to customers, under which they would not have to pay Pre EMIs to the financial institution from where the housing loan is taken till the possession of the flat.

This cost will be borne by the company and could mean a gain of Rs 3.25 lakh to Rs 5.18 lakh, Runwal said. He claimed that his company would not suffer any loss as this was being done through financial engineering. Runwal Seagull is a Rs 400-crore project and marks the company’s progress from stand alone residential to township projects." To read more, please, visit: Cargill arm, CarVal invests in Pune realty | Property Bytes

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hadapsar goes the Wakad way!

Runwal Seagull on Handewadi road at Hadapsar launches "No Pre-EMI till Possession Scheme!

Save from Rs. 3.25 to 5.18 lakhs!!

Runwal Seagull opens the bookings of the 2nd phase:

Given a choice, after "debating so extensively" on exclusive offers of Palash 2.0, Palash 2i and Topaz Park and the launching of 2nd phase of SuCasa, all at Wakad, on my blog, for a change, i would have liked to talk about something else! If you read the comments on these projects and the new Ravi Karandeekar's Blogs' Comments Policy, you can understand what i mean.

However, three important facts motivated me.
1) Runwal Housing was one of my first and most favorite client when i was in real estate advertising.
2) As a person and as a professional i admire Mr. Sanjay Runwal, Managing Director of the Runwal Housing
3) This is a good opportunity to cover the projects in Hadapsar - Kharadi belt. If you see, i have not written much about this IT belt. So consider this as the first blog in the series and please, subscribe for free to my Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Market News Blog!

Related Story:

CarVal Investors of US invests private equity in a Runwal Housing Group Company – Runwal Housing & Townships Pvt. Ltd.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ravi Karandeekar's Blogs' Comments Policy

"Comments are essential to a blog. It is the key ingredient in defining a blog from a website. Bloggers thrive on nurturing the interaction between themselves and their readers through blog comments." :The Blog Herald
Experimenting with "open policy" for a while, i have started "moderating comments" once again.

If you are visiting my blogs regularly, i do not have to tell you why! Still if you insist on knowing why, how should i explain without going into the details? Thanks to Robert Scoble, Tech geek blogger and my idol, for helping me out. Let me use his words to explain my position. While changing his comments policy, Scoble says,
"And I realized I had been listening to too many people who were deeply unhappy and not bringing any value into my life."
I am moderating comments only to avoid the "abuse and spam" and not to avoid criticism or a different point of view. Instead of explaining in the words about what type of comments will be published, i will give you a good example of the comment which will be rejected, not published hereafter on my blogs.

Add value to the conversation:

Dear property buyers and builders in Pune, I want to follow my blogging guru, ProBlogger and be transparent. Remember, I am not allowing abuse and foul language on my blogs. You are free to express your point of view, your opinion and your suggestions. Please, see that you add value to the conversation and make this blog more useful to the property buyers who want to book a flat in Pune.

I, Ravi Karandeekar, invite all to join me in providing relevant information and insights to make 'home buying' a less stressful experience in Pune real estate market.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Black Monday On Wall Street

The Dow fell by more than 500 points in the wake of Lehman Brothers' demise and Merrill Lynch's takeover. Anthony Mason reports on the tenuous financial markets.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wakad: Palash 2i news - 45 bookings in just 3 days!

All 2 bhk flats booked!

Only couple of 3 bhk flats are available for bookings!

Palash 2i's - Pre-launch offer of 2 bhk flat for Rs. 29.3 lakhs & 3bhk flat for Rs. 36.8 lakhs: all inclusive got a great response!

"I humbly announce that we have not only sold out all 2 bhk's but now have only a couple of 3 bhk's with us for sale .... taking the tally to 45 bookings in just 3 days." says Aditya Javdekar, Managing Director of Vilas Javdekar and Associates, promoters of Palash 2i, in his email.

Transparent and Committed People:

Frankly, i did not expect pre-launch offer of Palash 2i would get such a response. If you see the comments on all blogs on Palash 2.0 and Palsh 2i, most of the issues and objections raised by you all are true and make sense. Personally, i agree with you about the risk involved in ADF, advance disbursement of loan, at this point of time.

Plus, this time, not only work has not started ( Bhoomi Poojan of Palash 2i is in the 1st week of October ) but there are many options available in the same budget next door in Wakad. Good example is SuCasa!

If you are looking for a trendy, smart and compact homes, it is difficult to choose! Mont Vert Seville, SuCasa and Topaz Park all are trendy, smart, compact and yes, eco-friendly!

Another important feature which these projects share but never advertise is "transparency and commitment" of the builder. Particularly, Manish Kaneria of Mont Vert Seville, Dileep Deshpande of SuCasa and Asmita Javdekar of Palash are personally involved in the project and are accessible to the property buyers. This must be adding lot of value to the offer.

Offers like "EMI Holiday" and "Breaking Price Barrier" sound like a "Indecent Proposal" on the paper and the web but when you actually visit the site and see the motivated and committed sales executives, including watchman at the main gate and a peon in the office, you feel these are "Realistic Offers". I have personally experienced this. This may be convincing people to say "Yes!" to the offer.

When someone says in the comments, 'this is nothing but one more try to make us "Makad"' or 'i am promoting something unethical' or 'all these news about bookings are lies', i can understand from where it is coming. Definitely, not from Wakad.

I want to talk to the people who have actually booked under The Green Umbrella Offer and find out why they booked. If you know someone, please, tell me. After all, i am real estate salesman and this blog is about booking a flat. It means, if you are planning to book a flat, you should subscribe for free to my Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Market News Blog and visit and join my Google Group, Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Blog Group. Right?

Anger and more anger!

When i say, "45 bookings in 3 days! Isn't it great?" How many people will say, "Yes! It is!! Congrats!!" May be 50 or 51 maximum.

Majority, who has a budget of around 20 - 23 lacs do not see any reason to be happy about it. In fact, they hate to read this news. If they read, it only makes them angry. When i see their anger, i think of Dave and ask myself,
"Has anyone thought about socio-economic fallout? Middle class salaried families turning naxalites? When you can’t even buy a decent house when the economy is booming, would you not want social justice?"

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wakad: Sample flat of Topaz Park at Park Street is ready!

2 BHK flat: 1030 sq.ft.: 29.90* lacs onwards

3 BHK flat: 1320 sq.ft.: 38.30* lacs onwards

After testing the offer (there is a * on the price!) on eSakal for around 45 days, yesterday Topaz Park was (re)launched on the Property Times.

This time the ad was smaller, only half page. On April 27, 2008, when Topaz Park was launched for the first time, the ad was full page. I liked that ad very much. Have a look at both ads and tell me in the comments which one you like.

When you will visit the sample flat, please, find out and tell me in the comments, whether these flats are "compact homes" or "stylish homes"?

Next time, when Topaz Park will be (re)launched, can you guess what these 2 bhk and 3 bhk flats will be called?

"compact stylish homes"?


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Launching Topaz Park at Park Street: 13th September '08:

From ravi karandeekar's pune real estate ads picasa blog

Launching Phase 3 @ Park Street - Topaz Park: 27th April '08:

From ravi karandeekar's pune real estate ads picasa blog

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Palash 2i at Wakad - Pre-launch offer: 2 bhk flat for Rs. 29.3 lakhs & 3bhk flat for Rs. 36.8 lakhs: all inclusive

Effective cost under the Green Umbrella Offer:

Offer valid till 30th September '08:

To know more about Palash2i visit: www.palash2i.com

Palash 2i:

Palash 2i means the i wing of Palash 2.0! The building has 12 floors and 48 flats. 2 bhk flats - 962 & 977 sq.ft. 3 bhk flats - 1216 & 1230sq.ft.

In my last post i said, "Vilas Javdekar and Associates of Palash 2 are going to launch 2 bhk flat for 36 lakhs, all inclusive!". No! sorry, i made a mistake. Today Vilas Javdekar and Associates released an ad in Sakal and announced a pre-launch offer. They are offering 3bhk flat for Rs. 36.8 lakhs. And 2 bhk flat for Rs. 29.3 lakhs. (Including every thing)

Yes, this is 'effective cost' under, now world famous, The Green Umbrella Offer, which is valid till September 30th, '08.

Here is an offer, please, click to enlarge or visit the website of Palash 2i for the details.

Wow! Wakad!!

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