TMR: Old Hyderabad is gearing up for a new look!

Hyderabad- the land of pearls and Nawabs! Its charm lies in not just the glass towers that line its skyline but in the by-lanes of the old city, where the hidden treasures lie. Dotted with shops that sell bangles, pearls and other jewels, and the aroma of the famous Hyderabadi biryani and bakery biscuits lingering by, Old Hyderabad has a charm of itself. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it’s another world in the lanes around Charminar and River Musi where heritage and history combine. This world has always fascinated people from far and wide and continues to leave them in awe to date.

The resilient real estate market of Hyderabad hasn’t swayed in the past 6 years and more, inspite of the pandemic and its disruptions. The housing market has remained at the forefront as resilient and flexible and has experienced stable growth over the years. Constant efforts by the municipal authorities and the state government have to be credited for this boom. Over the years, the city has not just fared well but also topped the charts as the best city to live in the “Quality of Living Index” for years consecutively now. It continues to be among the top cities in terms of purchasing power index, safety index, healthcare index and cost of living index, property price to income ratio index, traffic commute time index, pollution index, and climate index. A booming IT sector and employment opportunities in tech start-ups and unicorns have resulted in a rise in migrant influx to the city, who now call it their home. With increased hiring and hefty pay by Info Techs and start-ups, the economy in the state is growing like never before. The demand for rising is also credited to this growth. 

The residential market in Hyderabad is a mix of end users and investors, and with the economy growing and positive traction from both, the demand is projected to stay robust in the coming years. The city’s rapid urbanization isn’t limited to its outskirts and suburbs anymore. It has now seeped into pockets of the Old city along the streets of Ghanzi Bazar, Noorkhan Bazar, Pathergatti, Aghapura and other colonies around Charminar. Old homes in these areas are now making way for modern buildings that cater to the residential and commercial needs of their new-age owners.

While many have opted to revamp their spaces, others have leased out portions of their homes to tenants. These upgrades, local industry experts observe, have pushed rates to an all-time high. Notwithstanding the caps on construction, projects in this part of the city are priced anywhere above Rs.3500 per sq. ft. Several online real estate portals list apartments in this vicinity for sale between 3,400 and 5,500 per sq.ft. In other prime locations, residents have leased out entire buildings for commercial purposes that bring them anything between Rs.1 lakh to 1.5 lakh as rent.  

All these numbers and figures highlight the growing demand for housing in Hyderabad and the growing opportunities in the state. Secure a future for your family in this city of prospects with TMR Group. Our plots in the land of future opportunities make the ideal investment for a secured future. Become a part of our gated communities across the state with a blockbuster discount this Sravana Masam across all our projects in Hyderabad. To know more about this offer, and other projects, visit www.tmrinfra.com

TMR Booming:Hyderabad Home prices on a high with booming tech salaries!

Google this year announced plans to build its largest campus outside the Mountain View headquarters in the Pearl City of Hyderabad. But it’s not the only one. Hyderabad is also home to giants Amazon, Microsoft, and thousands of other tech companies, unicorns, and start-ups. In just 2021, the city added 2,250 tech start-ups and 42 unicorns to its ecosystem. So let us first understand what has brought about this bloom in the city.

Ever since the formation of Telangana, its state government has undertaken various initiatives and passed several laws to promote IT development and foreign investment in the state. These measures include the HITEC City (Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City) to boost information technology, engineering, health informatics, and bioinformatics in Hyderabad, the Start-up Telangana portal to promote start-ups, MoUs with Microsoft and Google to develop the local ecosystem and accelerate sustainable economic development in the city.

Evidently, the booming IT sector and employment opportunities have resulted in a rise in the incomes of households in the state. With increased hiring and hefty pay by Info Techs and start-ups, the economy is booming like never before. As a result, Hyderabad has been ranked second in the country in terms of salaries drawn. The Salary Trends Report 2021 suggests that the average salary in Hyderabad for junior level (0-5 years of experience) stands at Rs. 5.93 lakh per annum, and for mid-level (6-14 years of experience), the salary is Rs. 17.71 lakh per annum.

Simply put, these paychecks are fuelling the demand for residential properties in the land of Nawabs like never before. The Telangana government’s Municipal Administration & Urban Development (MA & UD) report states, “The city’s residential market has emerged as the ‘best performer’ compared to other metros in terms of the property price to income ratio.”

Another report by Mercer has rated Hyderabad as the best city in India in the “Quality of Living Index” for six years consecutively. It remains number one in the purchasing power index, safety index, healthcare index, cost of living index, property price to income ratio index, traffic commute time index, pollution index, and climate index.

Constant efforts by the government have ensured that the city fares well on all parameters when it comes to lifestyle and living. The state Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao had mentioned earlier this year that the government aims to make Hyderabad one of the top 30 cities to live in globally. . “We are not competing with any other city in India – our aim is to put Hyderabad among the top 30 cities in the world so far as quality of life and economic competitiveness is concerned,” he said.

Hyderabad has not seen a single year of decline in average price per square foot since its inception in 2014. Veera Babu, the Managing Director of Hyderabad & East India, Cushman and Wakefield, a global commercial real estate services firm, credits this boom in the residential market to employment generation in the city.

Hyderabad’s residential market comprises four major districts — Hyderabad, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Rangareddy, and Sangareddy. Of them, Medchal-Malkajgiri has recorded the highest home sales, with a share of 44% till April 2022. These increasing numbers continue to highlight the state’s growth and the rising opportunities for success in the state.

TMR Green Meadows, based in Chegunta near Medchal, make the perfect investments for a prosperous future in Hyderabad. These plots, in a 50-acre gated community, are just 30 minutes away from Medchal and surrounded by a number of growth opportunities for the future. So book your home today in this future commercial hub of Nizamabad & Secunderabad. Visit www.tmrinfra.com to know more.

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TMR: RERA & homebuyers: A long road ahead!

We all dream of owning a house one day and then often spend a lifetime earning and saving to make it come true. To put your entire hard-earned money into something uncertain is really scary. Several questions pop up in our minds when we decide on finally buying a home. Right from the location and setting of the residence, to the credibility of the developer. Top it with arrangements for capital, EMIs, thoughts of delays in the project, or worst-case scenario, it getting failed, and we have the perfect recipe for stress.

Until a few years ago, home-buying was riskier than today. Cases of developers leaving projects halfway, duping buyers and the lack of legislation in place were a common sight. This is when RERA came into the picture. 

What is RERA?

At its heart, the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, (RERA) was passed by the Indian parliament to protect the interests of home buyers. Alongside, it brought a ray of hope for the real estate sector. It was established to address the problems of home buyers and regulate the real estate sector. The act makes RERA registration mandatory for every building that has more than 8 units or land under development measuring more than 500 sq.m. The code aims to create a favourable market and bring transparency in transactions between property sellers and buyers in the primary market.

Objectives of RERA

  • Maintain transparency in the process of the transaction, and bring down scams and fraud
  • Bring a standard PAN-India code for real estate
  • Bring a sense of responsibility for both buyers and sellers
  • To enhance confidence among investors and in turn the credibility of the real estate sector

Telangana State Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Rules, 2017

When the parliament passed RERA in 2016, it mandated every state and union territory to form its own regulating body and frame rules to govern the functioning of the sector in their region. Therefore, Telangana State brought the RERA rules into action in 2017. Known as the Telangana State Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Rules, 2017 these apply to all real estate projects, whose building permissions were approved by the authorities on or after January 1, 2017. Alongside, the TSRERA provides many services for home buyers, developers and real estate agents. With this, the authority aims to promote the ease of doing business in the state.

Rights of home buyers under RERA, 2016

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, lays down certain rights for home buyers. These include:

Right to obtain project information: Every buyer or allottee has the right to obtain information about the project in question, its sanctioned plans, layouts, RERA registration number and other specifications.

Right to know about project completion and schedules: Buyers and allottees have the right to know about the stage-wise project completion, and provisions by the developer for sanitation, electricity, and all other amenities mentioned in the terms and conditions of the agreement.

Right to claim possession: A buyer or allottee has the right to claim possession over the property and other amenities when the formalities are complete and remuneration paid. Along with this, they also have the right to claim their documents when handed possession of the property, including the layouts and plans for common areas.

Right to refund: If the developer fails to comply with the terms of the agreement or is unable to hand over possession in tune with the terms of the agreement, the buyer has the right to claim interest and compensation from the developer.

Impact of RERA

The implementation of RERA has had a positive impact on the real estate sector across the country. It has revived the confidence of home buyers and this field continues to thrive with investments even in the post-covid era. Cases of fraud and scams have witnessed a massive fall. With RERA in place, a developer cannot demand more than 10% of the total project cost as advance and application fees. This has saved buyers the stress of having to accumulate unfair amounts of capital in haste.  Developers also have to quote the exact carpet area in all agreements, which helps a buyer understand the exact area and expenses.

RERA, with its implementation, has boosted transparency in real estate and revived the sector. At TMR Infra, we believe in maintaining transparency in all our transactions. Our beliefs and quality have helped us build a community of thousands of happy customers in Hyderabad. Become a part of our 50-acre gated community, in the land of the future at Chegunta, just 30 minutes away from the Medchal highway. To know more about us and other projects, visit https://www.tmrinfra.com/

Tips to Examine Construction Quality

Every monsoon brings us, news about collapsing roofs and walls that flood us with worries about the quality and longevity of our homes. As a home buyer, you wouldn’t buy a home that’s placed in an unsafe building. Also, as a developer, you never want to compromise on the quality of your constructions and the dwellings you build.

Hyderabad continues to witness a boom in the demand for plots and homes. There has been a rise in the number of residential as well as commercial spaces that are now dotting the city and its suburbs. The real estate sector in the city of the Nawabs has recorded a smart recovery despite the pandemic in the last year, with the real estate segment especially outperforming others.

As the demand for housing and apartments in the city grows, it becomes imperative to ensure that the dwellings are of standard quality to ensure everyone’s safety. Besides, investing in property involves a significant amount of money, and it is, therefore, the prerogative of also the buyers to seek and analyse every minute detail that goes into the construction of their homes.

Here are a few tips which would help both developers and buyers gauge the quality of construction.  

  1. Check soil quality:
        
    The strength of your foundation is determined by the quality of the soil it is built on.  Soil differs from region to region. Certain soil types do not support high-rise buildings, and if this isn’t assessed timely, the foundation can even collapse. The first step, therefore, is to check the characteristics of the ground soil on which the structure is built. 
    As buyers, don’t forget to demand a copy of the report and ensure that the foundation isn’t compromised. 

  2. Ensure that the design of structure is verified:
        
    The basic structural design of a building is a key aspect to consider while inspecting the quality of construction. The structure and accurate placement of walls, beams, columns, and roofs bring about the stability and strength of a building. They must be built to ensure maximum safety and rigidity to the building.
    As a layman, it would be difficult to understand all of this, which is why home buyers should not hesitate to take expert third-party opinions on this aspect.
  • Assess the concrete mix:

    This is one of the most important parameters to the quality of construction. Make sure that the concrete mix is of good quality. The strength of the concrete mix used for construction determines the load-bearing capacity of the building.  It is hence crucial to ensure that superior quality concrete is used in optimum ratio with sand for construction. Also, make sure the plaster is of standard thickness.
    When buying a home, buyers can quickly assess the quality of concrete used by driving a nail into the wall. Knock on the walls to get an idea of their hollowness and width.
  • Look out for Emergency exits, fire safety measures:

     Safety and security are extremely important. These are the driving factors for the safety of dwellers and should be taken care of.  Ensure that the emergency exits are easily accessible to all, robust fire safety measures are in place and aren’t compromised.  Further, make sure that the elevators have power (DG) backup, are well maintained and if the building is earthquake resistant.

Buyers should make sure all these measures are intact when buying a home. Ask for a copy of the license and maintenance of the elevator as taken by the developer. Also, look out for the elevator ratio in the residential project. 

  • Check for leakages, seepages and cracks:

Cracks in walls are a big no! Similarly, blocked drains, leakages through walls, and water seeping through the floor led to faster aging of your construction. They also highlight other problems with the construction that cannot be overlooked.
Buyers should look around the property for cracks, and check whether the bathrooms have any existing leakages before buying.

A number of problems with construction can be avoided solely through observation and quality checks. Following these tips would ensure you have a safe home for your family.


At TMR Group, we make sure that quality lies central to our projects. We undertake timely steps to ensure you have a home that is your safe haven. The Phase-I of the project at Chegunta is already sold out and stands witness to this fact. Become a part of 50 acres of a gated community at TMR Green Meadows, Phase-II and build a safe home for your family. To book your plot today, or know more about TMR and our project, visit www.tmrinfra.com/projects/ongoing/green-meadows/green-meadows-plots-in-chegunta-hyderabad.html

Need for real estate appraisal!

An appraisal is necessary for every segment of businesses. It’s quite like an inspiration that boosts the performance with upgrades. Without appraisals, the performance would continue to be stagnant, substandard or below average. Productivity would take a hit and efficiency would go for a toss. As applicable as it sounds to employees in every industry, it is equally applicable to real estate markets too. This article talks about why the appraisal for the real estate markets is needed and how can one appraise their property.

Understanding Real Estate Appraisal

Firstly, it is important to understand the basic definition of real estate (or home) appraisal. It is an impartial expert opinion of the value of a home or a property and is used whenever a mortgage is involved in buying, refinancing, or selling that property. These kinds of appraisals are mostly used in purchase-and-sale transactions and can be commonly seen in most refinance transactions.

An appraisal in the purchase-and-sale transaction is used to ascertain the appropriateness of the home’s contract price in terms of the property condition, location, and features. When it comes to a refinance transaction, the lender is assured by the appraisal that the borrower gets money that’s appropriate to the home’s worth.

Agent vs. Appraiser

There might be a lot of us who think they are one and the same and they share the same job description, but they are indeed very different from one another.

A professional property appraiser is expected to act independently and unbiased from the buyers and sellers of the property involved in the transaction. An appraiser determines the market value of the property based on observations, relevant market facts & figures, and other information.

On the other hand, a real estate agent favours the seller (real estate developers, predominantly) to sell their properties at an incentivized rate. The incentives are further shared in the form of commission, sale value, and other variables.

Contents of an Appraisal Report

Now that we know what real estate appraisal is, and who is an appraiser, let’s take a look at what goes into making an appraisal report.

  1. A location map that shows the appraised property and comparable sales used
  2. A blueprint sketch of the exterior building
  3. A logical explanation of how the sq.ft was calculated
  4. Photographs or architectural renditions of the home’s frontier part, posterior, and surroundings
  5. Photographs of the property’s front exterior of each comparable property used
  6. Annexures including other relevant information such as market sales data, public land records, and public tax records, any data that the real estate appraiser would require to determine the property’s fair market value

At TMR Group, we believe that every project we deliver to our customers provides them with the potential for great returns. With the 50 acres of gated community at TMR Green Meadows, Chegunta, we have completely sold out our first phase. With Proposed Regional Ring Road just a few minutes away, TMR Green Meadows is now open for booking for its second phase. If you wish to know more about our project, please visit https://www.tmrinfra.com/projects/ongoing/green-meadows/green-meadows-plots-in-chegunta-hyderabad.html