Apartments For Rent in Gurgaon

Property Rentals in Gurgaon is gaining a major profile due to burgeoning corporate sector in the city. There are many upcoming corporate houses and MNCs in the vicinity of Gurgaon that has resulted in coming of numerous outstation populaces. Many well built and comfortable apartments are available for rent and also on company lease in Gurgaon. These apartments provide convenient and affordable living options to the people and become like a home for them away from their native places.

Renting of apartments has become a fixed source of income for the investors in Gurgaon who have invested in residential properties for letting them on rent exclusively. There are many property owners who provide independent houses on rent in Gurgaon for those requiring them amidst various renting conditions and tenures. There is one advantage that comes along with renting of apartments in Gurgaon. This advantage is that the rented apartment does not come with the restrictions of rent agreements demanding a minimum rental period of 11 months.

The apartments in Gurgaon come with the choices of 1 BHK, 2 BHK or 3 BHK along with additional facilities and amenities of round the clock security, complete annual maintenance and 24 x 7 power back up facilities. There are several segments of apartments that offer the living choice of 4 BHK flats along with servant quarters.

There are many locations in Gurgaon that offer perfect living choice for small families in 1BHK or 2BHK apartments at locations such as MG Road, DLF Phase I, II, IV, Sohna Road, Golf Links, Palam Vihar, and Mehrauli. The apartments at these locations are very close to various corporate houses and office complexes as well as well-developed market facilities.

The attractive and profit giving Apartments for Rent in Gurgaon has called the attention of real estate investors. Since Gurgaon’s real estate market continues to be growing by leaps and bounds, the rental turnover is likely to appreciate by 10 to 15 percent for the next couple of years. Some impressive apartment’s projects are being erected by real estate conglomerate such as DLF, Emaar MGF, Unitech, Ambience, Parsvnath, Vatika, and Tata Housing etc. Many high end and nifty apartments are being built in areas like Sohna Road, Golf Course Road, and Central Park etc especially for the premium class populace who are seeking quality apartments for rental.

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector

Congratulations, you’ve found the perfect home to buy! Right about now, you are probably on information overload, and looking for resources to get everything ready. One of the most important steps you need to take after getting that ratified contract is to get the home inspected. Like most subjects on the internet, there is a ton of information about home inspections, and how to hire them. One source that is very underrepresented though is probably the best one out there: the home inspectors themselves. No, I’m not just talking about reading their websites, since anyone can put up whatever they want. Instead, we went to a group of highly respected home inspectors and posed this question: If you were hiring a home inspector to inspect a home for your out-of-state family member, what questions would you ask them?

1. What are your certifications?

If you are in one of the many states where home inspectors are licensed, that is just a minimum level to be able to do the job. As a group, we will look for a home inspector that has taken the time to get extra certifications above and beyond the minimum. There are multiple home inspection organizations (both national and local) that offer certifications for inspectors. The two major organizations are the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Both offer multiple levels of certifications based on both experience and continuing education. InterNACHI has the Certified Professional Inspector and Certified Master Inspector certifications. ASHI has the ASHI Associate, Inspector, and Certified Inspector certifications.

In states where there isn’t a licensing program for home inspectors, it is even more important to make sure the inspector has a certification, since essentially anyone can call themselves a home inspector! In these cases, it can be tempting to hire someone like a general contractor to just walk through the house with you. But, as Andrew Jolley with JODA Home Inspections in Stansbury Park, Utah said “unlike contractors, home inspectors have a system they follow so that all systems are evaluated and nothing is left out of the inspection.” Additionally, a certified home inspector has received training on all of the systems in a house, as well how to inspect them and look at the whole house as a system.

2. What kind of report do you provide and when will I receive it?

Hopefully any legitimate inspector will be providing you with a written report that you can use in your evaluation of the home purchase. That being said, reports differ in both style and level of detail. An inspection report should include digital pictures of defects as well as narrative statements about the systems and defects found. Some reports will also include things like video, glossaries, and summaries. If there is a summary, make sure you still read the entire report!

The turnaround time for a report should also be determined. As inspectors, we understand the tight timelines your real estate agent has put you under, so we will always get you the report as quick as possible. Remember that sometimes a little extra research is required, so don’t expect to get the report at the end of the inspection. Most inspectors should have the report to you within 24 hours of the end of the inspection.

3. Walk me through your typical inspection, what are the most important things?

Norm Tyler of Sage Inspections in St. Louis, MO says: “I’d ask this for a couple reasons. It would help me decide if his approach would be similar to mine. Every inspector is a little different, some will detail 500 little issues, while I’m more of a ‘disregard petty cosmetic stuff so I can focus on finding $1000 problems’ kind of guy. More importantly, if the inspector takes the time to walk me through his approach now, while I’m just a prospect – he’ll probably take all the time needed to take care of me as a customer.”

4. Are you available after you send the report for questions and/or clarification?

This was one of the most popular questions I received from the inspectors I talked to. We all strive to write a report that explains all of the issues as clearly as possible, but sometimes things may not make sense to you. Being able to call or email your inspector with questions after the inspection is critical, especially if you can’t make it to the inspection.

Along with this, you should probably ask the inspector about their policy for follow-up inspections. Once you have negotiated repairs with the seller, make sure you get those repairs re-inspected. I have done a lot of re-inspections, and I have yet to find that all of the repairs were done. Sometimes I am given receipts for repairs that were clearly not even attempted. You should expect to pay for this re-inspection, so find out what it will cost ahead of time so there aren’t any surprises.

5. What is your home inspection experience?

You will find that home inspectors come from many different backgrounds. Some may have been in the building trades, and some may be doing it as a second career. The important thing to look for is an inspector that has experience doing home inspections. David Sharman of County Home Inspection in Peterborough, Ontario mentioned to ask them how many inspections they’ve done in the last 12 months. This number could vary based on the market, but it should be a reasonable number. Look for someone doing at least a few inspections a week, but be wary of those that have really high numbers (unless they have multiple inspectors at their company). This can be a sign of someone that is just doing the minimum to get on to the next inspection of several that day.

6. How many inspections do you do in a day?

Hopefully the answer is only one or two. Most inspectors will do a morning and an afternoon inspection. Some will add in an evening inspection. If it gets over three, start to worry about how long they are spending on your inspection. Most inspections will take 2-3 hours for an average size house. Smaller houses don’t really cut down on the time, but larger houses can significantly increase the amount of time it takes to inspect.

7. What extra services can you provide?

Michael Conrad II, at Diligent, LLC in Nashville, TN points out that you should check with the inspector to see if they offer any other inspection services, such as Thermal Imaging, Termite, Radon, and Mold inspections. This can help you in many ways, since not only do you get all of the inspections you need from one company, it allows your inspector to look at the whole house as a system and provide the best assessment of the house. Some areas require separate licenses for these extra inspections, so make sure they have those licenses as well if required. If licensing isn’t required, make sure they have a third-party certification.

8. Can I accompany you on the inspection?

The inspection is your time to learn about the house. Odds are, the inspection is the longest amount of time you will spend in the house until you own it, so make the most of it. Your inspector should encourage you to ask questions as the inspection is going on. After all, it’s a lot easier to explain (and understand) an issue with it right in front of you. If you wait until a day or two later, now the inspector has to explain it over the phone, and they’ve inspected more houses since then. Charles Buell, of Charles Buell Inspections, Inc in Shoreline, WA, says that he wants the client there the whole time. This is their time to learn about the house. Additionally, Jim Holl with 5 Star Home Inspections LLC in Hillsborough, NC says: A professional home inspector wants you, the future occupant, to attend the inspection so you can ask questions and see most of what the inspector sees. Since you are going to live there and get to maintain it, for safety, health and financial reasons, this is your opportunity learn all about your new castle. If the inspector doesn’t want you to observe, move on to the next inspector you want to interview.

9. Who will be doing the inspection?

This is mainly for the multi-inspector firms, but Ian Mayer of IM Home Inspections in Woodland Hills, CA warns to watch out for the bait-and-switch. The owner of the company may have really great certifications, but he sends out the guy that was just certified last week to do your inspection.

10. What warranties/guarantees are included with the inspection?

A home inspection is, by definition, a snapshot in time. It shows the condition of the house on the day of the inspection. None of us have a crystal ball to predict the future of a house, and sometimes sellers will intentionally hide known defects. Some home inspectors offer various warranties and guarantees with their inspection. Make sure you read the fine print on anything offered to ensure you understand what you are getting and what the limitations are. Frank Rotte of Certified Inspection Services, LLC of San Diego points out that many repairs are actually under the deductible, so the buyer ends up paying for the repair anyways.

11. How much does the inspection cost?

This is the last question you should ask, and it’s really only so you know how much to write the check out for. In other words, don’t price shop, and don’t look for the cheapest inspector. (How much are you paying for that house again?) James Braun with Braun Inspection Consultations in Jefferson City, MO rightly says that “A good inspector is not cheap, and a cheap inspector is not good.” You are making what may be the largest purchase of your life, do you really want the cheapest inspector you can find to do your inspection?

Thank you for sticking with me for this long, and I hope that it has been informative for you. The best home inspectors are those that work for you, and inspect each home as if they, or their favorite relative, were buying it. These home inspectors have nothing to gain except providing you with the best inspection they can, which allows you to make an extremely important decision. Now, go out there and hire the best home inspector you can find.

Apartment Finder Tips for a Fresh Graduate

If you have just graduated from college and you desire to land a job in the city it is advisable to engage the services of an apartment finder. It will enable you to locate the best housing accommodation that will surely fit your budget. But what are the things that you must look into an apartment for you to e able to say that you have really made a good choice?

The following are some tips that you may find helpful when you look for an apartment after your graduation in college.

Proximate to the place of work

Assuming that you already found a job and you need to start right away you have to be sure that the apartment finder offered you a place near the work place. This is for practicality purposes. Just imagine if you still need to travel for thirty minutes from your apartment to your workplace. It will take you a lot of effort to wake up early so that you will get to your office on time.

It will not be good for your budget to commute in the early phase of your job. The reason is obvious. You have no salary yet and you merely thrive on the allowance your parents gave you or you saved for yourself. If it will be an hour’s ride you will e spending so much for the fare already and this will take a big slice out of your budget for your food. The productivity level is also low and your boss may not like it. If a person is often tired before he arrives to the work place the level of his performance is not as good as those who just walked a few blocks away from their own homes to the office.

Affordable rent

When you consider the cost of the rent you should take a good look at the money you have in hand so that you will not regret in the end. Once you rent an apartment that costs a half of your salary you are in for bad days. Just think how much you can afford for your food and all other necessities everyday and count if there is still a room for you to enjoy the fruit of your labor if you will pay for the rent. The apartment finder should guide you to the most practical home that you can find without compromising the quality of your stay.

If the price is costly but you think it is the best place for you to stay in negotiate with the owner if you can do something t lower the cost. You can reduce some amenities as long as it will not compromise your comfort. You can also run errands for him if he allows it so that you can save on the rent.

Search for an apartment finder that will make your first work happy and productive so that you will feel how wonderful it is to practice what you have learned in college.