Monday, September 3, 2012

Maharashtra Property Times

Beams, Columns & Editorials:


Maharashtra Times Simollanghan Exhibition of Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Aurangabad Properties
Maharashtra Times Simollanghan Exhibition of Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Aurangabad Properties

Is Maharashtra Times launching Solapur Edition? I asked myself when I saw the ad of "Simollanghan" - Exhibition of Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Aurangabad properties organized by Maharashtra Times. Bennett Coleman & Co's Marathi newspaper which is more famous for promoting beams & columns than writing editorials.

Is Nashik in Gujarat?


At one stall, the sales person started talking in Hindi. After sometime, I asked him in Marathi, "Do you speak Hindi at Nashik?"

"No. Marathi!," he said.

"Please, continue in Marathi," I requested him.

For more than 5 minutes, the sales person explained the industrial development in three MIDCs around Nashik - Satpur, Ambad & Sinnar.

At last, I asked him, "Is Nashik in Gujarat?"

Are IT Professionals in Hinjewadi paid less than the blue collared workers in Kolhapur?


The property rates at Nashik, Aurangabad & Kolhapur are above Rs. 3,000 per sq.ft. A decent 2 BHK Flat in these cities cost around 35 - 40 lakhs. Very proudly, the sales persons told me that in 2 years time the property rates would go above Rs. 5,000 in these cities.

"Really? Please, tell me, are blue collared workers in your city paid more than IT Engineers in Hinjewadi?," I asked.

How are Sahara City Homes Aurangabad & Solapur Doing?


At the stall of a project in Solapur, I asked the sales person about Sahara City Homes Solapur. But the sales person didn't know anything about it.

So I asked the salesman in Aurangabad Project, "How is Sahara City Homes Aurangbad doing?"

He said sorry and asked, "How about Sahara City Homes Pune?"

This time, I said sorry.

Has Nigerian Architect Designed Amit's Eka at Nashik?


I wonder why Paranjape Schemes (Aaryavarta at Nashik) & Nandan Buildcon (Nandan Carnival), who have projects at Nashik, would have refused to participate in promoting Maharashtra Times! Good, at least, Amit Enterprises was there.

Since the sales executive at the stall was my old friend, I only asked him, "How many flats are their in Amit's Eka at Nashik?"

"Around 1,176," the sales executive at Amit Enterprises said.

"And the project will be completed in....," I said.

"3 - 4 years!," the sales executive at Amit Enterprises said.

"Selling all 1,176 flats before Sachin Tendulkar retires is a big challenge. Isn't it?," I said and took his leave.

After coming home, I had a look at the floor plans of Amit's Eka at Nashik.

You know what? Instead of Amit Enterprises' usual architect from Singapore Mr. Ong Ong, Amit's Eka at Nashik must have been designed by some different international architect. Mostly, from Nigeria or Peru.

That's why, in most of the flats at Amit's Eka at Nashik more important & prominent place is given to toilets than to rooms! For example, in a 3 BHK Flat, a common toilet is ready to welcome you at the main door of your flat. In a 2 BHK Flat a common toilet is placed exactly opposite seating in the living.

I am sure, these flats in Amit's Eka at Nashik will change eating, digestion and toiletry habits of Nashikkars.

Moral of the Story:


I feel sorry for the builders who paid heavy price to promote Maharashtra Times.

Maharashtra Times "Simollanghan" - Exhibition of Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Aurangabad Properties
Maharashtra Times "Simollanghan" - Exhibition of Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Aurangabad Properties
Welcome to Maharashtra Times "Simollanghan" - Exhibition of Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Aurangabad Properties
Welcome to Maharashtra Times "Simollanghan" - Exhibition of Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Aurangabad Properties
Visitors at Maharashtra Times "Simollanghan" - Exhibition of Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Aurangabad Properties
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7 comments:

  1. Hello All,

    Don't make fool of yourself by booking any flat in Pune for next 6 month...you will be highly disappointed if you do so.

    As per servey, all big projects are not even 50% sold and good news for buyers is that Real estate recession is already arrived in Pune and homes will be cheap by 10-12 lakhs minimum.

    All builders are panicked now as there are no buyers...so you can see so many prelaunch offers from bilders like Amit for Undri scheme and ready possession home are available every where.

    Only bilders are not reducing rate and next logical step would be crash of price bubble in pune which will happen soon due to global recession.

    So wait and watch...your dream home will be affordable soon:-)


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  2. very appropriate question
    Are IT Professionals in Hinjewadi paid less than the blue collared workers in Kolhapur?

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  3. Ravi question to you what do you think if the prices will be falling in pune do you see any time frame when this will happen i have been waiting for this since 18 months and i dont see it happening. I am not a first home buyer. I will be taking flat this time for an investment.

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  5. Thanks for the blog on property,it is very informative ,as per the experts,Bubble is expected to burst by Nov.2014

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