Akash Pharande is Managing Director - Pharande Spaces, a leading real estate construction and development firm famous for its township properties in West Pune. Pharande Promoters & Builders, the flagship company of Pharande Spaces and an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is a pioneer of townships in West Pune.
How to negotiate the price of a home?
Buying a home is often the most expensive purchase anyone makes in their lifetime, and everyone wants to get the best possible price.
A home in Pune – PCMC or PMC?
Pune has been witnessing increasing inward migration, thanks to better job prospects, and the many high-grade educational institutions unlike other metros
Indian millennials on a homebuying spree
The last few years have been a game changer for millennials buying homes - including in the types of homes they prefer. From 2020 onward, millennials began looking for homes with dedicated office space for remote work.
Ready-to-move or under-construction?
The age-old question in India is: what is preferable, ready-to-move (RTM) homes or under-construction properties? Both have advantages and disadvantages.
Golf homes – a rare luxury housing category
The game of golf has always been around ever since we can remember. India's first golf club started in Calcutta in 1829 and was the oldest club outside Great Britain
Coworking – a major step for India inc.
Coworking may be the latest rage in commercial real estate, especially now that COVID-19 has shaken up the office sector - but lot more
Covid-19 pandemic redefines luxury living
Luxury is a highly over-used word in Indian real estate. There has never been one clear definition of a luxury home in India.
Non-metro cities -new real estate investment hubs
India has over 40 non-metro cities with a million-plus population, and some of these are growing as fast as their tier I counterparts
Changing world of digital real estate marketing
In the highly competitive real estate marketing space, advertising remains one of the developers' most powerful marketing tools.
Urban planning – key to Pune’s development
One of the objectives of urban planning is to ensure that local population has access to the resources they need to carry on their livelihoods
Festive season- good news for housing in Pune
Ganesh Chaturthi marks the onset of the festive season, particularly in Maharashtra and some parts of South India, where people celebrate the festival enthusiastically and consider this part of the year auspicious for buying property. Housing sales from September onwards (except in the 'shradh period) up to December are usually higher when compared to the other three quarters of the year.
Property E-Registration in Maharashtra – a game-changer
In 2019, the Maharashtra government first introduced the online registration of property documents to reduce paperwork, save time, and improve transparency.
Environmental clearances behind overdue projects
More than 70% buildings that were to be completed in India by 2030 are yet to be built whereas in other countries like UK 80% of the buildings scheduled to be finished by 2050 are already complete.
Townships – redefining Indian housing
There are about 108 large integrated township projects across India. NCR, with its huge abundance of land parcels, is home to almost 40% of them. In Maharashtra, Pune has at least eight residential-only and larger integrated townships that are properly connected to the main cities.
One Year of COVID – Pune Housing Market Holds its Ground
Pune's housing market did fairly well even in the last year. Both demand and new supply have been good and even picked up speed after restrictions were rolled back following the first wave in 2020.
Pune Real Estate – In Need of Intervention
Indian real estate sector has suffered due to COVID-19 pandemic. Pune is no exception. Pune also saw a complete halt in construction activity during the first pandemic lockdown period.
Air quality – from fundamental right to privilege
Across the world, we are seeing one of the worst side-effects of unfettered urbanization - the deterioration of air quality. In India, cities like Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Pune are notable examples of this.
Urse – the new luxury township hotspot
Urse is exactly at the midpoint between Pimpri-Chinchwad and Lonavala, with a short drive time of 20 minutes either way. Urse also serves as a connecting junction or bypass for the northeast-southeast corridors connecting the industrial areas of Chakan, Talegaon with Hinjawadi. The proposed Navi Mumbai International airport at Panvel is just 83 kms away from Urse.
Pune: Redefining Livability in Maharashtra
Pune has a lot going for it - it has a strong industrial belt, is a major education hub and an important base for the armed forces, and is the second major IT destination of the country. In recent years, the Centre for American Entrepreneurship called it an ‘emerging global start-up hub.’
PCMC- one of the best-planned real estate destinations in the country
PCMC needs no introduction. PCMC has seen significant real estate growth over the years, both in terms of demand and supply.
Punawale- an ideal investment destination for every season and reason
Strategically located off the Pune-Mumbai Expressway, Punawale has emerged as a flourishing real estate hotspot in West Pune.