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July 2017

Why invest in Calicut?

Calicut, the City of Zamorins has risen as a major city in Malabar & the second most fundamental city of the state. Due to its strategic location in the coastline of Kerala & the abundance of natural beauty, the city is fast developing as one of the ultimate destinations for real estate investment. In the past few years Calicut has witnessed phenomenal growth in all sectors & the presence of many industries and educational centers has put many amenities within reach.

Let’s check out the top reasons on why to invest in Calicut –

  1. Location

Its incredible location near the popular metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore gives Calicut an edge over other cities in Kerala.  As it is the center hub of North Kerala, Calicut is connected through all the three channels of transport viz. Road, Rail and Air.

  1. Educational Hub

Calicut city has to its credit some of the nation’s best institutions like Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, National Institute of technology, Calicut and the Calicut Medical College. Blessed with a proactive administration and world-class infrastructure, Calicut is poised to make rapid advances in its growth in the coming future.

  1. IT Hub

The growth of Calicut in the IT sector has been set on a fast pace with the progress of the KINFRA Park & the UL Cyber Park & numerous reputed IT organizations have opened their presence in Calicut. Many more huge IT projects are on the anvil & Calicut has marked its presence in the IT map of India.

  1. Job Opportunities

Many business sectors have their industrial links in Kozhikode. Be it in manufacturing footwear, compressors, material handling, pipes, wire netting, sea food exporting, fiber glass producers or latex processing, Kozhikode has it all. The increasing number of malls and retail chains has brought in many employment opportunities to people from all walks of life.

  1. Entertainment

Calicut has certainly increased its entertainment gradient with the increasing number of malls, multiplexes & shopping centres which is attracting entertainment lovers to the city. The close proximity of many tourist destinations like the popular hill station has also added to the charm.

  1. Calm Environment

Calicut has a good number of beaches and a calm environment when compared to other busy cities in Kerala. The abundance of Nature has also made Calicut one of the best cities to live in Kerala & is growing out to be the ideal place for real estate investment.

Now that you have enough reasons to invest in Calicut what is holding you back? Go ahead & all the best!


Try these eco-friendly tips and tricks to keep your home clean!

It is important to ensure a home with fresh air, tidy walls and floors and clean surrounding to maintain your family’s health. Whenever one thinks about cleaning, the thoughts end up in chemical-based cleaning products out there in the market. Keeping your home and surrounding clean is essential. These chemical-based cleaning products can harm your health and they’re pricey too. Try these all-natural cleaning alternatives this time:

  • Lemon, nature’s wunderkind for shining vessels: The powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties of lemon can be used to clean your vessels in the kitchen.
  • Baking soda, the rust remover: The alkaline substance contains in baking soda can function as a gentle abrasive and deodorant. Use the thick paste of baking soda and water to remove surface rust and a more liquid form of the same can be a good all-purpose light cleaner.
  • Bake fresh and clean: Keeping the oven clean is important. You can use the mixture of water and baking soda in thick form to clean the bottom of the oven. Let the mixture sit there for a couple of hours and then wipe off.
  • Natural toilet cleaner: Baking soda is a perfect natural toilet cleaner. A cup of baking soda can clean the toilet bowl if you let it sit for an hour or more. Before washing off the baking soda, add a cup of vinegar and let the mixture sit for a while.
  • Let your windows shine: Use the empty spray bottle to fill with the mixture of white vinegar and water. Spray it on the windows and wipe down with a microfibre cloth.
  • Keep the floors clean: The mold we see in the grout between tiles are unsightly and unhealthy. Mix carbonated water with vinegar and spray on the moldy parts of the floor and clean it off. If the floor still look unclean and moldy, make a thick paste of the same mix, apply it on the floor and let it sit for up to 15 minutes. Now, scrub it off and see the magic.

It’s time to grab your green cleaning kit and get cracking! Now, keep your home clean without harming the environment. A clean home removed from neurotoxic chemicals will definitely improve your quality of living by giving you improved sleep, concentration and a sense of well-being.

Let the ‘little space’ brighten up your home!


Be it in life or inside your pretty house, kids demand a special space. They seek space to play around, to hope more, and to to be ‘kids’. However, if you think decorating that ‘little’ space is easy, you are going wrong. Decorating your kid’s room the way he/she likes could be one of the most challenging tasks. More than just making it attractive, you’ve got to organize it in a way that supports your child’s growth. Overflowing drawers, a cluttered bed, and floors in disarray can make your kid feel frazzled. You can use some clever tricks to make it organised and attractive when it is for your little one.


Kids keep their things so dear that you find all the scraps near to their bed. To keep the chaos organised, you need to work bit creative. You can use wooden crates to keep their favourite drawing and story books. In order to store their stuff like blankets and clothes, you can use cute milk creates. They would love to see their stuff placed so cute. Use jumbo stacking baskets for all the on-the-go items like shoes, backpacks, coats etc. Always remember to choose furniture that comforts them for their room.

Here are some tips to make your kid’s room attractive and organised.

* Help your kid to be organised, starting from their bedroom. Keep things at their height and remember to keep most useful things closer.

* Make the room lively with wall paintings or art frames that kids love to see.

* Paintings of stars and moon or a cityscape on the sealing would make their bedtime sweeter. Make them excited about turning out the light at night.

* No doubt, kids love display space in their room. Try something that can be mounted on the wall and be used as a display space.

* Hang some attractive pictures and posters on strings for the little collectors to hold them dear.

* You can paint the dresser or other furniture in the room to make it kid-friendly in all aspects.

* Try installing a creative growth chart inside the room for you to see and also to make the child aware that they are growing.

* Always remember to balance but not to limit your colour choices.

Make your child’s living space most comfortable because, for them it is not just a place to sleep. It is their sleeping area, storage space, private den and playstation. Declutter their big little space. Now, let them thrive, learn and play.

Future of the builders’ environment… Are the investors safe?

Looking towards investing in real estate in India? It’s the time to check out the future of the builders’ environment & the question that comes to the mind is, are the investors safe?

For investors in India, buying real estate is considered a safe bet even though the market might show turbulence. Real estate too has gone through its highs and lows like every other market. The real estate market went on to an all time high between 1988 and 1994, and most property prices went up by over 10 times during this period. But by 2002, it waned & many properties were being put on the market at half the peak price they achieved in 1994. Nowadays a similar trend is doing the rounds. Investors minted money in residential real estate during the boom that occurred between 2002 and 2013, with prices going up by 6-10 times in several pockets. However, experts caution against expecting similar returns in the future as all speculative markets move in cycles, and the real estate market in no exception.

The boom in the residential real estate market is over & is currently in a correction phase, which began three years ago, and according to experts, will last for a few more quarters. There has been a marked decline in the number of people buying residential properties. It may be due to the fact that property prices remain high compared to the average income of individuals. What buyers are waiting for is reasonable and affordable prices…

But there is still hope…

Affordability is affected by interest rates and increase in income & the concept of affordability varies by city.  Real estate prices vary significantly across cities. Housing loan interests have reduced significantly and this increases affordability.

Rental yield is a vital factor that determines the level of demand, for both end users and investors. The end user demand will go up if the rental yields are high.  If the rent is higher than the EMI to be paid for purchasing a property in a given area, people are more likely to choose buying their own home over living in a rented property.

Present scenario

Due to the dip in the demand for property, investors and builders, who developed and hoarded residential properties expecting prices to rise, have found themselves unable to sell off their inventory. If the current rate of sale persists, it will take more than three years to exhaust the existing inventory.

One thing to rise steadily over the past few years is the cost of construction! The compliance cost is also expected to go up with the introduction of Real Estate Regulator. However, because the large inventories they hold have cut down their pricing power, builders may not increase the prices of units. Instead developers will try to restore the sales volume first. High cost during muted demand is putting pressure on developers to scale down their prices, and many builders are now reducing their launch prices by 20-25 per cent.

How to proceed in the current market conditions?

For buyers this might be the perfect time for buyers to cash in on good deals for their dream home! Since builders are offering great flexibility in pricing and payment plans now, this is a good time to buy. Experts recommend opting for under-construction flats over ready procession ones, as the discounts on the former have gone up significantly.

Over the long run these investments are sure to pay off so considering the future of the builders’ environment… it is better to make your investment in real estate now!



Personality and Interior Design. How can design translate a person’s personality and mode of life?

How can personality & interior design be related? Just look around you & it is seen that many factors do underline this question. At first glance you can see the interior of your space can describe the personality of the owner inhabiting the design line.

Our existence gravitates around our relationships and our unique qualities, perspective, interpretation and dreams! All these are influenced by several thousands of parameters which are subdued to our personality that inner factor.

Our personality defines us and we involuntarily shape our life around it, submissive to it, it`s the mysterious force that attracts people or repels them. The personality commands everything indirectly, the pattern we will choose, the color we will prefer in different unknown situations, the texture that we consider fit, proper, and comfortable. We know what feels right & what fits us!

A quality interior design fits the owner’s needs & can be felt properly by the owner and attributed to him. It talks about the owner & makes a style statement for the owners.

The question is how can design translate a person’s personality and mode of life?

Let’s check out the different styles of Interior design

Minimalist Style

A style that describes an extremely organized and efficient person having a well-defined pattern in design! He is restrained to aesthetic values and this dominates the decision making, followed by material quality along with texture and efficiency. In effect we can describe the personality inhabiting the minimalist interior design would be perfectionist, methodical, efficient, determined and introverted.

Shabby Chic Interior Design

This type of interior design is defined by elegance more than anything at first glance. The inhabitant of such a space is definitely a happy, positive, friendly and social person. Light, airy, breezy and colourful interior designs are important for this person who can be described to be charismatic, highly social, artistic, fresh and in love with nature.

Vintage Interior design

In Vintage interior design is remarkable & different. All main furniture items like sofa, armchairs and an eventual desk is accessorized in a different manner. This type of interior design is complex and unique & always mirrors a highly unique inhabitant who already knows exactly what he wants.

All this points out a determined and motivated individual who could be characterised as highly complex, determined, motivated, well read and perfectionist.

Classic Interior Design

The classic interior design defines an inhabitant who respects timeless beauty. He is an elegant person interested in culture, politics and history & values comfort in limits of aesthetic values. He ensures anything that joins his scene must be as noble and elegant as him. The classic style describes a rather rigid & a highly complex personality who is noble, charming and ageless in style.

Pop Art Interior Design

Pop art is definitely cool & the interiors are highly stylish, elegant and really bold. The usage of bold colours and unconventional pieces of art is almost mandatory. The design line may define an individual with high interest in art, history and different unusual colours; he has a complex personality defined by his own perspective upon the world. An individual inhabiting such a design is complex, mysterious, different, elegant and fresh.

Our personality is shaped through time and it can greatly evolve but it never changes completely. And we can say the Interior design translates a person’s personality and mode of life. Definitely Personality & Interior design are interrelated!