BENGALURU

The Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is home to pleasant climate and seamless connectivity. An ever-booming real estate skyline, Bengaluru is our home ground, featuring some of the finest abodes strategically spread across the city.

Flats in Bangalore, Luxury Apartments & House for Sale in Bangalore

SOBHA Athena, 3 BHK Super Luxury Flats / Apartments for Sale in Thanisandra, Bengaluru 62 Units Available

SOBHA ATHENA

Super Luxury Apartments

Thanisandra Main Road | 1682 to 1718 Sq. ft. | 3 BHK
SOBHA HRC Pristine, 3/4 BHK Luxury Apartment in Jakkur, North Bangalore 41 Units Available

SOBHA HRC PRISTINE

Luxury Apartments and Penthouses

Amruthahalli Main Road, Jakkur | 1459 to 4112 Sq.ft. | 2, 3 & 4 BHK
SOBHA Palm Court- 3 BHK Luxury Flats / Apartments for Sale in Yelahanka, Bengaluru 20 Units Available

SOBHA PALM COURT

Luxury Apartments

Kogilu Main Road, Yelahanka | 1300 to 1900 Sq.ft. | 3 BHK
SOBHA Lifestyle Legacy, 3/4 BHK Luxury Villas for sale in IVC Road, Devanahalli, North Bangalore 6 Units Available

SOBHA LIFESTYLE LEGACY

Super Luxury Villas

IVC Road, Devanahalli | 6100 to 7900 Sq.ft. | 3 & 4 BHK
SOBHA Dream Gardens, 2 BHK Flats in Off Thanisandra Main Road, North Bangalore 579 Units Available

SOBHA DREAM GARDENS

Zen Themed Apartments

Off Thanisandra Main Road, Bangalore | 1058 Sq.ft. | 2 BHK
Chartered Woodpecker, Residential Plots for sale in Devanahalli, North Bengaluru 130 plots

Chartered Woodpecker

Plotted Development

Devanahalli | 1200 Sq.ft to 2000 Sq.ft | Plots
96 Units Available

SOBHA WINDSOR

English Themed Luxury Apartments

Whitefield | 1550 to 2292 Sq.ft. | 3 & 4 BHK
51 Units Available

SOBHA ROYAL PAVILION

Rajasthan Themed Luxury Apartments

Hadosiddapura, Sarjapur Road | 1300 to 2232.2 Sq.ft. | 2, 3 & 4 BHK
SOBHA Lake Gardens, 2,3 bhk apartments/flats in KR Puram East Bangalore 106 Units Available

SOBHA LAKE GARDENS

Luxury Apartments

KR Puram | 1358 to 1765 Sq.ft. | 2 & 3 BHK
SOBHA Dream Acres, 2 BHK luxury flats for sale in Marathalli Road 802 Units Available

SOBHA DREAM ACRES

Aspiration Themed Apartments

Panathur, Off Marathalli Road | 1007 -1200 Sq.ft. | 2 BHK
SOBHA Manhattan Townpark 255 Units Available

SOBHA MANHATTAN TOWERS – TOWNPARK

New York Themed Luxury Apartments

Near Electronic City | 1498 to 1755 Sq. ft. | 3 BHK
SOBHA Arena- 2, 3 bhk luxury flats in Kanakapura Road, Bangalore 87 Units Available

SOBHA ARENA

Sports Themed Luxury Apartments

Judicial Layout, Kanakapura Main Rd | 1296 to 2040 Sq.ft. | 2 & 3 BHK
SOBHA Clovelly, 3, 4 bhk Apartment Project in Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore 4 Units Available

SOBHA CLOVELLY

Australian Boutique Themed Super Luxury Apartment

Padmanabhanagar | 2051 to 4689 Sq.ft. | 3 & 4 BHK
25 Units Available

SOBHA RAJVILAS

Luxury Apartments

Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore | 1983 to 2002 Sq.ft. | 3 & 4 BHK
1 Units Available

SOBHA 25 RICHMOND

Super Luxury Apartments

Richmond Road, Bangalore | 2700 to 3200 Sq.ft. | 3 BHK

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8 points to remember before buying an apartments in Bangalore.

A lot of planning, thinking, and calculations go into buying an apartments. Financially, it’s the biggest decision you make as it would involve the lion’s share of your savings. In a city like Bangalore, finding the right apartment that suits your budget, requirements and lifestyle may seem like a daunting task. But with the right information at your fingertips, the whole process can be made a lot simpler and easier.

Read on and find out what are the top 8 points to tick before buying an apartments in Bangalore.

1. The right location

You don’t want to spend quality time negotiating the infamous traffic in Bangalore. So, ideally the right location for you is the one close to your office, your kid’s school, reputed hospitals and places you frequent. If you’re looking at an apartments as an investment, considering prime localities will ensure you a good income in terms of rent. Other aspects that need to be taken into consideration are uninterrupted supply of water and clean and green surroundings.

2. The reputation

The real estate market has many players, both established and new. Besides, new entrants foray into the market from time to time. Obviously, the real task lies in choosing the right developer. Thanks to popular search engines like Google, it’s quite easy to research and find out everything about the developer that can suit your requirements: How many projects completed? Have they always delivered on time? What is the overall track record? Make sure that you go ahead only after finding satisfying answers to your questions. Choosing a reputed builder gives you peace of mind and guarantees higher rent and resale value.

3. The legal aspects

Clear titles, approvals and authorisations are critical when it comes to buying an apartment. Does the property have a clear title? Has the layout been approved by the relevant authorities such as Bangalore Development Authority, Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority or Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority? Does the property have a Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) number? If you’re investing in a property that is under construction, make sure that the developer has obtained a commencement certificate. Of course, you may find it difficult to check the veracity of all the documents and approvals. The best thing you can do is to hire a lawyer who can scrutinise all the relevant documents including builder-buyer agreement, title deed and all other legal documents for any kind of discrepancies.

4. The interaction

Don’t stop with the research you have done online. Before going ahead, meet people who live in the neighbourhood, or those who reside in the project complex – if you’re buying a ready-to-move-in home. Talk to your prospective neighbours, understand the locality and get a grasp of the environment. Bangalore, being a cosmopolitan city, is a potpourri of different cultures. Whether you prefer to live amidst people whose culture you’re familiar with or you want to embrace new cultures and perspectives, visiting the locality and talking to people can be of great help. To complement your face-to-face interaction, read reviews online. Together, they will provide you a better idea about your prospective house and its surroundings.

5. The amenities and facilities

Apartments come in all sizes and with a host of facilities – some are medium-sized with basic amenities in place, while others are sprawling and rich in amenities. Choose yours based on your lifestyle and requirements. It’s highly advisable to go for an apartment that offers amenities or facilities which you will find useful. For instance, it makes more sense to choose an apartment that has a playschool or creche in the campus if you have a little child rather than opting for one that offers fancy amenities which you are unlikely to use. Always confirm with the builder that they will provide the amenities listed out in their advertisements.

6. The inspection

Model apartments help prospective customers to get an idea about their future home. Hence, builders set up model apartments even when the project is under construction. Make sure that you visit the premises, take a tour of the model apartment, and inspect every nook and cranny thoroughly and critically. If you’re buying a ready-to-move-in apartments, make sure that you experience your future house in detail. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and clarify your doubts. It’s your house and it’s your responsibility to ensure that the developer has fulfilled all the promises and your house doesn’t lack anything in terms of finish and perfection.

7. The floor plan check

While inspecting the apartment will give you a fair idea about your future house, it’s not enough for a fool-proof evaluation. An ideal floor plan, however, will come in handy in this regard as it will have every detail including the design and measurement of the property. Be sure that you check the floor plan thoroughly and get the help of a qualified architect to further evaluate and ensure that your house has good ventilation, and it receives plenty of natural light.

8. The resale value

The appreciation and resale value of an apartment greatly relies on its location as well as the amenities it offers. As far as Bangaloreans are concerned, the preferred choice is an apartments on a higher floor. Two of the most prominent advantages of living in a high-rise house are as follows: 1) They offer a panoramic view of the surroundings. 2) They are less affected by dust and pollution in comparison with apartments which are on lower floors. Yet another factor that many a buyer considers, and which will have a say in matters of appreciation and resale, is Vaastu-compliancy. It’s a wise decision to opt for an apartment which meets all these parameters.

SOBHA – The Advantages

A name synonymous with quality, SOBHA Ltd., offers an array of apartments across Bangalore. Loaded with features and amenities, each house is meticulously planned to satiate even the most discerning of homebuyers. The advantages of owning a SOBHA home are manifold. A few of them are as follows:

• SOBHA apartments are spacious, airy and naturally lit.
• The properties are easily accessible to schools, colleges, hospitals and shopping centres, making them convenient places to live.
• The property is managed efficiently which not only sustains the property rate, but also maintains high returns on investment in the form of rental income and property appreciation.
• Has a track record of delivering positive results consistently, in terms of luxury and comfort.
• Renowned for its transparency and quality standards – SOBHA is the first real estate company in the country that introduced backward integration to gain complete control over quality and delivery.
• Maintains an excellent track record in delivering houses well in advance.
• German engineering and architecture that meet supreme construction and design standards.

Buying an apartment is the right decision you can make. But before going ahead, plan it properly, do your research and choose a developer based on their reputation, quality standards and transparent transactions.

Save up to Rs7* Lakh on Tax Deductions on Housing Loans

Home Loans, Tax Deductions, and Income Tax may all seem overwhelming, but we have simplified it for you! Let’s understand the benefits of home loans alongside Sunita and her husband Rajesh, who are in search of clarity on tax deductions. The couple decided to seek help from their friend Tara, who had only recently found her new home in SOBHA Lifestyle Legacy and was now reaping benefits from several sections under the Income Tax Act after availing a house loan.

Tara explained to them that the Central government has put in place several benefits under various sections of the Income Tax Act to help new house buyers. Furthermore, Tara added that the discounts are in terms of loans, stamp duty and tax deductions!

KNOW YOUR TAX DEDUCTIONS

You can get tax benefits under section 80C, 80EE and 24(b) of the Income Tax Acts. These benefits not only encourage new house buyers, but also to have a substantial amount of money every year in terms of savings.

BENEFITS UNDER SECTION 80C

Under this section of the Income Tax Act, you can claim a tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh from the taxable income on the principal repayment for both self-occupied and let-out properties. Even charges for stamp duty and registration can be claimed under this section, but only once. To claim it, you must first complete the construction of the housing property and must not sell the property within five years of possession. If the property is sold within five years after possession, any deduction claimed will be reversed in the year it is sold and be added as part of your income for the year of sale.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS WITH SECTION 24

The buyer can claim deductions up to Rs 2 lakh on the interest amount payable for a self-occupied property. However, this is only applicable upon the completion of construction within 5 years from the end of the financial year that the loan was taken. Should the project take longer to finish, then you can claim only up to Rs 30,000.

FURTHER TAX BENEFITS UNDER SECTION 80EE

For an additional tax benefit of Rs 1.5 lakh on the interest payments, Section 80EE comes to the rescue. However, this section is only applicable to first-time house buyers against the interest payable every financial year. Additionally, the home loan amount must not exceed Rs 35 lakh and the property’s value must be within Rs 50 lakh to avail this benefit.

SECTION 80EEA UNDER PRADHAN MANTRI AWAS YOJANA

The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme has been set up to make buying a house more affordable. Any individual with an annual income between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 18 lakh can apply for this scheme. Under this scheme, you can get a subsidy of up to Rs 2.67 lakh. However, neither the applicant nor any other family member must have a pucca house in any part of the country.

ENJOY COMBINED BENEFITS ON JOINT HOUSE LOANS

House loans taken jointly bring tax benefits to both individuals when they each claim their own deductions individually. The loan borrowers can each claim a maximum income of Rs 2 lakh on the interest paid and Rs 1.5 lakh on the principal amount, adding up to Rs 3.5 lakh. This way they can enjoy a combined benefit of a whopping Rs 7 lakh. The only prerequisite is that both individuals must be co-owners of that residential property.

TAX BENEFITS ON SECOND HOUSE

Tax benefits are applicable only on the payable interests, wherein you can claim the entire interest amount paid without any cap.

THE FARTHEST YOU CAN GO WITH DEDUCTIONS

Sunita and Rajesh know that a full tax deduction can be availed. That can be done when an individual avails a 90% loan on a property valued at Rs 45 lakh for 20 years. The interest rate must be 9% for this loan, then he/she can reap the full tax deduction of Rs 3.5 lakh.

They are now ready to make a confident investment into their own house. What’s even more exciting is that they have narrowed down on a flat in one of the upcoming projects of SOBHA Limited – SOBHA Windsor It’s your turn next.

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Stamp duty & registration charges – a quick reckoner for house buyers in Bangalore.

Buying a house involves quite a lot of procedures and attracts a slew of statutory charges. It’s always better to know about these in advance, particularly about the latter, to avoid unpleasant surprises later on. Let’s get to know in detail about the stamp duty and registration charges applicable, when buying a house in Bangalore.

Stamp duty and registration charges vary from state to state. More importantly, these charges make your house costlier. But what exactly are stamp duty and registration charges? Section 3 of the Indian Stamp Act 1899 mandates the collection of these charges for the following reasons:

1) To authenticate the sale agreement.

2) To maintain a record of the property. It’s the state government that decides and fixes all charges that are collected towards stamp duty and registration.

Understanding the Gamut of Property Charges

Let us assume that Anita is buying a property worth Rs 80 lakh in a posh locality in Bangalore. She will pay this sum to the seller and stamp duty, registration charges, surcharge (which is a tax levied on tax), and cess (a form of tax over and above the base tax liability of the taxpayer).

Anita will be charged stamp duty at 5.6% of the property cost, which will come up to Rs 4,48,000. Furthermore, the state government will levy registration charges at 1% of the property value, amounting to Rs 80,000. Anita will also have to pay a cess charged at 10% of the stamp duty, amounting to Rs 44,800, and another surcharge calculated at 2% of the stamp duty, which will come up to Rs. 8960.

So, while Anita’s property will cost Rs.80 lakh, the additional charges will add up to Rs 5,81,760. Therefore, the total cost of her property value will be Rs 85,81,760 plus GST.

Stamp duty & registration charges in Bangalore

Type of fee Amount
Registration charge    1% of the property value
BBMP, BMRDA & village areas added cess    10% on stamp duty
BBMP & corporation added surcharges    2% on stamp duty
BMRDA & other surcharges    3% on stamp duty

Amount & Stamp Duty Charges

Less than Rs. 20 lakh – ( 2%)
Between Rs. 21 & Rs. 35 lakh    3%
Above Rs. 35 lakh    5%

What are the parameters that determine stamp duty charges?

Age of the property: Stamp duty is calculated based on the total value of the property you are purchasing. Since with age properties register depreciation, the age of the property has a prominent role to play in determining the stamp duty. Precisely the reason why older properties are easier on the pocket in terms of stamp duty when compared with brand new ones.

Buyer’s age: If you are a senior citizen, you’ve reasons to cheer while buying a house. Yes, senior citizens pay a lesser amount in terms of stamp duty whereas people of younger age get no relaxation, and hence end up paying more.

Gender: Yet another factor that has a say in stamp duty is gender. In most states, Women, in comparison to men, pay a lesser stamp duty – roughly 2% lesser than men. However, in Bangalore the rate is same for both men and women.

Type of property: While there is no escape from stamp duty, residential properties have an advantage. They, in comparison with commercial properties, attract a lesser amount in terms of stamp duty.

Location: Buying a house in an urban area? Be prepared to pay a higher sum as stamp duty. However, if your plan is to buy a house in a semi-urban or rural area, you pay a lesser amount.

Amenities: Does the house you are planning to buy have a host of amenities? Well, shell out more towards stamp duty. It is simple – the more amenities you have, the more you pay. If your house has a swimming pool, library, gym or even elevators, you will have to spend more money on stamp duty.

Benefits of Paying Property Charges

Property charges prove to be beneficial to home buyers as it ensures the following, under Section 3 of the Indian Stamp Act 1899:

1) The property is now confirmed to you – Upon paying the property registration charges, the property will legally be under your name. This crucial document authenticates the sale and makes you the new owner of that property.

2) Maintenance of records – You pay registration charges so that the Government keeps a record of the property. Without this, the previous owner will continue to be considered the owner of the property.

Understanding Stamp Duty Charges

Stamp Duty and Registration Charges ensure that the property is legally transferred to you. These charges are applicable on all kinds of properties, be it under-construction, newly completed, or re-sale.

Stamp Duty is payable on the value of the property or on the circle rate, whichever is higher. A circle rate is the price of property or land in a region that is published and regulated by the State Government. Stamp duty on registration of various instruments is imposed under the provisions of the Indian Stamp Act, 1899.

The Stamp Duty is called so because the stamp mark on the documents implies that the paper has assumed approval of the authorities and is now of legal significance. Stamp duty is also applicable on conveyance deeds, sale deeds, and power of attorney papers, but the charges vary in different states.

Documents Required to Pay Stamp Duty

The buyer must submit a host of documents at the time of property registration, depending on the type of property. These are some important documents to be arranged at the time of registration:

• Sale agreement
• Sale deed
• Khata certificate
• Photocopy of society share certificate and society registration certificate (in case of housing project)
• NOC from the apartment association (in case of housing project)
• Sanctioned building plan (under-construction property)
• Builder-buyer agreement (under-construction property)
• Possession letter from the builder (under-construction property)
• Title documents of the landowner (in case of land purchase)
• Records of Rights and Tenancy Corps or 7/12 extract (in case of land purchase)
• Conversion order (in case of land purchase)
• Tax paid receipts of the last 3 months
• Registered development agreement (in case of joint development property)
• Power of attorney/s (if applicable)
• Joint development agreement between landowner and builder (in case of joint development property)
• Copies of all registered agreements (in case of resale property)
• Latest bank statements in case of any outstanding loan amount
• Encumbrance certificate

Reason Behind Registration Charges

While Stamp Duty is paid to transfer the property to your name, Registration Charges are paid as per the Registration Act, 1908, to the Government to maintain it in its registry. This must be done within four months from the date of execution after the stamp duty is paid.

Unless the registration is complete, an entitlement of the property is invalid, and the property will still be under the previous owner’s name. Hence, it is important to register the property in the Sub Registrar of Assurances of the Jurisdiction’s office, where the property is purchased.

How to Calculate the Registration Fee & Stamp Duty

These two factors are calculated based on different types of properties depending upon different city laws.

– Super built-up area is considered for calculation for multistorey apartments
– Charges on individual houses are calculated as per the constructed area
– For plots, the sq. ft area of the plot is multiplied by the predominant guideline value of that area

Whether you are opting for a budget house or a luxury house, whether your choice of location is an urban setting or a rural area, knowing about the charges towards stamp duty helps you greatly. One of the most important advantages is that it lets you be in control, in terms of budget. Make sure that you do your research thoroughly before buying your house.

JOINT CO-OWNERSHIP OF HOUSE PROPERTY LEADS TO SUPER SAVINGS

Your wife may be a superwoman who knows what time she has a meeting without checking her calendar, where your office folders are ahead of your presentation, and is well aware of the children’s exam dates. But did you know she can save a ton of money if you decide to register the house property under her name or opt for co-ownership? Women gain a huge advantage when it comes to Property Investment as well as Income Tax.

Wondering what we’re talking about? Well, from a tax deduction to reduced stamp duty, you and your wife can save a fortune if you decide to co-own or make your wife the primary owner of your housing property. A big decision such as buying your house may already take a lot of your time and effort. Don’t shell out more money too! Simply register the property in your wife’s name or apply for joint ownership.

SAVE UP TO Rs 3.5 LAKH ON INCOME TAX

Under section 80C, you and your wife can claim tax deductions of up to Rs 1.5 lakh every financial year for the principal you pay jointly, provided the house is self-occupied / vacant. You can further claim Rs 2 lakh for the interest you both pay. The tax deductions are dependent on the ownership share between the couple. If your wife is a first-time home buyer, then she can claim an additional Rs 50,000 for the principal amount she repays. If your wife is a home-maker and claims deductions, it is void.

WOMEN ENJOY 2% LESSER STAMP DUTY CHARGES

Stamp duty charges are higher for men, and this integral aspect of buying house property cannot be ignored. The government has allocated lower rates for women in many parts of India. In places like Haryana, men pay 6% as Stamp Duty charges, while women pay only 4%. While the percentage difference is only 2%, there is a large saving when it translates into monetary value.

GET DISCOUNTS ON HOUSE LOAN INTERESTS

Women owners are offered discounts on housing loan interest rates. Several banks such as SBI, ICICI, HDFC and many more offer lower interest rates to women. The amount of discount varies from one bank to another and can come down significantly.

If your wife has no source of income, and yet you register the housing property under her name, it can be deemed as Benami. We hope this information will help you to make a fully informed decision of how you want to register your property and save on continuous basis.

Key documents to check before buying a House in Bangalore – a handy guide.

So, finally, after pondering for months following consultations with family and friends, you have made up your mind to go ahead and buy your house. Congratulations! You have made the right choice. Mind you, this is one of the most important financial decisions in your life. You might have weighed the pros and cons in all its detail, no matter what they are. Before going ahead any further, a word of caution: check all the documents that you ought to check at each stage with utmost care. If you think that you cannot verify it all by yourself, do not hesitate to seek professional help. After all, it’s your hard-earned money, and you don’t want to take any chance.

Buying a house, of course, is a nuanced procedure and documents are integral to it. Let’s delve into the details of what documents you need to check before buying a house. As you are aware, asking questions and eliciting satisfying answers are of vital importance while buying a house.

Layout Approval – Does the property you are planning to buy have a valid layout approval? If yes, you’ve nothing to be concerned about. But if it’s a no, it’s not advisable to move forward, because buying a property without a valid layout approval will cause you trouble in future. In Karnataka, layouts are approved under provisions of Karnataka Town & Country Planning Act 1961 and Karnataka Urban Development Authority Act 1987.

Master Plan – Where exactly is your house in the city? What conveniences are available in the vicinity? Checking the city’s masterplan will help you find answers to these. But there is more to a city’s masterplan. It will help you find out any inconsistencies or irregularities in comparison with what you have been promised by the builder. The master plan, without fail, showcases even the minutest detail regarding the infrastructure around the property you intend to purchase.

Land Records – It’s the most important of all the documents. A proper land document gives all the details of the land including pending loans and ownership details. It is important to verify it in detail as any discrepancy will result in legal complications in future. Verifying land records is easier now, thanks to the Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP) launched by the government of India in 2008. Karnataka being the first state to digitalise all its land records, now offers easy availability of them online.

Land Use Certificate – Land is categorised into different segments such as commercial land, agricultural land, etc. It’s not permissible to build residential property on lands earmarked for commercial or agricultural purpose. A land use certificate, also known as change of land use (CLU), is issued to the developer. Make sure that you check the land use certificate from your builder thoroughly for any discrepancies to ensure that your purchase is valid and trouble-free.

Occupancy Certificate – As the name suggests, an occupancy certificate (OC) is a guarantee that the house you are purchasing has all the basic amenities in place including water, electricity and drainage system. Ask for your occupancy certificate and scrutinise it further to make sure that the whole process of purchasing your house is truly transparent.

Allotment Letter – Issued by the builder once the advance is made, the allotment letter is a crucial document that comprises an array of information pertaining to the purchase. The most vital information that an allotment letter will have, includes the following: payment, terms of construction, construction schedule, amenities, the final amount that must be paid to the builder, the delivery date and the builder’s liability if there is a delay in delivering the project as promised.

No Objection Certificate – First things first – it’s unlawful to sell a property without obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC). An NOC is given to the builder by various departments that deal with safety, water, electricity supply, etc. Asking for an NOC is a matter of critical importance before you make any payment towards the purchase of your house.

Certificate of Commencement – Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issues the certificate of commencement. This certificate is a proof that the concerned authorities have inspected the construction site and find it satisfactory to give the nod. Obtaining certificate of commencement is mandatory for builders to start any type of construction.

Completion Certificate – A completion certificate is issued by the local authorities after verifying that a property is built based on the approved plan and complying to all the necessary standards set by the local development authority. Some of the most important details furnished in a completion certificate are details of the land, building plan, builder details, approved height of the building, the location and the building’s distance from other buildings in the vicinity.

Builder-Buyer Agreement – It’s quite important to read the builder-buyer agreement thoroughly before signing it. A typical builder-buyer agreement will have a construction timeline, price escalation clause, change in the area of the apartment and payment delay. While all these are important, particularly pay attention to the clause related to payment delay as it can result in you paying a hefty sum if you delay the payment.

Sale Deed Registration – Once the project is completed, you need to obtain the sale deed registration from the registrar’s office. Considered as the ownership document, it is important that you go through the sale deed in detail before purchasing the property.

Possession Certificate – The final one that is awarded to you, the possession certificate validates the ownership of the property. It is given once you have moved into your new house.

Now you know what documents and certificates you need to obtain and inspect thoroughly before buying a house. Remember, the whole process of scrutinising these documents can be exhausting. If you think that you will not be able to do it all by yourself, reach out to a professional. Make sure that you take zero chances to make your homebuying experience smooth and transparent.

Which are the Best Luxury Apartments to Buy in Bangalore?

Real Estate in the Times of Covid-19

The impact of Covid-19 outbreak has been devastating. The outbreak created a great deal of uncertainty in terms of trade and businesses across the globe. House sales and new property launches suffered as the nation struggled to battle the global health emergency. Due to the pandemic, the entire economy had slowed down, and businesses were at a standstill.

But things are rapidly changing for the better. The vaccination drive coupled with increasing consumer demand, is putting the economy back on track. As per the Economic Survey 20-21, “the V-shaped economic recovery is supported by the initiation of a mega vaccination drive with hopes of a robust recovery in the services sector and prospects for robust growth in consumption and investment.”

Like everything else, Covid-19 outbreak too has its set of blessings in disguise. One such silver lining that is particularly beneficial for the real estate sector is the changed perception – that owning an apartment is better than a rented one. According to Prashant Thakur, Director & Head of Research at Anarock Property Consultants, “the security associated with owning a physical asset during such a crisis has resulted in increased demand.”

In the past two months, realtors have started seeing green shoots of hope in Bangalore. The Economic Times says, “the third quarter of financial year has seen some of the top listed players like SOBHA, reporting best-ever sales post the outbreak of Covid-19.” Moreover, JLL says, “a number of global in-house centres (GICs) continue to look at Bangalore favourably as the city offers large arbitrage on talent and real estate cost when compared to the rest of the world.”

Selecting the right apartment, matching your requirements, is most crucial. However, it is quite an enormous task. Quality, location, reputation of the builder – all these factors come into play while choosing a house. SOBHA, known for its uncompromising quality standards, scores on all fronts. Our homes are ideally located in close proximity to schools, hospitals, shopping centres, colleges, IT parks, places of worship, etc. We can make it easy for you to search through some high-end properties.

Benefits of Buying an Apartment in Bangalore

Luxury apartments in Bangalore are the most sought-after properties that you can invest in. With a wide range of features and amenities, the top luxury apartments by SOBHA in Bangalore listed below will cater to all your requirements.

1. The benefits that you can get from buying a luxury apartment in Bangalore are great views, spacious living, prime location, prompt maintenance, full-fledged amenities and security.

2. Luxury apartments facilitate a quality lifestyle.

3. Well-planned layouts mitigate pollution, giving you cleaner air to breathe.

4. The kids’ play area gives you the freedom of letting your kids play around in a safe environment.

5. Living in a close-knit community helps you have a vibrant social life, celebrate festivals and enjoy the spirit of togetherness.

The Advantages of Owning a SOBHA Apartments

A name synonymous with quality, SOBHA Ltd., offers an array of apartments across Bangalore. Loaded with features and amenities, each house is meticulously planned to satiate even the most discerning of house buyers. The advantages of owning a SOBHA home are manifold. A few of them are as follows:

1. SOBHA apartments are spacious, airy with ample flow of natural light.

2. SOBHA properties are easily accessible to schools, colleges, hospitals and shopping centres, making them the most-convenient places to live.

3. At SOBHA, the property is managed efficiently that not only sustains the property rate, but also maintains high returns on investment in terms of rentals and property appreciation.

4. SOBHA is well-known to deliver positive results, consistently, in terms of luxury and comfort.

A List of Luxury Apartments by SOBHA in Bangalore

Apartments in North Bangalore

SOBHA Athena

A Mediterranean paradise in the middle of the city, SOBHA Athena is designed for the moguls who like to go beyond the ordinary to build a house for themselves. This project is one of SOBHA’s latest projects in North Bengaluru featuring a host of amenities like swimming pool, multi-purpose hall, children’s play area, gym, and a senior citizens’ meditation hall. A pristine property with spacious houses for your loved ones is amongst a few things that SOBHA represents.

SOBHA Dream Gardens

SOBHA Dream Gardens is a project that is designed around the principles of Zen. A space that lets you enjoy a balanced living. With amenities like co-working space, swimming pool, tennis court, cricket pitch, etc., this property allows you to be close to convenience and make life simpler. Apart from this, you can also be close to nature, thanks to the green spaces around the property. Moreover, the clutter-free and fluid architecture of this property lets you channelise your inner Zen.

SOBHA HRC Pristine

Amidst the bustling cityscape of North Bangalore, this green oasis called SOBHA HRC Pristine is a property that should be on your list. Located in Jakkur, this serene property is close to Bengaluru International Airport, world-class hospitals, IT parks and international schools. With an incredible bouquet of 3 & 4 BHK luxury apartments, rowhouses and penthouses, this new property is the talk of the town. With rare native trees like mango, silver oak and teak, SOBHA HRC Pristine is truly a lush green heaven! The amenities including a bio-pond, a meandering stream, reflexology trail park and bird’s nest coves, make this property a treasure trove of amazing experiences.

SOBHA Palm Court

Secluded amidst lush greenery of Bangalore’s Yelahanka area, SOBHA Palm Court lets you surround yourself with the modern-day pastimes. This property is located close to Bengaluru International Airport, IT parks and tech hubs, making it a sought-after address. SOBHA Palm Court has curated exclusive amenities in the clubhouse for your leisure time. In addition to that, the premise features 24/7 security, making it a safe place for you and your family to live.

Apartments in East Bangalore

SOBHA Royal Pavilion

With an eloquent brilliance of Rajasthani architecture and a stylish panache of cosmopolitan community living, these luxury apartments are just what you need to feast your eyes on before you make an informed decision. A complex that has been inspired by the palatial Rajasthani living will render you the feel of timeless luxury, along with ample amenities and bespoke comfort. The awe-inspiring interiors will make you want to invest your money in this property. In addition to that, the amenities like swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis court, clubhouse and playground will help you unwind and relax after a long day at work. Moreover, the co-working space is designed to help you work without any distractions.

SOBHA Windsor

Think British architectural style, think SOBHA Windsor. These apartments in East Bangalore are luxurious, comfortable and stylish. SOBHA Windsor, located in Whitefield, is spread across 15 acres of land with a total of 793 units. Surrounded with substantial open spaces and devised with a wide range of neoteric, urban amenities, SOBHA Windsor offers apartments with modern-day architecture reflecting a comfortable and luxurious living experience. Make this premium residential space your perfect houses.

SOBHA Dream Acres

A property that offers great community living amidst lush greenery and open spaces is what Dream Acres is all about. This unique community features apartments in 2 BHK configurations starting from Rs. 68 lakh onwards. The location is close to workplaces, shopping centres, hospitals, and top-notch educational institutions. These houses are designed using advanced precast technology that embodies beauty and value. With amenities like badminton court, swimming pool, co-working space, tennis court, and more, this property keeps you busy and active.

SOBHA Lake Gardens

Opulence and grandeur have a new address. Experience vast and uninterrupted views from SOBHA Lake Gardens. Situated in KR Puram, this property is all that you ever expected from a luxury apartment segment. With a wide range of 1, 2, 2.5, and 3-bed apartments, this property offers you expansive living spaces, world renowned quality and grand gardens. Visit this masterpiece of a property to know more.

Apartments in South Bangalore

SOBHA Manhattan Towers – Townpark

Vibrant and suave, challenging yet inspiring, New York is a city of possibilities. Living here is a statement – the one that differentiates you. The lifestyle you have always admired and desired for is coming closer to you. SOBHA presents Bengaluru’s first-ever residential township crafted in the architectural footsteps of New York. Come, bask in its sparkle and stride to the future with aplomb.

Located near Electronic City, Hosur Road, an upcoming neighborhood in South Bangalore brimming with potential to be the next hub, these iconic residences will usher you into a world of unparalleled luxury. Register your interest now and be the first to know more about the project. Stay tuned!

SOBHA Arena

SOBHA Arena is a sports-themed residential enclave built for the people who desire a healthy and happy lifestyle. With an array of indoor and outdoor amenities, you can keep yourself occupied and be inspired to rediscover your passion for sports. With an open amphitheatre, swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court and gym, this property is sure to channelise the sports person in you. Starting from 87 lakh onwards, SOBHA Arena offers 2 and 3 BHK apartments in a location that has schools, hospitals and IT parks in close vicinity.

SOBHA Forest Edge

Start your mornings with a refreshing view of the Turahalli forest. Take advantage of a cosmopolitan neighbourhood that is nestled amidst lush green forest with a freshness of clean air. With a range of state-of-the-art amenities, this super-luxury apartment welcomes you to start a lifestyle that is elegant and refined.

SOBHA Clovelly

SOBHA Clovelly is situated across 3.5 acres of land, giving you enough space to explore while being within the premises. With 3-bed houses and 4-bed penthouses, SOBHA Clovelly is meant for people who live without compromises. Located in Banashankari, SOBHA Clovelly comes with 137 houses surrounded by nature and pristine design. With an array of amenities that help their occupants lead a healthy life, this property is for those who prefer a living beyond compare.

If you are a potential homebuyer in Bangalore, then you should explore some of SOBHA’s luxury apartments across the city. You will find some of the finest properties crafted by SOBHA amidst the pleasant climate and seamless connectivity. The year 2021 is a hopeful year when it comes to homebuyers seeking out for the best properties. Visit www.SOBHA.com and discover your future home.

Apartment or Independent House: Which One is a Better Choice in Bengaluru?

Owning a home is a milestone that many want to achieve – often spending a large part of time accumulating resources to make this dream a reality. But the real dilemma begins when deciding whether to invest in an apartment that comes with a host of amenities or an independent house that can be crafted according to your choice. A city like Bengaluru attracts professionals and entrepreneurs alike, thanks to the year-round pleasant weather and a booming tech industry. In this article you can get a thorough understanding of both these property types so that you can make an informed decision about your investment.

  • What is an Apartment?

What Americans call an apartment, is what the British call a flat, and is a popular type of property in Bengaluru. Apartments are nothing but a residential space inside a building. They are designed to house a large community and offer modern-day amenities. They also come with a well-rounded security system that monitors the property 24×7. An owner/management is often the one to take charge of the building’s maintenance and upkeep.

  • What is an Independent House?

An independent house is constructed over a piece of land. The owner of the land has the authority to construct a house based on his/her choice and preference. This could be self-occupied or be leased/rented out. It could also be partially occupied and partially rented out. The owner oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the property.

Apartment Vs Independent House

Bengaluru is now seeing a surge in demand for apartments, but that doesn’t imply there are no takers for independent homes. Land prices are soaring at a faster rate than an apartment built in the same period. Hence, they also offer a better return on investment. However, plots and independent homes do not offer the benefits that apartments do. Here we list out the differences in the lifestyle that each of the property offers:

MAINTENANCE:
Apartments come with minimum hassles of maintenance. Most apartments are equipped with an in-house maintenance team to fix leaky faucets or faulty doors. With designated staff taking care of filling up the overhead tanks, mowing the garden lawns, and for a host of other chores, it is a carefree way of life. However, in an independent home, the owner must go through the hassles of finding plumbers or carpenters, and even take it upon him/herself to manicure the lawns.

AMENITIES:
Apartments come with an array of amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, clubhouse, and a designated play area for children. These aspects make living in an apartment very convenient as opposed to an independent home. Although some of these amenities can be built into an individual house, the financial implications are quite huge.

SAFETY:

All entrances and exits are monitored 24×7 through CCTV and security guards. Hence, apartments are ideal for couples whose children return from school earlier than their parents do from work, for senior citizens or for anyone who is living alone. In fact, the close proximity of neighbours in an apartment is a comforting benefit. Apart from that, apartments are installed with fire extinguishers as well, providing safety. Independent homes do not offer these safety measures.In an independent house, owners may install CCTV cameras or burglar alarms for monitoring the property, which is an additional expense.

FINANCE:
Banks sanction loans to verified apartments. Often, builders tie-up with banks to ease the process.However, for independent properties, banks conduct a thorough check before lending money, which is a time-consuming process. Often, the buyer loses out on the property due to delays caused by lengthy approval processes.

INVESTMENT:

A first-time home buyer can confidently invest in an apartment after conducting basic research on the builder and their projects. With everything available at the click of a button, a first-time buyer can even read reviews of existing properties to get an understanding of the quality of the apartment. However, independent houses come with the risk of title disputes, and sometimes these can only be resolved by a court of law.

SOCIAL LIFE:

Although independent housing neighborhood’s also bring in a sense of close community, the chances of developing better social skills are much higher in apartment complexes. Community gatherings, celebrations of festivals, and parties at the clubhouse or garden area in an apartment bring people together and inspire living in harmony.
One might argue that in an apartment, the design and décor of the house are decided by the builder, and the owner doesn’t have much role to play. Yet, the numerous other advantages of owning an apartment outweigh this area of concern.

Apartment or Independent House?

Today’s generation of homeowners is more focused on optimising time and living a hassle-free life. Hence, several people prefer apartments with spectacular views of the tech city while being able to access numerous amenities. Apartments are best suited for people looking for more free time, away from the worries of maintenance. This type of property is also ideal for senior citizens who can spend their retirement in tranquility. Two of the most crucial reasons behind choosing an apartment are amenities and the security it provides.If you’re looking at it from an investment perspective, apartments are far more beneficial than an independent home. As a homeowner, you can rent/lease out your property to tenants. Working professionals and growing families would choose this type of property because of the hassle-free lifestyle it offers.

  • Why Do Some Prefer Independent Houses in Bengaluru?

Independent houses are preferred by those who want to buy their own plot of land and build a home according to their liking. These houses can be customised and reconstructed as per the owner’s preference, with the necessary permissions. The plot of land can be optimally used to create a front yard/backyard or even be used as a parking area.

  • Investment Opportunities in the Tech City

Bengaluru’s realty scape has shown tremendous growth in the last decade, especially in the north and east regions. With a great network of roads, metro connectivity, upcoming malls, and premium educational institutes sprinkled around, the real estate sector is thriving in these two zones.

North Bengaluru

This region has garnered much attention after the inauguration of the Kempegowda International Airport in 2008. From affordable to luxury apartments, North Bengaluru caters to everyone’s needs. With elevated expressways, wide roads, and fewer signals, travelling from one place to another is a breeze in this locality. An added bonus is that top IT Firms such as Manyata Tech Park, prominent schools, and reputed hospitals like Aster CMI Hospital, Columbia Asia, etc., are just a stone’s throw away. Malls, cafes, and restaurants are aplenty and perfect for when you want to unwind. The upcoming metro phase 2 will only be a boon to this locality that already comes with a host of other advantages. Hence, buying an apartment in North Bengaluru will prove beneficial.

East Bengaluru

Bengaluru East is ideal because of its ease of access to numerous tech parks, multinational companies, and railways stations. For those who wish to have beautiful scenic views and a regal residential property that is well-connected to the rest of the city, buying an apartment in East Bengaluru is ideal. With the metro line running through this part of the city, it is a boon for all those who want to cut short their travel time by a significant amount.

Conclusion:

While there aren’t major setbacks in owning any kind of property, apartments do win the top spot in making life comfortable and stress-free. After the developer’s handover, the inhabitants take over to form a Residents’ Welfare Association to handle the maintenance of lifts, vendor contracts, and others. Most reputed builders pay attention to design, décor and Vaastu, to make it a holistic living space for the homebuyers.From individuals and budding families to senior citizens, apartments seem to be the perfect choice to enjoy a serene, convenient lifestyle. Whether the buyer is looking for personal use or investment opportunities, the benefits are multi-fold. All in all, it is a safer option for you to invest in an apartment and set yourself free from the hassles of building your home from the scratch.

  • Why Invest in a SOBHA Home?

SOBHA is known for its impeccable quality and finer attention to detail – a major differentiator in the industry. With over two decades of glorious experience in creating interiors of palaces and other architectural marvels in the Middle East, Mr. PNC Menon founded SOBHA in 1995 with a vivid vision to transform the way people perceive quality. Today, SOBHA is the most-trusted brand having a full-fledged backward integration model.

SOBHA has always set new benchmarks in quality, customer-centricity, robust engineering, uncompromising business ethics, and transparency in all spheres of business. These differentiating factors have contributed to making SOBHA the preferred real estate brand in India. The company went public through its initial public offering, an event that created history when the issue got oversubscribed by a record 126 times.

SOBHA has crafted iconic statements spanning 143 projects, covering 55.84 million sq. ft. area in the residential space – a portfolio that includes residential apartments, villas, row houses, luxury apartments, and plotted developments. The company has also forayed into the commercial space with SOBHA City Mall in Thrissur and also has 19 projects covering a 4.3 million sq. ft. area under this sector.

The latest venture is 1 SOBHA, an entertainment and shopping centre on St. Mark’s Road, Bengaluru. The contracts business at SOBHA boasts of an expansive portfolio of 324 projects covering 53.74 million sq. ft. area across India. Our turnkey projects include some of the global corporate giants – Infosys, Taj, ITC, Bosch, Biocon, Timken, and Dell.

Continuing the legacy, SOBHA has an array of apartments to choose from in Bengaluru. If you are looking for a new home, head to SOBHA Experience Centre to understand why a SOBHA home would be your best choice.