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For a rainy day
Simple measures can go a long way in protecting your house against damage during rain., says N. RAVI KUMAR.


EYE ON RATES
On the rise
SO, THE upward movement has finally begun. The country's largest home loan provider, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) has signalled its intent to raise interest rates on housing loans by 0.50 percentage points with effect from next ...
REALITYSPEAK
Pondering over parking
There are lot more aspects to parking than just bringing vehicles to a halt. Read along to get a cross-section of views.
AROUND THE COUNTRY
Spiralling property prices
While Delhi is seeing a rise in prices due to limited supply, micro markets such as Gurgaon and Noida have been witnessing escalating capital values, despite the fact that the growth in demand is being backed by sustained addition in supply.
BRICK & MORTAR
Structural choices
Contemporary trends show preferences for large uninterrupted spaces indicating a paradigm shift from the old thinking. Structural options play a vital role in these `Flow of spaces.'
GREEN VISTAS
Imaginative borderlines
Today's fencing options give you a wide range of alternatives that goes beyond the boundaries of functional aspects.
Before you buy a plot
Check whether the layout has been approved by the CMDA. (Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority) and the local body. (Copy of approved layout can be obtained from the CMDA for a nominal fee.) Check whether the abutting road of the plot ...
Realty Check — No: 6
3. It's a type of foundation that gives protection against settlement and liquification of soft soil due to seismic activity. 4. The Pentagon. 5. The Canada's National (CN) Tower in Toronto. It's height is 553.33 metres (1,815.39 ...
HOME LOAN RATES - FLOATING
Forum

Annexation of poromboke land
Question: I purchased a flat in December 2001 and took possession in February 2002. I insured the building before purchase and my sale deed was thoroughly scrutinised by a lawyer. Other than the 2nd floor being an unauthorised ...
Not honouring commitments
Question: Our residential flat has a peculiar issue. Half of the flats have been completed and the remaining area — both partially finished and the vacant land — are in the custody of the promoter. He never tries to honour the ...
Do we have a right?
Question: I purchased a plot out of my salary on my son's name when he was a minor (8 years old). Now he is 26 years old, working as engineer in an MNC and keeps his earning with him. My daughter is to be married and hence I need to sell ...
Queries on Capital Gains tax
We have been receiving numerous queries from readers on computation of capital gains tax on sale of house property. Most of these queries do not contain the required information for us to answer them correctly. Readers may furnish the ...


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