Demands in Bangalore West take a major hike

The increasing commercial demand in the vicinity of West Bangalore is asking the residential sector to grow and lead the city to a better place.
The Mumbai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor, Greater Peenya Industrial Area, proposed Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) Metro Rail connectivity, Dabaspet Industrial Area, integrated townships along the NICE corridor, all these factors make the west of the city an investment destination. The plots in Bangalore in this region is owned by automotive parts, manufacturing, electrical, electroplating, pharmaceutical, chemical, electronics, building materials, aerospace components, garments, castings, forgings, foundries, and scientific instruments industries.
The whole area is well connected to the plunged road built over Peenya international airport, in the Mysore road. It is also connected to NICE corridor as well as the metro rail network.The well established and renowned market of Yeshwanthpur having a micro market with healthcare, retail and other public infrastructure gives a major push to people to come and live here.
Shrinivas Rao, CEO of APAC, Vestian Global services stated that the major factors that increase the rates of property in Bangalore are the presence of economic complexes and industrial sectors with the perfect physical infrastructure and amazing connectivity with all public convenience nearby. It has been noted that after 2008 this western area of Bangalore was influenced by a major hike in IT and ITeS companies which came and set up their base here. These industrial areas included Kumbalgodu and Bidadi which resulted in their nearby localities like Kengeri to become a popular residential choice for those who are employed in this area or the vicinity. According to reports and databases, Kumbalgodu Industrial Area, Bidadi Industrial Area and Global village IT park, together holds a total number of 80,000 employees. Also, after the rapid metro connectivity in this region, it has become very easy for people to travel and save their working hours. With all these factors in hand, the fact that region is well connected to the NICE Road, Outer Ring Road and Tumkur Road gives the place an additional advantage to grow more property in Bangalore west.
Currently, 79854604-lake_6the development that is being done in this region comprises of apartment projects and plots in Bangalore West. The Kengari residential sectors incorporate a large scale of apartment projects and townships in the mid segment value people. It is thus expected that the annual residential sale growth in this region is 6-8 percent while the rental yeild will be 4 percent.

A good news for Bangalore real estate

Stop worrying more about investing in a building or a land or any property in Bangalore specially those which are close to lakebeds.
The properties owned by builders near these lakebeds were told not to construct their builders as the National Green Tribunal, in an passed order on May 2016 clearly increased the buffer zone of the lakebeds from 30 metres to 75 metres and announced that no construction will be done around the 75 metres zone of the lakebeds. However, now the BBMP has given out a sigh of happiness. They have clarified that those projects which recieved their contrsution approval before May 2016 can resume their construction. These will be only applicable to those who got licened before the NGT order arrived.

BBmp recently issued a circular on 30th March 2017 which came out with the green signal for the buiilders. Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad ordered that the NGT directive will be now not be applicable for site and properties which already secured their plan before the Green Court came out with their new orders and restrictions. This implementation sent to all eight zonal heads has brought out a relief to the real estate sector and is expected to grow the market as well with the increased rates in such locations.

Now the builders are excited and are offering new deals in their flats in Bangalore lakebeds. These areas are now more costlier than ever. The serenity of the lakebeds of Bangalore has always been an ideal place for all the segments of the society and is much desired specially by old people who plan on living their old age in a wonderful environment as same.
Not only flats, but some builders are now planning on moving to lake house projects. They are now applying for permissions for their beautiful projects from the NGT and are expecting great revenues for the real estate market.

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Approval of Bangalore properties to go online

To manage Bangalore’s reputation of the country’s famous IT Hub, the BBMP has come out with a new rule which will be in favor of the technology. To ease the builders who own and want to convert them into a building for residential or office use, the procedure for getting the plan approvals will be done online. This was cut straight to chase the builders won’t have to run to post to seek clarifications. For this work, new executive engineers will be assigned the work of approvals. They will collectively work with zonal town planning officers.
This will be done in lieu of the latest E-Khata system announced in the BBMP budget on Saturday which said to enable the citizens to upload all the required documents and to avail their khatas online itself. Apart from this, the property tax collection which needs to be done will be carried forward by the geographic information system (GIS) in a collection with the Indian Space Research Organisation, according to the chairman of BBMP standing committee, MK Gunashekar (finance and taxation).

A digital survey of the whole Bangalore real estate will be carried out which will include tech parks, malls, and other commercial establishments, as well as the residential market of Bangalore, imageswill be minutely undertaken to ensure accurate evaluation of property tax.

New residential projects in North Bangalore

With the high increase in commercial activity in North Banglore region, the demand for residential sector also gets affected. New residential projects are being launched in this area which comprises of both apartments and Luxuroy homes (villas).

Bengaluru provides flats for sale in affordabe prices. The development in this area offers residential spaces for all three budgets; premium, mid range and luxury. Areas like Thanisandra, Yelahanka Doddaballapur, location near airport offers mig segment housing to its buyrers whereas, for luxury living one has to look for available in and arond Hennur Road, Kogilu, and some parts of Thanisandra.
New flats for sale in Hebbal-Yelahanka stretch of Bellary Road, which includes Hebbal and RMV II Stage has luxury apartments in the price range of Rs 8,000-12,000 per sqft. The areas situated beyond Devanahalli till Doddaballapur is very popular as it comprises of a large variety of high-end villa projects and also, plot development projects. The price here ranges between Rs 6,800-12,000 per sqft accumuating an area range of 2,500-7000sqft.
Meanwhile, the plot development projects in this area ranges from Rs 2,150 to 4,000 per sqft. Plots as well as luxury flats in this region are mostly preffered by high net worth individuals and investors due to their ability to serve as good holiday or retirement second home options. Apartments towards Nandi Hills Road are looked at with a keen eye as they range between Rs 7,300-10,00 per sqft. Vijayoura has new flats for sale ranging between 4,500-5,050.

Increasing residential demand in the Silicon Valley of India, Whitefield

As it is known that there is a large workforce employed in the area of Whitefield, and preferring to live in the vicinity, is increasing up the demands for residential options here for the comfort of the employees.
Once known as a secluded area of Bangalore to the Silicon Valley of India, Whitefield’s story was shaped primarily by the IT Hub revolution that changed the sleepy landscape with Asia’s first tech park which rose up in 1994.
The excellent development that took place in Whitefield and the EPIP zone have seen over the years seems like a page of a fictional book with a perfect ending. Mammoth towers in glass and chrome stand tall amidst natural greenery which has been long preserved by the developers of these MNC acquiring most of the Bangalore properties especially in Whitefield. Many hitherto heavy manufacturing factories have given a big hand to making this a wonderful place with a lot of infrastructural possibilities and residential flats in Bangalore.
It is no wonder that after all these factors these localities in the vicinity of these ultra facilitated tech parks have largely begun to mushroom into elite gated communities of residential buildings. Villas the high priority choice by the people who want to live here and work in these high-end vicinity of business parks.
While the ITPB has singularly driven the demand for residential property options in its vicinity, the other tech parks and business parks in the EPIP zone too have drawn a high demand for housing options ranging from mid-segment apartments and high-end homes enclosed within well-appointed gated enclaves, to villas and plots.
A member of the committee, Jain has stated that Whitefield, Electronics City, and the EPIP zone was a major initiative taken by the government to create the place into something better which eventually turned out to be called as the Silicon Valley of India with a number of reputed Multi Nationals setting up their base here. This is also increased the demand for high-end flats and villas by the people who come here every year from all over the country to earn their lavish living.

Hyderabad, a new commercial destination

Hyderabad is now becoming the new investment destination for the commercial property developers already based in Bengaluru. This is the time when the city’s real estate market is on a revival mode after almost five years of political ups and downs in the city.
Well developed companies such as DivyaSree Developers, Embassy, Salarpuria Sattva, and RMZ Corp have successfully built or still are in the process of building a noticeable commercial portfolio in the city. This, along with Bengaluru, which is also a home to some of the largest IT companies in the world, including Microsoft, Oracle, and Uber. However, the rentals of these cities are still not as high as other cities and therefore the companies are keenly looking at this as a growth trajectory.
As it is mostly seen, the existing customers of the city will be now looking in other cities as it provides them with more options and a higher scale for a better business. This However will result in the same rental prices of Hyderabad commercial property as it is for Bengaluru. Mike Holland, the CEO of Embassy Office Parks said that it can be strongly seen that the Hyderabad infrastructure will grow immensely after the political turmoils in Bengaluru.

Where to buy your house in Bangalore?

Like every other place, Bangalore also hit itself hard with demonetisation. This deeply effected the realty sector which consequenced in the announcements on Akrama Sakrama Scheme, National Green Tribunal’s drive to reduce the lake beds in the city. However, this is now beginning to change with the initial dust of demonetisation finally settling down. With the Union Budget Announcement, which extended a big hand to support the affordable housing, the demands have increased yet again.

Bangalore is reported as the third largest hub for High Net Worth Individuals which increases the demands for luxury housing in the form of apartments or plots in Bangalore. As the southern and eastern zones of Bangalore are popular for their commercial complexes and workplaces, major residential demands are fed by these areas.

With a 4% increase of ready to move in demands, a data was collected about where should buy their properties according to the budget.

For those who wish to manage a housing within 40lakhs have a number of options to choose from sppecially in the IT hubs such as electronic city. 1bhk Flats falls the most popular under this category. Amonsgt married couples who choose to live in the city regarding work, opt for a 2bhk house in Electronic City, Whitefield or Bannerghatta Road.

The residential demand in these areas are the highest and always dominate the popularity charts with a perfect capture of 40% of the total demands.

Apart from this, the Bangalore real estate is not keeping the 3BHK Flats and private villas aside and are launching new apartments under the category of 60lakh to 1 crore in areas like Hennur which have large scale infrastructure, easy connect with outer ring road and the international airport. Apart from Hennur, Kanakpura Road and Hebbal are also set with their ready to move in flats to meet the expectations of investors who desire luxury laced with tranquility.

Now for those entrepreneurs who does not wish to compromise on their lavish living and royalty, Bangalore is providing them plots and private villas in the range of Rs 1 Crore- 2 crore in areas such as Sarjarpur Road and Arekere. These have recently turned out to be a royal investing for the rich entrepreneurs which are mostly HNIs.

High Rise Apartments To Offer New Skyline To Bangalore

Bangalore now has more numbers of high rise apartments. They are providing a new skyline to the high-tech city.

BANGALORE: High rise apartments had become a necessity in Mumbai and other top cities where there is no sufficient space for development. Till recently, there weren’t many high rise apartments in Bangalore mainly because there was sufficient land for developing projects. Continue reading

Bharti Walmart to Fix Deal with Century Group

Bharti Walmart plans to set up its first cash & carry store in Bangalore. The Indian wing of US based retail major, is reported to be in final talks with Century Real Estate for the purpose.

Bharti Walmart prefers to set up its first cash and carry store in Bangalore. The firm is the Indian wing of American retail major has entered into final talks with Bangalore based Century Real Estate Holdings. Continue reading

Home Prices Sees Rise Despite Weak Home Sales

Home prices in Mumbai rose in the last quarter. Meanwhile the period was noted for lower home sales as well.

MUMBAI: Home sales are down. The real estate market is sluggish. Yet the home prices are not affected by them. It seems that the home prices are not aware of the weak home sales. Continue reading

Sahara Grabs another Piece of Bangalore Land for Rs.149 Cr

With the plan to construct a commercial and hotel project in Bangalore, Sahara has bought a plot here at a price of Rs.149 Cr.

BANGALORE: Even when the group is stepping on hot live-coals spread by the Securities and Exchange Board of India, and the order of Supreme Court, Sahara has no change, no fear. Continue reading

Housing Projects for Seniors, Bangalore Tops The List

There are seven housing projects for seniors in Bangalore. The city is far ahead to the others like Chennai and Pune which has three each such projects.

Bangalore is one of the prime IT hubs in India. It is known for its IT development. Temperate climate, end-user oriented residential sector, stable property prices, etc. were some of the most used adjectives for Bangalore city. Adding to all these is the top position for developing most number of housing projects for the ‘seniors.’ Continue reading

Bangalore and Mumbai bag majority of PERE funds

Private Equity in Real Estate (PERE) is more in Bangalore and Mumbai. Other cities like Chennai and Pune are also favorites for the private equity investors.
The IT projects in Bangalore  more popular for PERE investors.

The IT projects in Bangalore more popular for PERE investors.

South and West remain favorites for private equity real estate investors. Majority of the Private Equity in Real Estate (PERE) investment is done in the south and west cities of India; especially in Bangalore and Mumbai.

Last year Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune together received Rs.27,907 Cr of PERE investment. This amounts to 84% of the total investment.

The reports say that the Delhi-NCR received the third highest PERE Investment. But experts refute this by pointing out that though Jwala Real Estate and Indiabulls Infratech are Delhi registered companies, their projects are in Mumbai. It means that the investment in the National Capital Region remains only on the paper.

Blackstone is the largest PE investor in India. The US-based PE major alone has invested over $600 million in the Indian realty. However the group has so far invested only in the south and west India. Bangalore holds majority of their investments. The group has also invested in Pune and some southern and eastern cities. Continue reading

JLL to Raise Rs.1200 Cr Commercial Realty Fund

Jones Lang LaSalle is planning to raise a new realty fund. The main focus of JLL’s Rs.1200 Cr realty fund will be commercial sector.
JLL plans to raise Rs.1200 Cr to invest in the commercial realty.

JLL plans to raise Rs.1200 Cr to invest in the commercial realty.

BANGALORE: Late last year Jones Lang LaSalle launched a private equity fund. The PE fund collected Rs.300 Cr. Now JLL is looking forward to raise another realty fund for investing in the commercial realty.

If JLL collected Rs.300 Cr for investing in the residential sector, the new fund, which is four times bigger than the first, will be invested in the commercial realty.

Rs.1200 Cr realty fund is expected to be launched by the 2013-end. Their first fund was invested in Bangalore. JLL invested the amount in two residential projects.

Though the new fund is expected to be invested in the commercial sector, details are not available. Sources with direct knowledge say that the decision is not yet taken as to whether the investment should be domestic or offshore.

While senior executives of JLL could not be contacted for comments, a person with direct knowledge commented that the investment will be in the commercial sector. He added that the real estate consultants are looking for higher returns from their investment and for this commercial realty is better now. Continue reading

Bangalore saw doubled PERE investments in 2012

Global real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield reported that Bangalore received nearly Rs.32.3 billion of Private Equity in Real Estate- PERE investments.
PERE investments have risen in Bangalore.

PERE investments have risen in Bangalore.

BANGALORE: According to the latest report by Cushman & Wakefield PERE investments have increased in Bangalore. Last year the city received Rs.32.3 billion in the form of private equity investments. The global property consultants reported that the amount is double the size than that of last year.

Most of the private equity investments were done in the commercial sector. The PE investors like Blackstone and others shifted their investment plans to the commercial sector.

While Rs.32.3 billion was invested in the commercial sector, only Rs.28.5 billion was invested in the residential sector. However the pre-launch residential properties witnessed highest number of PE deals. Though about 25 PE deals took place in the residential sector, the amount was comparatively far lower.

With Rs.13 billion of PE investments, Mumbai stood on the second spot. Delhi-NCR stood third with INR Rs.7 billion of investments. While Mumbai witnessed a minimal decline of 2%, NCR saw a sharp decline of 44%. Continue reading

Jones Lang LaSalle to invest in Bangalore realty

Bangalore seems the most preferred realty investment destination for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Global property consultant will make their entry into the investment arena by investing in Bangalore.
Stable residential market in Bangalore attracts Jones Lang LaSalle.

Stable residential market in Bangalore attracts Jones Lang LaSalle.

Out of its first India-focused real estate fund, Jones Lang LaSalle will make an investment. However their first investment will be in Bangalore, their most preferred choice.

As per the available sources, Jones Lang LaSalle plans to invest Rs.30 Cr in Bangalore for developing two luxury housing projects. The deal will be done under Jones Lang LaSalle’s Segregated Funds Group. The closed fund has collected a total amount of Rs.300 Cr.

Four sites in Bangalore have been identified by Jones Lang LaSalle. JLL has entered into final talks with two developers of the city. If the talks come in the way JLL expects, the developers will be developing two residential projects in the city.

Last year itself, Jones Lang LaSalle received the approval of Securities and Exchange Board of India. Continue reading

Development of Mumbai Bangalore corridor: Cameron says ready to fund

While visiting India, British Prime Minister David Cameron told that his government would fund for the development of Mumbai-Bangalore corridor.
Camron offers financial aid to India to complete the development of Mumbai-Bangalore corridor

Camron offers financial aid to India to complete the development of Mumbai-Bangalore corridor.

Mumbai to Bangalore corridor spreads across over 1000 km.  Along this corridor nearly 9 districts and a good number of cities could be built. Around 2 to 3 million of population can settle in each city. Once the project is completed, Mumbai – Bangalore corridor would be offering millions of jobs. David Cameron, the  British PM,  has showed readiness to help India complete the project.

Speaking about the growth potential of the corridor, Cameron said that the physical infrastructure should be developed in the first phase.The development of social infrastructure must be followed, he added.

Offering their help to finance the project, Cameron said that their government is happy to see the development of Mumbai-Bangalore corridor. Besides financial assistance to the Indian government, Britain also has showed its readiness to cooperate with India in the project.

British prime minister’s office said that the British officials had been working on the 1000 km-long corridor from Mumbai to Bangalore. It added that they already have assessed and analyzed the project well. The development of the corridor: at an estimated cost of $25 billion, will link the commercial capital with the tech hub.

Mumbai-Bangalore corridor needs to be developed, says Cameron.

Mumbai-Bangalore corridor needs to be developed, says Cameron.

While addressing the business people and workers at Hindustan Unilever Limited, Cameron told that their country could find complete solution. He added that Britain has good architects, planners and finance experts who could offer better solution to the project.

The British PM predicted that this corridor would be holding 11.8% of total GDP of India by the year 2020. 5.8% of the total population also will be concentrating on this area.

The first phase development will include physical infrastructure, consisting power generation, telecommunication facilities and other transport networks. Once the physical infrastructure is completed, the social infrastructure including education and healthcare facilities should be developed.

Development of 24 industrial cities along the railway line that links New Delhi with Mumbai has also been planned. The project will be developed with the help of Japan. However the project is moving very slowly now and has not reached anywhere around completion.

The British government also has showed its readiness to fund the project. They will fund around $1.55 million or one million Pounds. The project, if completed, would generate over a half million jobs in the country. This will be besides the indirect jobs which the project will bring in. So the total number of jobs would be over two million or even more.

Bangalore Sees Rentals of Top-End Villas Declining

Rentals of top-end villas declined in Bangalore over the past year. This is mainly due to the increased number of villa projects in Bangalore.
Top-end villas face rental decline in Bangalore

Top-end villas in Bangalore face decline of rentals.

With many upcoming residential villa projects in the city, Bangalore now sees a decline of rentals of top-end villas. Moreover the rentals are affected by the lowered number of expats in the city.

Available data prove that the rentals of top-end villas have declined by 25 to 30% in the past year.

DTZ India, a leading property consultant, reported that the rentals in Whitefield are going at lower rates. Whitefield, last year, had seen a growth of rentals from 2.5 L to Rs.4 lakh per month. However the rental rates have gone sharply down this year.

Another realty consultant L J Hooker India too reported a similar fall of rentals in the city. It stated that the rental, even at the most sought after Palm Meadows, have fallen sharply from Rs.4 lakh to Rs.3 lakh per month.

Most corporates have reduced their budgets due to the tight global market conditions. Some of them even had the plans to cut short the number of expat. Continue reading

Corporates Move HQs to Bigger Offices As Rentals Fall

Perfectly utilizing the sluggish realty market and the fallen rentals in the cities many of the corporates are now moving their headquarters to bigger offices where they will enjoy better amenities and facilities loaded with ample space.
Corporates plan to shift  their HQs to bigger offices as rentals slightly fall.

Corporates plan to shift their HQs to bigger offices as rentals slightly fall.

Due to the sluggish realty market the rentals have fallen in many of the cities like Bangalore and Mumbai. Seeing this fall of rentals as a good opportunity, many of the corporates are moving their headquarters to bigger offices.

Bigger offices with ample space are also noted for better amenities and facilities. The corporates are sure that they enjoy better amenities now at comparatively an equal amount or slightly higher amount they used to spend for a small office now.

The Corporates feel that the headquarters is the sign of their prestige and status. The fall of rentals in some of the top cities of India has prompted them to think in this way to move their HQs to bigger offices. Continue reading

Blackstone To Buy Bangalore Business Park For $367 Mn

US-based private equity firm Blackstone, along with two Indian real estate firms, plans to buy Business Park in Bangalore at a price of $367 million (Approximately Rs.19.5 billion).
Blackstone aims to own Business Park in Bangalore.

Blackstone aims to own Business Park in Bangalore.

US-based Blackstone plans to buy Bangalore Business Park for a sum of $367 million. The private equity major is in talks and is expected to buy the Business Park in Bangalore. The deal is said to be over within two or three months.

The Rs.19.5 billion deal is expected to be the largest ever private equity investment in India since 2008. Blackstone, along with HDFC and Embassy Realty group, will equally invest in the Business Park in Bangalore. The Business Park is located in the outskirts of Bangalore. Continue reading

Real Estate Price Trends: Job -Generation Determines

Real estate flourishes only in cities which generate higher numbers of job opportunities. In these areas real estate price trends remain more dynamic. Other factors remain unable to bring any favor to the real estate price trends.
real estate price trends

Real estate price trends shift according to the location’s capacity to generate large job-opportunities.

Real estate price trends change according to the construction costs and inflation. However the dramatic shifts of prices is more visible in cities which produce higher number of job opportunities.

South Indian cities like Bangalore and Chennai, other cities like Hyderabad and Pune appear to be ahead of other bigger cities in creating job opportunities. With this improved and leading position in creating job opportunities, these cities witness better real estate growth in comparison to Delhi and Mumbai.

Jones Lang LaSalle India’s CEO Om Ahuja reported that if the situation goes on like this these cities will overtake Mumbai and Delhi. He also pointed to the growth of Gurgaon as well. Continue reading

Blackstone Sets Its Luring Eye On Vrindavan Tech Village

Private equity major Blackstone has entered into final talks to buy Vrindavan Tech Village. The private equity firm expects to fix the deal for Vrindavan Tech Village, Bangalore for Rs.900 Cr.
Vrindavan Tech Village

Vrindavan Tech Village: On the verge to be bought by Blackstone.

Blackstone, a leading private equity Group, is in its final talks with the authorities of Vrindavan Tech Village. Bangalore-based Vrindavan Tech Village is one of the largest IT parks of the city. The deal is said to be fixed at an amount of nearly Rs.900 Cr.

The Private equity biggie has hit the news headlines with its dealings with many real estate developers. Blackstone recently had business-deals with DLF.  Last year, it acquired DLF’s IT SEZ in Pune by paying Rs.810 Cr. Continue reading

ORR Bangalore Offers Better Odds To Comm. Real Estate

Outer Ring Road (ORR Bangalore) offers better odds for Bangalore real estate market. Lang LaSalle India reported that Outer ring road is the best performing commercial area in Bangalore.
ORR Bangalore is one of the best commercial real estate area.

ORR Bangalore (Outer ring road)turns up as one of the best commercial real estate area.

The latest report of Jones Lang LaSalle India (JLL) revealed that ORR Bangalore is the best performing commercial area. The JLL report specially highlighted the growing importance of K. R. Puram – Marathahalli – Sarjapur Road stretch.

According to the recent studies by JLL the ORR Bangalore has an increased growth. This area has become one of the most performing commercial areas in Bangalore. Whitefield also is said to be included in the best performing commercial areas in Bangalore metropolitan. Continue reading

Real Estate Chennai Grows Faster Than Bangalore

Recent trends in Chennai real estate show that it will stand with Bangalore real estate. How far it will take place? Following comparative analysis will tell you how far.

chennai real estate seems to be in safer hands

Chennai Real Estate Seems to Be in Safer Hands. ( image source )

Chennai and Bangalore are two prominent South Indian cities which generate new business. Both the cities have witnessed a higher level of growth in the recent past yet Chennai real estate stands little higher.

Real estate sector in both these cities are growing very fast. Of course Bangalore might stand steps ahead regarding the maturity aspect. Market growth of Bangalore which preceded that of Chennai can be counted as the reason behind this. Continue reading

Bangalore Real Estate Price Sees Another Hike

Bangalore Real Estate Price hikes again. Despite being affected by the upcoming of Gurgaon, Noida and other suburbs, Bangalore kept its position among the top real estate fields. Due to many reasons there was a considerable growth in Bangalore Real Estate Price. Bangalore emerged as another hotter spot for the real estate. The price of the land and properties of Bangalore rocketed in recent years. Continue reading