Archive | May 2013

Setting the stage to win laurels with Icon Laurels – Icon Infra Shelters India PVT. Ltd

Icon Laurels is our prestigious villa project that is located 6kms from electronic city. Its our vision to provide top class architecture to our customers at a price that is also soft on their wallets. With premium quality houses that are also complemented with top-class amenities, you are assured of a luxurious living.

Not only this, the strategic location gives you the envious advantage of having the work places and schools near-by. What better way to spend the time saved from tedious commuting than to surround yourself with your loved ones amidst lush greenery that lines your cozy home?

Our project, Icon Laurels, is going on smoothly and a great pace. We are proud to present to you the actual photos from the construction site. We deliver what we promise and the photos conform to our statement.

This is how you reach the site:

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Beautiful homes awaiting its owners.

How to be a good tenant – Icon Infra Shelters India PVT. Ltd

Just as finding good homes for rent can be tricky, so can finding good tenants for your home. A good landlord will always appreciate a good tenant and if the relationship is well-established the tenant might also get a concessional rental rate. It can be a win-win situation for both parties.  So, find out how to be a good tenant:

Adhere to the lease conditions: Read the lease agreement and conditions carefully and only if you are satisfied, you should sign. If there are any issues or concerns, the matter should be brought upfront to the prospective landlord and settled.

Respect the owner’s wishes: There are some owners who do not like extra nails to be hammered into the walls of the rental home, or who are against having pets in the house. If you have agreed to these while taking the house on rent, it is only fair to abide, even if these were not agreed upon in written.

Pay the rent on time: Unless there is an emergency situation, in case of which you intimate the owner about it, do not delay or jump the rental payment. It shows a sheer lack of responsibility and loses credibility with the owner if the tenant is irregular in payments or needs a reminder every once a while.

Maintain the house well: Only because the house does not belong to you, it is no reason to keep the place like a dump-yard. Treat the house like your own and have regular clean-ups and pest control check as needed. Try to minimize the wear and tear and have an aim to return the house in the same shape as you got it.

Abide by the society laws: If the rental home is in an apartment complex, ensure that you are a good neighbour and citizen of the society by abiding by the general rules and laws.

Keep the owner informed: Just as you as a tenant will find it rude if the landlord asks you to vacate without sufficient notice, it is only fair to keep your home owner informed about any impending moves you might make so that he can be prepared.

ICON Infra Shelters India Pvt. Ltd is a young and enterprising entrepreneurship with proven experience and expertise in real estate and properties. Our vision is to provide best quality properties for a happy living.  Do visit our website http://www.iconipl.com/ or ‘like’ our FB page https://www.facebook.com/iconipl to know about our projects.

Buying a second home – Icon Infra Shelters India PVT. Ltd

Buying a second home is seen as a good investment by many. Here are some pros and cons of having a second home:

Pros

  • Cash reserve: Buying a second home favours those who are high on cash reserve. It is not wise to take a loan for a second home as it defeats the very purpose of buying due to the high interest rates.
  • Secondary income: If the first point is sorted out, then a second home can serve as a secondary source of income by way of rents. This is preferred by many high-income and NRI groups who invest in many properties and earn an extra cushion of income from these.
  • A vacation home: Again, a home/villa/row house situated in the outskirts of a city or in a hill-station amidst lush greenery serves as a base point for a quiet getaway. With some good networking, the house can be rented out for some parts of the year too for people looking for a home-stay.
  • Tax benefits: A second home is seen as a way of saving on taxes. Although only the interest is eligible for deduction on a second home, as per this article, there is no limit on the deduction for interest payment.

Cons

  • Fluctuating market conditions: It is believed that there is a huge bubble surrounding the real-estate market. The conditions are volatile at the moment and although one sees a constant rise in the prices, one cannot predict its sustainability. It’s therefore risky to invest huge sums.
  • Higher maintenance: A property involves regular investment for repairs and maintenance. Even if the property is rented out, periodic checks on the wear and tear and upgradation of fixtures is recommended for long-term durability. This can be draining on the reserves.
  • Managing tenants: Getting good tenants for your home can be tricky. Especially, if the property is in a different city from where you reside, it can become inconvenient to keep checks and supervise the condition of the property.

ICON Infra Shelters India Pvt. Ltd is a young and enterprising entrepreneurship with proven experience and expertise in real estate and properties. Our vision is to provide best quality properties for a happy living.  Do visit our website http://www.iconipl.com/ or ‘like’ our FB page https://www.facebook.com/iconipl to know about our projects.

Say goodbye to shifting woes – Icon Infra Shelters India PVT. Ltd

Does shifting houses give you the nightmares? House shifting can be a stressful experience if it is done in a haphazard manner and can give sleepless nights about broken furniture or lost precious items. However, with a little planning and preparation in advance these worries can be put away and one can sail through the process.

Here are a few tips to handle the shifting process smoothly and effectively:

Make a list of items in advance. Note down each item that you would be taking along by making a list and grouping them under broad categories like clothes, kitchen items, furniture, etc. This will help you track things at all points of time during the shifting process.

Roping in a reliable packer service will save you a lot of headache and trouble that is associated with bad packing and damage to property. Check the internet and take advice of experienced movers and make sure you get your precious items insured against theft, and loss due to natural calamity.

Always carry your valuables along with you. Valuables do not always mean cash and jewellery, they also encompass important documents, bills and cards. Make sure you make a list of these and carry them along with you.

Discard unwanted things to ensure that you do not carry clutter to your new house. Shifting gives you a chance to de-clutter and discard old and unused items and reduce your baggage.

Although a good movers and packers will come equipped with all the packing material, it is a good idea to retain cartons of heavy electronic goods, bubble papers, etc if you are a frequent mover. They always come in handy while packing away the items and can provide the extra care for your precious purchases.

Make an inventory of your stock when the packing is in process. Although the packer services have their own inventory list, it is advisable to make your own list simultaneously to ensure nothing gets left out. Mark every carton with the name of the item that it carries to make unpacking easier.

Hope these tips help you with your next move.

ICON Infra Shelters India Pvt. Ltd is a young and enterprising entrepreneurship with proven experience and expertise in real estate and properties. Our vision is to provide best quality properties for a happy living.  Do visit our website http://www.iconipl.com/ or ‘like’ our FB page https://www.facebook.com/iconipl to know about our projects.

Group investment in properties – Icon Infra Shelters India Pvt. Ltd

It is not uncommon to see people buying property as a group. Immediate family members or even friends join hands to buy multiple units within a complex so as to get a favourable buying rate. There are many advantages of buying as a group:

Firstly, the research gone into ascertaining the credibility of the seller is magnified as one aspect overlooked by a person is pointed out by another and a conglomeration of different heads working towards a single goal is always more beneficial.

Secondly, the buyers enjoy better bargaining rates from the builder. In addition, when buyers get together as a group and build a forum during the construction stage, it serves as a check point for builder to deliver quality as the forum keeps constant check on the quality and progress of the construction.

Thirdly, approaching the bank for a loan as a group results in favourable discounts in the processing fee; the waiver, at times, is a complete one. Banks also welcome this trend as they get bulk business.

Finally, a cushion of a known community is already provided for the buyers since they already know each other. In case of families, it becomes a win-win situation as the members can live near-by and yet enjoy their privacy.

For the builder too, group purchasing is favourable as the sale of bulk units results in significant cash flow for them. This is a huge advantage in times of uncertain real-estate conditions where builders face a perennial shortage of funds to get the construction activity moving.

Group buying brings down the selling cost of the builder as the marketing costs are reduced considerable and this money can be utilized for other purposes.

ICON Infra Shelters India Pvt. Ltd is a young and enterprising entrepreneurship with proven experience and expertise in real estate and properties. Our vision is to provide best quality properties for a happy living.  Do visit our website http://www.iconipl.com/ to know about our projects and ‘like’ our FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Icon-Infra-Shelters-India-PVT-Ltd/ to get regular updates about our projects.