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No more long commute to work!

Posted by Margproperties I 25 November, 2013 archives 

Do you reside in Chennai?

Do you spend very long hours commuting to work? Then this blog post is for you.

There is nothing more annoying than having to spend a good chunk of your day commuting to your workplace and back home. You almost get the feeling that the very reason for your existence is your work! Think of the things you could accomplish in those few hours. Wasting time is equal to wasting money. If nothing, those few hours could at least mean time with your family and friends.

There is also the health-perspective. Though you might be sitting throughout the journey, travel does take its toll on your body. So by the end of the day you are tired and out. You reach home late and hit the pillows; next thing you know, it’s morning! You need to be up going again.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could save those few hours? You could sign up for some classes that you always wanted; you could go out with friends and family, have some personal time for yourself as well, be it for working out, reading, what not.

If that has to be done, you should either move closer to your workplace or change your job. If you have a great job that pays well, and you like it, why change it? You might as well look at moving closer to your office; buying a house is also a great real estate investment. So when the time is right, you could look at some good houses that are closer to your workplace as well as profitable for you. OMR is the IT corridor of Chennai – most of the bigger IT companies in the city are here. If your workplace is around here too, here is something you absolutely must check out.

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Savithanjali, brought to you by Marg ProperTies, is a premium gated community conceptualized with “fine living” in mind. Savithanjali is located adjacent to SSN engineering college, just 4 kms from the Kelambakkam junction on the OMR IT expressway. This locality has an excellent ambiance, and is well connected by road and rail. It is very easy for you to get to other parts of the city. The best perk is, you can actually walk to office!

At Savithanjali, you have studio apartments starting from 19 Lac onwards. You can avail benefits including a fully loaded club house to a Convenio, Gym, Outdoor and Indoor games, Clinic, Crèche, Library and Lush green open spaces that are great to relax in. This way, you don’t have to go far for anything. Wouldn’t that life be beautiful?

Apparently, that’s what builders of Savithanjali think, too, for that is their tagline – “Life is beautiful”. Check out houses here right away – you have nothing to lose.

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Perks of renting a house in Sholinganallur

Posted by Margproperties I 13 November, 2013 archives 

Finding the right house to rent in Chennai can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to the city.  Enquiring five people will perhaps send you in five different directions. Each place has its own pros and cons. Instead of asking people for the nicest place to live at, try finding out the different features of a locality. This way you will be able to decide what suits you best. You can take your pick based on which place gives you the highest advantage.

Having said that, let us give you a few great features that Sholinganallur has to offer. If your requirements match these benefits, you could check out some houses here.

Good ambience

Sholinganallur is on OMR, which is close to the sea. Therefore you are better off here than at most other places if you are considering the ambience. The area is a calm and quiet place, away from most of the busier parts of the city. It is not as crowded as T.Nagar nor is it a way too remote area. Away from the traffic and crowds, yet with easy access to different parts of the city, you are best positioned in Sholinganallur if you are looking for residential property.

Location benefits

OMR is popularly known as the IT corridor of Chennai, because of all the IT giants here – such as Infosys, Cognizant, and Wipro among other. This has led to builders in Chennai starting a lot of residential projects around the place and Sholinganallur has several such townships coming up. IT professionals working in these companies can save a lot on time and money if they can stay close to their offices. There are also many civic amenities such as hospitals, restaurants and schools and colleges close by. Sholinganallur is also well connected by road and rail. Therefore you have no qualms about getting easy access to the rest of the city.

Wide range of options

Sholinganallur offers you a wide range of options when it comes to rented property. If your budget is under Rs.10,000/- per month, you could check out 1 BHK apartments that start at around Rs. 6000/- per month. There are 2 BHK apartments that cost you anywhere between Rs.10, 000/- and 16,000/- per month. As for 3 BHK flats, you might have to spend between Rs. 20,000 and 40,000 per month. There are also villas available for anywhere between Rs.20,000 and 25,000 per month. Given that OMR is an area where real estate business thrives, you might find it a little expensive compared to the rest of the city, but you have benefits here that other places don’t offer.

So consider these points and weigh your priorities in order to make a decision. Perform a thorough research before you settle on a place. Do you have any questions or more points to add? Share your thoughts by commenting below.

 

 

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Your own “Brindhavan” at affordable rates!

Posted by Margproperties I 12 November, 2013 archives 

Owning one’s own piece of land is a dream come true for many! All of us have  loads of ideas on what our dream house has to look like, the surroundings, the atmosphere and so on. But sadly, many a time, reality does not meet expectation.

But fret no more!

If you are looking for a real “dream house”, you are at the right place.

When you are ready to buy your own house, you need to put in a lot of research into finding the right deal, as you are investing your lifetime earnings into this. As leading real estate builders in Chennai, we understand a home buyer’s needs and expectations and tailor our efforts to meet them.

One of our ongoing projects called “Brindavan” at Sriperumbudur is meant for people looking for comfortable “dream homes” at affordable rates. Homes at Brindavan are available in 2 & 3 BHK variants with sizes ranging from 608 sq ft – 1070 sq ft. These smart affordable homes are priced at Rs 15 lakhs onwards and make a very good investment as they are located in the industrial hub of Sriperumbudur which has high potential for appreciation. There are also loads of amenities such as schools, colleges, hospitals nearby.

Therefore, you enjoy loads of benefits such as location benefits and investment in property with a higher resale value. You certainly don’t want to miss this!

None of us had the opportunity to live at Sri Krishna’s Brindhavanam. Well, this project is our attempt at creating something that’s close to it ;) Click here to read through the details of this project.

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Moving to Chennai? Here are some points to ponder…

Posted by Margproperties I 11 November, 2013 archives 

Chennai is really a cool place to live – of course, “cool” in the figurative sense, because weather-wise, this place is clearly as “uncool” as it can get ;) It is a hot and humid place. You would perhaps experience the best weather here between November and January, but if you are looking to move to a city that has loads of features to offer, which don’t rip you off your bank balance in the process, Chennai is your best bet in Tamil Nadu.

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Being the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu, it has its own set of events happening, be it political or Kollywood-based, Carnatic music festivals, and theatre and so on. The city is famous for its role in history with respect to our freedom struggle. There are a lot of historic temples built by several ancient rulers and are quite old – for example, the Triplicane Parthasarathy temple was built in the 8th century. This is also incidentally known to have been the temple where the renowned Tamil poet Subramaniya Bharathi was trampled by an elephant.

So there are several interesting things to do at Chennai – it is good to do your own research before you move in. In the meantime, here are a few points for you to mull over.

Best locations to rent a house
Real estate in Chennai is always a thriving business. If you want to be part of some of the busiest locations in Chennai, you can take a look at flats in T.Nagar. 1 BHK flats start at Rs. 3000/- per month. T.Nagar is known as the shoppers’ destination in Chennai. There are also several amenities close by. Watch out for the traffic here – it’s almost always a crowded place.

On the contrary, if you want to check out calmer areas away from the busy parts of the city, you could try houses at Sholinganallur, OMR, Mylapore, Besant Nagar, Adyar and other places nearby. Sholinganallur has excellent residential townships coming up, which are being developed by popular builders in Chennai. It is also well connected by public transport and has all amenities such as schools and hospitals nearby. The cream of the society is here as it is on OMR, which is the IT corridor. So check out residential properties in these areas first. If you are looking to buy houses, these properties have a really good resale value, so you might want to check them out as soon as possible.

Places to visit
marinaThere are several tourist destinations and places of interest in Chennai. Mahabalipuram, San Thome Church, Marina Beach, historic temples including Parthasarathy temple and Kapaleeshwarar temple, Fort St.George are some of them. Make sure you plan your weekends carefully so you don’t miss out on any of these.

Beware of…
Firstly, beware of the weather and next, auto rickshaws!

Make sure you take necessary health precautions to survive the heat here. If you have a desk job, most buildings here are air conditioned, so you don’t have much to worry about. But if you are going to be outdoors, you might want to think about ways to protect yourself from the sun, be it sun screen lotions or some protective gear that you could manage.

Right now, autos have a meter installed but not all of them. Get into autos that have one, otherwise the auto drivers might just take you for a ride either way, if you know what I mean ;)

So, welcome to Chennai and have a pleasant stay! Do you have more points to add? Do so by commenting below.

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2 simple living room decoration ideas you can implement right away!

Posted by Margproperties I 8 November, 2013 archives 

Are you bored of the way your living room looks everyday?

However great the decoration is, we always want something newer and simpler for a change. So welcome aboard!

Here are 2 simple living room decoration ideas that you can implement right away. Now you can look forward to waking up to a newly designed living room, and perhaps even click pictures of it to upload on the ever-aesthetic Pinterest! ;)

1. To brighten up your living room
If you think your living room is rather dull and boring, you could brighten it up in two simple ways. Use some flowers that have vibrant colors and place it near the couch. Hang a mirror on one of the walls and position it so that it reflects more light, thus brightening up the room. It is not going to cost you much to implement these ideas and they would do the trick quite easily.

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2. Make your living room appear larger

You can use colors to manipulate the eye – a smaller room can be made appear bigger than it actually is by using soft and light colors on the walls. For example a good mix of light blue and white could do the trick. A light color on the ceiling also gives the illusion that it is higher up than it actually is. Darker, more solid colors are said to make a room appear tight and more enclosed. So simply experiment with paint colors to manipulate the eye!

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Do you have more simple tips that can be followed to decorate a living room? Share them with us by commenting below!

 

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3 home maintenance activities that are always overlooked

Posted by Margproperties I 7 November, 2013 archives 

For a lot of us, buying a house is like reaching the end of a fairy tale, where it says “and so they lived happily ever after”. Nobody tells us the rest of the real story!

 

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Of course, at today’s real estate rates, it is a huge feat in itself to buy your own house – it gives you a complete sense of security and satisfaction. But it is equally important to take efforts to maintain your house in order to ensure minimal damage to the property and a healthy life style for yourself and your family.

Here are 3 home maintenance activities that are almost always overlooked. Home maintenance is not always about cleaning the floor, tiled walls and vacuuming the couch. There are other more important areas to focus on, things that might lead to huge issues if not attended to regularly.

1. Clean your main drain regularly
This is something you might want to check regularly yourself. It is important for your main drain to function properly so that all the waste water and sewage from your house is taken away to the city sewage system. It is very likely for the drains to get clogged most often by hair and other waste over a long period of time. If this happens you might have a sink and bathroom that “does not seem to drain the water”. It can get very nasty, so don’t wait for that to happen! Have a professional home maintenance expert treat your drains at least once a few months.

2. Service your home appliances regularly
Chennai is clearly a hot place – even during the rainy season, the afternoons could be way too hot for someone to take. We feel the need to run from one air conditioned building to the other almost all through the year. When home appliances are used this often, it is important to service them regularly in order to prevent danger. Have a professional come in once a year at the least to check your heater, dryer, central AC and other appliances.

3. Conduct regular inspection of your roof
If you find your roof or walls leaking, it is definitely a cause for concern. It would cost a fortune to get your entire roof replaced. At least with the main drain, you can do something about it even after you discover the clog- it is not very expensive to solve the issue. But with roof seepage, you don’t want to sit around and wait for the damage, trust me. Make sure you get professional help with inspecting your roof regularly for soft spots and rectify any issue however “minor” it is. It could save you from a lot of potential damage.

These are some maintenance activities that are not exactly as glamorous as a shining floor, but neglecting these will certainly do more damage to you than a dirty floor ever could.

Can you think of more tasks that people generally forget to attend to with regards to home maintenance? Let us know by posting your comments below.

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Celebrate “togetherness”, this festive Diwali season!

Posted by Margproperties I 6 November, 2013 archives 

With Diwali just behind us and the New Year not too far away, this is certainly a period to celebrate!

What are festivals but occasions to take a break from work and treat oneself to good food, enough rest and quality time with family? For instance, it is not uncommon to see fathers “working abroad” make a trip to India, to get back together with his family and friends – how ecstatic they must be! Our country is one in which the family system is respected and considered top priority. Bonds with family are stronger here than any other country, hands down. Such opportunities to celebrate “togetherness” do not come every day. If you are thinking you ought to do something to mark this occasion, here is an idea.

Celebrate “togetherness”, this festive Diwali season!

Make an investment you will cherish for a lifetime – something that you will feel good about even decades down the line, something that your children will thank you for.

Invest in making a good home for yourself and your family. The “family” angle aside, there is another practical angle that you have to consider. Investing in property is one of the best ways to guarantee best returns – you almost never lose. Land value only increases with time so the sooner you think about it, the better. When it comes to investing in real estate property, you have to approach the leaders in the industry, someone you can trust, such as Marg ProperTies.

Marg ProperTies has made a mark for themselves over the years as one of the leading builders in Chennai. Here are some exquisite homes in some of the best parts of the good old city of Madras. Check out some fantastic urban smart homes and celebrate this festive season with Marg ProperTies!

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