5 Tips to Make Your Home Perfectly Equipped to Tackle Monsoon

Monsoon is around and finally we have taken refuge under its downpour to relieve us from the scorching heat of summer. Not to mention the climate change, which has not been helpful at all. So finally we get to take in; that rustic earthen petrichor, or the scent after it rains. What a joyful experience! But, like every season, it comes with its own set of challenges. You struggle to keep your house and everything in it fresh.

There are a few simple things that you can do to enjoy this season without worrying about smelly indoors.

  1. Let the air flow

    The moist air in monsoon can be a real problem, if your house is not properly designed or ventilated. In such a case, you should invest in a dehumidifier and make it a point to open all the windows on sunny days.

    The Pramukh Group takes great care during the design and planning process to construct weatherproof homes. They are designed for natural light and ventilation.

  2. Use light and synthetic blend fabric

    Light fabrics or fabrics with synthetic blend do not absorb moisture easily and remain fresh. In fact, put camphor balls up in clothes to prevent them from absorbing moisture. If you have a carpet; roll it up, cover it with polythene and put camphor balls inside. It is also advisable to put light-coloured linen in your home for a fresh look and lively mood.

  3. Care for your plants and garden

    Monsoon is the ideal breeding season for different insects. Keep your plants under perforated sheets, trim them, spray pesticides regularly and remove stagnant water from your garden pots.

    In Pramukh Group’s residential properties you’ll notice well-maintained gardens, coupled with an ideal drainage system for a clean and hygienic environment.

  4. Cover expensive silverware

    If you love your silverware, you should cover them properly with cotton and keep them in airtight containers, put silica gel bags (desiccant material) if it’s not an airtight container. Moisture and air wreaks havoc on your silverware by slow oxidation.

  5. Clean your house daily

    This is a no brainer. Of course, you don’t need monsoon to clean your house, but during monsoon you must ensure that it is done daily, to remove any trace of excess moisture on your furniture. Use anti-bacterial liquid for cleaning floors, tiles and sinks.

    A lot of problems during monsoons arise due to questionable construction quality and lack of thorough inspection. This leads to trapping of moisture in the walls, which later wreaks havoc in your home. Instead of taking a series of precautions later, you can easily remedy this problem by living in a Pramukh Group Home. Excellence in the complete construction process, right from the design layout to the final quality check makes them robust and weatherproof. Enjoy the rain like it’s meant to be enjoyed in Pramukh.

    Happy Monsoon!!

 

Prashant Bhatu
Director – Business Development
Pramukh Group

How to buy a home in your late-twenties

The Millennial generation is an educated, tech-savvy bunch that typically knows what they want. We have been finding that many twenties in this group have decided that what they want is to buy their first home. As this generation is tech-savvy, thinking that swiping right will make them buy a house isn’t practical at all. Though it probably will help them locate the Pokemon that’s hiding behind them right now.

Indeed, there are several points, which are to be kept in mind while buying a home:

Buy a home that you know you can afford:

This is probably the biggest key to a 20-something homeowner. When you have a low salary, large student loan payments and other variables in your budget, it’s important to buy a home you can comfortably afford.

With the help of Pramukh group, one can buy affordable spaces with modern lifestyle luxuries. Like, Pramukh Oracle that is within one’s means.

The upside of buying than renting:

There are several advantages of buying than renting a place like you can customize your space, get increased value, not worry about a mortgage payment, and be allowed certain tax benefits.  

Get a roomie:

Living with your friends is great in your early 20s. You’ll get companionship, someone else to share your household chores with, and more importantly, some extra cash-flow in your pocket.

Find your companion and get spacious flats at Pramukh Greens that has no annual maintenance till 2020. Strategically located in the prime area of Vapi, it offers a convenient and comfortable life with everything nearby.

Buy your first home with the Pramukh group and have the experience of a lifetime.

Prashant Bhatu
Director – Business Development
Pramukh Group

Green is the new color of Luxury and Affordability!

When the Minister Of Finance, Mr. Arun Jaitley announced the Budget 2017, he made many breakthrough announcements, specially so for the real estate sector. The major points that he covered are as follows:

  • He proposed that Affordable Housing be given Infrastructure status to smooth the way for higher investments, a major step up in achieving housing for all by 2020

  • Easy and dedicated access to institutional financing, higher limit on external commercial borrowings will attract more investments and assure sustained growth of affordable housing in India, making it the core driving segment for real estate

  • The National Housing Bank will refinance individual housing loans of about Rs 20,000 crore in 2017-18

  • At present, the houses which are unoccupied after getting completion certificates are subjected to tax on national rental income. For builders for whom constructed buildings are stock-in-trade, this rule will only apply after one year of the end of the year in which the completion certificate is received so that they get some breathing time for liquidating their inventory

  • In the last budget, houses of up to 30 sq. m. and 60 sq. m. in built-up area, in the top four cities and the other cities, respectively, were allowed 100% tax deduction on profits. This was changed to the carpet-area basis, bringing more projects under its ambit

  • To promote affordable homes, the government also proposed to amend the Section 80-IBA, relaxing the condition of period of completion of the project for claiming deduction from the current 3 years to 5 years

In line with the government’s impactful revisions, Pramukh Group is offering housing loans at 3.99% interest rate only on Pramukh Greens. The project site is in Challa, Daman-Vapi Road with the amenities of a luxurious residential plan. It offers amphitheatre, jogging track, kids’ play area, gymnasium, swimming pool, gazebo and many more in the 2-3-4 BHK scheme. Greens is indeed the color of luxury and affordability.

To know more, visit: https://goo.gl/sJAgsA

Prashant Bhatu
Director – Business Development
Pramukh Group

Here is why 2017 will see an increased real estate investment

2016 saw India’s growing reputation as an attractive investment destination. The global capital flow into Indian real estate in 2016 stood at $5.7 billion. According to an Economic Times article, India is attractive to both global and Indian investors, owing to increased consolidation and transparency and the launch of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) that will further gear up the real estate scenario in 2017.

Co-working spaces have disrupted the commercial real estate space, even though they are still at a nascent stage. The concept seems to be working in major business hubs like Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore though. Co-working spaces are, as the name suggests, shared by professionals or more recently by entrepreneurs for work. They have all the basic resources like desks, cabins, meeting rooms, internet, cafe services to kick-start their business, giving them the advantage of saving rental/ownership costs of having their own office. Hence, they are more affordable.

Consequently more commercial spaces are being taken on a lease. Major companies in information technology, e-commerce and BFSI sectors that used to buy their own offices, have now shifted to leasing offices and this seems to be an industry-wide trend. Even to expand, they might go on to look for places to be taken on lease, rather than to own. But in a way, this has spurred the investment in real estate.

According to a CARE Ratings report, as REIT finally enters its implementation phase, the Indian commercial real estate market is expected to see a healthy investment influx. Top business centers have seen rapid expansion by major realty and private equity funds. The aforementioned sectors have been major growth demand drivers for commercial real estate segment. Under pressure due to macro and micro factors, commercial space owners would find it difficult to keep their properties occupied, especially since there is higher supply addition in the commercial space, while the takers are few. Except for the immediate absorption rate due to leasing, absorption rate would be slow until the above mentioned sectors loosen their hands. These sectors usually contribute to high demands and growth of commercial spaces. Nevertheless, co-working spaces are trying to make up for the loss, the report said.

The size of affordable housing market across India is also set to increase as the qualifying criteria for affordable housing were also revised to 30 sq. m. and 60 sq. m. on carpet rather than saleable area in the four main metros and non-metros respectively.

Pramukh Group is also offering Home loans at 3.99% for Pramukh Greens in Vapi in a limited period offer. The time is ripe to make investment in the future of affordable housing. Not only that, Pramukh also has ongoing commercial projects, Orbit 1 & Orbit 2 in Surat, which will change the skyline of Surat with premium retail market and healthcare spaces.

Get in touch with Pramukh Group, to know more: www.pramukh.co.in/contact.html

Prashant Bhatu
Director – Business Development
Pramukh Group

The keys to modern healthcare infrastructure are here!

Every human has the right to healthcare. There is no less noble cause than to support and care for human health. To promote high-quality healthcare requires a well-equipped and supportive health system infrastructure. Our country is lacking such access to quality healthcare, due to the lack of medical facilities. In order to remove this weakness in the healthcare industry, Orbit 2, an excellent healthcare hub has risen high on the very soil of South Gujarat in Surat.

With the prime focus on the enhancement of public health, Orbit 2, a space designed exclusively for medical practitioners comprises of latest and advanced technologies that make care accessible with laboratories, medical consultants, wellness centers, clinical spaces, diagnostic centers, pharmacy, blood banks and what not. To improve accessibility and the quality of care, Pramukh has designed Orbit -2 as a patient-centric healthcare hub.

Putting the patients at the center, the ultimate goal is to serve them. Orbit 2 will put an end to the hunt for one medical need to another, as it will provide everything under one roof. Where some physicians or hospitals consider treatment as a business, they ask the patient to undergo expensive tests, referrals and hospitalizations, high consultation fees, costly medicines and so on. But the patient-centric facility at Orbit 2 will erase this system, focusing only on patient satisfaction.

Technological innovation in healthcare is another need of the hour. With the implementation of technology, the healthcare industry can be revolutionized beyond imagination. With electronic health records, web-based services and much more, technology is implanted in every corner of Orbit 2 to give the patient a comfortable experience.

Thus, blending technology and creating a patient-centric environment, Orbit 2 by Pramukh Group, promises to bring about a change in the healthcare industry with its surpassed services.

Prashant Bhatu
Director – Business Development
Pramukh Group

Pramukh Group’s View on the Union Budget 2017-18

The Union Budget clearly comes out to be pro-growth and a budget towards a better India. Pramukh Group welcomes it with an open heart and mind!

The announcement that the ‘Affordable Housing’ will be given ‘Infrastructure’ status shall give the much needed thrust to the Real Estate Sector. This is sure to act as a catalyst to meet the objectives of Housing to all by 2022. Other important and noteworthy points from the budget are:

  • The National Housing Bank will refinance individual loans worth Rs 20,000 crore in 2017-18

  • 1 crore rural houses will be created by 2019

  • Real estate developers to get tax relief on unsold stock, as liability to pay capital gains will arise only in the year a project is completed

  • Instead of Built up area of 30 and 60 sq meters, the carpet area of 30 and 60 sq meters will be applicable for affordable housing 

  • Holding period for capital gains tax for immovable property reduced from 3 years to 2 years

  • Tax break of 1 year post receipt of the completion certificate, for the unsold stock

These surely look like forward looking steps. Not only for the Real Estate Sector, but also for Healthcare, the Budget is a boon. The system of social security will be strengthened with steps like:

  • Setting up of two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences in Jharkhand and Gujarat

  • 1.5 lac Health Sub Centres to be transformed into Health and Wellness Centres

  • Creation of additional 5000 post-graduate specialist doctors per annum

All in all, it is a welcome move by the Government. It will help revive both, healthcare and real estate sectors.

Prashant Bhatu
Director – Business Development
Pramukh Group

Celebrating the festival of Lohri!

Lohri is a popular and long awaited bonfire festival, originally celebrated in Punjab. It’s a belief that the festival commemorates the passing of the longest night before winter solstice (marking the end of winter season).

Punjabis practice their Punjabi folk religion and respect the season and the natural elements of fire, wind, water and earth. Lohri is a Punjabi festival celebrated by all faiths of the Punjab region. It is traditionally associated with the harvest of the rabi crops and is also considered to be a harvest festival. It is an important day for the farmers. Punjabi farmers see the day after Lohri as the financial New Year.

Lohri Festival is usually celebrated on 13th day of January every year, before the Makar Sankranti festival. Anyone who has ever celebrated the festival in full fervour around the bonfire would tell you – gur rewri, peanuts and popcorns are the three edibles associated with this festival. Besides these, in Punjab’s villages, it is a tradition to eat gajjak, sarson da saag & makki di roti on the day of Lohri. It is also traditional to eat ’til rice’- sweet rice made with jaggery (Gur) and sesame seeds.

Punjabi women move in circles round the fire singing “Sunder mundriye ho!”, the folklore. It is actually the tale of a man called Dulla Bhatti, who is said to have lived in Punjab during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Dulla Bhatti used to supposedly steal from the rich and rescue poor Punjabi girls who were forcibly taken to be sold in slave markets. He then went on to arrange their marriages to boys in the village and provided them with dowries (from the stolen money). There were two girls named Sundri and Mundri, who have now come to be associated with Punjab’s folklore, Sunder Mundriye. The story stated serves the base for the folklore.

People also fly kites on this day. Kite flying event is enjoyed by all the age groups. People get onto the rooftops and fly kites of various sizes and colours.

In the evening, with the setting of the sun, huge bonfires are lit in the harvested fields and in the front yards of the houses. Men and women wear traditional clothes and dance around (parikrama) the bonfire and throw puffed rice, popcorn and other munchies into the fire, shouting “Aadar aye dilather jaye” (May honor come and poverty vanish), and sing popular folk songs and folklores. After the parikrama, people meet friends and relatives, exchange greetings and gifts, and distribute prasad (offerings made to God).

Lohri festival thus celebrates fertility and the joy of life.

Healthcare Hub

Healthcare is the sustenance or improvement of health via examination, treatment, medication and prevention of diseases, ailments, injury and any other impairments. The healthcare industry will continue to experience extraordinary change spurred by technological advancement. Technology has emphasized on quality healthcare solutions and this, in turn, has seen a growth of large health systems.

The healthcare industry is in the midst of a stormy global evolution. Innovation and digital transformation offer solutions that are at par. Gone are the days when one had to move rounds to get a report in the path-lab or get an Xray done. Now, the shift has been seen towards a single roof catering all the solutions. This includes laboratories, wellness centres, medical consultants/specialists, clinical spaces, diagnostic centres, pharmacy, blood banks, etc. This single roof is known as a healthcare hub.

A number of factors have contributed to a shift. Focus is on innovation that will bring smarter solutions bypassing the time consuming and traditional methods. Another visible change is patient-centric, the patient is at the centre. Further, the digital transformation would be the key accelerator. The demand is great, however, Healthcare Hubs are in scarcity. A number of reasons contribute to the demand. One might not want to go to a hospital for various reasons and would instead like to get consulted through healthcare hub.

Healthcare Hub basically provides quality services from reputed independent doctors under one roof and still it is not a hospital. Doctors wish to practice independently yet they would like to offer cohesive services within the same premises for the ease of patients. Such services vary from pathology to radiology, etc.

Looking at the scenario of real estate development in Surat, commercial properties have always neglected the needs of medical providers. Pramukh group is leaping forward towards the development of well-researched projects with an in-depth knowledge of market demand and designing specialised buildings according to the industry requirements.

Hence, we did an extensive analysis of demands of professionals who would want to expand, relocate, upgrade or come up with a new startup in the city. Orbit 2 by Pramukh Group is the solution for such dedicated and determined healthcare professionals. The iconic place is soon coming up in the most strategic area of Surat. Call – 9687046007 for more details about the project.

Prashant Bhatu
Director – Business Development
Pramukh Group

The ultimate breakthrough of Real Estate

Using cash is an obsolete thing today and nearly any product or service can be ordered via push of a button. Real estate industry is about to go through a major paradigm shift. We’re driven more towards the era of digitization. You no more write cheques to your landlord and spend weeks (or months) searching for a new location for your business or a residential space. You don’t even have to worry any longer for furnishing your place. You can either buy a full-furnished place or hire professionals for renovating your home.

How does it sound if a qualified tenant reaches you (landlord) directly? Or if you are a real estate agent and you could easily save your precious time which otherwise was involved marketing your properties all over the web. Would you mind on saving the time? The answer most certainly is no. Thanks to the advancement of technology. Gen Y has always been represented by the use of technology and Gen Z is the future.

The Real Estate industry is all set for a big change. In fact, the next generation is integrating the best of both worlds: face-to-face interaction and digital tools. With a single click of a button, we have the access  to a vast amount of information which eventually helps in making better-informed decisions. Industry professionals of all ages are making this shift.

Technology has influenced us in a great way and it touches almost every aspect of our lives. The big giants in the real  sector have way back launched their mobile apps, which has made the real sector very mobile. Our networking has enabled us to see thousands of professionals using technology, for one very simple reason: to build new relations and maintain old ones. The market out is endless, the only need is to target and meet the right audience.

Gone are the days of two-page glossy brochures (which cost thousands of rupees and are usually outdated shortly after they are printed) to show your work. In the mobile world, you just have to swipe left or right to show the world what you’re made of and capable of. The shift towards tech solutions is very much visible and we can even witness the innovation flourishing.

Think about where you see your business, five years from now? If technology isn’t a critical and discriminating part of your business, then you are truly missing out on a big trend.

Prashant Bhatu
Director – Business Development
Pramukh Group

Impact of Demonetisation on Real Estate


A step for betterment, a step towards revolutionizing India and making an exit for the Black Money. The move is for sure to create a history in the books of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi proved that he is the game by making an announcement which was unexpected that shook entire India.

Different acts and measures were incorporated at different points of time asking to declare the undisclosed money earned by all the means and thus the move was a calculated one, after several warnings.

The PM has been very precise in his actions and determined to curb black money and eliminate corruption. The move indeed was much needed.

To gauge the impact as a whole is a little early, however, the impact on the real estate sector was immediately visible. The factors contributing to the same are a tremendous drop in sales, liquidity challenges due to lack of cash and high unsold inventory. This will, however, meet the strident latent demand of transparency which was in the market for long.

The luxury and high-end markets are already facing the crunch because the major part of the payment was done in cash. Now the luxury home buyers have a wider market to choose from. Only the honest players will survive the race. In the long run, the Indian real estate sector will emerge as a tougher and sustainable sector. All the investments would now be legal and corporatised.

The other implications would be:

  1. Banks will now offer lower lending rates
  2. Allowing a larger group to avail the loan benefits
  3. Enable wide group of buyers to buy their dream space
  4. The EMIs will be lower and easy on the pockets of a common man
  5. Government may look at providing better incentives, boosting the infrastructure

The move has some challenges in its initial stage, however, it will have a positive impact on Real Estate and bring in the stability soon. Black money has been given a farewell and is on the way to exit whereas a new dawn awaits a better India.

Prashant Bhatu
Director – Business Development
Pramukh Group