“It is great that HT is ushering in the festive season with its Home Fest. Over the past two months, we have witnessed an upward trend in real estate sales across the MMR region. We hope it increases further this festive season and the real estate market revives to its former glory. Low interest rates, reduced stamp duty charges, and low property prices are all positive factors that should entice a serious home buyer, be it for end use or investment purposes,” said Mr Deepak Goradia - Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Dosti Realty. … [Read more...] about Buy your dream home this festive season!
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Photo: DFES rescue a possum found (By David Weber) Photo: The fire was indiscriminate - some homes were lost while others were saved. (By David Weber) Photo: The fire swept through vegetation (By David Weber) Photo: DFES managed to save some wildlife (By David Weber) Photo: Firefighters support each other during the Perth Hills blaze. (Department of Fire and Emergency Services) Photo: Melted remains of a playset at a house in Stoneville. (ABC News: Jessica Strutt) Photo: Remains of a house destroyed by a bushfire that swept through Stoneville in the Perth Hills, January 12, 2014. (Audience submitted: Matt McGrail) Photo: A firefighter carries out a dog from a bushfire in the Perth Hills and Parkerville region in Perth. (AAP/Department of Fire and Emergency Services) Photo: The remains of a house at Stoneville that was destroyed by a bushfire. (ABC News: Jessica Strutt) Photo: Firefighters battle the front in the Perth Hills. (Department of Fire and Emergency … [Read more...] about Crews save hundreds more Perth Hills homes from destruction
Prasad SangameshwaranA few months back Melissa Paul, 36, the owner of a communications agency feared the worst. Paul, who doesn’t want to share her real name, was saddled with rising costs as a result of the Covid-19 induced lockdown. One of her clients had abruptly called off a two-year contract that had been signed rather recently. Another one had mercilessly hacked 50 percent of the retainership with the rather bitter truth -- take it or leave it.Paul didn’t want to sack any of her 10 employees. But she couldn’t let them starve either, if the business wasn’t going to make money. Going through costs to hack from her fixed expenses she identified her office rentals, in a rather prime Mumbai location as a huge burden. Giving that up overnight would result in some breathing space. But what would she do about the office infrastructure once things opened up -- like they are now. That’s when a friend told her about [email protected] For a rental of roughly Rs 3500 … [Read more...] about Why co-working spaces are bringing the ‘awfis’ home
However, the efforts have been unable to safeguard him from hate online. On being asked about being targeted and questioned about his public work, the actor said, “I heard a story as a child. A sadhu (godman) had a magnificent horse and a daaku asked him to give the horse to him. The sadhu refused and went ahead. In the jungle, he saw an elderly man who could barely walk. He offered the horse to the old man. The moment he sat on the horse, he revealed himself to be the daaku and started getting away. The holy man stopped him and said that you can take the horse but don’t tell anyone how you took my horse because then people will stop believing in doing good deeds. That is my reply to trolls, you may be doing it because it is your profession, you are being paid for it. It doesn’t affect me and I will continue doing what I do.” … [Read more...] about Sonu Sood responds to being called a ‘fraud’, talks about trolling he faces despite his public work
Asked why it seems so important to own their own home, 76.8 percent cited stability and 29.6 percent were afraid that rising rents could leave them with nowhere to live. Others said they are tired of moving around or that buying and selling real estate is the best investment. … [Read more...] about Half of Adults Pessimistic About Home Ownership