Looking to buy an apartment in India?

Purchasing apartments can be a daunting task for even the most experienced real estate buyer. But the property market in India can be especially tricky. Here is a guide to help you.

Flipping real estate is all the rage now, with the housing market back on the rise and reports of home prices going up across the board. This is the case not only in the United States, the root cause of the subprime mortgage crisis that caused a global recession, but in countries abroad like India as well. Increasingly, smart buyers are looking to purchase real estate in India as a means of making a sound investment in the future. Not only will these apartments be used by families for years and years to come, but in helping these families find a home you will also be able to make a significant profit for yourself.

But where is one to start looking, especially if one is unfamiliar with current trends in real estate? The newspaper sections on apartments for sale are not always the most helpful, even though at one time not too long ago this was the go to resource for people looking to buy real estate. With the internet, now anyone can look to buy property in literally any country, no matter where they are. So, this article will focus on techniques for searching online for apartments for sale in India, with a particular emphasis on property in Mumbai. Remember that any expertise you may have in buying real estate in other countries will not be of particular use in India. The market there moves much more rapidly than elsewhere, and it can be overwhelming to people who are not used to its pace.

The first thing you should decide on is the neighborhood you would like to purchase your property in. Narrowing your search down geographically in this way can significantly simplify the process of looking to buying an apartment in India. The first place many people look, and one of the most popular neighborhoods today in Mumbai is known as Colaba and Nariman Point. At the southern most location in Mumbai, this area of the city is also one of the oldest, with many buildings from the colonial era of Mumbai’s history. This means that there always plenty of tourists in this area, which brings not only an influx of cash but also an influx of crime. These are important considerations to keep in mind. It is this neighborhood where you can find the Taj Mahal Hotel and the Gateway of India, two of the most iconic landmarks in the city.

At the other end of the city is North Mumbai, which is close to Bandra. This is mainly a commuter area of the city, where many Indians go to work daily. This can make owning an apartment in the area somewhat tricky because of the frequent transit problems that come along with so many people moving through so often. There is plenty to do here, however.

Why Stockbrokers are aspiring to become Realtors

In the previous article we compared the product for which we provide services. In this article we will be comparing the role of a stockbroker v/s the role of a real estate broker.

Stock Broking

Real Estate Broking

No local knowledge necessary

Local knowledge very much important

Exchange is your network

You require the network to be built

Low commission per transaction

High commission per deal


As a stockbroker one needs to be aware of national and global trends, one has a standard place which functions a common network for all brokers but on the other hand commissions per deal are very low. Thus though the broker enjoys the benefits of an organised network his per deal earnings are very low.

As a real estate broker your local knowledge plays a very important role as it differentiates you from other brokers, you build your own network and there is no limit to the network you can build as you can tap into networks across the world. The most crucial thing for a stockbroker is the earning per deal. His commissions are monetarily higher per deal.

Both are broking and both have their own points of differentiation. What can be a boon in your area may also turn out to be a bane as it might limit you. It is a decision that you make whether you want to work for an organized sector which gives negligible return per deal or you want to work for a growing sector where the returns per deal are soaring.


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