CommonFloor.com features on TVF’s Chai Sutta Chronicles

At the behest of to-be wife – Ipsa, Gaurav finds a home with the help of CommonFloor.com. He then asks Chai Sutta buddies and flat-mates, Raghav and Siddharth to make separate living arrangements. With much resentment and many hard feelings Raghav and Siddharth head out to find a house better than that of Gaurav. Just when their house hunting struggle seems to end with an apartment the two find, things heat up once again with a debate on who gets to keep the master bed room.

Catch some hilarious, rib tickling claims that the two make to land themselves the master bedroom.

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What are the affordable BHK prices across cities?

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Insights

1) It’s not possible to buy  a 1BHK in Andheri – Mumbai with a budget of 40 Lakhs.

2) On an average you can buy a 2BHK in the budget range 40L – 80L in Whitefield, Noida, Gurgaon, Kelambakkam and Gachibowli.

3) The price of an average 2BHK in Mumbai would cost more than Rs.1.6Cr while you can buy a 4BHK in Whitefield, Noida , Gurgaon, Kelambakkam and Gachibowli.

 

CommonFloor.com introduces a new feature for you – Market Trends

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What’s the obsession with the first three floors of an apartment?

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While buying an apartment, the one choice you may need to look for is which floor is best for you. Apartment buyers who want to live on a high floor may limit their apartment search to high-rise buildings while the others who don’t care much about the choice of floor just wish to avoid renting a ground-floor apartment out of security fears.

Bottom Floor

Living on the first floor, despite all potential downsides, is crucial to many people for the following reason: Cheap electricity. You can expect to have the cheapest light bill when you live at ground level, particularly in the summer. During the winter, however, your rates may spike, especially if the apartment isn’t well insulated. On a day when the weather is relatively cooler, you can save even more money by leaving the windows open when you’re home and just letting the breeze flow through.

Top Floor

Being at the top has its perks, too. Unfortunately, cheaper electricity isn’t one of them. Even on a cool breezy day like the one I mentioned above, opening your windows might not do much good when you’re living closer to the clouds. The reason, of course, is that heat rises. This means your AC will have to work harder to keep you cool. However, this same principle will benefit you in the colder months as the heat from below will rise into your apartment, essentially forcing the folks below you to share the wealth.

Conclusion

Depending on where you live, there are typically more warm months than there are cool ones. This should be something to consider when deciding which floor you’ll live on, as the price differences can be drastic.

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CommonFloor.com wins Realty King Award

CommonFloor Groups adjudged as the best “Online Community Management Platform”

Bangalore, June 10, 2014: CommonFloor.com, India’s leading real estate portal today announced that they have received the Realty King award in the “Online community Management Platform” category.

The CommonFloor.com team at the award function

The CommonFloor.com team at the award function

One of the most prestigious and sought after recognition in the real estate industry, the award was given by Former Miss World, Diana Hayden at the Realty King Conclave in Gurgaon on June 6, 2014. Sumit Jain, Co-founder Company CEO, who was also a speaker at the conclave, collected the award for CommonFloor.com.

Sumit receiving the award from Diana Hayden

Sumit receiving the award from Diana Hayden

Also present for the occasion were key personnel from the Real estate Industry. Some of the stalwarts attending the function included Lt Gen Rajender Singh, CEO-DLF, Sanjeeva Singh Vice President – Tata Housing, Rajesh Singhal President – Central Park among others.

Sumit addressing the audience at the event

Sumit addressing the audience at the event

Commenting on the occasion, Sumit said, “While our efforts and offering have delighted our consumers, it is extremely humbling and motivating to be recognized by our peers in the real estate industry. We shall continue on our pursuit to make property related decisions simpler and better informed.”

About CommonFloor.com:

Launched in 2007 by Sumit Jain, Lalit Mangal and Vikas Malpani, CommonFloor.com, is an innovative online service that combines property search, apartment management and vendor management and caters to a person’s complete residential requirements.

From searching for an apartment to facilitating interactions within an apartment community on the ‘commonfloor’ platform, to connecting one to relevant service providers, the portal is dedicated to meeting all aspects of consumers’ needs around their home. With property listings from 120 cities, it has over 1 lakh projects listed with it. CommonFloor.com has been funded by Accel Partners and Tiger Global.

To know more about CommonFloor.com, please visit: http://www.commonfloor.com

For editorial related queries, please contact:

Ankita Dubey

+91 9886556823

DIY: Make Your Own Mosquito Trap At Home

There’s a famous saying that if you think you are too small to impact someone’s life, try to sleep with a mosquito in the room. Maybe you wanted to read a nice book or watch a movie in silence, but the constant nagging of an otherwise harmless insect has ruined your day? Then, you should make this DIY Mosquito Trap.

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Image source : www.goodshomedesign.com

Materials required:

200 ml water

50 grams of brown sugar

1 gram of yeast

2 litre plastic bottle

Directions:

 1. Cut the plastic bottle into half.

2. Mix the brown sugar with hot water and Let it cool.

3. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.

4. Add the yeast to the mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.

4. Place the funnel part of the bottle (top half, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.

5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the colour black.)

6. Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.

Enjoy your mosquito demolition mission :)

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Fancy Living the Green Living style? Here are a few Simple and Easy Tips for Green Living in your apartment to get you started.

15 Easy Green Living Tips To Incorporate Into Your Daily Life

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Most of us wish to do our bit for the environment. But if only there was a simple and easy way to do so. Well, guess what! There is in fact a simple and easy way to contribute to the environment. You’d be amazed at what a few simple green methods can do for the environment. Here are a few tips that can help you in doing your bit for the planet.

1) Recycle Your Clothes
2) Clean Fruits and Vegetables with Vinegar
3) ReCycle - Reuse - Adopt
4) Say no to plastic bags
5) Dont use plastic cups often
6) Use Vinegar for everyday household cleaning
7) Use Nitrogen to fill up car tyres
8) Save Electricity
9) Dont charge electricals off car battery
10) Look for alternate sources of electricity
11) Car pool to work
12) Print only when necessary
13) Adopt rain water harvesting
14) Use Fluorescent lamps
15) Adopt organic gardening

 

Make the switch by going ahead and incorporating these into your daily and support Green Living.

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Furnished, semi furnished & unfurnished property options on CommonFloor.com

CommonFloor.com takes search customization a notch up with yet another filter. Now scout for un-furnished, semi-furnished and fully furnished homes for rent or for purchase with the latest CommonFloor.com filter.

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Filter to select the Furnishing state of the property

If you are looking for a home where you want to bring in every single piece of furnishing as per your choice then you could look for precisely just that – an unfurnished home with the unfurnished filter option.

Example of the fully furnished property

Example of the fully furnished property

If you want basic furnishing like cupboards and kitchen cabinets but are looking to bring in your own beds, and living room furniture then the semi furnished option would work best.

Example of semi furnished property

Example of semi furnished property

And for those of you who wish to do away completely with the hassle of arranging for your own furniture look for fully furnished accommodation with the “fully furnished filter”.

Example of unfurnished property

Example of unfurnished property

How to attract butterflies during summer!

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1) Plant your butterfly garden in a sunny spot. Butterflies rarely linger in shady areas.

2) Grow plenty of nectar-rich plants such as pentas, ageratum, nicotiana, sunflower, verbena, alyssum, marigold, heliotrope, flannel flower and butterfly bush.Red, yellow, orange, pink, or purple blooms are the most popular with butterflies.

3) Avoid using poisonous pesticides and products containing Bacillus thuringiensis.

4) Place a shallow dish of muddy water in a sunny spot. You will be surprised with how many butterflies come to the ‘mud puddle’.

A look inside the US President’s Residence – The White House

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While details of palaces and castles of kings and queens filled in pages of history books have captured our imagination as children, mansions of today’s states of head are no less awe-inspiring. Whether it’s the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Élysée Palace or the Buckingham palace– each one continues to attract thousands of visitors each day.  Among this list, the house of the world’s most powerful leader is perhaps the most spoken and discussed about mansion. Every president of the United States of America since John Adams has occupied the White House, and the history of this building extends far beyond the construction of its walls. From the Ground Floor Corridor rooms, transformed from their early use as service areas, to the State Floor rooms, where countless leaders and dignitaries have been entertained, the White House is both the home of the President of the United States his family and a museum of American history.

The White House is a place where history continues to unfold. Here’s some interesting facts about The White House.

1) There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels to accommodate all the people who live in, work in, and visit the White House. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8staircases, and 3 elevators.

2) The White House has six floors—two basements, two public floors, and two floors for the First Family.

3) At various times in history, the White House has been known as the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s House,” and the “Executive Mansion.” President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.

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4) The White House receives approximately 6,000 visitors a day.

5) With five full-time chefs, the White House kitchen is able to serve dinner to as many as 140 guests and hors d’oeuvres(a small savoury dish, typically served as an appetizer.) to more than 1,000.

6) The White House requires 570 gallons of paint to cover its outside surface.

7) For recreation, the White House has a variety of facilities available to its residents, including a tennis court, a jogging track, a swimming pool, a movie theatre, a billiard room, and a bowling lane.

Well that’s not all. Equally interesting is the estimated worth of the White House. Real estate major Zillow has published one of its Zestimates, saying that the 16-bedroom, 35-bathroom single-family home located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. would be worth about $319 million on the open market. The White house is indeed one of most expensive homes around the world.

Sources :

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/inside-white-house

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