Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Noteworthy Upcoming Housing Projects in Thane

Thane, as we know it, has been witnessing rapid growth and development since the past two decades and it has become quite the hub for a lot of housing projects. With an increasing number of people moving to this city, we decided to look up some of the most promising residential projects that are coming up in the near future. And if you are looking to buy a home, these are definitely some projects to look out for!

1)      Dosti Codename Landmark
The first project that caught our eye was Dosti Codename Landmark. Dosti Landmark is located in an area called Balkum, which is merely 5 kms away from the Thane Railway station! Codename Landmark is easily accessible by the Eastern Express Highway, as well as Ghodbunder road, which makes it really convenient if you work in either Thane or Mumbai! A 100-acre Mega township, Dosti promises a lot of amenities and luxuries to the buyers: A Big Bazaar mall, schools, colleges, cine theatres and hospitals etc. to name a few. Since it is not too far, away from the city, you can enjoy the green scenery, without missing out on the convenience of the metropolis.
The only qualm being a spike in the number of complaints, from buyers: Prospective and Existing, alike!
100-acre Township
2 BHK Optima    842 Sq. ft.           
2 BHK Prima       987 Sq. ft.  

2)      Rodas Enclave – Hiranandani
The second project on the list is Rodas Enclave, by the reputed Hiranandani Developers.  Rodas Enclave is based in thevicinity of Ulhas River. Which means that it is a shocking 10 kms away from the Station! As for the architecture, Rodas Enclave will feature the same time-tasted, and rather dated, classic Hiranandani style of buildings. The project aims to emulate a luxurious lifestyle, and we would recommend it to someone who is looking for such a living. Hiranandani ensures the luxury, with a lot of amenities like a floating clubhouse, a magnificent green zone, open spaces and a lot more.
The biggest drawback is that Rodas Enclave has a slightly steep price-point. Which leads to question if the amenities and the Hirandani brand name are worth it, at all?

18 Buildings of 18, 24 and 28 floors.
2, 2.5,3,4 and 5 BHK Apartments.

3)      Sheth Avalon – Sheth Corp
The third, and final housing project on the list is Avalon, by Sheth Corp. Avalon is an upcoming residential community, which aims to be the perfect combination of luxury and affordability. One of the biggest strengths of Avalon is that it is backed by a credible developer: Sheth Corp. Pvt. Ltd. They are the same developer who have created landmarks like the BeauMonde at Prabhadevi, Vasant Lawns and Viviana Mall in Thane.
Located next to Jupiter Hospital, Avalon is easily accessible from the Railways (merely 3.3 kms away), as well as the Eastern Express Highway!
This project boasts of a lot of amenities, which include sun-decks, swimming pools, multi-level parking lots and what not! Combine that with generously spacious lobbies, French windows, an ampitheatre, and the finest floorings; you have a really good deal on your hands!

4 Towers of 30 Storeys Each.
Only 224 Flats
Endless list of Amenities

Our Pick: The Avalon offers both, the luxury and the easy accessibility; not to mention the wide range of amenities, which makes it a really smart choice for anybody looking to buy a flat in Thane.

Monday, October 12, 2015

India is the most expensive place to buy an iPhone 6S

They say time is money, but unfortunately for Apple enthusiasts in India, they'll need to spend more of both for the iPhone 6S.
In addition to launching on October 16, 3 weeks after it was released in much of the western world, the range will cost more in India than any other country, starting out at 62,000 rupees for the 16GB 6S -- that's the equivalent of $955, AU$1,310 or £620 for the entry-level model.

On the other end of the spectrum is the top-of-the-line 128GB 6S Plus, which will cost 92,000 rupees, which converts directly to about $1,415, AU$1,950 or £925. The directly converted full price list, according to various online stores, is below:

Using the top and bottom models as reference points, the 16GB 6S costs $649 in America, AU$1,079 in Australia and £540 in the UK. That means Indians are paying $306 more than Americans, AU$231 more than Australians and £80 more than those in the UK.
Meanwhile, Americans pay $949 for the 128GB 6S Plus, a full $466 less than those in India. In Australia it's AU$1,490, AU$460 cheaper, while those in the UK pay £790 -- £135 less than Indians.
Ironically, the high pricing could prove a costly move for Apple, with analysts saying that such expensive smartphones will alienate almost all of its prospective userbase in India. Though Samsung and its Galaxy S flagship devices have a presence in the Indian market (with the S6 starting at around 40,000 rupees -- $615, AU$840 or £400) the most popular smartphones are budget, sub-$200 devices like Chinese handset maker Xiaomi's RedMi range and products made by local brand Micromax.
"Anything above 60,000 rupees is way out of reach for even an average rich urban consumer," Neil Shah, research director at Counterpoint Research, told CNET. "Apple has done well in its last financial year from October 2014 to September 2015 in India, selling close to 1.7 million units, which is up 55 percent annually, but still only half of the iPhones sold have been iPhone 6 series, which speaks volumes for the price affordability of most of the iPhone fanbase."
When the iPhone 6 series launched in India last year, the 16GB 6 model was priced at 56,000 rupees, which converts to $865, AU$1175 or £565. n 2012 , it was estimated that the monthly average monthly wage in the country was $215 (AU$290, £140) -- meaning the average citizen would have to use just under five months' worth of their entire salary for the cheapest iPhone 6S.
Prior to pricing being announced for India, France was the most expensive place to buy an iPhone 6S, with the range starting at $845, AU$1,161 or £550.
After launching in the Americas, China, Australia and much of Europe on September 25, the two new iPhones will be available in India, Russia, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and several other countries on October 15. South Korea and Ukraine will follow, getting the devices on October 23.

Source: CNET