DDA Results Out: Dream Come true for 16,118 Lucky Applicants

Over seven lakh of people had rowed up to try their luck to have one’s own house in Delhi and a majority of them were disappointed. But for the 16,118 people it was a short of miracle, who now finally have an address of their own. Though DDA had published the list in newspapers and also uploaded it on its website, many turned up at Vikas Sadan on Tuesday to ensure that it wasn’t a fantasy.

“Suresh Kumar Kher who works at the airport got lucky as he was allotted a LIG flat in Narela. He with his wife, Sudha, and son went to Vikas Sadan as they wanted to be doubly sure of having got the flat.  “We had checked the DDA website in the morning and I had asked a friend also to double check it. My wife’s prayers have been answered. We live in rented accommodation at INA now and can’t believe we finally have a house of our own in the city. This is the first time they applied got lucky.

Kameshwar Nath Mahato, came to Delhi from Jharkhand 15 years back. He works as a supervisor at United Coffee House. He was in suspense till the morning as he couldn’t access the DDA website because of the heavy traffic. “The flat is in the name of my wife, Anita Kumar Mahato, and I have worked very hard for this. I, my wife and my two-year-old daughter are going to see our LIG flat in Rohini’s Sector-28. The house is affordable, about Rs 13 lakh, ” Said Kameshwar Nath.

Vikas, had come to check on behalf of his brother, Sandeep Kumar, said the family was going to Sirsa to pray at a Gurdwara and thank god for the good luck granted on
them “We live on rent in Karol Bagh but now I can tell my friends that I have a house of my own. Also, we brothers can finally think of marriage now that we have a house,” said Vikas, whose brother has been allotted an LIG flat in Narela.

Mahesh Kumar had been provoked by his girlfriend and his father to take a chance. “I’ve never been so lucky and wasn’t anticipating much from this scheme. I applied at the last minute and didn’t even look at the paper in the morning. I am thrilled,” he said.

Ranjan Chopra didn’t bother to go to the DDA headquarters. He lives in Munirka and was working on Tuesday. Now, the proud owner of an HIG Flat in Vasant Kunj, he said. The entire family will now be shifting in a big house. “It’s because of my faith in god and the blessings of parents that I have been able to get it,” he says.


Points to Remember while Designing a Real Estate Website

The Home Church
Now days, internet is so much in trend that even for realty business, website seems to be must. According to a survey, every two out of three buyers surf the web to search their dream home. Therefore, if a firm wants to be recognized in the realty world, being online is the best lifeline.

The best way to launch oneself on the web is to hire a professional real estate website designer. While hiring one, you must keep in mind to check the previous records of the designer. This is an important aspect since experience matters more than anything else.

Some factors that make a real estate website cheap and best are:

Interactive flash maps which display the currently selling properties across your operational area. Interactive maps can be developed for different locations as per your need.

After the looks comes the user interface of the website. The site must have an interactive interface with an ease for the buyer to send his query.

Next, the site content must have good content. There must be exact information displayed on the site without any redundancy.

Finally, the site must have the capability to catch leads and track backs.

With all these points, one major issue that must be dealt by the site is the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) integrated within the site.

A good website serves you as a 24*7 sales person with very little investment.

Realty Getting Costlier

My House drawing,  back side
April 23, 2010

The real estate buyers are in big trouble in how to buy a dream home with these increasing costs of realty day by day. Since more than eight months, a 30-year-old professional, Nisha Parekh, has been searching for a proper and affordable residential space in Ahmadabad for her family but has not yet succeeded despite of aggrandizing her budget by Rs. 10 lakh, i.e, from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 35 lakh.

This is not the story of just one Nisha. It is about all the young buyers who failed to buy their dream home since the prices of realty shoot up by 30 percent in August 2009. Ms Pakekh, who till recently was working as a researcher with ISRO also added that due to these price hikes, she failed to buy her a dream home aven after increasing the budget with a decent amount.

One more witness of this price hike is Mr. Dutta, who noticed that in 2008 prices in Mumbai touched the sky. He added that after this hike, on recognizing lower volumes of transactions, the developers use inducements as goodies to attract home buyers. A price correction of around 15% could bring back buoyancy into the market, based on various indications. According to him, if this price rise continues, it will force the developers to finally come up with certain schemes and discounts that were done away with.

Also according to him, the realtors are majorly focusing on high profile projects which fall in the category of above Rs. 40 lakh costing but if seen from buyer point of you, they are totally unaffordable,
even with the economy stabilising and improved job security.