Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Vastu tips for your home

•Place an aquarium in the South East corner of your living room for prosperity.

•The recitation of mantra Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya is said to do away with all doshas in a house.

•Poster of crying woman, war scene, angry person, owl and eagle are considered inauspicious. If you are having one of them in your home, remove it immediately.

•Performing Ganesh pooja, Navagrah shanti puja at least once in every three years helps remove Vastu dosh from a house.

•Keep  bowls of salt in several corners of your house. Salt is believed to absorb negative energy.

•The tinkling of bells is believed to break energy patterns and help the inflow of positivity. So hang a couple of metal bells at your gate.

•Place Swastik and Om symbols at the door of your house.

•Place holy water at dark, closed corners of your house and change it weekly.

•Banish all mirrors from the bedroom. If it's not possible, at least face them away from bed or cover them while sleeping. It is said to cause ill health and discord in family.

•Meditate and chant once a day. These are believed to infuse positive energy in the environment.

•Keeping medicines inside the kitchen is said to attract negative energy. 

•Place a lemon in a glass of water and change it every Saturday, to get rid of negative energy.

•It is advisable to have your kitchen in the South East corner of your house, if it is not possible, at least place the gas stove in the South-East of your kitchen.

•Fire is believed to be a powerful cosmic cleanser. It's advisable to burn earthen lamps and incense sticks morning and evening.

•It is advisable to have a nameplate outside your door, for opportunities to trace you easily, according to Vastu.


RERA to make paperwork, delivery hassle-free for home buyers

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act will be a blessing in disguise for home buyers, including those who have still not got possession of their properties. According to the Act, every ongoing and under-construction project is supposed to come under the regulator's ambit.

To operationally cover an ongoing project, the developer has to first get it registered with the regulatory authority of the state, and will be given three months' time from the date of commencement of the Act, to get it registered. Registration is mandatory for all commercial and residential real estate projects where the land is over 500sqm or includes eight apartments. Failure to do so will attract a penalty which may be up to 10% of the project cost, and a repeat offence could land the developer in jail.

The developer will have to place 70% of the money collected from a buyer in a separate account to meet the construction cost of the project. This will put a check on the general practice by a majority of developers to divert the buyer's money to start a new project, instead of finishing the one for which money was collected. This will ensure that construction is completed on time.

As has been seen in the recent past, buyers of apartments which are typically offered for sale before the launch of the project often get ensnared. But not anymore. Under the Act, every such phase will be considered a standalone real estate project, and the promoter will have to obtain registration under this Act for each phase separately.

The bill also seeks to impose strict regulations on the promoter and ensure that construction is completed on time. Its purpose is to ensure that the buyer gets the property as per the specifications that he had been promised. Carpet area has to include usable spaces like kitchen and toilets, imparting a clarity which was not the case now.

Source: Times of India