Dec 24

Brilliant Christmas Decoration ideas for a great Christmas.

Christmas Celebrations in 2020 would be different from the earlier years owing to the on-going Pandemic. With restrictions on travel, social gatherings, parties, the festival cannot be celebrated as it was earlier. The usual crowd and glitter in the shopping malls, theatres and parks are missing and one cannot indulge in a shopping spree fearing the Pandemic. However, all this does not take away the Sheen of this festive season, if we can bring the Cheer and the festive fever in our homes with little imagination and out of the box thinking. Here are some Christmas decoration ideas for home, simple yet effective ways to bring the Christmas spirit home

Christmas Tree – The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Christmas celebration is a beautiful Christmas tree. Be it the real one or a faux tree, the right size Christmas tree in the living room, with colourful lights, glittering balls, snow flakes and small gifts hung on it, completely transforms the feel at home and ushers the right cheerful holiday spirit for the season. For small apartments and houses where space is a constraint one can choose from any of these Christmas trees – Tiny bottle brush Christmas trees, mini Christmas trees in planters or in pitcher, or a hand-drawn tree on wall with ornaments hung at the right spot for the 3 D effect. These are some of the novel ways of conserving space yet have a Christmas tree for the festival.

Christmas Star – You can go for a bright red big traditional star and hang it from the ceiling, or select a combination of multi-coloured stars. With some lights fixed inside, the beautiful glowing star hung in your balcony or veranda accentuates the look of the house and gives the right festive feel and look

Lights Decor – Here are some tips for Christmas decoration that effectively uses beautiful lights to lighten the festival moments – Hang a few Colourful light strands outside your house, go for string lights that can be wound around stairways or railings at home, a light curtain is a great way to make a style statement, fix strands of string lights on to a curtain rod and create a waterfall of light, run a string of lights on the wall in a zig zag pattern and use cloth clips to attach photos of the family to it, this creates a beautiful lighted display of family pictures.

Snowman – Being in a tropical climate adding a snowman to your Christmas décor at home is not feasible, however one can always create the same effect with one made from thermocoal or cardboard. With many DIY tutorials available on line, kids will find this to be interesting endeavour.

Door wreaths – These come in different sizes and design and give the perfect Christmas feel to your décor. You can go for the traditional classic green circular one or unconventional one like square wreaths, ornament wreath, forest theme wreath, or snowball wreath.

Dining table decoration – Christmas during the Covid times will not see a huge get together at the dining table, but you can spice up the celebration at home with a theme party decoration. Place some cards, festive napkins, colourful candles & lights, flowers, fruit platter, and special dinnerware to create the special effect for the special Christmas celebrations.

Though not the usual extended celebration, Christmas can be enjoyed with family and neighbours adhering to all the necessary safety protocols. A simple Christmas celebration with DIY decorative articles, home baked cakes and cookies, dining at home with family, and a video conference with the extended family and friends who are missed at the celebration, with all this Christmas would be jubilant even when different. Christmas is all about caring and sharing, contributing financially for an orphanage/ home for the desolate, sending them gifts or home baked cake, helps spread the real message and meaning of Christmas.

Nov 21

Important Checklist to know before buying a land or plot

Your land is your dream, an investment made by saving little by little over a period of time. So it is important that you check all the required documents at the time of buying your land to ensure that you buy your land with all the necessary approvals in place, with no litigation or legal dispute related to it. Here’s a checklist of the necessary documents

Check the Sales Deed– Make sure that the person selling the property is the rightful owner and has the right to sell the property without the consent of anyone else. It is advisable to get the original deed checked by a lawyer for legal confirmation.

Check Mother Deed – In situations where the property has had more than one owner, it is necessary to check the parent document, Mother deed. It is an important legal document that traces the origin of the ownership of the property from the start (if the property has had various owners). It records every change in ownership of the property until the current owner.

Release certificate – When the land in question is held in partnership. It is necessary to get the release certificate from all the other persons owning that land in partnership.

Verify Pattah and Encumbrance Certificate – Patta is a legal document that contains the details of the legal owner of the land in whose name the property is registered at the registrar’s office. It is necessary to check encumbrance Certificate for at least 30 years, to ensure that the land is free from legal dues and that it does not have any legal dues and complaints.

Tax Receipt and Bills – In case the land had previous owners make sure that the previous owner(s) have cleared all dues like property tax, electricity bills, water bills etc. and there is no outstanding payment. You can get the details from the government and municipal to confirm all the tax receipts and bills are duly paid

Check for Land Approval – The land should be approved by the designated authority. In Chennai, land can be approved by DTCP or CMDA. Copy of the approval can be obtained on payment of Nominal Fee.

Acquire Release certificate – In case of resale of land, it is possible that the owner has mortgaged the plot for a loan. So it is necessary to make sure that the bank has given a release certificate. This indicates that loans on the property have been paid.
Verify the Land dimensions – It is important to measure the land. Get the sketch of the land from the survey department and with the help of authorized surveyors measure the land accurately to ensure that the dimensions are as per the records.

Check conversion and Land-user permissions – Due to increasing urbanisation, many times agricultural properties are acquired for non- agricultural causes. Check the Master Plan and confirm that the property has been developed according to the zoning plan

Check the Building approval plan – For purchase of apartment or land with constructed building, check the building plan / layout plan sanctioned by the local municipal authorities. Also the approvals for providing infrastructure facilities, water, sewage, electricity, environmental clearance, fire safety approval, etc.

Check for road Gift Deed – Verify the gift deed for the roads and park area of the place. They have to be handed over to the local governing authority through a gift deed, which will then be responsible for their maintenance.

Conclusion: Once all the required documents and approvals have been verified, enter into an agreement with the seller. Prepare a legal agreement with the help of a lawyer on stamp paper mentioning the cost of the sales, the advance given and the time span for the completion of sales. Once the entire sales amount is remitted by the buyer the ownership transfer has to be registered. It is necessary to register with the Sub-Registrar of Assurance under the provisions of the Indian Registration Act, 1908 within four months from the date of execution of the document. All the previous deeds, house tax receipts, original title deeds, etc. along with two witnesses are required at the time of registration.

Jul 27

Gated Community Amenities : How landscaping adds value to your home

Enhance Your Quality of Life, Property Value and Appreciation with good landscaping

Landscaping is a very important and efficient way to increase your property’s value. The first impression counts, especially when it comes to your property; vast stretches of well-planned and maintained lush green lawns, perfectly landscaped avenues, rows of beautiful flowering trees, a beautiful water body or a fountain in the middle of the lawn, greatly improves your property’s curb appeal and its overall value. Be it  apartments in Chennai or gated community villas in chennai, a beautiful landscape architecture completely transforms a property’s demand and appeal, it is an indication of the care the developer has taken to develop the property and is an indication of the beauty that would lie inside. 

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Jun 29

Where Can I Buy Luxury Flats in South Chennai?

Choose Your Luxury flat in South Chennai in the ideal Residential Location Pallavaram

One of the most sprawling localities in South Chennai that is the most preferred to buy luxury flats is, Pallavaram. Well connected to Railway Stations, Bus Stands and Chennai International Airport, luxury apartments in this part of South Chennai makes for the ideal residences offering all the facilities for comfortable living like supermarkets, markets, hospitals, clinics, malls, schools, colleges and universities, banks and ATMs. Pallavaram has been the preferred location over many years, while its established connectivity, infrastructure are some contributing features, its calm, quiet, and serene environment being the others. Investors over the years have always sought this locality as it draws regular rental income and also guarantees a very good appreciation of the asset. Read More